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Just in time for the holiday season, Hot Wheels announced a lineup of Ken Block toys now available at retailers nationwide such as Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart and Pep Boys. Three individual products make up the Ken Block Hot Wheels line, a 1:64-scale die-cast 2011 Ken Block Ford Fiesta Hot Wheels car, a Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders Ken Block Fiesta, and a 1:16-scale Hot Wheels Ken Block RC Stunt Car.
The 1:64-scale die-cast Fiesta is available sporting the black or white liveries, depending on your preference and comes in at a mere $1.00. The RC Nitro Speeders Fiesta is a small, self-containing RC car and controller and has the ability to go 0-60 mph in scale speed in just 1-second. The Speeders is for sale at $26.00. Lastly, the RC Stunt Car is a fully functional remote controlled car with two different drift modes, allowing the user to pull both wide and tight drifts. It features a scale speed of 0-80 mph in less than 2-seconds for just $45.00.
This is just the beginning of the collaboration, as Block elaborated that he’s already working with Hot Wheels for some 2012 items, including some of his current projects that are still secret.
GALLERY: Ken Block Hot Wheels
After racking up 32.3-million views on his Gymkhana Three Part 2 video alone, Ken Block will be joined by his major sponsor Ford on the World Gymkhana Tour’s inaugural season. The first World Gymkhana Tour will have stops in Austria, Australia and the United States. It will also coincide with the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and X Games 17, both of which will be huge competition events for Ken Block.
The first stop of the World Gymkhana Tour will take place in Vienna, Austria on July 10th where Ford of Europe plans on a two-day celebration featuring Ken Block with special displays and a Gymkhana festival. They will also be offering up to 43 limited edition Monster Fiestas to consumers as part of the promotion at the event.
When they stop in the United States on July 23rd, the weekend prior to X Games 17, Ford, Block and the Monster World Rally Team will be going for a three-peat at the X Games. Ford will also be unveiling a major national consumer promotion involving their action motorsports program.
At their last stop in Australia on September 2-3rd, Block will be busy visiting Ford’s plants in Victoria where he’ll get an opportunity to drive a V8 Supercar as well as meet professional surfer Tyler Wright.
[Source: GT Channel]