There is a new Hot Wheels #Character Car hitting the pegs. #Raven, from the Team Titans Go! series seems to be the one people are grabbing. Why? Well, I don’t know exactly why, but I can let you know why I picked her up.
Ever since the #Character Car for #Raven was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con this past July, I knew it was one I was picking up at retail. Its not because I’m a Team Titans fan or anything — in fact, I’ve never seen the show. Its because Raven reminded me of another ambitious Hot Wheels design: #Cloak and Dagger.
Ironically, #Raven is #DC Comics, and Hot Wheels currently has an agreement with Marvel to use the #Cloak and Dagger name, but thats a completely off-base so I digress…
#Raven is much more than a Hot Wheels car with a #Pop-Off Body. At first, I think it was that art deco styling that really caught my eye. After that I noticed that between the free-flowing style of the body (and the fact that its removable), meaning that it is meant to represent the cloak the character Raven wears. Even the red & yellow “clasp” that holds her cloak together is seen on the body of this casting.
Underneath the body/cloak I would be remiss if I didn’t address the pink horse in the interior. Initially, my thought was, “why the heck is there a my little pony in the interior?” BUT, knowing that the Hot Wheels designers designing these #Character Cars have been super creative in finding ways to bring the character’s personality into the castings; I decided to look it up. According to the Team Titans Go Wiki!, that is not a pink horse, but rather a “Pretty Pretty Pegasus” by the name of “Sparkleface”. Yeah, way beyond my level of expertise here.
Anyways — to paraphrase as best I can — “Pretty Pretty Pegasus” is a fictional show that the Team Titans characters watch. #Raven is a huge fan of the show and she is seen playing with the toys, including figurines of the show’s two main Pegasus characters: Butterbean and Sparkleface. NOTE: The pink one is Sparkleface, and she can be seen in the casting’s interior.
Given that Hot Wheels #Character Cars retail at that higher price-point of around $4 (in the U.S.), the castings can have special added details like a “Sparkleface” figurine in the interior, as each casting typically has anywhere from 4 to 8 parts (excluding wheels/axles).
This Hot Wheels #Raven is such a fun casting — so much so, that I am glad I could share it with you guys. Is it for everyone? Certainly not, but you have to admit you are sometimes intrigued by cars with #Pop-Off Bodies. This car is definitely unique and its one that I feel like I have actually gotten to know the character behind it without ever watching the Team Titans Go! show.
…and thats what the Hot Wheels #Character Cars are all about: personality on wheels. Hmmm, sounds a lot like the fundamentals of the Hot Wheels brand. Go figure. 😉
Raven voice is played by the one and only Tara Strong, she her self has a huge following and has such talent that she can voice males and females without anyone knowing it’s her, think of any cartoon lately or within the past 10-15 years and she most likely was in it, as a LEAD.
Wow, thanks for that info. I have never heard of her.