The folks over at Mattel made some waves this summer when they rolled into San Diego Comic-Con International with a fully-functional, life-sized “Carship” based on Luke Skywalker’s “Red Five” X-Wing Fighter. The real-world ride was to help launch the new Hot Wheels Star Wars Carships line, officially hitting stores now as part of the ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story product launch. These new vehicles are four-wheeled toys (cars) based on famous vehicles (ships) from a galaxy far, far away, and while there’s been a total of nine cars revealed thus far (see my regularly updated checklist here), there’s just four in the first wave. Instantly-recognizable to all-ages of STAR WARS fans, the first wave consists of vehicles based on some classic ships including Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett’s Slave I, Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter, and an Imperial TIE Fighter. My youngest daughter, Finley, and I recently got our hands on a set, and here’s what they look like in The Toy Testing Facility at Rock Father HQ, complete with video…
From a style standpoint, they really nailed the look when getting it placed into a four-wheeled version. While we love the themed “Character Cars” and Finn has plenty of the classic Starships, these allow kids the ability to get that classic Hot Wheels play with a STAR WARS spin on it. These cars are designed to be great on the track, and later this Fall there will be a huge Death Star Playset to go with them.
Indeed, when our family met Kylo Ren at Disney’s Hollywood Studios earlier this year, Finn wasn’t too happy – in fact, she was quite terrified of the former Ben Solo as he faced-off against yours truly. More looks at the Carships…
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