If you’ve been reading the segments I’ve been doing on the #2018 Hot Wheels #Replica Entertainment / #Marvel series, you’ll know that I fancy these four models from the mix — Milano, not so much. With full showcase articles on the Deadpool Chimichanga Truck and Punisher Van, its time to turn our heads to the #Spider-Mobile.
The #Spider-Mobile makes its retail debut as its only been released as a San Diego Comic Con #(SDCC) Exclusive before. Said Spider-Mobile and its “Deadbuggy” Deadpool variant were only available at the 2017 show. The #Replica Entertainment release is so close to that SDCC Spider-Mobile, it may fool an untrained eye. The repeated design was not done so Mattel could save a few bucks on different graphics, rather it was done because there isn’t much wiggle room (in terms of design) since this is a licensed casting/design. There are some differences though…
First off, walking up to these two, you’ll most likely notice the difference in the wheels. The SDCC release (below, left) has a little more shine to it given the #Real Riders Moon Disc Wheels are a red-chrome color, versus the #Replica Entertainment release (below, right) which has the same rims, but in red, not red-chrome.
To spot the other differences, one must turn the #Spider-Mobile around to either the front or the back. From the front you can see (in the photos below), that the 2017 SDCC release has a tinge more detail to it. The front brush bar is colored silver, the headlights are yellow, and the plastic windshield piece has light blue side mirrors. A quick turn to the back won’t reveal much other that the red headlights (over red body) on the SDCC release.
As far as the #Replica Entertainment release is concerned, its great to be able to pick this casting up at retail for $5.49, which pales comparison to the $20+ the SDCC releases were commanding after last year’s comic con.
So while this isn’t a completely new design (or casting), it is definitely well worth the #Replica Entertainment price — even if you already have the SDCC releases like me. The disappointing part? Well, that would probably have to be that there isn’t much more that can be done with this casting. Look for the #Spider-Mobile now as it will be at retail wherever Replica Entertainment cars are sold.