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Hot Wheels

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,147: Bespin (Silhouette II)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 21, 2024

a href="http://figureoftheday.blogspot.com/2024/06/star-wars-figure-of-day-day-3147-bespin.html">Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Bespin (Silhouette II).This one is gorgeous - Mattel made a bunch of cars with little designs on them not unlike the old Burger King glasses, and this one comes from a set fo planet-themed cars. This one uses the Silhouette II car, which looks kind of like a single version of the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and is based on one of the very first Hot Wheels cars. Also the design is beautiful. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,146: Luke Skywalker (RacerVerse)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 20, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (RacerVerse). I really like this one too - I've been seeing him at Target if you want to go see one in person, and he's worth the six bucks. Sure, there isn't a full X worth of wings, but it's a charming little toy and the kind of thing that's fun to scoot around on your desk. It's more of an actual toy than a toy-shaped collectible, so if you have kids or tracks or race little cars, absolutely go get one of these. And if you're sick of car that's OK, we have one more Friday and that's it. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,145: Millennium Falcon (Hot Wheels Carships)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 19, 2024

a href="http://figureoftheday.blogspot.com/2024/06/star-wars-figure-of-day-day-3145.html">Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Millennium Falcon (Hot Wheels Carships). I picked this one up at 99 Cents Only stores (RIP) a few years ago and opened it a couple of months ago. It's pretty nifty - basically they slapped a racing stripe on the Falcon and slapped a metal ship on a plastic sled with wheels. It's pretty good - if you have a launcher, it'll go pretty far with a slight nudge. It's also one of the faster cars I've got when I tried it in a downhill race, but wasn't fast enough to beat the Slave I Carships toy I got. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,144: Princess Leia (RacerVerse Blockade Runner Tantive IV)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Hot Wheels Princess Leia (RacerVerse Blockade Runner Tantive IV). It's Wheels Week, and this is the reason why - I saw her in a store and said "wait, what else have I missed?" It's basically a 1980s McDonald's Happy Meal toy, but with the quality of a Hot Wheels car, and also it's a ship you don't see as a toy very much. It's a winner. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,143: Han Solo (Twinduction)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 17, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Hot Wheels Han Solo (Twinduction). It's Wheels Week, so let's go through my stash of cars and see what was sitting around - this one is not the best, but it has some nice graphics on the card and on the side of the car itself. Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars Hot Wheels Elite Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 2, 2019

99 Cents Only - Star Wars Dumping Ground

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 9, 2017

If you  have the 99 Cents Only store chain in your area, take a look inside.  Hasbro's dumping the The Force Awakens MicroMachines head playsets there for $4.99, and Hot Wheels Carships and Character Cars are there for 99 cents - I've seen Royal Guards, the Ghost, Poe's X-Wing, and others I haven't previously seen in circulation at the big box stores much/at all.  Good hunting!


New Planet-Themes Star Wars Hot Wheels Exclusives Land at Walmart

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hot Wheels! Walmart in the USA has a new exclusive assortment of cars for $0.97 a pop.  This batch is based on planets.   It’s the third “$1″ car batch, the previous two focused on episodes and factions.

These are quite nice - while Rogue One iconography is nowhere to be seen, you’ll see some retro graphics on the side with touristy vistas, Tusken Raiders, AT-ATs, lightsaber duels, Cloud City, and more.   You’ll even notice Rey on her speeder on the Jakku one.  If you ever bought the old Burger King glasses, the art style is similar to those.

So far Walmart’s have been the only Hot Wheels sets I’ve been all-in on, thanks to the lower price point and the creative designs.    As a bonus, they all have distinctive card art.   Get ‘em if you can find them!  Designs include Kamino, Mustafar, Tatooine, Hoth, Dagobah, Bespin, Endor, and Jakku - and are numbered sequentially in order of appearance in the saga.   At this time I know of no Rogue One tie-in assortment, but we've still got a few more months.

SDCC 2016 Exclusives: Mattel Star Wars Death Star Trench

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 28, 2016

While Hasbro remains silent on their plans for the big show, Mattel rolled out a classic with this one.   A Death Star Trench Race set has 3 TIE Fighters and an X-Wing, but in car form with enhanced deco and electronics.  $50 for four cars in a fancy box - if you can swing it. 

SDCC 2015: LEGO, Sideshow, EFX, Lucasfilm Pavilion and More

By Mike — Sunday, July 12, 2015

More photos have been added to our SDCC 2015 Image Bank featuring Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, LEGO, Acme Archives, Jakks, Hot Wheels, the Lucasfilm Pavilion, and more photos from the Convention floor.

Entertainment Weekly Debuts Comic-Con Stormtrooper Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 11, 2015

EW, girl, EW.   Over at Entertainment Weekly, you can read the descriptively titled article Check out an exclusive look at the first toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  It gives you a look at the $25 Black Series debut Stormtrooper as well as Mattel's Hot Wheels car and a LEGO buildable figure.

Walmart Exclusive Star Wars Hot Wheels In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, December 20, 2014

In quite possibly the worst time of year for a new exclusive to hit, Walmart's exclusive 8 Star Wars Hot Wheels cars are in stores now.  If you're lucky.  There's one for each movie and the most recent two TV series, and they're a few pennies below a dollar each.  Look for an in-store blue display with other Hot Wheels products, as one side of it is packed with tracks and cars.   In other words - the whole set should set you back eight bucks.

Each car is based on an existing release, but with nifty Star Wars deco.  I saw fewer of the Clone Wars and Return of the Jedi cars, both of which are quite excellent.  The Clone Wars car has an Anakin Jedi Starfighter motif, while Return of the Jedi looks like a TIE Fighter.

Star Wars Hot Wheels SDCC Darth Vader Goes On Sale Thursday

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 12, 2014

If you missed it - and you probably did - HotWheelsCollectors.com will put the Hot Wheels Star Wars Darth Vader Vehicle up at 9:00 AM Pacific for $39.99, plus a few other items.  This is similar to the one for $3.49 at Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart but has slightly different deco and swell packaging based on the lightsaber hilt from the movies along with electronic lights and sounds.  Click here for the full story.

Walmart Exclusive Star Wars Hot Wheels Preview

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Walmart just got new big bins of Fast & Furious and Batman assortments this week for 86 cents a pop.  It's a good deal.  Later this year, they'll get Star Wars Hot Wheels based on the 6 movies and the 2 most recent TV shows - 8 in all.   Hot Wheels Collectors.com has the scoop.

Ad: New Hot Wheels Star Wars Assortments at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ad: Entertainment Earth has listed several new Hot Wheels Star Wars assortments with partial breakdowns - new character cars for Rebels and more are listed.  Want to know more? Click through and see what's up for grabs!