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Bye-Focal
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971
Designer Larry Wood
Number 6187
Byefocal

Description

Introduced in the 1971 Lineup, the Bye-Focal was based on a '70 Dodge Challenger with some serious vision. Featuring two Injected V-8's under glass on an elongated front clip, and a stubby shortened rear end.

Decals featuring a pair of glasses with "Bye-Focal" written on it are factory-applied on the driver's side, with an extra optional sticker to be applied by the user, also included in the package was a plastic 'collectors button'. All castings were made in Hong Kong and featured blue-tint glass and 'Capped' Redline wheels. Mostly produced with a clear blue hood, some can be found with a clear hood. It can be found in a rarer variation without the Injectors on the engine.

In 1973, the Bye Focal was retooled without the clear hood and renamed the Show-Off

"Crumbler" Variations

On some cars, when the chassis was made, the metal slag did not mix together properly and had too many impurities in the mix. After the chassis was fastened onto the body, and it cooled and hardened, the metal did not want to stretch. It developed stress cracks all over the entire chassis, some deep enough to cause significant chasms that actually caused the entire chassis to crumble into pieces. 

Any 'Crumblers' that are still intact in the present day sometimes end up getting restored by collectors, thus erasing their history. Few crumblers exist today, and they are tough to find for those that collect these specific examples.  Both because of the crumbling problem and the scarcity of the car in general, mint intact versions of this car are tough to find.

Original Versions

The Bye-Focal has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions, :

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong 1971 Magenta Bye-Focal
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Green 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Byefocal
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Some cars may look Olive Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Very rare Image Not Available

No Injector Versions

The Bye-Focal has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions, :

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong GreenByeFocalNoInjectors
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red 'Bye Focal' Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint Dark Gray Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Extremely Rare Image Not Available

Similar Castings and Names

Show-Off

Rodger Dodger

Dixie Challenger

Retooled Versions

Col # Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2003 HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 2 - Super Chromes #4 Chrome Blue tint White RL4 2003hwcsuperchromesbyefocal
2005 RLC Party Spectraflame Pink RL4 Image Not Available
3b/4 2007 2007 RLC sELECTIONs Series #3b Spectraflame Light Blue Chrome-Plated Metal Tinted White Red Line RR5SP China Limited to 7,716. 2007rlcbyefocalselections

See Also

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