hot wheels

The famous toy cars that have been around for fifty years are coming to Rocket League next week. On Sept. 24, three Hot Wheels cars will be available as DLC; the $5.99 pack gives players the cars as well as a few toppers (a spider, gorilla, and a snake). Free DLC which includes a Hot Wheels-themed arena is also being released as well to celebrate the toy line’s 50th anniversary.

The DLC also ties into the physical versions of the cars. In October, Mattel will be releasing its Rocket League 5-pack which will include a code. The code can be used to unlock another DLC item called Hot Hot Wheels. Also included with the free DLC is customization items centered around the 50th anniversary. A trailer was also released for the Triple Threat DLC Pack and can be viewed below.

The DLC pack is not being restricted to one console, it will be available on all platforms when it is released next week.  Though Rocket League was first released in 2015, Hot Wheels as mentioned earlier have been around for 50 years. In 1968 Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler released the “Original Sweet 16” set of cars with the Camaro being the first one. The other 15 cars were ones deemed iconic of that era and included the T-Bird, Corvette, Mustang, and of course, others.

But the most expensive Hot Wheels car (The Volkwagon Beach Bomb) never made it into production due to its design. As of today it is now worth $150,000 and is owned by a Hot Wheels collector named Bruce Pascal. As decades changed, the company released its first track in 1970. In 1991 the toy line created its 1 billionth car and celebrated it in a life-sized way.

Inside one of its Billionth Car Collections was a coupon. If found it could be redeemed for either a real Corvette or $35,000, though either was never claimed. What is the biggest contest you were part of and/or won? Comment below!

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Nick Battaglia
As a gamer with one arm, Nick strives to inform and showcase what it is like to play games from his point-of-view.  While his love for RPG's, fighters, and everything Nintendo is strong, the only thing stronger is his want to become the live-action version of Mega Man. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @MercWithOneArm.

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