Nintendo and Hot Wheels today announced a partnership to launch a worldwide release of Hot Wheels Mario Kart die-cast vehicles and racetracks.
The collection consists of three Mario Kart games – inspired tracksets and loads of characters from the franchise. At the start, Mario, Yoshi, Luigi and Bowser will be available in 1:64 scale vehicles, while others like Princess Peach, Koopa Troopa and Toad will be available soon.
– Mario Kart Track Set by Hot Wheels:
— Piranha Plant Slide Race Track Set
— Thwomp Ruins Race Track Set
– Mario Kart Race Track Set by Hot Wheels  Matt Brutocao, Senior Director for Global Brand Marketing at Hot Wheels has shared the following statement:
"Mario Kart and Hot Wheels are two of the most recognizable brands in the game, each with their own history and dedicated fan base. The combination is so special. Our new Hot Wheels Mario Kart line offers an exciting Mario Kart gaming experience with entertaining characters, authentic details and the kind of crazy racing challenges Hot Wheels are all about.
Starting this summer, the routes and cars will be available globally in select markets and retailers. To celebrate the launch, Hot Wheels will be showing Mario Kart at San Diego's Comic-Con from 17 to 21 March, giving attendees the opportunity to view a Metal Mario vehicle exclusively on Mattel's stand and on Mattel's official website.
Right, hands up. Who needs the track immediately? We are reorganizing the office while we speak.