Hot Wheels is team up with Nintendo once again for a new Mario Kart Rainbow Road track because the pain and shame of that particular road in the game was not enough. The new Rainbow Road Raceway kit is set to launch in May and its reveal? Strangely veiled.
[Update 3/17/2021 at 4:10 p.m.]:
The Amazon listing was made in error. While this particular listing is invalid, the company has confirmed to us that this same kit will be available for purchase later this year. Hot Wheels spokesperson tells Game informant, “Hot Wheels’ new Mario Kart Rainbow Road track set was mistakenly posted for pre-sale on Amazon over the weekend. While we love to see the enthusiasm of the fans for the new product, it was listed in error. Customers who purchased it on presale can receive a full refund by requesting one on Amazon. The Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road Track Set will be available for purchase this summer, so fans can keep an eye out for more details in the months to come.
With March 10 happening on March 10, Nintendo shared a few ways to celebrate the iconic Super Mario franchise. While some additional products were shared, the Rainbow Road Hot Wheels Kit was only visible a few days later, when the entire Raceway Kit made its way to Amazon with pre-orders now open.
According to to the list, the new Hot Wheels Mario Rainbow Road Raceway kit is set to debut on May 29 and includes “Mario and King Boo Karts” to enjoy. At retail value, the new playset is priced at $ 119.99, but at the time of writing, current listings are aimed at outside sellers with a price over $ 400.
If you are interested, don’t rush to buy just yet. It’s possible that the pre-order link went live prematurely and other sellers are looking to capitalize on nostalgia for it. Since there has been no official announcement yet, it is possible that if a Nintendo reveals Is happen, this normal stock will become available. In the meantime, die-cast vehicles from the beloved Mario Kart series are still available alongside other great tracks. as seen here.
What do you think of a Hot Wheels Rainbow Road track? What other famous (or infamous) game tracks would you like to see Hot Wheels introduce into the real world? Give your opinion in the comments section below! You can also see what’s new in the world of Hot Wheels with our previous cover here.
[Source: Amazon via IGN]