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Star Wars Character Cars: K-2SO

Talk about getting enough diecast for your money! The brand-new Hot Wheels #K-2SO from the 2017 #Star Wars #Character Cars line has to be one of the heaviest, and longest Hot Wheels vehicles released in recent memory. At 96g it vastly outweighs the Hulkbuster Iron Man (62g), another #Flatbed Hauler character car. Apparently this Star Wars: Rogue One droid carries Jyn Erso to safety (in the movie),  hence the flatbed representation in the character car realm. On the back of the package, you get more of the Hot Wheels story on the vehicle:

This powerful truck, like K-2SO, still bears the mark of its dark past — an Imperial symbol. This dutiful droid vehicle is revved and ready to serve the Rebellion’s noble cause.

Armed with a robotic focus and piercing headlights, it searches for allies and enemies while chewing up terrains with a jaw-like lower grille. Then the rugged roadster can transport rescued heroes and captured villains in its oversized bed for mission after mission accomplished.

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Hot Wheels K-2SO from the 2017 Star Wars Character Cars (rear)

This vehicle is so gigantic that it can even carry the #C-3PO character car — which is a pretty sizable vehicle in itself. That usually is the downfall of most Hot Wheels #Flatbed Haulers, in that they aren’t able to carry anything more than your typical car, until now. If you repainted the #K-2SO, you could probably make it resemble some kind of military vehicle or #Post-Apocalyptic Vehicle — an idea for you customizers out there!

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Hot Wheels K-2SO hauling C-3PO, both from the 2017 Star Wars Character Cars

So how does the #K-2SO stack up against the #Hulkbuster Iron Man? Well, we already know that K-2SO outweighs it by 34g, but in terms of height, the 2015 Marvel Character Cars: Hulkbuster Iron Man still holds the advantage … but not by much. How about length???

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Hot Wheels K-2SO from the 2017 Star Wars Character Cars next to the Hot Wheels Hulkbuster Iron Man from the 2015 Marvel Character Cars

As you can see in the picture below, #K-2SO easily extends past the Hulkbuster, which makes all the difference if you’re setting larger castings up on the back of this thing. This may just be the longest two-axle casting that Hot Wheels makes! If you have something to compare, let me know >> brad@orangetrackdiecast.com.

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Hot Wheels K-2SO from the 2017 Star Wars Character Cars next to the Hot Wheels Hulkbuster Iron Man from the 2015 Marvel Character Cars (top view)

In terms of a Hot Wheels #Castings with 3+ Axles, I can only think of one that it longer. That is the Motor Coach from the 2003 Hot Wheels Racing Luxury Rides line. Even this monster tour bus of a casting (which some may argue isn’t even comparable to the standard Hot Wheels size) beats out the #K-2SO by about an extra axle worth of casting.

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Hot Wheels K-2SO from the 2017 Star Wars Character Cars next to the Hot Wheels Motor Coach from the 2003 Hot Wheels Racing Luxury Rides (top view)

Well, there you have it … the #First Edition of the #K-2SO Hot Wheels casting. These are not all that easy to find as its a newer release and its bound to be popular once collectors see this thing at retail. The sheer size of it will amaze you. Currently, at the time of this article going live, you can order these off Walmart.com for $3.58 under Mattel’s in-house name of “Seal Droid” — a name they used as a working title until Disney revealed the character’s actual name of K-2SO.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Matte Black Body (metal). Clear Windows. No Interior. White-Rim, Black Off-Road 6-Spoke (OR6SP) Wheels. Black Base (plastic). Made in Thailand. Toy# DJL60. Released in 2017 as part of the Hot Wheels / Star Wars: Rogue One Character Cars.

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