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Experimotors (2017 New Model): GOTTA GO

Last October, Hot Wheels Designer Brendan Vetuskey was showing off his latest creation at the 30th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention in Los Angeles. I was fortunate enough to have been there and to have been one of the first to take the #Gotta Go for a spin. Upon attempting to scoot this new #Toilet truck across the table, Brendan lent his finger to show how the toilet seat flaps up-and-down as the truck moves.

In February of this year, that #Gotta Go finally hit retail here in the United States, as part of the #2017 Hot Wheels “E” case assortment. The “E” cases seemed sparse at the time so I was unable to obtain this one right away. NOTE: The “E” cases are now appearing at local dollar stores so its a great time to pick up more of these when you’re grabbing those Gas Monkey Garage Corvettes. So while I didn’t have the release in front of me that the time, I was able to use a close-up of the Gotta Go that was sitting in front of Brendan at his convention autograph session to illustrate some of the discrete toilet aspects of this truck.

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Hot Wheels Gotta Go from the 2017 New Models (as shown on designer Brendon Vetuskey’s autograph table at the 30th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention in Los Angeles) … with bullet points

At the time of the release of the #Gotta Go, Brendan hopped onto the HotWheelsCollectors.com forums to see what everyone thought of it, and to see if they could locate all — I believe he said seven — of the toilet references. He made reference to the illustration I made above and noted that the white fenders were not meant to represent toilet paper. Upon finally opening the one I had, I realized the toilet paper appears on back and serves as what looks to be a rear bumper and/or a license plate holder.

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Hot Wheels GOTTA GO from the 2017 Experimotors Series … also part of the 2017 New Models (rear view)

The taillights are clearly faucet handles so that ultimately leaves me with six toilet/bathroom references on the #Gotta Go. If you find any more, past what I have shown & mentioned already, please leave those in the comments section below.

This Experimotors release of the #Gotta Go is the #First Edition of the casting and its only release so far. Just like all the #Experimotors this year, this truck’s flapping toilet seat acts as its #Moving Part in a series that celebrates moving pieces and functionality. Its anybody’s guess when and where we will see this toilet truck again, but as long as the potty aspect doesn’t become a problem for Mattel legal, we should see this terrific casting again. Its not like its the first #Toilet car Hot Wheels has made. See 1998 First Editions: HOT SEAT.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Turquoise Body (metal). White Fenders/Bowl (plastic). Black Toilet Seat (plastic). Chrome 5-Spoke Wheels. Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Malaysia. Toy# DTX18. Released in 2017 as #2 of 10 in the Experimotors series … also a 2017 New Model (#101/365 in the 2017 mainline).
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