HW Ride-Ons (2016 New Model): MINECART

Hot Wheels has finally done it … they put a box on wheels and since its new, and different, its already a hot seller. Its the newest licensed vehicle from Hot Wheels and instead of being another #TV & Movie Car, we see another video game license come into fruition. No its not your typical game based around high-end cars like #Gran Turismo or #Need for Speed, but rather from the open-world, sandbox known as Minecraft.

Its a game that centered around building and destroying things made of blocks and from what I can tell, its teaching the youth of today how to create and develop programs. Many of my friends and relatives have kids that are obsessed with this game, while I grow old as I only see it as a pixelated, low-resolution world full of things I haven’t got the time to figure out — yep, that statement made me feel old.

Minecraft is simply one of the many electronics-based focuses of today’s youth. While most of us may never understand it, we can relate as we all loved building and destroying Hot Wheels tracks/cities growing up. Kids nowadays are just focusing that energy in the digital world.

As far as the Hot Wheels Minecart casting itself, it was designed (and placed in) for HW Ride-Ons as it holds mini figures of all types — Legos, Mega Bloks, Minecraft, etc. In fact, since Mattel produces Hot Wheels and Minecraft toys, a crossover series should hit stores soon that features this Minecart with different Minecraft mini figures on the packaging. For all intents and purposes, it looks like it will be located with the other Minecraft licensed toys and not the Hot Wheels section. It will be a great opportunity to grab some mini figs to race inside these Minecarts, which we have a feeling, made not be very fast on the orange track, so racing with characters may bring more thrills. Look for the Minecart now, as its starting to show up in the “M” case assortments for 2016.

Orange Track Diecast

RELEASE DETAILS: Light Gray Body (plastic). Dark Gray “Interior Flaps”. Black 5-Spoke (5SP) Wheels. Light Gray Painted Base (metal). Made in Malaysia. Toy# DPR89. Released in 2016 as #5 of 5 in the HW Ride-Ons series (also part of the 2016 New Models).

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