Hot Wheels designed a new series of cars based on a slew of nostalgic Hollywood movies. The Retro Entertainment Series of toys takes its inspiration from iconic vehicles from popular and classic movies and television series. All your favorites are likely to be there, from the “Back To The Future” DeLorean to the 1977 Firebird from “Smokey and The Bandit.” There are seven mixes, or waves of releases, in total with five different iconic cars in each one.
This homage to the famous Firebird from the series is presented in 1:64 scale, as are the rest of the cars. It is black with a gold Firebird emblem on the hood and sides. The interior is gold and there are gold stripes on the top. Real rubber tires with gold rims complete the package.
The Fiero from this iconic movie is one of the cars that is proving extremely hard to find. The cars have appeared on auction sites only to quickly sell out. The Ferrari from the same movie will also be available.
Another Ferrari in the Retro Entertainment series is the Ferrari 512 M used in the Miami Vice television show, which was known for featuring a number of top sports cars. A white 512 M was used in the series for a character’s undercover vehicle.
This car is one of three cars in the series from the American Graffiti movie. The other two being the ’58 Edsel and the ’32 Ford. The car is presented in the original white with red interior and is also expected to be one of the harder to find cars.
This car is actually featured three times in the new series, with each one having a different color and available in separate mixes. The Minis featured in the original movie were red, white and blue.
Each car will be featured in special packaging with logos and imagery from the movies they are from. The cars are already being hyped as collector’s items and many of them are selling quickly as they are released.