Jeep Gladiator from Hot Wheels: the tiny Wrangler with a pickup bed
Complete with two bikes out back!
Here's another new casting that was too cool to leave behind on the pegs: the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. The long awaited Jeep pickup truck has made it all the way down to the Hot Wheels world, featuring two dirtbikes in the back. I could be wrong, but I feel like the dirtbikes are kind of a nod or throwback to the Hot Wheels trucks and SUVs I had as a kid. Just about every truck had some sort of offroad vehicle in the back, right?
I like it! I think it's a great design with lots of details, like the hinges on the doors, side mirrors, and vents in the hood. Mine looks like it has a bit of a casting error on the front fender, but other than that, the Jeep is pretty flawless. Even the two bikes have enough detail where even a notice customizer could make them pop with a couple sharpies. Hot Wheels even treated the iconic 7-slot grille with a bit of panel-wash to really make the lines and headlights pop.
Is that... Jake back there? But why?