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was this announced already?

 

Led Zeppelin's upcoming entry into the Hot Wheels Pop Culture Collection is a tailor-made stocking stuffer for all your "Friends."

Five collectible die-cast vehicles inspired by the group's career are set for release this month. Each will be be themed after a specific time period. See them all below.

"Haulin' Gas" is a late-'60s tour bus in black and silver, with the iconic Hindenburg disaster from Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut painted on the side. "Super Van" is reminiscent of the old-school Hot Wheels Real Riders, with the band's name in a pink font and the smoke from Led Zeppelin II on each side. The rear is emblazoned with the LP's nickname, "The Brown Bomber," and a vanity license plate reading "LOTALUV" that nods to "Whole Lotta Love."

The third of the vehicles is "Combat Medic," a white van with the trippy artwork from Led Zeppelin III on the sides. The fourth entry is the "'67 Austin Mini Van," with Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album in mind. It's all gold with the cityscape from the record's cover on either side. The four symbols that represent each band member are affixed to the top panels.

The final entry in the series doesn't focus on the group's catalog, but rather their 1975 North American tour. The sides of the touring truck invoke the American flag, with stripes and stars in red, white and blue. The Swan Song logo is on each side of the "Hiway Hauler," with an overlay of the best-known Led Zeppelin font. The fuel tanks include an incredible detail: all the cities visited on the '75 trek.

Each of the vehicles, which are 1:64 scale models, come with a backing card that shows the corresponding album cover – save for "Hiway Hauler," which features the Swan Song image in full color. All have the four symbols in the top right and Hot Wheels Premium on the top left. The backs of the cards show the vehicles available in the series, which are sold separately by Hot Wheels' parent company Mattel and not for children under the age of three. That probably won't matter, as we envision lots of adults hoarding these wheels for themselves.

Hot Wheels has previously given a similar treatment to The Grateful Dead and The Beatles. Some of the pre-order sites are calling the Led Zeppelin series "Mix 1," which perhaps indicates that the rest of the catalog might be acknowledged down the road.



https://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-hot-wheels-car-collection/

 

 

 

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On 12/6/2019 at 1:46 PM, 76229 said:

Presumably they come with a mini plastic posable roadie? And maybe a Richard Cole doll with a bag of illicit substances.

Y'know what would be better? Little plastic Richard Cole army men. They'd be so much more fun to melt with a makeshift spray-can/lighter blowtorch.

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I always liked matchbox cars much better than hotwheels cars. The matchbox cars suspension was normal...not like the hotwheels where you would test the suspension and then that tire would stay bent. Atleast matchbox cars had a wire grade suspension that was pliable. Ofcourse this lent to the actual movement of the cars...the matchbox cars rode across a linoleum kitchen floor much better than the hotwheels cars. The matchbox cars were a better build, paint to wheels and didnt go cheap and diecast like hotwheels did. Sorry for the 10yr old flashback.

 

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Although these are really cool I must admit, I'm still a bit disappointed on how the 50th anniversary was such a let down for such a big band such as Zeppelin. King Crimson has been releasing a bunch of goodies for their 50th on youtube with a boxed set coming out. The Grateful Dead put out a really cool 50th anniversary set of the AOXOMOXOA album and they always release archival stuff. The Allman Bros. have a bunch of archival releases, the new Hendrix & Band Of Gypsys set for the 50th anniversary of those gigs!  Pink Floyd as well have been releasing archival stuff too. Jimmy Page mentioned about live stuff we haven't heard coming soon and then...nothing! I'm sure he has more shows in his personal collection. Why is it that with Zeppelin there's never anything that ever comes out other than re-re-remasters with some gold nuggets mixed in with a majority of stuff left off or edited down? All these other bands put out amazing things and the other 50th anniversary's have been exciting except for Zepp. We get sneakers, hot wheels, tapestries, and a book with photo's a majority of us have seen already. We've all heard the bootlegs, we knowwhat they sounded like live through out their career. They were hot from 69 thru 73 and 77 has some decent performances. I love Zeppelin. I'm a lifelong fan but this 50th has been a let down.   

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These honestly look like models that they couldn't sell so they just marketed them to a fanbase. The II van is pretty good, but the rest are bleh. I saw a third party on eBay selling a hearse model with the lyrics to Stairway. I thought that was way more creative.

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Give me a break with the merch...where's the music?? How the East Was Won (Japan 71), Bath 70, Montreux 70, Earl's Court Compilation, alternate tracks from MSG 73, Copenhagen 79 (board tapes might exsist) , a standalone RAH 70 audio release.  Video, audio, something, anything, for Chrissakes?!!! 

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1 hour ago, porgie66 said:

Give me a break with the merch...where's the music?? How the East Was Won (Japan 71), Bath 70, Montreux 70, Earl's Court Compilation, alternate tracks from MSG 73, Copenhagen 79 (board tapes might exsist) , a standalone RAH 70 audio release.  Video, audio, something, anything, for Chrissakes?!!! 

Could not agree more. It’s a joke

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3 hours ago, porgie66 said:

Give me a break with the merch...where's the music?? How the East Was Won (Japan 71), Bath 70, Montreux 70, Earl's Court Compilation, alternate tracks from MSG 73, Copenhagen 79 (board tapes might exsist) , a standalone RAH 70 audio release.  Video, audio, something, anything, for Chrissakes?!!! 

100%. Preach brother!!!

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