Monday, February 25, 2013

Phantom Cruiser!

Here's a nifty toy. Hot Wheels has apparently come out with a Popular Culture line of cars featuring a gaggle of the King Features characters, the Phantom not least among them. Here's a glimpse.

They look pretty cool actually. I love this kind of kitchsy crossover. But I have to say that I pretty sure they picked the wrong car for the Ghost Who Walks. Instead of the 1965 Volkswagen Fastback... for sure should've been a Roll Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

Can't you just see Devil's head hanging over the passenger side in the breeze as Kit Walker rolls down the expressway behind the wheel of this purple beauty.

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  1. I think it was a case of what existing car molds were available, then matching them up to the characters.
    (After all, wouldn't a Jaguar suit Felix better than a bus?)
    Has Hot Wheels done a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead?

    1. Doubtless. I see little forethought in this promotion, save for the desire to cash in on the King Feature license and fanboys like us who might be tempted by the characters we love.
      Beetle Bailey needed to be a jeep, Popeye needed one of those amphibious cars, and Flash needed a salt flats rocket car!

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