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Darth Car unveiled at Comic-Con

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 5:56 PM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
Leela and Fry, from the recently canceled "Futurama," beg on the sidewalk outside the Comic-Con convention in San Diego on Sunday, July 27. Sunday was the final day of the annual convention, mecca of all things pop culture. Leela and Fry, from the recently canceled "Futurama," beg on the sidewalk outside the Comic-Con convention in San Diego on Sunday, July 27. Sunday was the final day of the annual convention, mecca of all things pop culture.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hot Wheels has a line of "Star Wars" cars coming out
  • The Darth Car is based on a Corvette
  • Only one life-size Darth Car has been made

(CNN) -- The Force is strong with this one.

This year's San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing -- and that means plenty of cool stuff debuting to make geeks and fanboys/fangirls go crazy. Mattel got in on the fun Thursday, unveiling the special-edition "Darth Car," which heralds the toymaker's partnership with the "Star Wars" franchise.

Star Wars tweeted a pic of the car of the Vadermobile with the caption, "Our new whip. Limited edition. #1 of 1. @Hot_Wheels #DarthCar #SDCC #SDCC2014."

According to Car and Driver magazine, Hot Wheels has a new lineup of cars based on "Star Wars" characters. The toy cars are reportedly scheduled to hit store shelves in October.

But attendees at Comic-Con got the chance to kick the tires on a life-size version of the Darth Car. Car and Driver reports that it is based on a C5 Chevrolet Corvette, can hit 150 mph, has a hatch that opens like Vader's helmet and features several special audio effects, including the sounds of Darth Vader breathing.

Our question is whether the Luke Skywalker car knows it's related.

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