This year marks the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary. Lionel, a maker of O scale toy trains, releases a special boxcar to commemorate the occasion. It comes in dark blue and puke green and retails for $84.99.
I don’t know why Mattel, the maker of Hot Wheels, signed off on this. If a collector has an extra $84.99 to spend, don’t they want them to spend it on Mattel merchandise?
I would think so.
Mattel is pumping out a lot of Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary merchandise. Some of it has already found its way into my home. I like the official logo.
I’m sure a lot more of the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary merchandise will find its way into my home before the year is through. I won’t be buying any Lionel train cars, though. When it comes to Hot Wheels collectibles, I’d rather the collectibles be Hot Wheels. Plus, it doesn’t help that the boxcar comes in a shade of green that looks nauseating.