Team Hot Wheels X-pandables: FORD FOCUS

The Team Hot Wheels X-pandables were a line of snap-on additives for Hot Wheels cars. They were released in 2012 and only had three releases in the entire line — Land, Street & Snow. As the backstory goes, these X-pandables were:

Developed at the Hot Wheels Test Facility [HWTF], these Team Hot Wheels vehicles change into another vehicle with the snap of an innovative add-on. Originally built for facing rough terrains, these top-secret prototypes have turned into stunt driver favorites to take on freestyle challenges.

One of those releases was the Ford Focus with snap-on equipment to handle a snow environment. Complete with huge treads feeding off the back tires and snow skies on the front tires, this Ford Focus looks ready to handle the snow…as long as its a real-wheel-drive car. Hopefully the #HWTF was aware of that.

Orange Track Diecast

Hot Wheels Ford Focus Rally Car from the 2012 Team Hot Wheels X-Pandables – Snow (Expanded Shot)

This Ford Focus casting is 1 of 5 that Hot Wheels makes. I like to refer to this casting as the Ford Focus Rally Car as it was originally introduced in 2004 as part of the FIA World Rally Championship Series. Its only other release came in the 2008 Race Aces line exclusive to Target. This X-pandables release could also be found in the HWTF 5-Packs which, along with the X-pandables, were #Target Exclusives.

Orange Track Diecast

RELEASE DETAILS: Neon Green Body & Spoiler (plastic). Light Blue Tinted Windows. Black Interior. Red-Rim, Black Open-Hole 5-Spoke (OH5) Wheels. Unpainted Metal Base. Made in Thailand. Toy# X0157. Released in 2012 as part of the Team Hot Wheels X-pandables line (Snow vehicle) from the Hot Wheels Test Facility (HWTF).

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