A 1969 animated show based on Hot Wheels toys, controversial for essentially being a long commercial sponsored by Mattel
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Hot Wheels was a thirty-minute Saturday morning animated television series broadcast on ABC from 1969 to 1971, under the primary sponsorship of Mattel Toys.
Some time during the show's broadcast, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received complaints from toy companies who argued that it was actually a thirty-minute commercial for the toys; one of them was Topper, a rival to Mattel.The FCC obliged by ordering stations to log part of the airings as advertising time.