Teased last year at San Diego Comic Con, the Hot Wheels #Replica Entertainment / #Marvel mix finally hit stores one year later and collectors have been digging this quirky series based off of vehicles from various Marvel comics. The series featured three modified “new tools”, one casting making its retail debut, and one pegwarmer (not shown, still on pegs). The #Punisher Van we took a look at last Friday is very detailed and like today’s showcase, is based off of a classic Hot Wheels casting. Yes, oh yes, the #Deadpool Chimichanga Truck is finally here, and under the studio lights, its looking pretty epic.
You can just tell by looking at it, that Hot Wheels Graphic Designer, Steve Vandervate had a blast designing this one and all of its quirky text graphics littering the exterior of the casting. With Deadpool 2 (2018) having come out this summer, you see the nod to that on the trucks banner, where an apostrophe is added to make it look like it says, “DEADPOOL’S” with a backwards “S”. Written along the sides is, “FREAKIN’ GOOD CHIMIS!” with the “F” being the score from the sanitation department. The back states, “EAT IT N’ GET BENT”. Also, written on the sides are some shout-outs to some Mattel personnel. You can just tell there is some deeper meaning behind, “CHIMILIU CAN’T COOK”, “NUNYA BIZNIZ”, and “ASK 4 KAT, I DARE YA”. Best part of all? Well, that would have to be Deadpool serving up the chimichangas himself as he is standing in the order window.
You can attribute the casting modifications that make the #Deadpool Chimichanga Truck a unique casting to Hot Wheels Designer, Mark Jones. Yes, Mark’s name is all over the new castings in the Hot Wheels premium lines as of late including this bad boy. Mark took the original #Ice Cream Truck — a Larry Wood casting that dates back to 1984 — and transformed the Good Humor Man who was originally molded into the casting’s interior, into a not-so-eager-to-take-your-order #Deadpool.
The #Deadpool Chimichanga Truck is actually the third #Deadpool-related vehicle Hot Wheels has made. Both the #Character Car and the #SDCC Exclusive “Deadbuggy” variant of the #Spider-Mobile came out last year, whereas the Chimi Truck is a #2018 Hot Wheels release. This #Replica Entertainment release sports a 14+ age requirement, just like the Punisher Van.
Will we see the Deadpool Chimichanga Truck again? I actually kind of hope so. I think a red or gray version would be suitable. I mean, how many times have we seen the Milano in #Replica Entertainment? Collectors seem to be responding favorable to it as well. I definitely thought the top 3 in the mix would be the #Punisher Van, Ghost Rider Charger and #Spider-Mobile (in that order). However, when these first started to hit stores in late June / early July, the car that was being hoarded — the #Deadpool Chimichanga Truck!
So you want to see this again with a revamped look? You think #Marvel will go for a red version? Buy these off the pegs (in stores now), and send Hot Wheels Marketing a message. Comment “Chimiliu” below, and lets make it happen!