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Even More Muppet Hot wheels.

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppetperson, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The Muppets hot Wheels line must be doing well, as they have released more cars, which must be about the third wave.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    These are cool and all, but I really wish they'd come up with something better than taking a model of a car or truck and slapping tampo print of stock art on them. I don't see why they don't make a Studebaker that looks like the one the Electric Mayhem tricked out. But it could be worse. They have the Hanna Barbera license and their Hong Kong Phooey car is just a van with HKP stock art stamped on it. They've made the Flintmobile and the Jetson Bubble Car, but they missed an opportunity to make the Phooeymobile.
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  3. Mr Sweetums

    Mr Sweetums Well-Known Member

    This is a little disappointing for me, I was really liking the last set where the cars resembled Muppets, I was really hoping for a Dr Teeth and Sam the Eagle Muppet car :D:attitude:
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They seem to be part of the overall, more generic pop culture line. It's a shame they don't make more of the special shaped series for anything else. I've noticed HW does two lines, one based on cars/vehicles that have been features on said movie/series and more generic cars with characters tampo printed on them. Those are cute, but the ones based on fictional vehicles are much more interesting. Actually, I have both the Time Traveling Back to the Future Delorian, and an actual Delorian reproduction.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    So I guess gone are the days of the Playskool Sesame Street cars that were vehicles with die-cast figures in the likeness of the character themselves. I have a collection of some of those, the only one that's not in the faded schoolbus carrying case is :batty: in a quasi-replica of his Countmobile. Too bad Hot Wheels can't do the same with a die-cast Fozzie driving his Studebaker or Dr. Teeth in the EM Bus or even Kermit on his bicycle. *Shrugs.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hot Wheels has never done that with plastic figures inside, with a couple exceptions on bigger lines (such as the Monster Jam line). Even then, they're basically small, removable figures. I believe some companies still put things like that out. There's a series of Disney based vehicles that I don't think are any longer in production, that have at least 3 size points. Very small ones with no figures inside (about the size of a Hot Wheel), medium ones, and larger ones (about the size of the larger Winner's Circle models) both with figures of the characters inside. They had a Scrooge in a Limo, but with a generic chauffeur instead of Ducktales Exclusive character Duckworth. I wish I picked some up when I got the chance.

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