I usually see what new toys are coming out thanks to the power of the internet, but I completely missed the new Hot Wheels Battle Rollers until they caught my eye in the Hot Wheels section of the toy aisle.
The figure is roughly the same size as the new Micro Force figures (or the old Fighter Pods figures, however you want to look at it). I love how it looks like Luke is sitting in a version of the X-Wing that you could ride for a quarter in front of a grocery store.
The ship is mostly die-cast and has a ball bearing in the bottom (hence the “Roller” part of the name).
The line also has Rey in the Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett in Slave-1, The Emperor in an Imperial Shuttle, and Darth Vader in his Tie Fighter. A version of Vader with his light saber comes with a Darth Vader head carrying case (similar to the carrying case from the 80’s).
There are also two two-packs. One has another version of the same Luke ship (but with a lightsaber) with the saber-less version of Darth Vader. The other pack comes with Rey and the Falcon along with a First Order Tie Fighter and Pilot.
Just follow the link here to see them all.
Battle Rollers Luke seen here with Fighter Pod Luke for scale
I also heard from Yakface (the website, not the alien) that series 2 will feature the following:
Kylo Ren /TIE Silencer
Darth Maul/Sith Infiltrator
TIE Fighter Pilot/TIE Fighter
Poe Dameron/X-Wing Fighter
“Rio Monkey Quad Hauler”
I’m not sure what a Rio Monkey Quad Hauler is (maybe the “space monkey” Bistan from Rogue One?) but I am looking forward to find out. And it looks like we will get a Battle Roller version of Poe Dameron before we get a Micro Force version!
I’m so excited about this line that I already have a want list (this is for you Hasbro!)
Wedge Antilles in either an X-Wing or a snowspeeder
K-2SO in a U-Wing
Kit Fisto in a Jedi starfighter
Greedo in a…okay, I have no idea what he’d be driving/flying, but I trust your creativity Hasbro!
I will definitely be collecting more from this line. Thanks Hasbro!