‘Star Wars’ Hot Wheels Is Leading the Way for Mattel’s Comic-Con 2014 Toys
Comic-Con 2014 is dropping into San Diego next month, and Mattel is making it very clear that they want all of your money this year. Toy collecting is a serious business at these conventions, and few things demand a collector's attention quite like super-deluxe Hot Wheels cars inspired by 'Star Wars,' 'The Simpsons' and the Aston Martin from 'Goldfinger.'
USA Today debuted the details on some of this year's Mattel toy exclusives coming to Comic-Con 2014, and we can already tell the Darth Vader-tinged Hot Wheels ride will acquire many suitors. This die-cast car isn't just a small metal automobile, it's also stored inside a red Sith lightsaber, which is stored in a classy black box. $40 for a toy car is a steep price, but if you want to get in on the ground floor of Mattel's upcoming 'Star Wars'/Hot Wheels crossover line of toys, which will be launched officially this fall, this is where you get started.
If the galaxy from far, far away isn't your thing, there's always the tiny replica of "The Homer," the absurd vehicle Homer Simpson designed in an iconic episode of 'The Simpsons.' Stored under a glass dome and retailing for $30, this is the perfect tribute to one of the dumbest/greatest cars in pop-culture history.
Of course, there's always James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, if you're looking for something classier. We'll go ahead and assume that this version doesn't have an ejector seat or machine guns hidden behind the headlights, but it does come in a display case so fancy that 007 himself would have it on his shelf.
Mattel is offering plenty of other cool Comic-Con exclusives, including a recreation of Adam West's Batman utility belt (totally worth $125) and a badass toy version of the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile (for $85, you'd be happy to know that it comes with a figure of The Dark Knight himself). Plus, there are action figures for Masters of the Universe Classics Hordak ($30), Masters of the Universe Goat Man ($27), Turbo Charged Max Steel ($20), DC New Way to Play Cyborg ($25) and DCU Classics Doomsday ($35), while 'Cars' Neon Racers Gift Pack ($50) takes care of Pixar aficionados, and Monster High Manny Taur and Iris Clops ($40) and Ever After High Cerise Wolf ($30) have the fairy-tale doll universe covered.
See some of Mattel's Comic-Con 2014 offerings below.