Toys - Mattel Christmas 2022: The Hot Wheels Range

By Mulder, 18 november 2022

This year, the Mattel group is rolling out the red carpet for its Christmas Festival. Its emblematic brands, unavoidable and always more surprising, will amaze children and adults at the foot of the Christmas tree. Iconic Barbie® and Fisher-Price® toys are invited to the festivities, as well as the four-wheelers and the spectacular Hot Wheels®, Matchbox® and Cars® racing circuits, and the indisputable UNOTM, ScrabbleTM and PictionnaryTM board games for intergenerational recreation; children's favorite worlds such as Sam the Fireman, The Patrol, Thomas and his friends, Polly Pocket or Harry Potter, but also brands aimed at Kidults with Mega Pokémon construction games and figurines from Masters of the Universe®, Jurassic World or Buzz Lightyear...

An event not to be missed, bringing together toy brands that have crossed generations: over 90 years for Fisher-Price®, over 60 years for Barbie® and over 50 years for Hot Wheels®. These are brands that have captured the hearts of families and that today maintain a strong attachment with their consumers. Much more than toys, they are now part of the culture and daily life of the French. Television, VOD platforms, derivative products, mobile games, digital content and soon the cinema with the long-awaited Barbie movie... Mattel continues its revolution and is now a powerful player in the entertainment industry.

For more than 50 years, Hot Wheels® has been inspiring younger generations to challenge the limits of their imagination! The brand with glowing flames continues to update its product line to better meet the expectations of its consumers, while remaining true to its DNA: small cars and tracks with an ultra-modern design to fill up with adrenaline. Today, the iconic Hot Wheels® speed series is the best-selling toy in the world, with 16.5 cars sold every second!

Over the years, the Hot Wheels® brand has become an automotive legend and continues to inspire children, die-hard fans, nostalgic fans and collectors alike. It continues to expand into new segments, partnering with key players in the gaming industry with Hot Wheels® Unleashed, in mobile gaming with Hot Wheels® Infinite Loop! and offering a wide range of digital content, notably on You Tube. Hot Wheels® also collaborates with the biggest pop culture franchises such as Fast & Furious, Star Wars, Batman and Mario Kart, to name but a few, which allow it to offer an ever more extraordinary gaming experience for the whole family. So for Christmas, buckle up! Young and old adrenaline junkies alike will be able to surpass themselves and take on new challenges thanks to the cars and tracks in the Hot Wheels® collections

The super dino robot garage : beware of strong sensations 

With this DINO Garage, kids will be able to take on the ultimate challenge and reach one of the highest peaks of the Hot Wheels® circuits! With its 100 parking spaces, its 90 cm height, its tower and its different play areas, it promises long hours of fun to the little pilots in the making! All that's left to do is rev up the engine and launch your cars from the top of the parking lot to race down the track and do amazing mega jumps... But watch out for the robot T-Rex, he's hungry and has only one thing on his mind: munching on Hot Wheels® cars! The best part? This garage includes several connection points to assemble other Hot Wheels® sets (sold separately) to create your own Hot Wheels® City universe. The perfect Christmas gift for any thrill-seeker! Includes 2 Hot Wheels® vehicles in 1/64 scale.

Shark Attack set - be careful not to get eaten!

In this Hot Wheels® City parking lot, you'll have to speed up to avoid being eaten by the ferocious car-eating shark! This set includes three activation points that randomly trigger the shark's attacks as it pops up on the track to devour the cars. To escape the shark and cross the finish line, children will have to lock it in its cage, freeing the trapped cars at the same time.

Welcome to the infernal spiral

The Hot Wheels® Spirale Infernale set from the Track Builder Unlimited line is a thrill to play with: children can challenge each other in a captivating car race whose goal is to hit the target at the end of the track! The key to success is to get as much speed as possible and complete the 3 large loops without going off course! For more challenge, the circuit is modular and children can reach the target by throwing their cars through the spiral.

Cyclone crash: a whirlwind of adrenaline

The Hot Wheels® Cyclone Crash Set offers a concentrated thrill thanks to its 70 cm high track, its three pile-up zones and its motorized propeller to keep the vehicles in motion. The objective is to roll the included Hot Wheels® vehicle to the thruster and then watch it spiral down the track continuously. Up to 6 cars can be stored on the battery compartment and thruster. Add as many cars as you can to the track for more challenge!

The hot wheels® scooter and its helmet for little riders who love thrills

Decorated with Hot Wheels® colors, this 2 wheels scooter will please all thrill seekers. Lightweight, durable, easy to handle and equipped with a deck and non-slip handles, it offers a comfortable and controlled ride. And thanks to its folding system, it can be stored and transported easily, with a minimum of space! Don't forget the helmet to learn how to ride safely in the city or in the countryside.

Ready for the adventure with the rainbow road mario kart

Hot Wheels® and Mario Kart bring to life one of the most iconic tracks in video games: the Rainbow Road! The track is up to 8 feet long and features five-lane straight and curved elements, some of which are translucent and rainbow-colored. Five 1/64 scale Mario Karts can race at the same time and the electronic starting grid ensures a fair start. This set comes with two vehicles: an exclusive King Boo kart and a Mario kart. Lights and sounds announce the winner at the finish line. A great gift idea for kids and all Mario Kart fans!

The volcano crashing t-rex will not be the only enemy!

The Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Volcano Crash set is a must-have for Monster Trucks fans! Combining classic and fantasy elements, this arena features a large volcano, a T-Rex enemy, two huge loops, launchers, and several crash and stunt zones. While avoiding the lava flow, kids must defeat the angry T-Rex that emerges from the volcano in an awesome mix of sounds and lights. The set also includes a Hot Wheels® Race Ace Monster Truck and a 1/64 scale Hot Wheels® car.

The unstoppable Tiger Shark, the off-road radio controlled vehicle

With the unstoppable Tiger Shark radio control vehicle from Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks, fans of extreme sensations will be able to drive anywhere and overcome any obstacle! Thanks to Hot Wheels® exclusive Terrain Stomp Technology, this vehicle can tackle any terrain like a predator, over rocks, grass and more! This 1/15 scale radio controlled vehicle, rechargeable by USB cable, has a 25 minutes autonomy and a range of about 30 meters.

Rhinomite rc an animal in the wild

This radio-controlled Rhinomite car has more than one asset under the hood. Nervous and fast, it easily reaches 15km/h. No obstacle is impassable with its all-terrain wheels! In addition to its horns on the hood, it emits light effects. Practical, the rechargeable battery and the included batteries offer hours of play from Christmas morning!

This year end "Cars on the Road", the new Disney/Pixar animated series featuring the adventures of the famous Flash McQueen and his friends, arrives on Disney+ . Flash, accompanied by his best friend Martin, leaves Radiator Springs for a road trip across the USA to find the sister of the friendly tow truck. On this occasion, little fans of the cartoon and their nostalgic parents will love playing for hours to recreate the mythical scenes of the series or the road trip of their favorite heroes and will be able to create their own adventures as a family! A selection of connectable circuits full of adrenaline for a Christmas without false starts.

Boxed set visit to radiator springs

Rediscover the town of Radiator Springs and get ready for the big adventure! In Luigi's Tire Shop, spin the rig with Guido's help for a complete overhaul. Stop by Ramone's shop to give your body a unique look! Fuel up at Flo's Café V8, wait for the green light and launch your vehicles on the track! Easily rearrange the tracks to give Radiator Springs many different looks.

The underwater car wash

After long hours on the road, head to the underwater car wash directly inspired by the new Disney+ Cars on The Road series! A sliding cart allows you to guide Flash McQueen in the station and a simple button releases the hot water cascade to make him change color as if by magic! For even more fun, Flash can be tossed around in the foam rollers to dry out quickly and then be returned to his original color by dipping him in a tub of very cold water! Includes 1 Color Changers vehicle.

Looping show set

This colorful circus-themed play set, inspired by the new Disney+ Cars on the Road series, includes a looping car with launcher, a brand-new character in the Cars universe - Ivy - and lots of accessories for incredible performances! To add to the challenge, kids can drive Ivy through the ring at full speed, jump over other vehicles and land on the bouncing target!

The Matchbox universe is an invitation for children to explore the world in miniature. With realistic and authentic collections of cars and playsets, each child can become the pilot of his own adventures! Through a limitless play experience, the brand creates a sense of independence for all generations, which many adults have experienced when driving their first car.

Volcano matchbox: beware of erupting volcano!

Help us! The Matchbox research center is threatened by an erupting volcano: only the young heroes can save it! This Volcano Action Drivers Track set from Matchbox features a volcanic eruption scene with sounds, lights and volcanic rock projection. Features activated by the cars and children add realism and stimulate the imagination.

(source : press kit)