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Star Trek Hot Wheels Wave 3 Available Exclusively At Costco October 12, 2010

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS,Toys , trackback

In May 2009 Mattel released their first wave of Star Trek Hot Wheel vehicles and back in January they released the second wave. Now the third wave with some repaints and some new ships (including the Narada) is available exclusively in Costco stores. Details below.

 

 

Star Trek Hot Wheels Wave 3 available at Costco in Mattel Fan Pack

The third wave of Hot Wheels star trek vehicles are available in Mattel’s Star Trek Ultimate Fan Pack is available now, only at Costco for $80. The pack contains six Star Trek Hot Wheels vehicles (a mix of repaints and new ships) along with the Star Trek SceneIt DVD game.

Here is a breakdown of the Star Trek Hot Wheels die-cast models in the pack (each is 7" scale): 

Here are photos:


Hot Wheels NX-01


Hot Wheels Battle Damaged NCC-1701-A


Hot Wheels HMS Bounty


Hot Wheels USS Saratoga


Hot Wheels Original USS Enterprise


Hot Wheels Narada

The third wave is a welcome addition to this series. The first two waves of the Star Trek Hot Wheels die-cast ships were well made. The 7" scale is a good size to allow for interesting details, but they are not too big and can easily adorn your office or all be displayed on a single book case. The most exciting bit for this series is the inclusion of the Narada as this is the only Narada toy available (Playmates never made one) and one of the few 2009 Star Trek movie items available this year.

[Source: StarTrek.com]

Comments

1. Jeyl - October 12, 2010

…..the Narada!…. Best updated Doomsday Machine ever.

2. Brandon - October 12, 2010

Great….I don’t have a Costco within at least a couple hundred miles from me. :( Hopefully I’ll be able to order these online.

3. THX-1138 - October 12, 2010

Man, the Narada is one dumb looking ship. I just can’t get any logical sense out of it’s look. Why does it have sharp, pointy, jutty things on it? Why does it look like some kind of bug? It’s like the designers (who shall not be named) just wanted to come up with something scary looking. The Scimitar was sort of like that. It has no mechanical logic to it, therefore I don’t think of it as a space traveling machine/vehicle. And yes, I get that it’s all just fantasy. I liked the old days when Klingon, Romulan, and Federation technology all came from different cultures but ended looking a bit alike because that’s how things physically worked, in this make-believe universe of technology.

As for the toys:

I am a ship guy so I am all over them like a dog on a bone.

4. jas_montreal - October 12, 2010

The narada hot wheels looks like a cockroach

5. Vultan - October 12, 2010

The ships look great! I really like the HMS Bounty BoP and Fed ships, but what’s that fat squid/SeaQuest thing doing in there? ;)

6. Areli - October 12, 2010

The Narada looks like a flying roach. I liked it better in space when I couldn’t tell what it looked like and it looked black.

(lol just as I typed this the train movie Unstoppable preview came on.)

7. John Cooley - October 12, 2010

Excelent…The “REAL” Constitution Class U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701! I’ll be purchasing that to go alongside my refit Enterprise and Relient.

8. Jeyl - October 12, 2010

@3 THX-1138

As I said, it would have been a glorious updated “Doomsday Machine” design with some minor touches like putting that big energy consuming opening where the hanger used to be. By no means should this design have been used for a SIMPLE MINING SHIP!

I think that’s what happened here. They designed a ship for a completely different series for… I don’t know. The THING may be since it has no basic shape, form and has tentacles. Since the project was abandoned, JJ decided to take a design from this unrelated series that by no accounts in any form of Star Trek has ever been built by the Romulans (Drone ship may be close, but A. It’s design was from a completely different race from Voyager and B. It had a sense of shape!) or any other race for that matter.

9. Red Dead Ryan - October 12, 2010

I’m guessing Mattel had to make the Narada the way they did because otherwise the all of the sharp “tentacles” could cause injuries.

10. Capt. of the USS Anduril - October 12, 2010

Well, that sucks. They finally release the Narada, and it’s in a huge pack full of ships that I either don’t want or already have replicas of, and only at a store nowhere near here. GRRRRRRRR!

11. Lt. Bailey - October 12, 2010

Not bad at all…I’ll take it. Nice that they still think of the NX01.

12. Darkknight - October 12, 2010

too bad that they got the Saratoga wrong….. unless they meant for it to be the one from ST: IV not the one from DS9

13. Darkknight - October 12, 2010

i should read before posting lol

14. Weerd1 - October 12, 2010

Yeah, thanks Mattel. Way to reward those of us who hunted down the first two waves. Now I can buy extras after a three hour drive!

I really try not to be cynical on here, but this is really a lousy way to do this. I am sure the after market will be horrible as well. I hope they at least make the three VERY available on Mattycollector.com.

15. Captain Dunsel - October 12, 2010

The HMS Bounty looks like it’s been tie-died! (I guess maybe the artist did a little too much LDS.)

16. snoopytrek - October 12, 2010

not to shamelessly promote something…well, what the hell..read the lead-in comic adaptation (of what was rumored to be the early draft of Trek 2009 to include TNG cast) and it kinda explains why the Narada looks the way it does…

and, my fav detail, someone took time to do the right version of the Enterprise and not the 70s model kit and left the “deflector ribs” off the top of the saucer section..she’s smooth like she’s supposed to be

17. Dave - October 12, 2010

I just ordered the original 1701 on ebay…I think they did a limited run for one of the Comic Cons. I agree with John, this is a nice size and level of detail for a good personal display piece.

18. Paul B. - October 12, 2010

Cool set! But I still think the Narada looks like a Klingon suppository. :P

19. steve-o - October 12, 2010

i posted about this on here a couple of weeks ago. i think i should atleast get some credit for it :p

20. steve-o - October 12, 2010

p.s. im sick of people telling me i should read the countdown comics in order to understand something that was never explained in the 09′ movie. if i was meant to understand something about the film it should have been INCLUDED in the film.

21. Rocket Scientist - October 12, 2010

20. You have a very good point. Even though I read the comic, I still expect the film to stand on its own. If it’s a Romulan craft, it should bear some resemblence to past Romulan designs unless it’s explained somewhere in the script.

And FWIW, the Narada reminds me more of a Goliath Beetle than a roach. But it’s still fugly.

22. HiddenVorlon - October 12, 2010

The Narada is pretty much a vorlon ship. http://www.isnnews.net/hyperspace/vorl/vorlmoth_lg3.jpg

23. ShinRa Actual - October 12, 2010

words fail me on how disappointing it is that it was impossible to collect this series due to lack of distribution, and that the final ships are locked in a Costco.

24. Vultan - October 12, 2010

Whatever happened to Micro-machines? They had some great Trek and Star Wars sets back in the 90’s.

25. Red Dead Ryan - October 12, 2010

24

Galoob went out of business.

26. bill hiro - October 12, 2010

I’d love to have the TOS Enterprise but not enough to spend 80 bucks on a DVD game and 5 ships I don’t want.

Of course, I could always sell them on eBay …

27. Will_H - October 12, 2010

Yeah the Narada looks like a spiky piece of poop with that coloring. The rest look cool, though, especially (strangely enough) the NX.

28. Vultan - October 12, 2010

#25

Ooh, sorry to hear that. So, I guess that fast-talking guy is back with Fed-Ex? God, I feel old….

29. ShinRa Actual - October 12, 2010

Hasbro bought out Galoob and killed pretty much all the lines. the recent line of Titanium Series stuff for Star Wars, BSG, and Transformers has galoob/micro machine logos on it, because that’s where Titanium series started. They tried a run of Micro Machines a year or two ago, but they were not decent quality, and failed to sell.

30. Phaser Guy - October 13, 2010

Where’s the new movie Enterprise? It is some exclusive piece where only 12 were made?

31. James Tyler - October 13, 2010

I love the NX-01… but it’s a shame there’s three repaints.

32. Desstruxion - October 13, 2010

Why does Saratoga have a “rollbar”?

33. CmdrR - October 13, 2010

AdmrR has the Costco card and she’s in China!

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
**flails arms and legs, pounding the floor**

SO nice to see ships of the line out there again. So sick of seeing Star Wars crap on every shelf.

34. CmdrR - October 13, 2010

ps – The Narada is flying backwards. It attacks prongs first. Nero must be drunk.

35. Ralph F - October 13, 2010

The Hot Wheels ENTEPRISE flirted with being good, but the build on all the ones I’ve seen is crap — the saucer has a weird angle to it as assembled.

I sure wish someone would make a good, “engineer’s reference” kind of line with some attention to detail and care about the final product.

Just my 2¢; I know some really like this line.

36. Jon C - October 13, 2010

I don’t remember seeing anything about “Wave 2″. What ships were in that wave?

37. Vultan - October 13, 2010

#32

Because it’s the Saratoga from Voyage Home.

38. Darkwing - October 13, 2010

Ummmm, don’t they have the Narada pointing in the wrong direction?

39. Imrahil - October 13, 2010

#4 – It does look like a cockroach. Or a serrated grape leaf.

40. Desstruxion - October 13, 2010

Why would the Saratoga from Voyage Home be made into a collectable? Oh I know, so they could re-hash something already out in the market and get out the easy way. Maybe they thought we wouldn’t notice. Take off the roll bar and give us a ship that meant something. While I’m griping, when do we get a decent Defiant (DS9) and maybe an Enterprise C? How many bird of prey models do we need? It’s a cool ship but there’s one on every flea market aisle by now. I also agree with 35, I would have added an Enterprise refit, like the one above, but the warp nacelles were ACTUALLY WARPED. Also, why does Narada look like a grasshopper that’s been drying in the sun? On a positive note I do like the NX-01 pictured. At least that adds some variety. May get that one.

41. SerenityActual - October 13, 2010

What was in Wave 2? I never heard/saw anything else after wave 1.

42. Captain April - October 13, 2010

What no love for the USS Kelvin?? It opens the movie with a bang, it’s a cool design, what’s the deal, it seems we will never get a model of it.

43. I'm Dead Jim! - October 13, 2010

@42

Frackin’ ay! Give us a frickin’ Kelvin for crappin’ out loud!

And I hate these store exclusives, especially since I don’t think there’s even one Cosco in my state!

44. I'm Dead Jim! - October 13, 2010

And I never saw the new E in stores. Was that Wave2? I almost bought the Enterprise (TMP) and the 1701-D but there were just enough missing or misplaced details that made it not worth the money. Do we only have Hallmark to get it right now? The Johnny Lightning sets were pretty good, although repetitive.

45. Dac - October 13, 2010

Wahey! I love me some spaceship models! I’ll be picking up the Narada and NX-01 for sure, maybe the TOS ENT as well.

The incorrect sculpt for the Saratoga is putting me off her, and if the plastic warping is as much as it was for the wave 1 refit, I won’t bother with that either.

Also, I too have never seen the new movie Enterprise in stores anywhere. Does anyone know the reason for this?

46. wes - October 13, 2010

@20/Steve-o

The design of an alien ship is something that doesn’t need to be explained in science fiction movies to 99% of the audience. for the hardcore fans that have to know why a certain control panel is flashing in frame 21,678 of the film, you have EU things like the comics and tech manuals.

47. Orb of the Emissary - October 13, 2010

Is there a version without the DVD Scene It game? Already have it so I don’t really want doubles, if I can avoid doing so.

48. FlyingWok - October 13, 2010

Agree with another commenter, from a distance the Hot Wheels look good but up close things get a little funky. My Enterprise-refit has the saucer at an odd angle relative to the neck and engineering hull.

I think the problem is that Hot Wheels is using a mix of die-cast and some weird soft plastic that doesn’t hold shape very well. It would be better if it was all die-cast, or die-cast + more rigid plastic. The stand’s ball joint also looks fragile such that it’d easily break off and get stuck inside your ship.

THAT SAID! They’re nice little display pieces, especially for the office, since they’re not fragile ships and not expensive/delicate enough to worry too much about damage. They’re also fairly affordable.

In spite of all the flaws, for the first few days I had the Enterprise-Refit on my desk I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Lowered my productivity it did :)

I hope they sell it without the Scene It game. I already own a copy of that game.

49. David Stoeckel - October 13, 2010

I hope you can order these from another source. That is not fair or right to fans who don’t have a Cosco in their City.

50. Dr. Cheis - October 13, 2010

The battle damaged 1701-A looks cool but why do people always make this ship such a bright white? I don’t remember the forward tip of the secondary hull contrasting so much with the rest of the body either. The thing looked gray to me on film.

I also think they got the coloring on the Narada all wrong, although I’ll admit much of the color seen in the film was due to lighting effects more than the color of the ship itself.

51. starshipconstellation - October 13, 2010

I agree with 48. Every refit Enterprise I looked at had the same primary hull flaw. I would have bought one had it not been for that. I hope the ships featured in this article are sold separately. I’m not really interested in the game, but I am interested in most of the ships.

52. Kertrats - October 13, 2010

45 – How is the Saratoga the “incorrect sculpt”? The Saratoga was only a minor repaint of the Reliant when it appeared on screen!

53. Chronos - October 13, 2010

I call shenanigans on calling these “die-cast” models.

Picked up the Enterprise-D last week – almost all of it is plastic. The saucer section is all plastic. The nacelles are plastic. The ‘neck’ is plastic. The bottom part of the stardrive section is plastic. What is made of metal is *very little*!

False advertising! >_<

54. Khan was Framed - October 13, 2010

#53 Shenanigans indeed!!

I fully agree, these are not only plastic crap, but other than the bird of prey, they are all awfully done.

They are so poorly fit together that sections are often crooked or misaligned.

My TMP Enterprise looks like crap!

Can we please get a line that of miniatures that doesn’t include the following:

-Enterprise NX–01

-Reliant

-Enterprise -D

-Enterprise -A

-TOS Enterprise

-Klingon D7

-Battle damaged repaints of the above listed ships

-ships that are out of scale with each other

I really don’t need another version of any of these for the rest of my life, thanks!

I love those ships, but please… no more.

Johnny Lightning were on track with a good line at first, but then defaulted to reusing/repainting the same moulds, just like Hot Wheelz have.

With so many other amazing ships to chose from, why wouldn’t they keep going?

I mean these are obviously for the collector’s market, you’d think they’d realize there’s more money in diversifying.
The more various the line, the more collectors will invest, it’s Marketing 101.

Even worse, the license gets passed around like a doobie at a Who concert, so you every two years, a new company makes the same list of ships again!

Here’s a list of ships for the next company to get the Trek license. Start with these, maybe this will help your sales:

-Excelsior

-Stargazer

-Phoenix

-Enterprise-B

-Enterprise-C

-The Cage Enterprise

-Enterprise-E

-Defiant (DS9 not TOS repaint)

-Romulan Warbird (TNG)

-Romulan Warbird (Nemesis)

-Klingon Negh’var

-Klingon Raptor

-Jem He’dar cruiser

-Kelvin

-Andorian Cruiser

-Vulcan cruiser

– SS Botany Bay

55. Desstruxion - October 13, 2010

Dang straight 54. I’d buy one of each that you mentioned.

56. Red Dead Ryan - October 13, 2010

54

I especially like how you mentioned the Jem’ Hadar. They have never been represented in the merchandising world, whether it be miniature ships, models or action figures.

The only Hot Wheels ship I have is the Reliant. Pretty good, though only the top half of the saucer is metal.

57. Capt. of the USS Anduril - October 13, 2010

#56 Wrong. The Jem’Hadar attack ship was a Micro Machine, and it was made as a small toy by the Japanese company Furuta, and you can find it on eBay.

58. MvRojo - October 13, 2010

#56. There was a Jem’Hadar MicroMachine ship. They actually did pretty much everything on 54’s list, besides the Enterprise stuff (Andorian, Vulcan cruiser – though they did do the Vulcan shuttle from TMP).

59. Adam C - October 14, 2010

models these days pfft :(

60. Red Dead Ryan - October 14, 2010

#57,58

You’re right, now I remember. They were just hard to find where I live for some reason.

I’d like to buy them on Ebay, but I don’t have a credit card. Plus, people tend to inflate prices and then there’s the buyer’s fees as well as various taxes.

61. Desstruxion - October 14, 2010

Yeah but who can afford Furuta? It’s Star Trek, an American sci fi giant. Can’t there at least be collectables coming from here (in the US) and readily available? We’ve got Star Wars out the wazoo at Walmart and Kmart. Why not Star Trek?

62. Khan was framed! - October 14, 2010

True, many on my list have been done before, but as micro machines that are too small to be well detailed or to display.

Or as furtua, which can be expensive & difficult to collect completely. Not to mention that some of furtua’s moulds, such as the nebula class, are inside out & weird looking when you actually see them out of the box.

Johnny lightnings were better, but not diverse enough.

here here #56, where are the Dominion action figures from Diamond select?

I want a jem’hadar & a vorta for my collection & for can someone make a dr plox & hoshi sato in their uniforms? please!!

63. Desstruxion - October 15, 2010

Agreed. The Johnny Lightnings were fantastic especially for the price. Nice detail. I wish they could do a C,B,E,Stargazer,Defiant (DS9) etc.

64. MvRojo - October 15, 2010

#62. Yeah, I wished someone would have done some of the great DS9 characters in figure-form. The closest DST got was the Martok figure, which is freaking awesome. Unfortunately, they’ve canceled all action figures for the foreseeable future, but they did go out on a high note with the TOS Romulan as their last original figure (not repaint).

65. Red Dead Ryan - October 15, 2010

64

They did do a Worf/Gowron double pack. Both good figures, but the Gowron one is dead-on. I suggest you pick them up if you get the chance.
The Odo figure is great as well as the Sisko one, though the figure depicts him as being on the thin side. I did buy the Romulan figure and boy, is it a beauty. Last week I bought the Gorn/Kirk double “Dilithium Collection” limited edition pack. Pretty sweet.

66. Vultan - October 15, 2010

#65

I imagine Odo is a figurine sculptor’s dream come true—much easier than matching Shatner’s likeness!

67. Khan was Framed! - October 16, 2010

What?!

Diamond are done with Trek?

Where did you here that?

That’s a nightmare! They are the best Trek figures ever & have so many potential designs yet to come.

Lame!

68. MvRojo - October 16, 2010

#65. Yeah, I have pretty much every figure DST has made.

#67. They’re done with figures for the foreseeable future. They have 3 2-packs that are coming out that are head-swaps. They’re sticking to ships and the Trek Tek lines. The Excelsior and Bird of Prey are their next two ships.

69. Red Dead Ryan - October 16, 2010

68

I think they’re still going to release the Salt Vampire. But yeah, they’re definitely going to continue doing ships. They’re also doing the Enterprise B and they have considered doing a Reliant. They should also do a DS9 Defiant as well as other alien ships, like the Borg Cube or Jem’ Hadar fighter, or K’tinga class battlecruiser, or Romulan Bird-Of-Prey……….

70. MvRojo - October 17, 2010

#69. Salt Vampire was canceled a long time ago as was the original TOS Wave 5 that included Rand and Chapel. It’s possible they might figure out a way to release it someday, but initial pre-sales weren’t sufficient enough to warrant going forward. Enterprise-B and Bird-of-Prey are the only ones they discussed so far, so those should be the two ships released in 2011 (or more likely one in 2011 and another in 2012 considering how they’ve operated in the past).

71. Red Dead Ryan - October 17, 2010

I guess it seems that ships and props are the big sellers. They do a great job with those. I suppose ships and props appeal more to Trek fans, while action figures appeal more to “Star Wars” fans.

72. MvRojo - October 17, 2010

#71. Yeah, the ships and props do seem to sell better. I believe they’re working on a Klingon Disruptor now as well. I guess one of the problems is the price point. $15 for single figures and $30 for two-packs is a little expensive, especially when half of the figures are now head-swaps of Kirk and Spock with different uniforms. Apparently they still sell the best, which is pretty frustrating for collectors who want figures of characters/aliens that haven’t been done before.

73. Red Dead Ryan - October 17, 2010

Well, I just came back home from a toy fair in my neighberhood. I knew going in that there wouldn’t be much in the way of Star Trek merchandise. I was right. There were a whole lot more “Star Wars”, wrestling, and G.I Joe stuff. I did find a few Trek things though. I ended up buying a TNG Playmates phaser, three Borg Playmates figures and Dax and Bashir “Trials And Tribble-ations” Playmates figures for $15. I was hoping to find a Playmates Defiant but there were none. I was going to buy one when I at a convention 13 years ago, but someone beat me to it. Sigh.

74. Tan The Man - October 20, 2010

Gotta check out next time I’m at Costco…

75. cpt. kirk - October 20, 2010

anyone have info on wave 2. i don’t recall that release at all.

76. cpt. kirk - October 20, 2010

you can also see and buy on the costco website if you do not have a store nearby or store membership.

77. dep1701 - January 13, 2011

I wonder if there is some way to contact Hot wheels with a suggestion? Now that they have done the original series Enterprise ( which is actually a very accurate sculpt, BTW ), I’d like to see them do a variant – using those molds – of the Defiant from “The Tholian Web”, in glow in the dark plastic. The only things that would require changing would be the ship name and registry numbers. I think that would be a totally cool little replica, but I know that you can’t offer suggestions through the Hot Wheels website ( for legal reasons ). Too bad… that would be one “repaint” I’d buy several of.

78. Randy Landreneu - October 13, 2011

I guess Mattel doesn’t know much about the Starship Enterprise. They have out on the market the Enterprise Refit and the Enterprise-A. Both models have the same product number P8511 and both have the same brief history written on back of box. Wrong Mattel!!!! The Refit was featured in Star Trek The Motion Picture. Captain Will Deker was picked by Kirk when he was promoted to Admiral but was given back command be Starfleet to deal with the V’Ger situation. It and not the original was destroyed by Kirk’s orders in Star Trek 111 The search for Spok. The Enterprise-A was given to Kirk and crew in Star Trek-4 The Voyage Home. So Mattel you need to do your research and right this wrong if you want to have a proper collection. Johnny Lightning got it right why not your company!!!!!

79. Randy Landreneu - October 13, 2011

This is a contuiuation from Randy by the way the Enterprise-A has the A on the box but not on the ship. Why is that? The Enterprise-D has the D on the ship. If your going to sell something at least get it right!!!!!

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