Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 is an American—Canadian 3D CGI Science Fiction Sports animated television series created by Mattel, Nelvana Limited, and Nerd Corps Entertainment, based on the Hot Wheels toy line by the American toy maker, Mattel which was introduced in 1968. A two-episode preview aired on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 24, 2009; it was shown on Cartoon Network India starting on April 30, 2010 and on Cartoon Network Philippines from July 3, 2010. The series made its official debut on August 29. According to a HotWheels. com page as of July 14, 2010 describing “BATTLE FORCE 5 Battle Action Assortment” toys, vehicles combine forces to create even more powerful combat machines. The second season began airing September 18, 2010. The series does not follow or ever referenced the events from the World Race or AcceleRacers franchise, with the exception of the character, Vert Wheeler, who appeared in both of the franchises.