With Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 right around the corner we're finally getting our first look at some of the exclusive collectibles that will be available at the convention. Our friends at Jedi News received word from Mattel that a brand new prototype armor Boba Fett Hot Wheels car will be among the items for sale exclusively at this Celebration.
The design is based on an early concept for Boba Fett(seen in this video) that had the infamous bounty hunter appear in an all-white version of his iconic armor. The toy itself includes twin turbo engines that mimic Boba's jet pack, a range finder and several weapons extending from the hood. Senior Hot Wheels designer Bryan Benedict spoke briefly about translating Fett into car form:
“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. 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.”
The cars will be available at booth #S502 on the Celebration floor, and Bryan Benedict will be there Saturday morning for a car signing. In addition, those who attended the Hot Wheels panel on the Behind-The-Scenes stage on Saturday(4:30 PM - 5:30 PM) will get a first look at the upcoming line of Star Wars Hot Wheels cars and will be able to give their two cents on what the next Celebration exclusive will be.
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 is happening July 15th - 17th at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London, England!
Source: Jedi News, Hot Wheels(Twitter)