The 2024 Toronto AutoShow is getting a bright surprise as Barbie’s pink 1957 Chevy Corvette will be making an appearance for the first time in Canada.
Mattel is also bringing life-sized replicas of four Hot Wheels toy cars to the AutoShow. These include the Deora II, Green Loop Coupe, Gray Loop Coupe, and 1967 Chevrolet Camaro.
“We are excited to welcome Mattel back to the show with Barbie and Hot Wheels, two beloved brands with an appeal that spans generations,” Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow, said in a release.
“Showcasing full-sized versions inspired by some of their iconic cars is a chance for adults to reconnect with their childhood, and share that passion with their children.”
Details about the life-sized Hot Wheels replicas
- Deora II: One of the more unique designs from Hot Wheels, the first Deora was introduced as one of the Original 16 Hot Wheels that debuted in 1968. The Deora II was built to help commemorate the 35th anniversary of Hot Wheels, an homage to the groundbreaking spirit and originality embodied by the original stunt brand.
- Loop Coupes: Built to defy gravity, these Guinness World Record-breaking cars were driven by professional drivers racing two life-size Hot Wheels cars through the Hot Wheels Double Dare Loop stunt! To prepare for the 7 Gs of force they would experience, the drivers practiced loops and inversions in stunt planes.
- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro: It all started with the Camaro. Even though this model was the first vehicle Hot Wheels ever created at 1:64 scale, the iconic design remains larger than life. Created for a 2017 Hot Wheels commercial titled ‘The Drive,’ two versions were made — one hero car for interior shots, the other a high-performance car built for action scenes. This model of Camaro launched the entire Hot Wheels brand, and the full-size version is still going strong as a prominent member of the Garage of Legends.
Mattel will be handing out a limited number of exclusive die-cast cars at the 2024 AutoShow to those who purchase a Hot Wheels toy from the Toys “R” Us pop-up shop.
Barbie fans will also get the chance to snap a pic inside a life-sized Barbie box.
The 2024 Toronto AutoShow runs from February 16 to 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit autoshow.ca.