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HOT WHEELS PC – A TOTAL FAILURE

The nostalgic Hot Wheels branded PC was a super cool idea but ended up being a total failure.

A computer manufacturing company called LGR was known for making some of the strangest computer designs to date. However, some of their products were indeed a huge success.

In 1999, LGR made a Hot Wheels branded, Microsoft Windows 98, computer setup complete with a screen, speakers, mouse, mousepad and keyboard, as well as a Hot Wheels branded racing steering wheel and pedals. The LGR Hot WHeels PC was also shipped with a collection of software CD's in a Hot Wheels CD flip case that had a few games as well as educational games.

The Hot Wheels PC was aimed and marketed to kids, however, during the 90s, families usually shared a home PC with the whole family, and having a PC that looked like this one was quite a bit of an eye-sore in your living room. But, nevertheless, the Hot Wheels PC was most definitely popular!

The problem came in on the manufacturer's side with not being able to keep up with demands. It got so bad that LGR had to offer refunds because the waiting time ended up being far too long and the product became outdated. And in addition to that, the Hot Wheels PC also had issues with the power supply which also resulted in numerous refunds and returns.

Today, however, the Hot Wheels PC is a true collector's item with a full set in working condition is valued around $6,000!

Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Linus Tech Tips, on the Hot Wheels PC.


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