Update 2: The set is now planned to launch on 24th June! Full details here.
Update [Wed 17th Mar, 2021 02:15 GMT]: We've been contacted by a Hot Wheels representative and it turns out the Mario Kart Rainbow Road track was mistakenly posted for pre-sale on Amazon over the weekend. It won't actually be available until this summer. If you've already bought it, you can receive a full refund.
"Hot Wheels new Mario Kart Rainbow Road track set was mistakenly posted for pre-sale on Amazon over the weekend. While we love to see fans’ excitement about the new product, it was listed in error. Customers who purchased it via pre-sale can receive a full refund by requesting one on Amazon. The Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road track set will be available for purchase this summer, so fans can keep an eye out for more details in the coming months."
Original article [Sun 14th Mar, 2021 06:30 GMT]: Following on from the MAR10 Day celebrations this week, a surprise listing on Amazon has now revealed Hot Wheels will be releasing a new Mario Kart track based on the legendary Rainbow Road Raceway.
It's expected to arrive on 29th May and will be priced at $119.00 USD.
According to IGN, it'll come with "Mario and King Boo karts" and is a reconfigurable track - transforming from winding roads to a straight line. Based on the photos, it appears Lakitu is also included in the track parts. You can also see Luigi, Peach and Yoshi one of the shots, but they may not necessarily be included.
Hot Wheels has also been promoting its special Mario Kart Glider line earlier this week to celebrate Mario Day:
If you would prefer Super Mario toys rather than Mario Kart-themed ones, you might be interested in Jakks Pacific's recently revealed Super Mario toy line, arriving this Fall. Hot Wheels fanatics can also be on the lookout for the new game Hot Wheels Unleashed, coming to the Nintendo Switch this September.
Is a Rainbow Road Raceway track the Hot Wheels-themed track you've been waiting for? Tell us down below.
looks cool, but not for me thanks.
The toad is tempting though...
I mean we all knew it was commin.
Hopefully they don't cancel the physical version for this
Kudos for including King Boo who isn’t an obvious choice.
Funky Kong should get a Hot Wheels car next.
Oh man, this looks cool. I wish they had something like this when I was a kid, I used to love Hot Wheels when I was about 6.
Anyone else tempted to buy and play with this despite being and adult 😆
Does it come with Deja Vu, Beat of The Rising Sun, Night of Fire, etc (Super Eurobeat Initial D songs) ?
3yo nephew would love it...then destroy it, lol
Im buying this the second i find it!
Already sold out on Amazon! That was fast!! I'm not sure if it is worth $120. At that price, I'd rather just use my desk as race track.
Maybe I’m old but that’s not a very big loop for $120.
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Too much grey... It doesn't look like rainbow road to me!
A Rainbow road where you can't fall off the tracks? It must have been inspired by the assist mode in MK8DX.
Waiting for them to release koopa troopa and bowser in standard karts so I can finish a snes set.
120$ for that small short thing!?
What is it made of, gold!?
That looks so cute :3
Would buy ^3^
Does it run at 60 fps?
There should be more to it. The Hot Wheel sets I had, back in the day, had loops! A Mario Kart set and you can curve the track or go up and down. Meh!
I may buy this and leave it wrapped in the closet for the next 25 years. I already have a kenix mario race track and some other mario themed slot car track that have been up there for 5 or ten.
l will probably buy this 200 times to make a real rainbow road or get normal hot wheel tracks and use those.
Don't forget to pre-order it before March 31st.
$119? Why would anyone ever pay that much for this? Probably the same rubes that buy 3 different versions of the same system.
@Synecdoche Agree. The Nintendo tax is extreme in this one. My god.
I got the Mushroom Park one for my son, There's another similar variant and a Bowsers Castle track also. They're both waaaaay cheaper. What on earth are they thinking? There are other add ons but annoyingly not available here in the UK.
Ohh cuuuute! I love how nicely done it is. Especially the Lakitu.
Cute now if only I had a kid so I had a good excuse to buy it ;p
You know what would be even better? A new mario kart exclusively for the nintendo switch, cmon nintendo I'm itching for so many 1st party titles
@Doktor-Mandrake You'll get mostly remakes and ports and you'll like it!! Or else...
Is it gonna be released during pride month cus all of the rainbows
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