Tuesday, March 26, 2013
First Look: Hot Wheels Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701...
Well, like last year's Batman "The Bat", we have another Hot Wheels model without wheels. Some seem to be quite bothered by this. Yes, not wheels makes it a bit difficult to race down the track.
If you had an opportunity to further your foray into the world of entertainment licensing, creating a vehicle from one of the most popular movie franchises ever, wouldn't you? Bat cars, spaceships, cartoon mystery vans, talking cars, you name it. I'd do it. Now ask if I would collect them. The answer would probably be no. ALTHOUGH, after seeing the list of upcoming Retro Entertainment cars, I might collect quite a few. Ferrari 250 Californias and a slew of Minis will do that to a collector.
So, this lad has no problem with the Enterprise taking a spot in the basic lineup. And the model is actually quite a neat little treat. The stand on which the Enterprise sits shares the outline of the Starfleet emblem, and there is a decent amount of metal to give the model a little more weight than you would think. So...winner in the Lamley book.
We were lucky enough to come across two of these on the pegs. Unless Mattel follows the Angry Birds model and releases the Enterprise in several batches, those may be the only two we find. It is bound to be a very popular model. That is what you get when you have a model desired by both Hot Wheels collectors and maybe the most dedicated fans of all, Trekkies. Good luck sharing the diecast aisle with them. If you do want one, ebay might be a decent route...
Hot Wheels Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (2013 New Models):