I found some pretty good deals lately. Everything in the this picture cost about $5 total. I found the Hot Wheels R2-D2 and the Batman Unlimited Mighty Mini at the local dollar store, and the Darth Vader and Boba Fett Funko Pop Pens were on clearance at Target for $1.48 each. I cut the pens off the figures so I could display them.
The dollar store had the last series of Batman Unlimited Mighty Minis (also including Nightwing, Red Robin, Polar Batman, Clayface, and Killer Croc) as well as the Star Wars 40th Anniversary Hot Wheels Character car set.
A few days ago I posted a picture of a Winter Soldier car from the Wal-Mart exclusive Captain America Hot Wheels line. It bugged me that the designers used gold instead of red, which would have been more in line with the Winter Soldier’s look. I was able to fix that with help from my friend, Mr. Photoshop.
After seeing Captain America: Civil War this week, I was fortunate to find a few items featuring one of the main characters, The Winter Soldier.
First up is the series 4 Marvel 500 Winter Soldier. I am assuming the transparent figure is supposed to represent his stealth abilities. I did have to repaint the mask though; the figure’s original mask had apparently slipped off its eyes on to its nose.
I also picked up the Winter Soldier car from the Wal-Mart exclusive Captain America Hot Wheels set. The card art is from a comic book cover and is quite striking.
Here’s the Winter Soldier car with another muscle car based on the similarly costumed New Goblin from the Spider-Man 3 movie.
My Winter Soldier collection including a custom Winter Soldier Fighter Pod and a custom movie Winter Soldier as Captain America heroclix
McDonald’s currently has a line of super hero-themed Hot Wheel cars. I’ve picked up a few Happy Meal Batmobiles in the past because they are great props for so many different toy lines. Now it was Robin’s turn. This set featured a Robin car with a special ability: it has a special wheel that lets it go forward, backwards, and turn.
It fits nicely with both Fighter Pods and Heroclix.
I decided to get collect pop culture Hot Wheels after the first DeLorean came out but I was lucky enough to find one at a flea market for cheap. So when I spotted another DeLorean at a store a few days ago, it caught my eye. I figured it was just a re-issue until I noticed the wheels where horizontal. It’s actually a new version with hover wheels and Mr. Fusion added to the back of the vehicle.
A Time Machine for under a dollar
Both the new and previous DeLoreans
Now with Mr. Fusion
While the hoverwheels are obviously not functional, the good people at Hot Wheels installed hidden wheels which give the car the appearance of gliding.
Shrunk in Time…
I usually only buy pop culture Hot Wheels, but I didn’t even realize this was a Fast and Furious car until after I decided to buy it. I haven’t seen any of the Fast and Furious movies; I just like Corvettes.
Fast and Furious Corvette Grand Sport Dragster
Here’s the car out of the package along with another HW Corvette I bought last summer. Only after I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier did I realize it was a good substitute for the Black Widow’s car in that movie.
Corvette Dragster and substitute Black Widow Corvette
Lastly, here’s the dragster with another famous race car (and one of my favorite Hot Wheels).
Corvette Dragster and another famous race car
My shelf mostly consists of Fighter Pods and Heroclix with some popular culture Hot Wheels. Fighter Pods and Heroclix have a wide character selection which cover multiple licenses. You can have Batman and Spider-man or Captain Kirk and Captain America all in the same scale and style. Plus, they are inexpensive and small, so they are easy on both the wallet and the storage space. As far as the Hot Wheels go, who can resist a Batmobile or the Starship Enterprise for $1? Apparently not me.
I also customize both Fighter Pods and Heroclix and will be posting these as well.
The Main Three