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Peeping Bomb
Debut Series 1970 Hot Wheels
Produced 1970 - 1973
Designer Howard Rees
Number 6419
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Description

The Peeping Bomb is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1970 Hot Wheels range of vehicles. It name comes from the two headlights which 'peep' out and reveal themselves when the steering stalk in the interior is pulled.

In it's original production run in 1970, it was painted in various Spectraflame colors and was manufactured in both the Hong Kong and USA factories. It has a tail-light panel on the rear which was painted red. Most cars came with black interiors, while some came with a rare and desirable white interior. Some Hong Kong cars also came with a dark brown interior. Some cars can also be found with orange painted headlights instead of the usual chrome, these have only been found on cars painted Orange or Purple. It commonly came packaged with a metal collectors button, although some were packaged with a harder to find plastic button.

It was also manufactured in Mexico by CIPSA, these versions are very hard to find and are often found in poor condition (more information below).

In 1973 it was used as a 'Shell Promo', a giveaway promotional car given to customers at Shell Service Stations. As with other 1973 vehicles, it lost its Spectraflame paint in favor of Enamel. To save on cost, the 'peeping' headlight mechanism was removed. It used the Hong Kong version with blue tinted windows and came with the older style 'Capped' Redline wheels on the rear and the new 'Through-Hole' Redline wheels on the front.

The Peeping Bomb has not been seen since 1973.

USA Versions

The Peeping Bomb has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua  None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA PeepingBombUSAAqua
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Lime None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA PeepbmbYelX
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA PeepbmbOrgX
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA

Orange Painted Headlights

Rare

PeepingBombUSAOrangeOrangeLights
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA PeepingBombUSARed
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Peepin' Bomb-1970 Magenta
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Hot Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Peepinbomb
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL 6419 USA

Orange Painted Headlights

Rare

PeepingBombUSAPurpleOrangeLights

Hong Kong Versions

The Peeping Bomb has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black or White (Rare) RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light 'Apple' Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong

Orange Painted Headlights

Rare

Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black or White (Rare) RL 6419 Hong Kong PeepingBombHKMagentaWhiteInt
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1970 1970 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL 6419 Hong Kong

Orange Painted Headlights

Rare

Image Not Available

1973 Shell Promo Versions

The Peeping Bomb has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Dark Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Light Blue None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Flourescent Pink None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Flourescent Lime None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Flourescent Green None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available
1973 Shell Promos Enamel Red None Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Black RL Shell04 Hong Kong Image Not Available

CIPSA Versions

In the early 1970's, the Peeping Bomb was manufactured by CIPSA in Mexico for the Mexican market using the USA casting. The headlights are a dull silver compared to the chrome of the regular versions. Despite being manufactured in Mexico, they are still marked with 'USA' on the base.

Color Stickers Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variations Photo
Spectraflame Pink None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL USA Image Not Available
Spectraflame Blue None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL USA Image Not Available
Spectraflame Green None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL USA Image Not Available
Spectraflame Yellow None Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RL USA Image Not Available

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