Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) comes out today. And while I’m not sure I can stomach another Jurassic Park/World movie of rehashed storylines playing out, what I can get behind are the brand-new dinosaur #Character Cars from Hot Wheels. They are the dinosaurs from #Jurassic World imagined as automobiles. I am still debating on getting the other four singles and I might just go ahead and get the boxed set which is cheaper, but there was one I HAD to have: #Tyrannosaurus Rex.
With the exception of Jurassic Park III (2001) where he gets nixed by the Spinosaurus in like one of the first scenes, the Jurassic Park/World movies have pretty much made the #Tyrannosaurus Rex a protagonist, saving the franticly-running-around human characters several times. He reigns supreme in the #Jurassic World so its only fitting that Hot Wheels made him into Semi Truck Cab, the king of the road. This is like the equivalent of Optimus Prime in Transformers (2007).
What you may notice first is that the Hot Wheels #Tyrannosaurus Rex casting has three wheels on each side. You may think that the middle ones are just for show, however, they are actually, real-working, spinning axles. Its not a first for Hot Wheels for have a #Casting with 3+ Axles, but its something you don’t see too often in this age of the brand. Aside from that, you may notice the texture body/cab of the casting. The brown texture gives the car a more animal presence as it certainly adds character to this #Character Car.
The Hot Wheels #Tyrannosaurus Rex is just a fan casting that any dinosaur and/or Hot Wheels loving child (or adult) should have. From the moment I opened this vehicle, I couldn’t put it down and it was great rolling it around and even recreating scenes from Jurassic Park (1993). Yes, the ’93 Ford Explorer from Jurassic Park (1993) is a Matchbox casting … Funny thing is, that is the first Matchbox I have shown here on the blog and its a victim of a Tyrannosaurus attack.
As mentioned above, the Hot Wheels Tyrannosaurus Rex is part of a 5-car mix in the #Character Cars / #Jurassic World series. Its being sold (as a single release) in stores AND online, whereas the Jurassic World boxed set containing all five vehicles, is only available online — or at least for now. If you haven’t seen this mix at retail yet, it also includes Velociraptor Blue, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Mosasaurus, all of which can be bought online still. But, as you can see, its way cheaper to get the set ($19.99 at the time of this article posting).