Preying Menace
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 2006 - Present
Designer Rob Matthes
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The Preying Menace is a Hot Wheels casting debuting in the 2006 First Editions. The car's design and the play on words of the name is based on the insect "Preying Mantis".  It was first released in 2006 as a mainline car from the "First Editions" series, and has recently been demoted to a 5-pack car and a car bundled with the "Racing Rigs" series. Is Playable In Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing PSP. Most versions of the car have a canopy that can be opened; in 2015, the casting was changed and the car's canopy can no longer be opened.


The Preying Menace 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
18 2006 First Editions
Green Pinstripes Unpainted / Metal Green Black PR5 Malaysia FTE, OH5 Preying menace
65 2007 Street Beasts
Flat Black Pinstripes Unpainted / Metal Red Red PR5 K7582 Malaysia Preying Menace 2006
5pk 2008 Street Beast Red/Orange Flame tampos Unpainted / Metal Yellow Maroon Orange 5SP L9965 Thailand Preying Menace - 7084df
5pk 2013 Monster Mission Unpained / Metal Yellow X9860 Thailand Preying
31  / 250 2015 HW City Street Beasts
Pearl Green Green & Yellow deco across top Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Red) Pearl Green Gold 5SP's CFH53 Malaysia Updated tooling  Base Code(s): G51 PreyingMenace15
5pk 2018 Street Beasts White Green & Orange design on top Clear Green / Plastic Orange Satin Green Chrome Green OS5 FKT51 Indonesia 2nd Updated tooling  Base Code(s): L07 PreyingMenace-StreetBeasts-5pk