Metal Mario makes his Hot Wheels debut this summer
Look at him go!
Look at him go!

Image: jeff o. / audra bennett / hasbro / mashable composite / bob al-greene

By Kellen Beck

Metal Mario has a need for speed and he finally has an outlet for it now that he’s going to be a Hot Wheels toy.

Metal Mario is joining the Mario Kart Hot Wheels lineup this summer, ready to race regular flesh Mario and the rest of the non-metallic gang on the bright orange tracks. 

Take a look at him, paraglider and all:

Lookin' good, king.

Lookin’ good, king.

Image: Jeff O. / audra bennett / hasbro

If we’re talking metallic Mario Kart racers, Metal Mario has gotta be one of the top metallic racers out there. Sure, Pink Gold Peach is a good one too, but Metal Mario is the original, debuting back in 1996 in Super Mario 64.

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This particular Metal Mario Hot Wheels toy is inspired by the character in Mario Kart 8 with a matching metallic kart and paraglider to match.

Styling and profiling.

Styling and profiling.

Image: JEFF O. / AUDRA BENNETT / HASBRO

The Metal Mario toy will be available online for $20 starting June 17 on Hasbro’s website and will be coming to San Diego Comic-Con on July 17.

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