Chrysler started manufacturing cars under bearing its brand in 1924.
Throughout the years, the carmaker proved that cars could be elegant and operate with high quality performance.
However, recent news about a mummified Chrysler shook the car enthusiasts’ world.
Is Mummification Possible?
Don’t go into deep thinking just yet as mummifying an actual Chrysler, or any tin product for that matter, is impossible.
The news circulating about such vehicle is a part of the latest Hot Wheels project entitled “2013 Pop Culture”.
In this series, the famed toy manufacturer chose several car models for their products and designed them according to certain themes inspired by pop culture.
Hot Wheels included various franchises to give inspiration to the vehicles’ themes like the Muppets, Hostess, Looney Toons, and a lot more. The theme used for this mummified Chrysler is Universal Monsters. Each Hot Wheels car presented is constructed with die-cast bodies, Real Riders tires, and chassis, which are the prime components the brand is known for.
Universal Monsters theme is a collection of horror films, which are prominent components of pop culture. This set highlights six cars with designs inspired by the main characters in the film like Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Mummy, the chosen theme for the only Chrysler vehicle presented in the 2013 Pop Culture project.
The Chrysler chosen for the recent line is a custom 1934 Chrysler Airflow. It possesses a yellowish to ochre finish and with gold-finished rim tires. Image of the mummy are printed on the car’s roof and two doors. The title is also found on the vehicle, making a full statement about the promoted character.
Other vehicles presented have different finishes that accent the whole collection. Their packages, however, are somewhat similar in theme with lightning patterns. Base colors vary depending on the portrayed characters.
Collector’s Item for Everyone
It’s no secret that a lot of people love Hot Wheels and spend money just to collect them. The good thing about this new collection set is that more people can relate to its themes. First, it has appealed to car lovers by showcasing prominent car brands like Chrysler. Second, Hot Wheels fans will surely head to stores to obtain the latest set of miniature vehicles from the prominent toy brand. Finally, pop culture fans who knew the films and animations used for themes would also find this set a great variation on their collections. They may have the videos, but having these themed vehicles boosts their collections.
The main benefit of owning these items for collection purposes is that Hot Wheels make these replica vehicles with top quality materials. They will last long in the collection and serve as prized investments for car lovers.
Many individuals anticipated the Pop Culture collectibles and bought them immediately once launched in stores. Chrysler is just one of the many vehicles promoted in this project that introduce famous films in a unique way. Check its other pieces as well to appreciate the legacy Hot Wheels established in the industry.
Source: Palmer Dodge Georgia