Last year, Hot Wheels launched a Mario Kart line and it's been an "amazing partnership with Nintendo", according to the toy car company. During a special Comic-Con at home video stream, the Hot Wheels team shared a special sneak peek of what coming later this year.
Hot Wheels' Chris Colangelo explained in full what was on the way in Fall and Spring. First up is Cat Peach and Diddy Kong in the Pipe Kart:
We're introducing a couple of new drivers this year. Here are two of them. First up we have a fan favourite Cat Peach. I love Cat Peach, I know a lot of people love Cat Peach. As you can see her here driving the standard kart. That'll be one new driver that we're doing. Then we're also doing a new driver and a new kart - Diddy Kong. So Diddy Kong has been a favourite character of mine all the way back since the original Donkey Kong Country. Love Diddy Kong, really happy we're able to bring him into the line, he's gonna be driving the pipe frame kart.
Next up is the glider line:
We had such a huge response on the glider itself that we want to kind of incorporate it into our main line, so we're going to have a whole segment just of karts paired with gliders and drivers. So here's a sneak peek of them. The first one is gonna be Toad in the P-Wing kart and he's gonna have the plane glider, and then the second sneak peak that we have for you is Yoshi in the sports coupe with the parafoil glider.
The gliders are removable so the karts still work on all our awesome track sets...And still have that really cool Hot Wheels performance.
And last but not least is a special execution for the Yoshi line:
There's a lot of great different Yoshis out there, and we wanted to make a really cool way to deliver all of them to you guys. So what we're gonna do is have a blind execution, there's gonna be a Yoshi egg, each Yoshi egg is going to have one Yoshi in it with the standard kart. The top of the egg actually comes off and you can have Yoshi be displayed in the bottom of the egg.
Eight of those Yoshis will be available...you're not gonna know which one you're getting, every egg will look like the normal Yoshi egg.
What do you think of this next lot of Mario Kart Hot Wheels toys? Will you be adding them to your collection? Tell us below.
Even toys get Diddy Kong before appearance in a Mario Kart on the Switch.
How expensive are these?
More toys than games this year i guess
I was only missing Rosalina till now.
@locky-mavo Same, can't find Rosalina
I bought a couple of these for my son. That whole "mystery toy" thing is rubbish, though. I know my sister used to find certain serial numbers for her son and those kind of toys, though. Perhaps the same will apply.
Not gonna lie, this do look pretty legit! Maybe I might try to collect a few.
Need to get these for my copy of Downforce
A Splatoon kart is an automatic buy for me.
Would prefer to find the Mario bros. set that was sold in South America? The one with regular vehicle types...
I hate blind box toys. Hate em. Hate. Em. But I do love these cars. Bought several of them, even though I’m a real adult man in his 30’s.
I got the last set of Mario themed Hot Wheels cars, so I best get these too =0p
I have a really hard time finding some of these. Bought most of them for my son. But I think I'm missing Toad and Rosalina from the current lineup and can't find them anywhere. Not even on the official site...
@fadedcolors TROLL!!!! Don't you have a backlog!!!!!! Be grateful with what you get and that you haven't died from a Pandemic...
JOKES I AGREE WITH YOU
More Nintendo toys news than video games recently!
Can we have my boi Diddy in Deluxe on the Switch please?
@LEGEND_MARIOID it really is frustrating that the mobile game gets updates all the time but MK8, since it's already selling like hot cakes, is left AS IS.
These look cool. I would buy them all if they weren't blindboxed. If I don't know what I'm paying for, I'm not paying for it.
So we got Mario Kart news ... kinda.
@hakjie11 Rosalinas are easier to find now. I buy every Mario type toy up, that I can buy, when they first come out. I got 14 or 15 Rosalinas. For a while I was able to sell them for $75-$80+s/h. I have 2 listed now for $19.99. That seems to be the market, right now. Get them while they're cheap.
Cross branding to the fullest!! Excellent execution.
I don't collect hot wheels, but might have to make an exception for these!
Dark blue Yoshi is my jam.
@TG16_IS_BAE £7 i see in shops for the current range
2020: Nintendo’s non video gaming year, clearly.
@Gumbo1995 That’s actually a surprising and good price!
Love me some surprise toys, might buy one of these yoshis if I ever see them in stores.
First Lego, now Hot Wheels? Can't wait for the Barbie Princess Peach edition.
i saw many of these and they looked funny in person
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