Darth Vader as a Hot Wheels Car!

Next month at the San Diego Comic-Con, Hot Wheels will unveil its new line of Star Wars-themed vehicles, the first of which, the Darth Vader car shown here, will be available for purchase at the show…

From roadandtrack:

Star Wars is coming to Hot Wheels, and the full line of new die-casts will be unveiled next month at the San Diego Comic-Con. Hot Wheels just teased the big announcement on Twitter:

Guess what’s inside this Star Wars & Hot Wheels #SDCC package! All will be revealed in Star Wars Insider #150 on 6/10 pic.twitter.com/O6sT4uyltj
— Hot Wheels (@Hot_Wheels) June 5, 2014

But you don’t need to wait until June 10 for issue #150 of Star Wars Insider magazine to hit local comic shops or bookstores. Subscribers have it now, and a friend sent us the photos you see here. That’s the Darth Vader car that will be shown at Comic-Con as a life-size, street-legal, one-off custom build. The toy version of it is what show attendees will be able to buy on-site in the black box that Hot Wheels tweeted.

The die-cast car comes packaged in a display case shaped like Vader’s lightsaber:

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In the Star Wars Insider interview, Mattel Vice President Jean Gomes says that in addition to a variety of Star Wars Hot Wheels, the lineup will include character-inspired originals like the Vader car, traditional cars wearing Star Wars decos, as well as a line of die-cast versions of the actual vehicles from the Star Wars universe. The full range will be shown at the Comic-Con Hot Wheels display.

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21 thoughts on “Darth Vader as a Hot Wheels Car!

  • June 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    VH, you great insight into SWE7 but, how does HotWheels relate…? 8-/

    • June 6, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Wow! Just RELAX, it is only a little toy car, have a little fun with life 🙂

  • June 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    You give great insight*

  • June 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    oh dear god. When you’re expecting hints about episode vii and then read a headline with the words ‘darth vader’ you almost shit yourself with an explosion of anger and confusion and crushing heart break. bloody hot wheels wtf lol. Don’t fail me again admiral.

    • June 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Lol, you mean Viral Hide wasted his freebie mistake on a toy advert?

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  • June 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I confess my first thought would probably be “Batmobile” rather than “Vadermobile”.

    • June 6, 2014 at 12:57 am

      What I was thinking…

  • June 6, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I hope “… and other vehicles” includes TIE Fighters.

  • June 6, 2014 at 2:38 am

    PLEASE stick to just Episode 7 news. It’s why I come here, and you’re making me and others want to go elsewhere.

    • June 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Not me. Keep that stupid crap coming! It helps keep me entertained while I pass the time waiting for VII…

      Speaking of which, is it time for my next scheduled feeding, Doctor…? ^_^

  • June 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Jesus, some people need to get a life and stop complaining! If this blog were silent for days at a time because of a lack of genuine new Episode VII information, far more people would drift away and stop visiting. You’re doing a great job Viral and team, keep up the good work!

    • June 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      ^ This guy gets it.

    • June 7, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Yeah cause every single minute of every day there is new news… How much info did you get on Star Trek the year before release? the leaks are proof Disney is incapable of handling this franchise! The fact they just made former Disney exec a member of LFL is bad news for LFL!… The best part about these films is the rampant speculation of things leading up to the films. some times we get legit info sometimes we get stuff so out there you have to laugh! if your new to the filming of these as in were not around when episode 3 was being filmed STFU and go back to suckling the teet!

  • July 25, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Useful and realistic ideas about wheels…Thanks for sharing…Bandwaagen

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