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Old May 9 2014, 11:15 PM   #151
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

Now I saw a new line of Star Trek Hot Wheels offerings at the Wal Mart. On its own peg and not hidden by hundreds of other non-spaceship junk.

But guess what? They were all just cars and vans with ST actors on the sides.

Err...
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Old May 10 2014, 05:49 AM   #152
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

Mattel probably feels that it's easier to sell those as limited edition collectibles at Walmart and other retail stores than ships. And they may be right if there are more people willing to buy Star Trek-themed cars and vans...
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Old May 10 2014, 08:04 PM   #153
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But they put out Vipers in the retro Battlestar Galactica offerings of similar card sizes.

It's like they are trying to be difficult.
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Old May 10 2014, 08:39 PM   #154
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But they put out Vipers in the retro Battlestar Galactica offerings of similar card sizes.
That wasn't Mattel, that was Hasbro (through their now defunct Galoob/Micro Machine line).
It's like they are trying to be difficult.
I think it's more of a case that Mattel couldn't really get their bigger scale Trek ships back in U.S. retail stores and are now pushing a couple of them through their regular Hot Wheels line at a smaller scale. The problem with that--as some longtime Hot Wheels collectors can probably attest to--is that finding some particular vehicles there can be purely a matter of being in the right store at the right time.
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Old May 10 2014, 10:32 PM   #155
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But they put out Vipers in the retro Battlestar Galactica offerings of similar card sizes.
That wasn't Mattel, that was Hasbro (through their now defunct Galoob/Micro Machine line).
There was a Hot Wheels release of the 70s Viper and Raider last year.
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Old May 10 2014, 11:44 PM   #156
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But they put out Vipers in the retro Battlestar Galactica offerings of similar card sizes.
That wasn't Mattel, that was Hasbro (through their now defunct Galoob/Micro Machine line).
There was a Hot Wheels release of the 70s Viper and Raider last year.
Those were limited edition, that would explain their scarcity at retail stores with some not even carrying them at all.
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Old May 14 2014, 11:27 AM   #157
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Hmmm... I'm desperately hoping that Mattel has a few more Trek 'tricks' up their sleeves... [by that I mean actual Trek ship diecasts - rather than cars with 'trek' logos on them...]

I have a feeling they haven't played all their cards... yet...

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Old May 14 2014, 11:42 AM   #158
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I'm not going to hold my breath. Lack of interest in the line led them to not even re-release the "1:50" nuEnterprise last year when it would have made the most sense with STID being in theaters.
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Old May 14 2014, 01:08 PM   #159
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I'm not going to hold my breath. Lack of interest in the line led them to not even re-release the "1:50" nuEnterprise last year when it would have made the most sense with STID being in theaters.
Something that retails for $14.00 is going to have a more limited audience than something that retails for $1.50.
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Old May 14 2014, 07:42 PM   #160
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Re: 2013 Star Trek HOT WHEELS - Excelsior, Kelvin, Vengeance, BoP

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Hmmm... I'm desperately hoping that Mattel has a few more Trek 'tricks' up their sleeves... [by that I mean actual Trek ship diecasts - rather than cars with 'trek' logos on them...]

I have a feeling they haven't played all their cards... yet...

I hope so too. I get the feeling that we will have to wait for it to coincide with the release of Star Trek III (XIII) on the 50th Anniversary though.

Even though I'm collecting the higher quality Eaglemoss die-casts now, I'll still pick up that next set to complete my Hot Wheels collection.
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Old May 20 2014, 12:12 AM   #161
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Trek ship collectors need their own Elon Musk...Hey Wal Mart, this is a hostile take-over...
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