Hot Wheels

Star Wars Hot Wheels SDCC Darth Vader Packaged in Lightsaber

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In the never-ending arms race between Mattel and Hasbro for coolest collector exclusive at Comic-Con, one thing Mattel tends to really nail well is packaging.  How can you take a $1-$4 die-cast metal car and make it $40?  Easy - make a nice box, like this Darth Vader Die-Cast Metal Car revealed at the USA Today today.

SDCC: Star Wars Hot Wheels Exclusive for Mattel

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 5, 2014

Check out this article:  Epic News from SDCC: The Force is with Hot WheelsMatty Collector's post teases a box with something in it.  But what?  That, I don't know.

Mattel Really Making Star Wars Hot Wheels This September

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Has Mustafar frozen over?  Sponsor Entertainment Earth posted two assortments - Hot Wheels Star Wars cars and Track Sets - with no pictures as of yet, but a September release date.  Mattel's first step into a larger world should prove exciting, as they have made die-cast metal vehicles from numerous licenses in many forms.

Hot Wheels Fig Rig: $1 Car for Your Star Wars LEGO Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Did you know Mattel made a die-cast car that's compatible with LEGO figures? It's true!  The Hot Wheels Fig Rig is a new release from the company and likely at a store near you right now.  The hood has 2 studs for LEGO connections, there are two more in the truck bed, and several locations have 3mm bars on which figures can grip their hands.  And as luck would have it, a LEGO stud is the same size as the hole in most Fighter Pods figures.