7/4/2018 — The 4th of July fireworks started early for Hot Wheels fans as the folks over at Collectors Events Unlimited unveiled the first souvenir car for this year’s convention in Los Angeles. Starting October 3rd, convention goers at the 32nd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention will be able to purchase (an assumed limit of) three per paid ticket — 6,000 of these were produced and ticket sales were capped at 1,700.
Its no doubt that this #’65 Mercury Comet Cyclone “Peppermint Twist” Gasser will be a hit with collectors at the convention as each of the previous convention exclusive gassers have. To add fuel to the collector “gotta-have-it” fire, this “Peppermint Twist” Gasser will draw comparisons to the famed Candy Striper Gasser for its Spectraflame Pink body and its subject matter. In addition to that, it shares the same “raised graphic on roof” process that was used on the Copperhead Gasser from April’s Dallas Nationals Convention. The concepts behind the Candy Striper and Copperhead Gassers — in addition to this Peppermint Twist one — were created by Hot Wheels Graphic Designer, Steve “Van” Vandervate. He will more-than-likely be signing autographs at the convention so if you are lucky enough to be going, let him know how much you like the new “Peppermint Gasser”.