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Bugeye
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971
Designer Larry Wood
Number 5178
Bugeye


Bugeye was a car which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels series. It was manufactured in both the USA and Hong Kong in various Spectraflame colours. It features a lift-open engine compartment which either has scoops or is smooth (all HK cars have scoops). These 1971 releases came packaged with a plastic collectors button. It was also released in 1973 as a Shell Promo, which featured enamel paint. The Bugeye was also manufactured by CIPSA in Mexico, these versions are very hard to find and are usually in poor condition.

USA Versions

USA releases of the Bugeye all have clear glass and white interiors, they could be found with either the Scooped or Smooth engine cover.

The Bugeye has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Green Unpainted Clear White RL USA Bugeye
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Pink Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold Unpainted Clear White RL USA Rare Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Unpainted Clear White RL USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange Unpainted Clear White RL USA Very Rare Pre-Production only Image Not Available

Hong Kong Versions

Hong Kong releases of the Bugeye all have blue tinted glass and dark interiors. They could only be found with the Scooped engine cover.

The Bugeye has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong BugeyeAqua
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Green Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Rare Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong BugeyeYel

1973 Shell Promo Versions

The Bugeye was released in the 1973 Shell Promotions. These releases used the were manufactured in Hong Kong and as such, had the blue tinted windows and dark interiors just like their 1971 counterparts. As with many 1973 versions, the Bugeye was found with the new-style 'Hole-Through' Redline wheels on the front and the older 'Capped' style Redline wheels on the rear. 

The Bugeye has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations 'Photo
1973 Shell Promo Fluorescent Lime Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Bugeye-1973 Shell Promo.Lime
1973 Shell Promo Fluorescent Green Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Fluorescent Pink Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Dark Blue Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Light Blue Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Red Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promo Enamel Yellow Unpainted Blue tint Dark RL Hong Kong Image Not Available

CIPSA Versions

The Bugeye was manufactured in Mexico by CIPSA. These models are extremely rare and are usually found in poor condition. They have stark white interiors as opposed to the creamier white of the 1971 USA release, the glass is clear but appears to have a very pale blue tint. All known versions have the Scooped engine cover.

The Bugeye has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations 'Photo
- - Enamel Dark Blue Unpainted Clear White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
- - Gold Unpainted Clear White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
- - Gold Unpainted Clear White BW Hong Kong Image Not Available
- - Enamel Light Green Unpainted Clear White RL Hong Kong Image Not Available
- - Enamel Light Green Unpainted Clear White BW Hong Kong Image Not Available

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