Hot wheels racing drones have their concepts and even hardware from several decades ago. They are popular amongst a large fan base, even to this date. A lot of the owners of the drones set, treasure the racing drones. Most of the die-hard fans of these drones have the entire set intact over the years. The collection holds incredible value to the fans. All cars looks cool, thanks to funky designing that dates back to decades old craziness. The cars had amazing funkiness quotient and the brand has a value. Let’s see more about these treasures in this special post.
Hot Wheels is a brand introduced by Mattel, the American toy maker. The brand was introduced in 1968 and was pitted against Matchbox from Tyco Toys until 1997. Hot wheels came up with flashy and excellent designs for their cars. Some of the automobile manufacturers licensed the brand for scale models. Such is the originality and quality of the designs. Though the cars were aimed at kids and young adults, adult collectors took special interest in Hot Wheels products. Limited edition models have been made available for the adult collectors in recent years. They are ready to extend their collection even after 49 years of the brand’s history.
Hot Wheels manufactured lot of die cast toy cars. In fact, it was the tracks which made the concept a runaway success. In addition to the cars, Matted promoted its own racing track set. It consists of the car, racing tracks and other items. The tracks were updated throughout the years. Nevertheless the original track is the first item in collector’s wish list. The original track consisted of bright orange road sections. They were pieced together to create an oblong or circular race track. Superchargers are the faux service stations through which the racing cars passed the track. Superchargers propel the cars for race with help of battery powered spinning wheels. The end line would display which lane accommodated the winner once the race is over. The racing event feels so real in a miniature version.
The cars were promoted extensively by the brand. It has its own cartoon TV show for years. It was advertised on television to global audience. It got its own TV film – Hot Wheels World Race 2003. It premiered on Cartoon Network and later released on DVD and VHS. The plot made up for interesting storyline for these cars. It set the theme for every Hot Wheels racing car. The movie explained the whole set of cars in the racing set. The wheels cannot be custom build in multiple ways like other Hot Wheels sets allowed. It is mostly the same track for every race. Downhill racing was the most popular category in Hot Wheels racing. The toy series is still a stuff of fascination for kids and adults alike. It forms a valuable collection for adult collectors. It is pretty much an inexpensive way of collection.it costs a lot less than stamp or coin or Barbie collection.
The movie categorized the toys into 5 teams – Wave Rippers, Street Breed, Roadbeasts, Dune Ratz and Scorchers. These teams consist of characters in the movie, not the cars of toys. The characters develop liking to specific cars. Jose Vert Wheeler, the protagonist was chosen to lead Wave Rippers. He drove the Deora II. Kurt Wylde, the aggressive street race led Street Breed and he drove the Sling Shot. William Banjee Castillo, who led the Roadbeasts drove the Ballistik. Brian Zone Kadeem, lead of Dune Ratz drove the Krazy 8. Taro Kitano led Scorchers and drove the Plymouth Road Runner. The Wave Rippers have the special abilities to fly. Street Breed have the ability to identify alternate routes in complex paths. Roadbeasts use saws to cut throw snow boulders and rocks. Dune Ratz have tires that operate in deepest sands. Scorchers can drive through heart of volcanoes. None of those fictional superpowers were implied or mocked in the toy series. It was all just a set of die cast cars with varying designs. Some cars contained one or multiple surf boards and other accessories. It made the cars look more cool.
Wave Rippers consisted of Deora II, SwitchBack, Chevrolet Nomad, Power Pipes, Chrysler Thunderbolt and Corvette Stringray. Street Breed fleet consisted of Sling Shot, Side Draft, Pontiac Rageous, 24/Seven, Road Rocket, Aeroflash and Pontiac Firebird. Roadbeats fleet comprised of cars including Ballistik, Zotic, Twin Mill, Moto Crossed, Vulture, Power Rocket and Power Pistons. Dune Ratz fleet included the stylish and flashy cars such as Krazy 8, Wild Thing, Toyato RSC, Ford F-150, Sweet 16 II, Camino and Mega Duty. Scorchers fleet included the all-time classic 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, ¼ Mile Coupe, Red Baron, 57 Thunderbird, Dodge Charger RT, 63 Corvette and Muscle Tone.
The Hot Wheels World Race, the racing video game, based on movie of same name got released in 2003. The game was released by Hot Wheels and Mainframe Entertainment. The movie and the game got released 35 years after creation of Hot Wheels. That is the reason why the game and movie involved a route 35 for the race. The gameplay for the game was similar to other racing games. You can do special tricks on air. It adds to the player’s car boost. Collecting the gold rings helps your boost. It is a multiplayer game that will be player on split screen. The game was introduced on PC, GameCube and PS2 platforms. The game and the movie opened to mixed reviews. Nevertheless the associated toy series was a runaway hit. It stayed an evergreen hit for decades and stays relevant even now. Now it gained value since it is considered a valuable collector’s item. The toy set is not just for kids anymore. Adult collectors so desperately want to get their hands on one such set.
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