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Noodle Head
Debut Series 1971 Hot Wheels
Produced 1971 (Original)

2011-Present (Re-Tool)

Designer Howard Rees
Number 6000
Noodlehead

Description

The Noodle Head is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It is named after its many exhaust pipes which are very heavy, making it one of the fastest downhill racers ever produced by Hot Wheels. Although in the pre-production design phase, an alternate name considered was 'Chrome Dome' with designer Howard Reese stipulating "lots of chrome" on the rear exhaust pipes. It also features opening pop-up headlights. 

It was produced in 1971 and was manufactured in both the USA and Hong Kong production facilities. USA versions came with clear glass and a white interior and Hong Kong versions have blue glass and either a white or dark brown interior. Some small casting variations exist between the two countries, USA cars have one small dot behind the canopy and Hong Kong cars have many, also Hong Kong cars have bumps on the base around the wheels.

It was painted in many 'Spectraflame' colors of which Gold is the hardest to find. Due to differences in the Spectraflame painting process, most 'Light Blue' cars are often merely faded versions of the regular 'Blue' rather than the much rarer true Light Blue.

Original versions were packaged with a plastic 'Collectors Button'.

In 2011, the Noodle Head was retooled for the HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 10 Neo Classics Series and the name was changed to Noodlist

USA Versions

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

Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Blue

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Light Blue

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Hard to Find Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Green

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Light 'Apple' Green

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Red

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Magenta

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Pink

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Hard to Find Noodlehead
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Salmon

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Hard to Find Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Yellow

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Gold

Unpainted / Metal Clear White RL 6000 USA Rare Image Not Available

Hong Kong Versions

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

Year Series Color / Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Blue

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Green

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Light 'Apple' Green

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Red

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Magenta

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Hard to Find Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Pink

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Yellow

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1971 1971 Hot Wheels Spectraflame

Gold

Unpainted / Metal Blue Tint White or Dark Brown RL 6000 Hong Kong Rare Image Not Available

Noodlist (Re-tool)

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

Year Year Series Color Tampo Base Color Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
4/6 2011 HWC Neo-Classics Spectraflame Orange-Red RLC logo on rear Chrome / Metal Tinted (Light Blue) Beige RL V0486 China 3,500 Produced DSC02799
2014 RLC Party (Los Angeles Convention) Spectraflame Pink White stripes on sides & across top Spectraflame Pink / Metal Clear White & Pink Pink NCRL BLR46 Thailand Base code(s): G37 Noodlist front