Thursday, 21 May 2015

Hot Wheels goes Animated: 2015 Entertainment Vehicles

With Hot Wheels aficionados eagerly awaiting the release of The Simpsons' Family Car later this year, we thought we'd have a peek at Hot Wheels' best 'entertainment' vehicles so far this year.

First up, from Hot Wheels' premium Retro Entertainment line, is the Ghostbuster's Ecto 1A. Next we cover the latest and greatest Hot Wheels basic cars with a cartoon connection: Snoopy, from Peanuts; The Homer from the hit TV series 'The Simpsons'; and the Jetson's Capsule Car from 'The Jetson's'.

Ecto 1A: The Ghostbusters

This piece was found in the final Retro Entertainment case code of 2014, but is just starting to hit stores now. The 'F' case of Retro Entertainment vehicles was the most jam-packed assortment yet. Alongside the big hunk o' metal Hot Wheels calls the Thunder Roller, the Ecto 1A was the most anticipated car in the case. Here at The Western Diecast Review, we can't help but be astounded by the level of detail that Mattel put into this piece. This has to be the most detailed sub-5$ car Mattel has ever released. In fact it out paces some of the pricier online releases in that department.

A metal base and metal body, Goodyear stamped real riders, licensed Ghostbusters tampos, extreme roof detail and front and back license plates (New York, sorry California) and some extra interior bits make this a ride that will bring every die cast collector back to the 90's.

The Snoopy: Peanuts

Every kid saw the Peanuts Christmas special at one point or another. This is Snoopy's legendary ride from Hot Wheels.

The Homer: The Simpsons

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer gets his own ride? Here it is in all its shining glory--1:64 scale that is.

The Jetsons' Capsule Car: The Jetsons

A timeless and iconic American cartoon. For nostalgia's sake, with no further ado:

Group Shot

Stay Tuned for the latest Felix Holst design tomorrow!


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