A couple weeks ago I posted about the 2012 Target Halloween Hot Wheels 5-pack. This is usually one of my favorite seasonal purchases every year. So why did I post it a couple weeks ago instead of waiting for October? The short version: the pack is horrible and barely Halloween related.
Luckily, a series of five carded Halloween Hot Wheels exclusives are being offered by Krogers's/Fry's this year. Good pal of the blog, Shawn from Branded in the 80s, picked up four out of the five for me. And I'm ok not having them all because that last one isn't one I really wanted.
Let's have a look at how you do Halloween Hot Wheels right!
Look at that gorgeous card artwork! It's a far cry from the Target box, it screams Halloween. This is the first of the pop culutre vehicles to get a Halloween makeover. Although I have to say, this Batmobile looks like Batgirl snuck it out of the Batcave and had it repainted to match her '66 costume color scheme. It has the Hot Wheels pumpkin logo on the trunk. It's going to keep on speeding down the road over to Brian at Cool and Collected who "doesn't collect Hot Wheels", but has a growing Batmobile collection.
Next up is the Ecto-1. I really like the black body with green windows, maybe the inside is full of slime? How can you not love that giant Slimer on the hood?
If AEIOU and Sometimes Why had an unofficial Hot Wheels mascot, it would be Fangula. I love this ride and have blogged before on its Halloween deco incarnation and how it even looks sinister when it's not Halloween'd out. Totally diggin the translucent purple roof.
The Hyper Mite is a little bit of a misfire. You can see what they were going for but the shape of the car breaks up the jack o'lantern face a little too much for me. It's even hard to tell looking at it straight on because of that large black area in the front. Have to give them points though for using black, orange, green and purple!
For the curious, the fifth exclusive is the motorcycle, W-Oozie. It was also done up for the 2006 Highway Horror series.
While not a Halloween exclusive, Hot Wheels also released another ghost bustin ride...
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