2/24/2020 — 2020 Toy Fair is currently underway in New York. The 4-day show (Feb. 22-25) started on Saturday and Hot Wheels picked up the “Toy of the Year” award in the Vehicle Category for their Hot Wheels Mario Kart vehicles coming out of the gate. In addition to Hot Wheels picking up the award, the brand unveiled new details surrounding its #Hot Wheels iD line. There were also announcements that dealt with Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck and a new line for Netflix’s #Fast & Furious Spy Racers. If you missed it, OTD has you covered. Catch up with the details below.
Hot Wheels iD
Tech blog, Engadget is reporting that #Hot Wheels iD is becoming more affordable with a new $120 smart track and that the standard iD cars will be $5. The core smart track appears to be a tad smaller than the $180 Smart track in 2019, but it’s a mild concession given the price difference. iD cars themselves will apparently by $5 now which is down $2 from their 2019 price-point of $7 each. That is great news for the collectors! No word yet on what has been done to the cars and/or packaging to allow for the price drop.
In 2020, #Hot Wheels iD looks to expand. 100+ cars will be offered compared to the 51 that were released in the line’s inaugural year. More track/play sets will be retro-fitted with the technology and promises of new product were made for diecast racing fans. Perhaps the biggest announcement though was that the Tesla Cybertruck will be joining the iD line in 2020 per Engadget.
The most viral car unveiling of last year was of Tesla’s Cybertruck. This was mostly caused by the popularity of the truck’s polarizing design. Mattel is certainly looking the replicate the excitement of the Cybertruck through Hot Wheels as we already know that the truck will appear in the #Hot Wheels iD line, and as 1:10 and 1:64 scale RC cars — and you have to imagine that a mainline and/or premium release can’t be too far off.
The pre-order for the $400 1:10 Cybertruck RC vehicle has already concluded as it now reads “sold out” in the HotWheelsCollectors.com shop. The 1:64 scale RC car though is still for sale at the drastically smaller price-point of $20. Get yours today before that one is gone too.
Fast & Furious Spy Racers
Hot Wheels & Universal clearly have big ideas when it comes to product surrounding the #Fast & Furious franchise. We already know of several sets of Fast & Furious vehicles coming out in Hot Wheels premium, in addition to the new 2020 basic-level 5-pack and the #Walmart Exclusive 5-Car Themed Entertainment Assortment. Netflix’s Fast & Furious Spy Racers is a brand new animated series meant to appeal to the youth of today and Hot Wheels wants a part of that too. We just took a look at the first car from that series — the Ion Motors Thresher — the other day, and that will be joined by the Astana Hotto in the HW Screen Time mainline segment later in the year.
The announcement comes in the form of Spy Racers getting its own line under the Hot Wheels brand. In addition to the basic cars, we will see Spy Racers with moving parts ($1.50), the Drag Race Eliminator Track Set ($19.99), and the Spy Command Hauler with built-in spy lair ($24.99), all available this fall according to autoblog.com.