Trying to write something about every car we feature is hard enough, now I have to write about Peanuts characters. Here is what I recollect about Peanuts:
- Charlie has serious bouts with depression.
- There is a guy who is really dusty.
- There is a guy who must have back problems now because of the way he slouches over a tiny piano.
- Something about missing football kicks.
- Something about cheap counseling.
- The Charlie Brown kids sing an awesome Christmas song.
- My wife does the best Peanuts dance I have seen a real person do.
- I love the theme music.
There is probably a lot more, but most of my Peanuts experience revolved around watching holiday-themed specials, and that is what I remember. I don’t remember too much about Snoopy, other than he didn’t speak (refreshing), and was a very confident pooch.
I have no idea if Snoopy ever drag raced his doghouse. I do know there was a ridiculous Snoopy-inspired Jaguar Drag Racer that would make a great Vintage Racer if Hot Wheels ever brought back the line:
But we are here to talk about this little surprise Hot Wheels car that no one knew was coming. Like I stated before, I know nothing of the context, but I can answer some questions about the casting:
- House is metal, base is plastic.
- Snoopy is removable, and he is soft plastic.
Oh, that is it. I thought I would have tons of bullet points about it. But alas, I don’t. Castings like these are cool additions to the Hot Wheels line, although not my cup of tea. We are only a few weeks away from “Got the Nova Super and picked up all 17 Snoopys!” on the forums, and we will look forward to not caring.
(I have been asked where I got this Snoopy we are showcasing. I got it from this ebay seller who got Batch J early, and still has quite a few models. It might be worth saving him as a seller…)
Hot Wheels Snoopy (2014 New Models):