Mattel's Hot Wheels "Mars Rover Curiosity" Die-cast 1:64 Scale Miniature Toy Car (2012)
Release Date: Pre-order only until September 29th, 2012
Brand: NASA & Matell
Size: 2-inch long by 1.5-inch high by 1.25-inch wide
Weight: .62 lbs.
Mattel, Inc., makers of the die-cast line of Hot Wheels toy cars, is ready to release the car-size Curiosity as its latest 1:64 scale miniature in September, were hearing around the 29th. The Hot Wheels "Mars Rover Curiosity" set is part of Mattel's assortment of 247 toy cars for 2012. The Hot Wheels Curiosity model doesn't include the MSL spacecraft's cruise stage, chute or sky crane rig, but does recreate NASA's $2.5 billion nuclear-powered six-wheeled rover as a $10 hand-pushed six-wheeled toy.
To commemorate the Mars Rover Curiosity created by NASA/JPL-Caltech, the Hot Wheels 1:64 scale version of the Curiosity carries many tools such as a drill, cameras and a laser.
The Mission: To see if Mars could have ever supported small life forms called microbes... or if humans could explore there someday!