Mattel announces Japanese Spider-Man Hot Wheels car

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Mattel has begun taking preorders for its CSan Diego Comic-Con exclusives, and there was a rather big surprise mixed in.

While Mattel had announced some of its exclusives such as the Silver Age Batman boxed set, or the He-Man and Prince Adam 2-pack, no mention had been made of the Spider-Man Hot Wheels car. And this isn’t any old version of Spider-Man. Oh no, this is the 1978 Japanese version which is… it’s something.

Mattel will be releasing a Hot Wheels version of the Spider Machine GP-7, Spider-Man’s flying car. Yes… it flies. Why do you find this so odd?

Here is the full description and the ordering information.

In 1978 Marvel released a Japanese television show based on Marvel’s famed Spider-Man, that was geared towards the Japanese fan base. When an alien instilled motocross racer Takuya Yamashiro with amazing arachnid-like abilities, it became Takuya’s responsibility to protect the citizens of Earth from the Iron Cross Army as Spider-Man! Along with his superhuman powers, Spider-Man had an arsenal of advanced technology, including his flying sports car — the Spider Machine GP-7. Flying isn’t the vehicle’s only ability, as this cutting-edge car is equipped with machine guns and missile launchers inside its bonnet. The Spider-Machine GP-7 is stored in the Marveller spacecraft and becomes a key component in the transformation into the giant robot superweapon the Leopardon, which is used to defeat Spider-Man’s biggest, toughest enemies! Hot Wheels® authentically recreates the rare and super cool Spider Machine GP-7 in 1/64 scale, with full die-cast construction and Real Riders® wheels.

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The car will run $15 and you can preorder now. There are, however, some caveats. You must be attending San Diego Comic-Con 2019. You will need to stop by the booth and check-in to claim your order. Once you do that your order will be shipped to you beginning on Aug. 12.