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Life-sized Hotwheels Darth Vader car hits Comic Con

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The full-scale Vader HotWheels car uses a Corvette chassis and is reportedly capable of 80 mph (Photo: Mattel)
The full-scale Vader HotWheels car uses a Corvette chassis and is reportedly capable of 80 mph (Photo: Mattel)
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The Darth Vader HotWheel comes in its own limited edition packaging and lightsaber display (Photo: Mattel)
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The Darth Vader HotWheel comes in its own limited edition packaging and lightsaber display (Photo: Mattel)
The full-scale Vader HotWheels car uses a Corvette chassis and is reportedly capable of 80 mph (Photo: Mattel)
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The full-scale Vader HotWheels car uses a Corvette chassis and is reportedly capable of 80 mph (Photo: Mattel)
A limited edition Darth Vader HotWheel will go on sale this week at Comic Con in San Diego (Photo: Mattel)
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A limited edition Darth Vader HotWheel will go on sale this week at Comic Con in San Diego (Photo: Mattel)
Vader's full sized ride features Lightsaber side pipes (Photo: Mattel)
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Vader's full sized ride features Lightsaber side pipes (Photo: Mattel)
The scaled down Ultimate Collector's Series Batman Tumbler features a staggering 1,869 pieces and measures out at 15 by 9 inches (Photo: Lego)
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The scaled down Ultimate Collector's Series Batman Tumbler features a staggering 1,869 pieces and measures out at 15 by 9 inches (Photo: Lego)
Sporting near 2,000 pieces the Tumbler looks to be extensively detailed in finished form (Photo: Lego)
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Sporting near 2,000 pieces the Tumbler looks to be extensively detailed in finished form (Photo: Lego)
Like the exterior, the cockpit of the Lego Tumbler is intricately detailed (Photo: Lego)
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Like the exterior, the cockpit of the Lego Tumbler is intricately detailed (Photo: Lego)
Miniature Batman and Heath Ledger Joker are to be included with the large scale Tumbler model (Photo: Lego)
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Miniature Batman and Heath Ledger Joker are to be included with the large scale Tumbler model (Photo: Lego)
The scaled down Ultimate Collector's Series Batman Tumbler features a staggering 1,869 pieces and measures out at 15 by 9 inches (Photo: Lego)
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The scaled down Ultimate Collector's Series Batman Tumbler features a staggering 1,869 pieces and measures out at 15 by 9 inches (Photo: Lego)
The Collector’s Series Tumbler will go on sale this November, retailing for US$200 (Photo: Lego)
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The Collector’s Series Tumbler will go on sale this November, retailing for US$200 (Photo: Lego)
While HotWheels revealed miniature and full-scale versions of Darth Vader's personal ride, Lego unveiled its own scaled down version of the Dark Knight's Tumbler
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While HotWheels revealed miniature and full-scale versions of Darth Vader's personal ride, Lego unveiled its own scaled down version of the Dark Knight's Tumbler
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Darth Vader might traverse distant galaxies in a Tie Fighter, but what about when he’s in California? Mattel’s answer: a Corvette-based car Darth Vader car. Appearing at Comic Con this week, the one-off is part of a release event for a new line of Star Wars-inspired Hot Wheels cars.

The full-scale Vader mobile was painstakingly designed to imitate the 1:64 scale HotWheels version in every way ... and like the Death Star, Mattel says it will be fully-operational.

Using a C5 Corvette chassis as the working platform, the car is reportedly capable of doing 80 mph (129 km/h). The one-off also features Lightsaber side pipes to go with the cockpit and grill designed to resemble Vader’s mask. To complete the car’s transition to the dark side, the creators incorporated Lord Vader’s signature breathing into the car.

The Darth Vader HotWheel comes in its own limited edition packaging and lightsaber display (Photo: Mattel)
The Darth Vader HotWheel comes in its own limited edition packaging and lightsaber display (Photo: Mattel)

The full-sized Vader-mobile will be on display at Comic Con in San Diego this week while the diminutive HotWheels versions will be on sale at the Mattel booth for US$40.

New video showing Lord Vader's car in action is now available for viewing

Source: Mattel via Road & Track

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BigGoofyGuy
I think that is really cool. One can - IMO - see traces of one of the batmobiles in it. I think it is neat that they used a Corvette to base it on.
The Skud
Love it! Now all I would want is a 'Death Star' shaped garage to keep it in ...