Saturday, June 1, 2013

Red Carpet Review: Hot Wheels Scorchin’ Scooter

The Super Happy Funtime Virtual Diecast Vehicle Museum Presents 
A Red Carpet Review: 
Featuring Hot Wheels Scorchin’ Scooter
from the 2013 Motorcycles edition.

In 1997 the Scorchin' Scooter appeared as a First Edition and everybody went crazy for it.  It was unique and it was a cool design and it stood out since it was the first motorcycle Mattel had put in the basic range since the 70s. As is the case with many popular castings there have been a lot of variations made of this model as well as inspiring many more motorcycles to join the lineup. 

Then Mattel did another thing with the pioneering Scooter, they took a cue from another 70s product, the Rumblers, and gave the Scorchin' Scooter a rider.  A skeleton, in fact. And in my opinion recaptured the feel of the original bikes with the modern casting that breathed new life into the Hot Wheel motorcycle lineup in the latter decades. Nice Job, Mattel!

You can check out some motorcycles in the Museum here
Sorry there are no Rumblers.  None survived my childhood. :)

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