In the realm of childhood memories, there’s a nostalgic recollection of crafting miniature skateboards out of ice cream sticks. With nimble fingers, we embarked on daring adventures, performing gravity-defying tricks and relishing the thrill during those fleeting moments of respite between school classes. Now, Hot Wheels and Mattel have ingeniously transformed this cherished phenomenon into an exciting toy range, reigniting our fond memories while introducing a captivating new craze to a whole new generation. Introducing Hot Wheels Skate.
Yes, that’s Tony Hawk in the featured image. The pro skater has partnered with Mattel to inspire the next generation of finger skaters. With these innovative tools at their fingertips, kids now have the power to amplify their skating skills and defy gravity with awe-inspiring finesse. It’s loads of fun.
Kids (of all ages) can now collect a range of fingerboards, snap-on shoes, and a wide variety of playsets and live out their wildest skateboard fantasies.
The launch of Hot Wheels Skate worldwide has sparked immense excitement, with people eagerly embracing this groundbreaking release.
The South African launch took place at the Ballito Bowl in Durban in conjunction with the Ballito Pro 2023 Skate Jam—an adrenaline-fueled stunting and skating competition that is an integral part of this season’s vibrant winter festival on the famous Willard Beach. Hot Wheels Skate aims to ignite the passion of South Africa’s future generation of skaters through engaging events, captivating content, and innovative products. Bryan Nicolau, Brand Manager of Hot Wheels South Africa, highlights that children now have the opportunity to showcase their remarkable skills and perform mind-blowing stunts using the latest Hot Wheels Skate playsets.
Crafted collaboratively by Hot Wheels’ exceptional design team and Tony Hawk himself, Hot Wheels Skate proudly offers replicas of Tony’s most iconic board designs. But that’s not all. There are plenty of other miniature replicas to collect, including a Hot Wheels Skate Taco Truck, picnic tables, various ramps, skateparks, amusement parks and more.
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