Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Hybrid View

  1. #1

    Possible new "micros" coming?

    Given the content of this article and the variations of the Enterprise and Vengeance that the Hot Wheels line has produced recently (like them or not), is there a possibility that we may be seeing some Hot Wheels-sized ships coming out in the future?

    Might be a semi-satisfying stand-in for the Titanium line (my hands-down fave)

    Ross
    Great Traders - cloneemperor, Val Da Car, Kidhuman
    Sorely Missed - R2Dee2 & Vulcantouch

  2. #2
    Ok, so it didn't take much digging, but I may have answered my own question. And if this is indeed the answer, it's most disappointing.

    2 more Hot Wheels cars revealed

    Ross
    Great Traders - cloneemperor, Val Da Car, Kidhuman
    Sorely Missed - R2Dee2 & Vulcantouch

  3. #3
    Hey Ross, long time no see! Yeah, sorry about the bad news on that, it's basically a new take on the Disney parks cars that look like characters. Hasbro still as a death-grip on the mini-vehicles license, one which needs to be freed and given to someone who can actually deliver.

    There's also a picture of Vader-car out there, same idea.

    And then Disney Parks also has Cars characters as Star Wars characters! So now we have 3 different die-cast Hot Wheels-style lines and still ZERO Micro Machines/Titanium Series for Star Wars.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  4. #4
    *blech*

    That just sickens me. You're right about Hasbro needing to relinquish the license for the smaller vehicles. While the Hot Wheels versions of the Trek ships weren't terrible (actually pretty good after some modifications), they were at least something.

    Well, here's to hoping!

    Ross
    Great Traders - cloneemperor, Val Da Car, Kidhuman
    Sorely Missed - R2Dee2 & Vulcantouch

  5. #5
    Mattel even released a New Coke Trek Enterprise in their regular $1 Hot Wheels line, and still Hasbro says this market still isn't possible. It's possible, just not with Hasbro's overhead or leadership. I know the actual team would like to do another line, but they can't make the budget work long enough to find the market.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  6. #6
    Are you referring to the recent-ish Abrams Enterprise release in the Hot Wheels line? If so, that one was actually "released" 3 times. First with a "regular" version, which was pretty difficult to find (unless you shop Dollar General/Family Dollar for such things). Then there was the later release of the "battle damaged" version, which was much easier to come across. Finally, there was the "deluxe movie" version, which was just the first version with slightly better packaging and a paint job that I outstripped easily. Pics below:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2802.jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	25.7 KB 
ID:	28338Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hot Wheels Imagination Star Trek USS Enterprise battle damaged photo.JPG 
Views:	24 
Size:	19.6 KB 
ID:	28339Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Star Trek USS Enterprise packaging.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	96.3 KB 
ID:	28340

    This year, Mattel released the Vengeance in the same $1 line and it is hands-down the star of the Trek/Hot Wheels/$1 line.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Star Trek Hot Wheels USS Vengeance small 2.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	81.0 KB 
ID:	28341

    In the end, they're decent...not great, but not terrible. If you have a Dremel, some paint and some patience, they can be downright nice.

    Either way, even if you take out the rabid Hot Wheels "enthusiasts", there appears to be a good-sized market for 2-3" space ships. For Hasbro to even hint that "there isn't a market" is laughable. (or soul-crushing, whichever you prefer )

    Ross
    Great Traders - cloneemperor, Val Da Car, Kidhuman
    Sorely Missed - R2Dee2 & Vulcantouch

  7. #7
    The best thing about the $1 Enterprise is that it is almost to scale with the USS Vengence that came out in the bigger format (or specially packaged with the blu-ray at Wal Marts). Still wished that I ordered that entire wave...

  8. #8
    Hey Guys,

    I hope everyone is doing well. I have not been around - well outside of the odd lurking - for a few years and really miss collecting the old AF stuff. I've had a look here and there on SSG and E-Bay but I'm a little confused as to franchises.

    As far as I remember AF evolved into Titanium, right, when Hasbro took over from Galoob? So what is the current name for the range? I'm after BSG as well as SW. I never got the LAATs and Slave II AFs and before I start the search, I wanted to know what to look for. I also know that some were pencilled in for production but never made it, so I don't want to go on a wild goose chase.

    I miss the old days! It's nice to see names like Rjarvis and jeditricks are still around

    jeddah
    eVerlasTing

  9. #9
    Long time no see, Jeddah, glad to see you again too.

    Action Fleet indeed evolved into Titanium Series Ultra 6" Vehicles with a few releases before halting. They did make a 2004 Battlestar Galactica Galactica and the Republic Gunship (LAAT), as well as the X-wing, Slave I, ARC-170, Vader's TIE Fighter, regular TIE Fighter, Snowspeeder, AT-AT, Millennium Falcon, Droid Tri-Fighter (misnamed on the package "Federation Droid Fighter") and Ep 3 Jedi Starfighter.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  10. #10
    Thanks JT!

    That's great info, and narrows it down a bit; I thought I was going to have a massive list of things to catch up on. I'd seen the DC BSG stuff but was more into AF scale so I'm glad they did a BSG. I'm guessing I'll need a mortgage to afford one on ebay though

    Hope you are well

    jeddah
    eVerlasTing

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO