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Connect Cars: DRAGTOR

Life on the farm tends to be a slow, monotonous life-style. But what if your farm had a drag-racing tractor? Well, that may speed things up a bit! Thats exactly what the Hot Wheels Dragtor is … a drag-racing tractor. From the mind of Hot Wheels designer (and Southern California resident) Jun Imai, it became more clear on what Jun’s farm would look like when the Dragtor was originally released in the 2008 New Models series. The very next year, Hot Wheels decided to represent the Kansas farming community by placing the Dragtor in the 2009 #Connect Cars: The 50 States series.

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Hot Wheels Dragtor from the 2009 Connect Cars: The 50 States Series (Kansas)

As one of the harder cars to find in the series due to its placement in one of the last couple mixes for the year, the Connect Cars Dragtor is not be any means common. Its a pretty cool looking release and can command a higher dollar on the secondary market due to its limited nature. Just like all the other vehicles in The 50 States series of the Connect Cars line, this Dragtor features the number (#34) in which the state its representing (Kansas) joined the union known as the United States. Without much room for graphics past the “KANSAS” and the “34”, there is only one other element to this graphic design and thats the phrase, “Theres No Place Like Home”, which was uttered by the character Dorothy Gale in the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, when she was trying to get back home to Kansas.

The Hot Wheels Dragtor casting has seen limited time on the pegs as its only mainline release came in the form of three colorways for its 2008 New Models release. After that, the Dragtor appeared for its very limited run in the 2009 Connect Cars (seen here) and once again in 2010 as a bonus vehicle in the Racing Rigs line. Its last release came at the end of 2012 in the Holiday Hot Rods for that year. This casting does have an #Opening Feature in that the whole body flips forward to reveal its massive engine which has “HOT WHEELS FARM CO” cast right into it.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Matte Rust Brown Body (metal). Gray Exhaust Pipes (plastic). Chrome Skinny 5-Dot (SK5) Wheels on front, and Chrome Open-Hole 5-Spoke (OH5) Wheels on the back. Unpainted Metal Base. Released in 2009 as part of the Connect Cars: The 50 States series.

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