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Hot Wheels to unveil exclusive Star Wars Boba Fett prototype

Published on: 29th June 2016

The prototype will be unveiled at London’s Star Wars Celebration event in July.

starwars480Star Wars fans can see the new Hot Wheels Star Wars Prototype Armour Boba Fett Character Car, a European exclusive to London’s Star Wars Celebration event at ExCeL London Exhibition Centre, 15th-17th July.

To commemorate the early conception of one of cinema’s most popular characters, Hot Wheels has created a new look for the Boba Fett Character Car. Complete with an all-white colour palette, twin turbo engines, a rear jet pack and several of the bounty hunter’s weapons extending from the hood, this character car is a must-have for Hot Wheels and Star Wars collectors alike.

“I am a huge fan of Star Wars, so to get the opportunity to recreate classic characters as part of my job is a huge honour,” said Bryan Benedict, senior Hot Wheels designer. “I am excited to be amongst the fans and to unveil our exclusive Boba Fett car that I designed as a rat rod, because to me Boba Fett is basically a walking rat rod – with his banged up helmet and cool attitude. But this is a rat rod with super-advanced technology, and, in the case of our Celebration exclusive, he’s been given a pristine white paint scheme to match the prototype armour.”

Those visiting the Hot Wheels stand (S502) will be able to meet Bryan, who will be present on Saturday morning for a special car signing. There will also be a Hot Wheels panel at the Behind the Scenes Stage on Saturday afternoon, where Bryan will provide a preview of the upcoming autumn/winter Hot Wheels Star Wars diecast line. Bryan will also explain the design process of a Hot Wheels Character Car and poll the audience on what they would like next year’s Hot Wheels Star Wars Celebration exclusive car to be.

 

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