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Letter Getter
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1977-Present
Designer Larry Wood, Bob Rosas
Number 9643
77letter Thanks Neal

Description

This U.S. Mail truck was introduced as the Letter Getter in the Flying Colors basic line of 1977. At first it was only available in the Truckin' Machines 6-Pack with red sidewalls or redlines and a metal base. Later in 1977 it was released in a single blister pack but only had basic wheels or blackwalls with a metal base. In 1978 the base was changed to black plastic. This casting's name was changed to Combat Medic in 1986.

Alternate Names

The Letter Getter has variously been issued with alternate names such as:

Versions

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

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
9643 1977 1977 Flying Colors White, w/Blue and Red striping "US Mail" and postal logo tampos on sides Unpntd / Metal Blue tint Black RL Hong Kong 77letter Thanks Neal
1977 1977 Flying Colors White, w/Blue and Red striping "US Mail" and postal logo tampos on sides Unpntd / Metal Blue tint Black BW 9643 Hong Kong
Letter Getter BW 1977HK
1979 1979 Hot Wheels White, w/Blue and Red striping "US Mail" and postal logo tampos on sides Black / Plastic Blue tint Black BW 9643 Hong Kong Letter Getter - 3108ff
1979 1979 Hot Wheels

Scene Machines

White Green, Black and Red "Incredible Hulk" tampos Black / Plastic Clear Black BW 2850 Hong Kong Known as Incredible Hulk Incrediblehulktruck
1979 1979 Hot Wheels

Scene Machines

Dark Blue White, "S.W.A.T." logo on sides Black / Plastic Yellow Brown BW 2854 Hong Kong Known as S.W.A.T. Van S.W.A.T. Delivery Truck - 6001gf
1981 1981 Hot Wheels

Scene Machines

Yellow Black, Red and White "Racing Team," "1" and "Hot Wheels" logo tampos Black / Plastic Clear Brown BW 2854 Hong Kong Known as Racing Team Racing Team Delivery
1982 1982 Hot Wheels White, w/Blue and Red striping "US Mail" and postal logo tampos on sides Black / Plastic Blue Tint Black BW 9643 Malaysia Letter Getter BW malaysia 1982
1984 1984 Hot Wheels White Orangish, Brown, Red, "Frito Lay" Black / Plastic Blue Tint Black BW 9643 Malaysia Delivery fritolay
1986 1986 Hot Wheels

Action Command

Olive "Medical Unit" and Camoflauge tampos Black / Plastic Smoke Black Black BW 2519 Malaysia Known as Combat Medic 1986 Combat Medic - 5362ef
1986 1986 Hot Wheels

Action Command

Tan "Medical Unit" and Camo tampos Black / Plastic Smoke Black Black BW 2519 Malaysia Known as Combat Medic Delivery CombatMedic Tan
1988 20th Anniversary 3-Pack Gold Chrome Hot Wheels 20th Anniversary molded in side w/ridges Black / Plastic Clear Black BW 4606 Malaysia Known as Combat Medic 20th Anniversary Letter Getter - 6061df
1988 20th Anniversary 3-Pack Gold Chrome Hot Wheels 20th Anniversary molded in side w/o ridges Black / Plastic Clear Black BW 4607 Known as Combat Medic 20thAnniverseryDeleveryNoLines
#52 1989 1989 Hot Wheels

Workhorses

White "Wonder Bread" and "Hostess" tampos Black / Plastic Smoke Black BW 2808 Malaysia Known as Delivery Truck Wonder Bread Delivery Truck - 6000cf
1990 Color Racers II Maroon / Light Blue No tampos Black / Plastic Blue tint Black BW Malaysia Delivery colorracer
#52 1990 1990 Hot Wheels White "Mobile Tune-Up" tampos on sides Black / Plastic Red Black BW 1578 Malaysia Known as Delivery Truck Mobile Tune-Up Delivery Truck - 5983cf
1990 1990 Hot Wheels Yellow "Homer Simpson Driver" and "Danger" tampos Black / Plastic Clear Black White BW 9114 Malaysia Known as Simpson's Nuclear Waste Van Simpson's Delivery Truck - 6182df
1990 1990 Hot Wheels Yellow "Homer Simpson Driver" and "Danger" tampos Black / Plastic Clear Black BW 9114 Malaysia Known as Simpson's Nuclear Waste Van Delivery YelBWR
1990 1990 Hot Wheels Yellow "Homer Simpson Driver" and "Danger" tampos Black / Plastic Clear Black Yellow BW 9114 Malaysia Known as Simpson's Nuclear Waste Van Homer Simpsons Nuclear Waste Van-17689 (1)
1991 1991 Hot Wheels White Red and Blue "Air France Cargo" tampos Black / Plastic Blue tint Black BW 4970 Malaysia Was sold in the International line Air France Cargo Delivery Truck - 5998cf
0001 1995 Little Debbie Series 1 White Red, Blue "McKee", "Little Debbie" Black / Plastic Clear White BW China Released as Delivery Truck Little Debbie1 Delivery Truck - 6183df
0001 1995 Little Debbie Series 1 White Red, Blue "McKee", "Little Debbie" Black / Plastic Clear White 7SP China Released as Delivery Truck Delivery Truck LtlDeb7spL
1997 Police Force 5-Pack Dark Blue White, Gold "S.W.A.T." Light Gray / Plastic Blue tint Black SB 17461 Thailand Known as Delivery Truck S.W.A.T. Truck - 6409df
1997 Police Force 5-Pack Dark Blue White, Gold "S.W.A.T." Light Gray / Plastic Blue tint Black 7SP 17461 Thailand Known as Delivery Truck DeliverySWAT7spL
1997 Action News Team 5-Pack White Yellow, Blue "Broadcast Van", Red "Action News", "KNWW" Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SP Malaysia Known as Delivery Truck Delivery ActnewsL
1999 House Calls 5-Pack Blue Black Orange flames, White "Stinky's" Black / Plastic Blue tint Black SB Thailand Known as Delivery Truck Delivery BlueL
874 1999 1999 Hot Wheels Gray Blue, White, Red "TOOL SUPPLY" Red / Plastic Blue tint Red 5DOT Thailand Known as Pit Crew Truck Delivery GreyL
Light Blue Blue Orange flames, White, Black "Emergency" Chrome / Plastic Orange tint Black 5SP Thailand Delivery LtBlueL
044 2000 Tony Hawk Skate Series #4/4 Metal-flake Gray Black, White, Silver and Red Tony Hawk tampos Black / Plastic Red Black 5SP 26047 Thailand Known as Combat Medic Tony Hawk Combat Medic - 6062df
102 2002 Grave Rave Series #4/4 Flat Black "Grave Rave" tampos on sides Chrome / Plastic Yellow Gray 5SP 54458 Malaysia Known as Combat Medic Delivery grave
2002 Halloween Highway Series Orange "Pharoah Fueled" Black and Light Green tampos on sides Black / Plastic Smoke Black Gold 5SP 54320 Thailand Known as Combat Medic, came with The Demon Halloween Highway Letter Getter - 0075cf
2002 Oakland A's Promo Green Oakland A's logo(s) on sides, The Mercury News logo on sides. Yellow / Plastic Clear Yellow 5SP 85602 Handed out at one A's game in 2002 02as
089 2003 Carbonated Cruisers Series, #5/5 Silver "Weise" tampos on sides Blue / Plastic Blue tint Blue Blue 5SP 57226 Malaysia Known as Combat Medic Delivery weise
081 2005 Asphalt Jungle Series, #1/5 Purple "Big Pig Dogs" tampos on sides Gray / Plastic Yellow tint Black 5SP G6803 Thailand Known as Combat Ambulance Big Pig Dogs Combat Ambulance - 6455cf
2005 Little Debbie Series 4 White "Little Debbie" and "Unwrap A Smile" tampos Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SP H3943 Thailand Known as Delivery Truck Little Debbie2 Delivery Truck - 6184df
079 2006 Spy Force Series, #4/5 Metalflake Blue-Gray Red, White and Silver tampos on sides Gray / Plastic Smoke Black White 5SP J3405 Malaysia Known as Combat Ambulance Spy Force Letter Getter - 6192cf
079 2006 Spy Force Series, #4/5 Metalflake Blue-Gray Red, White and Silver tampos on sides Gray / Plastic Smoke Black 5SP J3405 Malaysia Known as Combat Ambulance Delivery spy5sp
2008 Max Steel 5-Pack (1) 5SP 2008-5P-Max Steel-Delivery Van
9 / 26 2009 Cop Rods Pearl White Light blue and blue tampos, FTP logo on front, and "Fort Thomas Police" on sides Black / Plastic Blue tint Black 5SP N9001 Thailand Target exclusive Delivery CopRods
26 / 26 2009 Military Rods Flat Khaki Green Yellow and Black Checker pattern, "Combat M" has a Bomber girl and aircraft style paneling Black / Plastic Tinted Black 5SP N9825 Thailand Delivery militaryrod
17 / 26 2009 Fire Rods Metalflake Deep Red White, Red and Gold Lewiston Fire Dept. "Emergency" Gold Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Redline, Gold Chrome 5SP N9035 Thailand Delivery FireRods
25 / 30 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Series 5 Spectraflame Orange "HW Dragway," checkered flags, and helmet on sides with black and white tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray RL5SP N6952 Thailand Combatmedic
25 / 30 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Series 5 Spectraflame Orange "HW Dragway," checkered flags, and helmet on sides with black and white tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray Redline CDDRR N6952 Thailand Chase Version Image Not Available
25 / 30 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Series 5 Spectraflame Steel Blue "HW Dragway," checkered flags, and helmet on sides with black and white tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray RL5SP N6952 Thailand Delivery classics steelblue
25 / 30 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Series 5 Spectraflame Steel Blue "HW Dragway," checkered flags, and helmet on sides with black and white tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray Whiteline CDDRR N6952 Thailand Chase version Delivery classics steelblue chase
25 / 30 2009 Hot Wheels Classics Series 5 Boxed Set Spectraflame Black "HW Dragway," checkered flags, and helmet on sides with black, brown, and white tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray Whiteline CDDRR Thailand Wal-Mart exclusive Delivery classicset black
N/A 2009 Graffiti Rides 5-Pack Metalflake Green Green, Dark Green, Yellow and Black graphics of a DJ spinning records Chrome / Plastic Yellow Tint Black 5SP N4071 Thailand Letter Getter Graffiti Rides - 3915ef
2009 Hot Wheels Delivery - Sweet Treats Chrome Blue tampos and "York Peppermint Pattie" logo on sides and front Unpainted / Metal Clear Blue RL5SP P8572 Thailand Delivery Sweet
6 / 6 2009 2009 Holiday Rods Satin Blue and white Light Blue "Hot Wheels" logo with candy canes on sides Chrome-painted / Metal Clear Gray Redline LW5 R4223 Thailand Combat
6 / 6 2009 2009 Holiday Rods Chrome Light Blue "Hot Wheels" logo with candy canes on sides Chrome-painted / Metal Clear Gray Whiteline LW5 R4223 Thailand Delivery holiday chrome
11 / 25 2010 Hot Wheels Delivery - Slick Rides Yellow Black Red and White "Champion Spark Plugs" deco Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Gray CDDRR R3739 Thailand Issued as Combat Medic Delivery delivery yellow
11 / 25 2010 Hot Wheels Delivery - Slick Rides Metalflake Dark Gray Black Red and White "Champion Spark Plugs" deco Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black CDDRR R3739 Thailand Issued as Combat Medic Delivery Delivery Gray
3 / 6 2011 Mardi Gras Cars Purple Green, Purple and Yellow tampos, "Mardi Gras 2011" Gold Chrome / Plastic Green tint Black Gold Chrome 10SP V3084 Malaysia Released as Combat Medic; Kroger exclusive 2011MardiGrasCombatMedic
2011 The Hot Ones Metalflake Pearl Yellow Black, Red, and White tampos, "Hot Wheels Race Team #1", Sponsor Logos, Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Gray BW W1569 Thailand Released as Combat Medic Delivery HotOnes Yellow
135/247 2012 HW City Works '12 5/10 Orange Black, Yellow and Blue tampos, "Hot Wheels Speedy Delivery", "Worldwide Express Delivery Service", Yellow bottom flames Black / Plastic Blue tint Black 5SP V5438 Malaysia Called "Combat Medic" for this release; Base Code(s): E20 Letter Getter 2012 - 06931df
135 2012 HW City Works '12 5/10 Pink Black, White and Pink tampos, "Hot Wheels Speedy Delivery", "Worldwide Express Delivery Service", White bottom flames Chrome / Plastic Dk. Yellow tint Black 5SP Malaysia Walmart Exclusive 2012 pink Combat Medic
12 2013 HW City - Rescue Blue White & Olive stripes, "S.W.A.T", "12" Black / Plastic Red Black OH5 X1669 Malaysia Base Code: E48 2013 Combat Medic

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