Like a match made in racing heaven, Hot Wheels and Nintendo are teaming up for the global release of Hot Wheels Mario Kart die-cast vehicles and tracks.
Honestly, something that probably should have already happened years ago, the collection will feature three Mario Kart game-inspired track sets and a bevy of your favorite Kart racers. At launch, Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, and Bowser will be available at 1:64 of there normal size to race around the Super Mario-themed courses. Other characters like Peach, Toad, and Koopa Troopa will be available at a later date not yet announced.
The three-track sets include Piranha Plant Slide Track Set, Thwomp Ruins Track Set, and Hot Wheels Mario Kart Circuit Track Set.
Senior Director of Global Brand Marketing at Hot Wheels, Matt Brutocao, said the team-up between the two brands is definitely something to get excited about:
“Mario Kart and Hot Wheels are two of the most iconic brands in play, each with their own storied history and devoted fan base, so the combination of the two is something very special. Our new Hot Wheels Mario Kart line creates an exciting Mario Kart play experience, complete with fun characters, authentic details and the type of out-of-this-world racing challenges that are synonymous with Hot Wheels.”
And, yes, it looks like you can buy all three tracks and assemble them together into one giant Mario Kart circuit that spans the entirety of your living room. . . for your kids. Definitely for the kids and not you, an adult man with a mortgage.
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