Hot Wheels Enters the Secret Wars With SDCC Exclusive
For years, Mattel's Hot Wheels line has been bringing the very best comic book and superhero vehicles to life. We've gotten dozens of different Batmobiles over the years, and characters like the Avengers and Spider-Man have gotten their own vehicles with cool designs and paint jobs for almost as long as Hot Wheels has been in existence. At this year's San Diego Comic Con, that trend will continue with an exclusive Secret Wars-themed three-pack.
Featuring Captain America (Sam Wilson), Superior Iron Man, and Spider-Man (Miles Morales), the Hot Wheels Marvel Secret Wars Character Car 3-Pack will give each of these characters their own new model of sophisticated auto-weirdness. They'll also all come in a window box display, showing the cars in action as if they were the heroes themselves. For reasons.
Each of the boxes will come with new art from Jim Cheung, though you don't really get to see any of it in the promo pics. There's a glimmer of Sam Wilson, but Iron Man and Miles Morales remain hidden in the packaging. All three vehicles share some aesthetics with the hero they are based on, though the Superior Iron Man cars and the Spider-Man cars draw the short straws in that department. Both are merely repaints of existing Iron Man and Spider-Man cars in the Hot Wheels line. Sam Wilson's car at least is a bit more original, as the previous Captain America vehicles all lacked "wings." All three will feature die-cast bodies and Mattel's Real Riders rubber tires, as well.
Reusing existing collectibles with new paint apps isn't a new development in the world of Hot Wheels, but for an exclusive set like this, it would have been nice to see Mattel go a little bit more outside the box with the Iron Man and Spider-Man models. Then again, collectors who have all the previous iterations might like the idea of uniformity within the line.
Available for pre-order at MattyCollector starting on June 1, the set will run you $35. It'll also be available at SDCC proper if you don't manage to snag one online.