Earlier this year we shared the news that Nintendo's efforts to step up its IP licensing had brought about a deal with old favourites Hot Wheels, with six cars planned for an October release. As you can see below four are branded for the Super Mario 30th Anniversary, and another two are simply dedicated to gaming classics without that neat logo.

  • 8 Crate Delivery (Dr. Mario)
  • A-OK (Mario Kart)
  • Cool-One (Super Mario Bros. 2)
  • Dairy Delivery (Super Mario Bros.)
  • School Busted (Super Mario 3)
  • Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Super Mario World)

When these first emerged an October release was expected, and Mattel is delivering on that promise. First of all it shared the following tweet to show them off.

That made us think these were readily available now, yet we couldn't - at the time of writing - find them anywhere. The related Facebook post therefore made more sense.

It's-a Mario time here at Hot Wheels HQ! We're thrilled to announce our collaboration with Nintendo to celebrate 30 years of Super Mario and in the coming weeks we'll be showcasing the collection hitting stores this month!

They're coming soon, then. Are you planning to hit the road to get some of these?