Hot Wheels Acceleracers

@Ninjanicktf Acceleracers is probably lesser quality due to being released in 2005 while Battle Force 5 (which I’ve never seen) was probably closer to 2012ish.

@RaptorTalon I’m not sure if watching them is an acomplishment…

@ReeseEH I believe there was a trash T-rex thing in one of the movies, but it’s been atleast 3 years since I saw them.

@timmytowntim I was kinda the opposite, only watching the movies yet owning none of the toys.

I’ll probably watch the movies again just to remember them, and to keep the topic alive.

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I have vague memory flashes of this when I look at that picture, but I can’t remember any more than that.

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I actually remember this from my childhood.

I used to collect cars related to this series because they were so cheap that wwhen I stayed at grandma’s for a whole summer we would go buy 1 everyday.

Pretty sure I had the racetrack and movie bundle for ignition.

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I thought this was just a T.V. series. Each “film” was chopped up and released episodically I guess.
While it didn’t have the greatest textures, animation or overall premise, I did find myself enjoying and getting attached to some of the characters.

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I used to love these, although looking back on it, the characters look a little odd. All I can say is that it sure was “interesting.”

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Speed of silence guy is actually a part of the Multiverse theory concerning the reality of Lazytown

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I help run a YT channel similar to TTV about those old Hot Wheels movies. There’s a surprisingly dedicated community for these films similar to Bionicle and like Bionicle had a lot of changes amid production as well as a cancelled year of Transforming mecha cars akin to Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 kinda like how the Biodino’s of the cancelled 2011 Bionicle story are received.

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I watched one of them. Can’t remember which one though. They were… interesting

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Oh man, I remember these. I still watch these occasionally. Except for the cliffhanger. That was infuriating, I even wrote a fan-fic concept based around it.

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I read a good fanfic conclusion to the series if it makes you feel better https://m.fanfiction.net/s/4791666/1/

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really? Cool thanks.

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My pleasure

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I remember seeing commercials for Battle Force Five around 2012, and I think a friend of mine had one of the toys. But how exactly were those movies released? Were like TV Shows or direct to DVD movies?

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D to DVD. I liked Acceleracers because it was well written. They actually killed a couple charters, which is odd children programming. I mean, it had a few cheesy tropes such as the whole Darth Vader style revelation type thing, but in general it was well done. Battle Force 5 is something else entirely and has no relation to Acceleracers (even though one of the characters is the named the same!). Acceleracers on the other hand, is a direct sequel to Hot Wheels: World Race.

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When it aired on Toonami back in the day the show never had the Hot Wheels suffix; it was simply called “Acceleracers”.

My guess was that the movies were so seperated from the brand of toys it was based on that it was able to stand on its own. Shame it got cancelled just as the plot got kicked off. Mattel cancelled it because of a change in staff and opted not to continue Acceleracers which had been slated for a second season according to the shows toy designers. Shame.

Though we might be getting a sequel to it in a weird way…

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I love acceleracers :goo:

perhaps I found this topic five years too late but glad to know it exists

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I think I saw one of these aeons ago, but I really don’t remember which one or what it was about. Seems fun though, maybe it’s worth checking out!

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There’s five films, World Race is 2 hours long and the four Acceleracers films are an hour each with a couple of 5-minute-ish shorts in between each film

I think they’re all great, and they’re all available in full on YouTube!

World Race:

All Acceleracers films and shorts in chronological order:

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Hotwheels was like the second half of my childhood (Lego being the first). I notice the channel name is Vert Wheeler, who happens to be a character in “Hotwheels Battle Force Five,” is there any correlation/crossover between these?

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Vert Wheeler was originally the name of a Highway 35/Acceleracers character; the Wave Rippers team leader and later a member of the Teku. He’s the main character of Highway 35 and spends Acceleracers dealing with impostor syndrome

Mattel reused the “Vert Wheeler” name for BF5 but the two characters are totally unrelated to each other, as are the two franchises

Funnily enough BF5 also reused another Acceleracers name, though for one of the cars - Reverb. Since you seem familiar with BF5 already, you may recognise Reverb as this car:

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The original Acceleracers version looks like this:

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