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

Description

Introduced in 1971, 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. All castings were made in Hong Kong and featured blue-tint glass. It can be found in a rarer variation without the Injectors on the engine .

"Crumbler" Variations

What happened is that when the car's chassis was made, the metal slag did not mix together properly, and had too many impurities in the mix. After the chassis was stamped 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. Hardly any ever survived a child's play in 1971 due to their weakened structure, and got thrown away by parents.

Any surviving crumblers that are still intact in the present day usually end up getting torn apart by restoration collectors, thusly 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 Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Byefocal
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong 1971 Magenta Bye-Focal
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Green Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong 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 Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1972 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Metal Blue Tint Capped RL 6187 Hong Kong Image Not Available

Similar Castings and Names

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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

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