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(WTKR)   Mattel, GM make 'Hot Wheels' for grownups. Sadly no 360 degree looping track   (wtkr.com) divider line 24
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5227 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Nov 2012 at 10:41 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-09 10:42:09 AM  
Well, they haven't had an original design in years. It figures they'd go back to something they know.
 
2012-11-09 10:43:39 AM  
Whenever I'm in the drugstore, I still stop by aisle where new Hot Wheels cars hang in their blister packs to see what's new there. If there's one I like, I buy it - for myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one.
 
2012-11-09 10:43:58 AM  
It's been done:

www.wired.com
 
2012-11-09 10:45:21 AM  
No pics of the actual car, just of the demo one?

Did my ad/script blockers block it?
 
2012-11-09 11:03:31 AM  
What about BIG Wheels for grownups?
 
2012-11-09 11:10:24 AM  
I think you mean "adults". They certainly haven't "grown up".

/nttawwt
 
2012-11-09 11:11:05 AM  

Parallax: What about BIG Wheels for grownups?




3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-09 11:15:32 AM  

cgraves67: Whenever I'm in the drugstore, I still stop by aisle where new Hot Wheels cars hang in their blister packs to see what's new there. If there's one I like, I buy it - for myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one.


I still have over 300 of them. Not counting the twisted hunks of metal and/or plastic that result from actual use.
 
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2012-11-09 11:24:11 AM  
A slogan for the Texas A&M Sports Car Club one year was "We never outgrew our HotWheels!"
 
2012-11-09 11:27:19 AM  

IlGreven: cgraves67: Whenever I'm in the drugstore, I still stop by aisle where new Hot Wheels cars hang in their blister packs to see what's new there. If there's one I like, I buy it - for myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one.

I still have over 300 of them. Not counting the twisted hunks of metal and/or plastic that result from actual use.


God I wish I still had mine as well as my Matchbox cars. Not that they'd be in great shape, but still....
 
2012-11-09 11:41:11 AM  

Bullseyed: No pics of the actual car, just of the demo one?

Did my ad/script blockers block it?


No, there are no pictures. Article fails.

I am sorry, bloggers/journalists/reporters; a detailed description of something doesn't help when the highlight of the article is that "something", sans pictures. I have a fairly vivid imagination, but I do not want to see the concept car, I want to see the limited version of it that they will be rolling out for a limited time. Blue paint with a black stripe and Hot Wheels logos? Great, but lets see it.

/love Hot Wheels... maybe I need to peruse the aisles again and buy another for my desk
 
2012-11-09 11:54:14 AM  

bikerbob59: IlGreven: cgraves67: Whenever I'm in the drugstore, I still stop by aisle where new Hot Wheels cars hang in their blister packs to see what's new there. If there's one I like, I buy it - for myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one.

I still have over 300 of them. Not counting the twisted hunks of metal and/or plastic that result from actual use.

God I wish I still had mine as well as my Matchbox cars. Not that they'd be in great shape, but still....


My parents just gave me my old ones (from 1980s) for my son. The old ones were metal bottom, which is nice, but I believe the modern day nicer ones in the $3-$5 range are metal bottom too. I only have about 20 from my childhood. The paint schemes were way worse back then, like a lightning bolt pattern on a purple Porsche 928?
 
2012-11-09 12:05:07 PM  

poughdrew: bikerbob59: IlGreven: cgraves67: Whenever I'm in the drugstore, I still stop by aisle where new Hot Wheels cars hang in their blister packs to see what's new there. If there's one I like, I buy it - for myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one.

I still have over 300 of them. Not counting the twisted hunks of metal and/or plastic that result from actual use.

God I wish I still had mine as well as my Matchbox cars. Not that they'd be in great shape, but still....

My parents just gave me my old ones (from 1980s) for my son. The old ones were metal bottom, which is nice, but I believe the modern day nicer ones in the $3-$5 range are metal bottom too. I only have about 20 from my childhood. The paint schemes were way worse back then, like a lightning bolt pattern on a purple Porsche 928?


I have about 30 that I have hanging on my cube walls at work. I get lots of funny/positive comments from the guys around here.
 
2012-11-09 12:08:16 PM  
Pics and interesting video of the production version:

Detroit Free Press
 
2012-11-09 12:19:27 PM  

bluenovaman: poughdrew: bikerbob59: IlGreven: cgraves67: Whenever I'm in the drugstore, I still stop by aisle where new Hot Wheels cars hang in their blister packs to see what's new there. If there's one I like, I buy it - for myself.

It's good to know I'm not the only one.

I still have over 300 of them. Not counting the twisted hunks of metal and/or plastic that result from actual use.

God I wish I still had mine as well as my Matchbox cars. Not that they'd be in great shape, but still....

My parents just gave me my old ones (from 1980s) for my son. The old ones were metal bottom, which is nice, but I believe the modern day nicer ones in the $3-$5 range are metal bottom too. I only have about 20 from my childhood. The paint schemes were way worse back then, like a lightning bolt pattern on a purple Porsche 928?

I have about 30 that I have hanging on my cube walls at work. I get lots of funny/positive comments from the guys around here.


I used to keep mine on a shelf in my office. Everybody gave me shiat about them.
 
2012-11-09 12:31:35 PM  
So, by "Hot Wheels for Adults" they mean "tacky wheels and paint on a vanilla Camaro" that doesn't even look like the concept?

Just to be clear.

If you really want "adult" hot wheels like that, just go get a custom paint job. It may not be "factory quality" but for 7 grand I'm certain you could get an airbrush guy to do some cool stuff.
 
2012-11-09 01:49:30 PM  
Hot Wheels for grownups (and lucky kids) == epic track wish fulfillment!
 
2012-11-09 01:57:48 PM  
ohplease ohplease ohplease ohplease

www.theracecars.com
 
2012-11-09 02:48:00 PM  
I got to drive this one a few times

blogs.houstonpress.com
 
2012-11-09 05:46:37 PM  
Over $7K for wheels, some badges and a ghost-flame paintjob? No thanks.
 
2012-11-09 07:24:16 PM  
Ford had that covered ten years ago:

www.pickuptrucks.com


=Smidge=
 
2012-11-09 09:24:29 PM  
Congratulations! You just made the ugliest version of a cool car ever on the market! Great job! I'm sure you'll sell at least two of them.
 
2012-11-10 10:44:17 AM  

cgraves67: It's good to know I'm not the only one.


I worked in a mall for a few years. When every the guys at the toy store got a box of hot wheels, they'd call my manager down for first pick. He usually found at least one he didn't already have.
 
2012-11-11 05:40:17 AM  

LZeitgeist: Congratulations! You just made the ugliest version of a cool car ever on the market! Great job! I'm sure you'll sell at least two of them.



I'd own the metallic green, but not that shiatty metallic blue. If you are going to go flashy, go all out.
 
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