Hot Wheels 2017 Daredevils Basic Cars
Item No.: Asst. c4982 No. dvb17 Manufacturer:Mattel Includes:n/a Action Feature:Rolling wheels, bread goes up and down with lever Retail:$1.00 Availability: ca. May 2017 Other: Second release, red
Sometimes I go out late at night for kicks, and seeing a goofy toy like Roller Toaster around midnight means I want to buy it. If I'm buying groceries anyway, I'll buy your goofy toaster car. It's a dollar. Of course I'll buy it.
This one has two dials where the headlights are that look a lot like the various switches which controlled how dark my toast got. A big lever on the back raises and lowers bread into the car, but it doesn't lock down - it pops back up. It's a neat idea and a fun little gimmick, although I assume people wanting Serious Cars will be less amused by such a thing, with a power plug wrapped around the bottom of the vehicle. And painted, I should add. The opposing side has painted flames.
A blue version with the same graphics is also available, featuring the "24 hrs," "Roller Toaster," and "11" graphics. I assume that they mean this is a food truck, but it's a little too gimmicky to seem like a service vehicle. The graphics are crisp and look sort of like vintage comic book art with metallic blue to really make things snazzy. The yellow wheels are sharp, and I dig the clear blue windows even though I can't say that they make a lot of sense here.
It's goofy and fun - I like themed cars that make zero sense, and this may be king so far this year. I suspect future releases will have burnt toast or a silver chassis, but since I don't feel like waiting I bought this one. It's good fun as a desk toy, with an almost imperceptible "Legends of Speed" written above the side windows. Nice job, Mattel.
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