“Everybody’s first car is most likely Hot Wheels,” Cheung says.
This is why I wish people wouldn't just use superlatives like they don't matter. Yeah, I'm sure there is a large number of people for whom something from the Hot Wheels line was indeed their first car - that is, if they are under 60 or so. The first Hot Wheels (according to Google) was released in 1968. But there were toy cars for kids way before 1968 (I know, I was there, I didn't even have to Google it). In fact, I actually had a REAL car way before 1968!
"Everybody" is a pretty wide net to cast. And yet, it excludes me, because my first toy car was given to me in about 1953 - a full 15 years before Hot Wheels even existed. I encourage authors to steer away from throwing words like "everyone knows" and "nobody wants" - because when you use a word that includes a wide swath, you sound like you think we all should fit into that swath. And we don't - not all of us.
Now, do I like toys? Some, yeah. Do I like Hot Wheels? Do they make me feel nostalgic? Not really - I was an adult with my own hot rod by the time they made the scene.