If Mattel had an FTE wheel pack for sale, would you buy it?
So recently I subscribed to the Hotwheels Red Line Club and I saw that they had RealRider wheel packs available for sale. I thought to myself it would be really cool if they had a similar pack available for racers. Preferably only FTE1's with Nickel-Plated Axels. I know I personally would buy it, but is this something other people would be interested in?
Keep in mind if they do sell it, it would likely be an RLC exclusive product. So that would be $10 on top of whatever the wheel pack is, probably like $20 for 12-pairs of wheels based on what the Real-Riders cost. Maybe they would price it a bit lower since they're likely a lower cost to make.
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Based on this discussion around the same idea, yeah, I think folks would. If a pack of axles had a dozen or so in it, then the $10 is probably worth it assuming they're all nice and straight and stuff.
The catch with something like axles is all the various body widths they'd have to account for...that would make it tough. And same with wheel sizes. But since we're wishlisting here...heck yeah, FTE packs would rock.
I'd be more interested in the standard wheels and axels but with the cooler rims from the real rider wheels, but I know they won't do that.
I'd be more interested in purchasing the tool to create the 'consistent' hub on the end of the axle.
- That'd be interesting. Some sort of crimper-like thing that makes the nub stopper on the end of a axle, stock or otherwise. — redlinederby
- yup — Numbskull
- fencing pliers are about as close as I've found. Takes a little practice. — Redline_Salvage_Inc
- I bought a set of fencing pliers. They're frustrating and fun. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JNPQX4?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details — Numbskull
I would be interested in getting plastic wheel sets that have various rim options, like Real Riders do. I found a site online that has plastic wheels for sale, but they are only one size and they are a small size.
could a tool be made that would take a wheel and reform current wheels if the criteria is making any wheel straight/true/ and shaped?
maybe a die/alignment jig and a heater so you get that "hot shiney" wheel surface?
I don't see why anyone wouldn't, though, I can attest that NPA's from other sources, like the color shifters, are equal in potential to an FTE...
I've gotten FTE's into the shop that are worse than some modern axles you can get off a mainline today even.