Sunday, 10 July 2011

Patlabor Command Car - Special Control Vehicle Type 98








"Ingram!" This is a Mattel Hot Wheels CharaWheels Special Control Vehicle Type-98, the command cars used to coordinate with police labors in the classic anime Patlabor. Special Control Vehicle Type 98 or Ingram Command vehicle is essential during the mobilisation of Patlabor Ingrams' operation. Control Vehicle is usually deployed along side with Ingram to provide information on the changing terrain and if needed to issue special instructions to the Ingram pilot. Therefore, Special Control Vehicle Type 98 is usually taken charged by the Ingram pilot's immediate superior officer.

In my opinion, the metal die-cast Special Control Vehicle Type 98 is very rare and is already out of production. I don't think you can find this mint in card 'Hot Wheels' toy car in your local department stores.

15 comments:

chrismandesign said...

indeed pretty rare, is the first time i see a Hot Wheels / Bandai alliance & the blister with oriental characters is a novelty for me as well... i love the armored buggy design of this police control vehicle... too bad it’s still inside the blister cuz it deserves to b out for exhibition =D... i guess it’s urs, am i wrong ???

chubbybots said...

Like Chris, this is the first time I seen such a collaboration! It think it will be perfect for display beside the MG Ingram hehe :P

sl619 said...

now that's a hotwheels that i've never laid eyes on. Indeed a rare gem bro.

on_o said...

For such a rare item, there is a Chinese saying "Got money also cannot buy".
If Life were an RPG game, you'll have to unlock this item by performing 20 consecutive 'N' shifts on 1/8 zone...

Gundam Gunso said...

This anime is one of the few mecha- related anime which I enjoyed other than the Gundam series. Really like the mecha design and plot...

LEon said...

This is the first time I seen this. Didn't know hotwheels do anime cars. Rare man. Why not open it? :P

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> chrismandesign
I hard to come by and it kind to look nice still on the card. So I let it remain in the blister. I have other version of command car that's loose and would post it in the near future.

>> chubbybots
An unlikely combination of Mattel & Bandai isn't it. I have another command car from trading box and that I would like to take pics of it with the Ingram.

>> sl619
I did made a search on the internet and found pics of Hotwheels Mask Riders & Ultraman vehicles. They seems to be catered for Japan market but looks really surprising and exclusive.

>> on_o
I think with some luck, the item could still be gotten from eBay or sites like Rakuten or Mandarke. Man, Performing 20 consecutive 'N' shifts on 1/8 zone is too........... SIONG!

>> Gundam Gunso
I made Patlabor part of my collection cos I too like the plot and especially the mecha. Recently got to know that the designer of Ingram is also the one who design the Jegan.

>> LEon
Bro, I'm equally impressed with your Hotwheels 'Back to the Future' car you blogged about recently. That rang a bell to take pics of this command car. I guess it's hard to open the toy when the packaging is some nice.

RiP666 said...

what a rare car man,,, and it is ingram after all,, same as the others, I've never seen it before

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I guess this is a nice surprise for most and yes it would look definitely great beside the Ingram

bluedrakon said...

That is so not fair, I am sure that Mattel would never have that little baby here in the US for us to grab :(

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I'm sure Mattel Hotwheels have some exclusive cater to the huge US market just like the 'Back to the Future' car which look awesome and really collectible.

deSMOnd said...

Ya bro, keep this in mint box if it's really rare!!

Tachikawa said...

Sugoi na,it is rare to find it...
Is it for Japanese collector only?...
Hope to get it...
Sure if I have it,I will not open the box...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> deSMOnd
I will do some man! I simply like the artwork on the packaging.

>> Tachikawa
It's not Japanese collector only. Toy collection also factor in the determination and contact. It's fate...Hee! Hee!

Tachikawa said...

Hahaha...that's right Dennis Senpai...But it is difficult or we should say it's to rare to find it...
Maybe Only Fate can let us collect it...and yes, I believe in Fate...

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