Hot Wheels Star Wars cars (a third type)

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by Buzz Bumble, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Nope, not the stylised cars nor the spaceship / vehicles, but a third type - Hot Wheels cars with "Star Wars" paint jobs (if you look closely - they're even more hopeless than the recent Hot Wheels Star Trek cars) and slapped on a Star Wars card back. Looks like a cheap money making excuse to me, and certainly not anything I'll be bothering to buy. Where are the proper Hot Wheels Star Wars spaceships / vehicles?? :(

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  2. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    I do like the movie poster themed packaging, and the fact that they included Clone Wars and Rebels. But yeah, not impressed. If these were$1, I'd buy them, but no doubt they will want $4 each just for the license. :(

    I do like that the Star Trek cars have artwork reminiscent of the 70's cartoon, but I couldn't bring myself to buy any at $4, and none of the vehicles really stood out as something I particularly liked, or seemed appropriate for the given character. :(
  3. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Yep, just a money-making exercise. I have bought a couple of the Hot Wheels Star Trek spaceships when I've found them (in the huge piles and pegs of normal car packs) - they're similar to the old MicroMachines / Titanium vehicles.
  4. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    Not a fan of these, talk about watering down Star Wars. Star Wars should just stay as that, Star Wars merchandise and not crossing it with other brands. It just feels cheap :(
  5. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Sometimes a cross-over works, usually if it's some sort of parody like the Star Wars Angry Birds (although that one quickly got out of hand with all sorts of rubbish being released), but simply slapping "Star Wars" on something completely irrelevant like these cars doesn't work at all.
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  6. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    I never liked Angry Birds to begin with so cheapening Star Wars with it made me like it even less
  7. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    I've never played Angry Birds, but the Star Wars-ised characters are quite well done. The problem is the company got extremely greedy very quickly and has all sorts of massive ideas - more games, a TV series, plans for a cinema movie, plans for theme parks. :rolleyes:

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