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Want to put your car on authentic-looking Hot Wheels packaging?

This Instagram account will do it for you (for a fee, of course)

Any vehicle can be a Hot Wheels model (virtually). IMAGE FROM ART HUNTED

Do you love your car so much that you want to have it immortalized in some cool artwork? Here’s a suggestion: Why not have your beloved steed rendered as a Hot Wheels piece? As in have it designed on real-looking toy car packaging. That’s exactly the creative service being offered by one enterprising person on Instagram.

The account called Art Hunted posted its first artwork only on March 15 this year—which gives us the feeling that the person behind this came up with the idea as a way to cope with the financial challenges brought about by the pandemic—and already it has nearly 10,000 followers as we write this.

It’s easy to see why many car-crazy individuals would gravitate to this Instagram account: Its business proposition is simple and brilliant. For a fee, which a customer settles via PayPal, Art Hunted will transform your car into a diminutive die-cast scale model (at least virtually). Check these out:

We just might commission our car’s artwork. IMAGES FROM ART HUNTED

And if motoring video games are your thing, Art Hunted also does covers of popular titles available on various gaming platforms. See for yourself:

We want one like these to be hung on the wall. IMAGES FROM ART HUNTED

It doesn’t say how much Art Hunted charges for a single artwork, but interested clients are advised to send the Instagram account a direct message for inquiries. And so we did…

Just P444 for the Hot Wheels package design? Not bad. We’ll place an order. SCREENSHOT FROM INSTAGRAM

That is cheap, don’t you think? The VISOR team would surely be delighted to see a Honda Jazz or a Mazda 3 or a Toyota Hiace as a Hot Wheels model. These digital renderings would brighten up the home or the office, for sure. Order yours, too.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.