DC Comics Based Hot Wheels Update
TNI reader A_Spidey_Fan
writes in with the following info for you DC Comic/Hot Wheels collectors:
A_Spidey_Fan here from the TNI message boards, with some news that may interest some DC Comics and Hot Wheels fans that you may want to post on the TNI website. Most of the news and links I have are based on info from a website call Hollywood Die-cast. 1st off, according to article "5/28/11 - Holy Variation, Batman!", there is now a package variation of the 1:64 Scale 2011 Hot Wheels Basics Arkham Asylum Batmobile(2011 New Models Car# 24/50), for the packaging now has the Batman: Arkham Asylum logo on the top corner. It seems the Batmobile is still the same, just a packaging difference.
Next, Hot Wheels is also releasing some toys to promote the Green Lantern movie. According to the articles "5/28/11 - Green, Orange, Whatever." and "6/8/11 - Green with Envy", Hollywood Die-cast reported that Hal Jordan will be driving an orange 1971 Dodge Challenger. For the 1:64 Scale 2011 Hot Wheels basic line, they will be releasing this Challenger under the 2011 New Models Car #12/50: Green Lantern: 1971 Dodge Challenger. The 1:64 scale GL Dodge Challenger will also be offered in the Hot Wheels Colour Shifters: Glow In The Dark line.
Hot Wheels will also do a motorcycle with rider in GL decos in their Speed Cycles line, and a green see through small RC car under their Stealth Riders line. Here's the link to the main Hollywood Die-cast website for more info and pics. Just scroll down to the articles I mentioned, and you can also check out the links(Though if you plan on using any the pics from this site, you may want to contact the person who runs it for permission to use any of his pics by e-mail):
Finally, I have some info and my own pics on another Hot Wheels Green Lantern toy. This time, under the 1:64 Scale 2011 Hot Wheels Garage line(Which is 1 of those Hot Wheels lines that cost more than $1), they've released a more detailed verison of 1971 Dodge Challenger, especially on the paint and wheels(The hubcaps, and the fact that it has threads on the wheels). For the 2011 Garage line, it's known as "Car# 14/15: Hal Jordan's 1971 Dodge Challenger". This will be easy to spot in store selves, because while the regular 2011 Hot Wheels Garage line uses black and red style packaging, the Hal Jordan 1971 Dodge Challenger's packaging uses black and green style packaging, and has the GL logo as well. The packaging in the pics you see is the Canadian verison packaging, not U.S.
Check out A_Spidey_Fan images of the Dodge Challenger below and thanks to him for the info and looks.
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