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...
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:
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.