3/12/13

Hotwheels, the Final Frontier.

I bet you didn't see this one coming - I sure didn't!

Look for the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie reboot version of the Starship Enterprise on Hotwheels shelves now, for about a dollar.

Hotwheels is releasing the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in their HW Imagination series (don't be fooled by the green stripe on the card, this is not a Treasure Hunt or chase or rare vehicle. Just a new model for 2013, available wherever Hotwheels are sold and in the same quantities as any new release.)

Okay Hotwheels, while I appreciate what you are doing here (and will buy one when I see it) and dig all the licenced movie vehicles you have been releasing lately, I am more than a little peeved that we're getting a freaking Starship Enterprise before we get Mad Max's Interceptor, which is by the way AN ACTUAL CAR and has...WHEELS that were in fact pretty hot if I remember my film history correctly.

Now do us a solid, Hotwheels, and get us some more movie and TV vehicles with, you know, wheels - starting with Mad Max's Interceptor - before you continue boldly going where no Hotwheels orange track can go anyways.

Pic unabashedly borrowed from eBay, where I do not suggest you go and pay more than a dollar for a dollar Hotwheel. But hey, it's your money.

10 comments:

  1. Maybe when the new Mad Max comes around they'll do it? More likely if they did anything it would be a car from the new movie. I'm guessing that's why this one is being done with the movie around the corner.

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    1. That's what I'm worried about, I don't want a fancy update, I want the real deal! Hotwheels has already released the Falcon that the Interceptor was based on, so I imagine they are trying to get it to happen, like how they released a stock DeLoreon before they released the BTTF time machine.

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  2. OK, I just made a completely embarrassing "Squee!" noise at work. Thanks for the head's up!

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  3. Put me down as wanting the Jet Car from Buckaroo Banzai in this line.

    Also, I hate to sound like an annoying Trek nerd, but I do wish this were the Classic Enterprise and not the Abrams' version. Or at least give us both options.

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    1. Oooh that would be a GREAT 1:64 die-cast to have!

      And I agree, a classic Enterprise is much preferred.

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  4. Have you guys seen the Flinstone's car they have out? I just picked one up last weekend. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for this one too.

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    1. Still trying to find it (and the Mystery Machine) at retail.

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  5. Neat that they are releasing this but yeah where is Mad Max's car or the General Lee as a matter of fact. Also a Air Wolf would be nice too.

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  6. Been looking for this one since the spring and I've yet to see it anywhere. Looks like they were all bought up and marked up on ebay. Scalpers!

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