We have all heard of #Muscle Cars, but Muscle Trucks? That is a new one for me but a quick google search for “muscle trucks” reveals it to be kind of a loose category for any high-powered truck. So leave it to the team at Hot Wheels to come up with one big, bad truck appropriately named, #Solid Muscle.
The Hot Wheels #Solid Muscle and its muscular, almost aircraft-type figure, are only enhanced by the design team’s decision to paint these in two different satin colors. But, why are there two colors when this #2017 New Model just started showing up at retail as part of the 2017 “N” case assortments? Well, as we hypothesized in early May, in the HW Digital Circuit: TOUR DE FAST article, all five vehicles in the #HW Digital Circuit (2017) would have a #Chase car variant appearing in the same case. With all five cars in the series out now, that hypothesis ended up to be proven correct.
Its really anyone’s guess (outside of Mattel) as to why this was done, but it kind of has the feeling of a test. Testing of chase cars in addition to regular and super treasure hunts? Maybe. Testing two SKUs (Toy#) of the same casting in the same case even though that is already done with Super Treasure Hunts and their basic counterpart? Unlikely. Maybe its just a simple test to sell more #Unlicensed Hot Wheels, by running the same casting (different SKUs) in a case to split the overall quantity (estimated to be 1,000,000 pieces per car) into two? … Like I said, its anyone’s guess. Either way, its kind of cool that we get two colors of the #Solid Muscle, right off the bat.
Since the #Solid Muscle is designed to look fast — and intimidating — the obviously line of work for this vehicle would likely be street racing. Should you think otherwise, check out those two nitrous oxide tanks in back.
With #Unlicensed Hot Wheels, every details counts, as character building is needed to help move units. The fast looking design and cool nitrous tanks are nice features, but the #Solid Muscle adds practicality to the mix with the fold-up front spoiler that can be locked in either position — which should help you with those orange track loop-de-loops, should you choose to race one. Below, you can see this #Moving Part in the “up position” to the left and in the “down position” to the right.
With plenty of character, we will see how collectors (and the kids) respond to the #Solid Muscle as it is likely to be around for years to come. If the casting, or either of its colors get your blood boiling, make sure to hit up your local retailer that sells Hot Wheels and search for these…
…They are out now as part of the 2017 “N” case assortment and its likely the blue #Chase variant won’t last long.