DOH! In true Homer Simpson fashion, this article accidentally posted without its content. Rest assured Diecast Motorsports has not gone soft on you as we present to you: The Homer.
Way back in the second season of The Simpsons (1991), in the episode titled, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?“, Homer Simpson reunites with his long-lost brother, Herb–who happens to be the head of the fictitious automobile manufacturer, Powell Motors, in Detroit. Herb becomes enamored with Homer and gives him free-reign to design a car for the average man. Homer eventually unveils “The Homer“, an obnoxious car that costs an extraordinary amount of money to make. The car horrifies Herb as the project bankrupts his company.
This Simpsons episode is a classic as any Simpsons fan will attest to that. However, it was very surprising when Hot Wheels decided to release “The Homer” as in the 25+ years of The Simpsons, its only appeared in that one episode!
The Hot Wheels casting of the same name, “The Homer” has appeared in the mainline, in the Entertainment line, and as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive in 2014. The one shown below is its initial release in 2014. As part of the Tooned Series II, it was a 2014 New Model and was incredibly popular right off the bat. Collectors began hoarding this car in droves–something that was a little surprising as this car is visually appalling but it does have this nice Simpsons story behind it.
RELEASE DETAILS: Lime Green Enamel Body (Metal). Lightly-Tinted Windows. Burnt-Orange Interior. Chrome 5-Spoke (5SP) Wheels. Dark Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Malaysia. Toy# BDC92. Released in 2014 as part of the Tooned Series II / 2014 New Models.
This car goes great with The Simpsons Family Car we also showcased. So far these are the only two castings from The Simpsons that Hot Wheels makes, but it isn’t the first time Hot Wheels released a Simpsons-themed car. Back in 1990, in the cartoon’s infancy, Hot Wheels released two Simpsons Scene Machines (vehicles that you can peer through the back and reveal a scene on the inside). Check those out >> HERE!