Hot Wheels Launching Line of Star Wars Characters as Cars—Predictably, They’re Awesome

If Chewie were a Unimog: The Hot Wheels Star Wars cars

The new Hot Wheels Star Wars lineup hits store shelves in October. The cars themselves make their debut at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Hot Wheels booth. Here’s what your favorite characters look like when they’re prepped for orange track.


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Chewbacca: Han Solo’s trusted Wookiee companion really would make a hell of a workhorse. Hot Wheels reimagines him as a big, brawny, Unimog-style flatbed. Which, incidentally, is carrying the Falcon.


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R2-D2: R2-D2 goes all American Graffiti in Hot Wheels form. He’s not a bad choice for a hot rod, really. R2′s always the one called upon to fix things, so he’d essentially be a maintenance-free Astromech T-bucket.

Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)

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Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot): Expect multiple variations for Luke since he sported many different looks throughout the original trilogy. Modeling a sports car after his flight suit and helmet is a good start. Giant intercooler makes a statement, but remember: Don’t get cocky, Kid.


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Yoda: Imagine an original Fiat 500 Abarth, only blown and modeled after a frail-looking little green alien who’s not nearly as helpless as he looks, and you’ve got the new Yoda car.

Darth Vader

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Darth Vader: He’s sleek. He’s black. He’s menacing. He’s Darth Vader. Duh.

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501st Clone Trooper

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501st Clone Trooper: The 501st Legion is the biggest, most organized group of Star Wars cosplayers in the . . . well, in the galaxy, probably. They’ve gotten love in the past (nods in the Clone Wars cartoon, a Hasbro action figure, etc.), and Hot Wheels pays tribute again here with this SUV modeled after a Clone Trooper.

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