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Mattel’s Hot Wheels Star Wars line is hitting stores now and is racing off the shelves. In addition to the character cars, there’s also a limited assortment of eight cars — one for each of the six Star Wars films, another for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and also one for Star Wars Rebels.

For these eight cars, some of the most striking starship and speeder graphics and liveries from Star Wars were applied, with some liberty where necessary, to original Hot Wheels automobile castings. We caught up with Mattel’s Mike McClone, designer of these vehicles — and Star Wars fan — to see how he came up with their unique designs.

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