Character Cars / Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: THANOS

I admit that I have a certain affinity for the larger Hot Wheels #Character Cars, which are mostly the characters which have been represented as trucks in this line. One of the latest of said trucks is #Thanos, the latest, super-villain from Marvel’s #Avengers franchise. With the movie set to premiere in Los Angeles later today, and the rest of the world by Thursday, I thought it would be a great time to check out the vehicle designed to represent the super-villain that will certainly give the Avengers a run for their money.

First off, let me start by saying that I am not by any means caught up on the #Avengers movie franchise so I had to tap into my friend, Tim Callo’s Marvel knowledge about some of the details on this off-road truck that almost looks like it resembles an old Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

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Hot Wheels Thanos from the 2018 Marvel Character Cars from the movie Avengers: Infinity War (side view)

Lets start with that engine! Thats what I spotted first on this casting and ultimately made it a must-have for me. Tim informed me that the engine, which is meant to resemble the glove that Thanos wears, is an Infinity Gauntlet engine that possesses six colorful gems that (when combined) generates omnipotence and omniscience for the being. I would venture to guess that at some point in the movie, Thanos gains the six gems for mind, soul, space, power, time and reality; reaping irreversible havoc on planet Earth.

What better way is there for a vehicle that is meant to represent a character harnessing energy, than to have its own engine be that icon — I mean, its called an “Infinity Gauntlet engine” for a reason, right? The back of the card of this release seems to confirm my notion:

Thanos is one of the most feared conquerors to inhabit the universe. This multi-purpose all-wheel drive hauler wreaks havoc everywhere he goes, unleashing brute force through a generator powered by the Infinity Stones found in the truck’s bed. His helmet protects the cab from head-on collisions and the dual-bladed glaive at the sides serve as a safeguard against all his enemies. His goal to dominate all of space, time and reality comes that much closer to fruition when this beast hits the streets!

#Thanos and the rest of the Avengers: Infinity War (2018) #Character Cars are in stores now. Look for them now as this is the #First Edition or “First Appearance” of a couple castings including Thanos — whereas the others received movie makeovers, aka new colors. To  add to these #Marvel Character Cars, Hot Wheels also released an 8-car segment for this #Avengers movie which is due in stores this week featuring eight basic level cars sporting some pretty rad Avengers artwork. These look to be part of 350 count dump bins, exclusively at Walmart.

So go get your Avengers on this week with some Hot Wheels and some time at the theaters and let us know what you think of the #Thanos #Character Car below. Will you be grabbing him by the jewels, or leaving him to rot in pegwarmer limbo?

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RELEASE DETAILS: Purple/Gold/Dark Blue Cab (metal). Green Bed (plastic). Blue Tinted Windows. Gold-Chrome Bead-Lock Off-Road Wheels. Black Base (plastic). Made in Thailand. Toy# FLG53. Released in 2018 as part of the Character Cars / Marvel Avengers: Infinity War series.

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  1. The Hot Wheels character cars are hit or miss. Some are genuinely cool, others are just plain goofy.

  2. I think instead of flooding the market ( Walmart’s) with all these cars.. maybe the volume should be decreased …the demand would increase and reduce the peg warmer syndrome

    • I think its the amount of pegs that are dedicated to this line that truly angers collectors that don’t collect the character cars. I’m not sure the reasoning for this but I do speculate that the licensing and resource dollars that are put into these cars, justify its peg presence. The line has certainly picked up steam in recent years due to a new breed of collectors and timely movie drops, but to those traditional collectors, these will always be an abomination.

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