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Hot Wheels Computer

Hot Wheels Computer
Hot Wheels Computer

Speed333 MHz
Memory64 MB
Hard Drive10  GB

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Patriot Computers

Release Date: 1/1/1999
Manufacturer: Patriot Computers
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$599.99
$859.93*
 
Donated By: Susan McGuigan
 
The Hot Wheels (and Barbie) computers have been steeped in controversy for years. Always a popular hit with kids when they come to the museum, the flame adorned PC and accompanying 15" monitor, mouse, mousepad, and speakers (and even steering wheel) really seem to be something the kids want to play.

The sad part is that due to some manufacturing flaws, most of these machines die and Patriot got stuck repairing and replacing so many of them that it drove them out of business. Worse, they took money and orders right up to the end and ended up not shipping thousands of units and failing to pay Mattel royalties.

Mattel, who didn't directly have anything to do with all this, offered customers that were burned a $100 voucher for their store.

The package came with Windows 98 and a great selection of software.

Check out the sales brochure that shows everything that was included with both the Hot Wheels Computer and the Barbie Computer!

Barbie Hot Wheels Computer Registration Card

 

This computer is currently interactive in the Museum.
 

User Comments
Joseph Judge on Saturday, July 29, 2017
Have a Barbie PC for sale, including the tower, original floppy drive (removed), and a driver disk. New, working floppy drive installed. Power supply is a bit wonky; sometimes you need to mash the power button to get it to turn on. Bearings bad on CPU (?) fan. Fresh copy of Win98 installed. Asking for around $150. Will throw on eBay by the end of August if I don't get a response. Also, if anyone's looking for drivers for the Hot Wheels PC or Barbie PC, shoot me an email and I'll send you an ISO of them. Email: joseph14078@gmail.com
Joseph Judge on Saturday, July 29, 2017
Have a Barbie PC for sale, including the tower, original floppy drive (removed), and a driver disk. New, working floppy drive installed. Power supply is a bit wonky; sometimes you need to mash the power button to get it to turn on. Bearings bad on CPU (?) fan. Fresh copy of Win98 installed. Asking for around $150. Will throw on eBay by the end of August if I don't get a response. Also, if anyone's looking for drivers for the Hot Wheels PC or Barbie PC, shoot me an email and I'll send you an ISO of them. Email: joseph14078@gmail.com
dylan on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
i have a Barbie Patriot modem only for sale works great. $600obo DKase999@gmail.com
DKase999@gmail.com on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I have a Barbie Patriot modem for sale it works great $600 obo email me if intrested? DKase999@gmail.com
DKase999@gmail.com on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I have a Barbie Patriot modem for sale it works great $600 obo email me if intrested? DKase999@gmail.com
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