The S'Cool Bus is a Hot Wheels casting which debuted in the 1971 Heavyweights series. It is based on the popular Monogram model kit designed by Tom Daniel. It is a dual-engined funny car with an opening body of an American yellow school bus.
The original 1971 was manufactured in Hong Kong and only produced in one color; Enamel Yellow, just like the Monogram model. Underneath its opening body, it featured an orange engine scoop and a black roll-cage, both of which can often be found missing and have been reproduced. It was packaged with a plastic 'Collectors Button' and sheet of stickers to be applied by the owner.
It can be found with or without "Heavyweights" on the base, and some collectors believe cars without it are pre-production.
The S'Cool Bus is known to have issues with a metal fatigue called 'Crumbling' where the body or chassis develops cracks and literally crumbles into pieces.
In 1994, it was re-tooled for the Vintage Series II and has seen several releases since.
The S'Cool Bus has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Year||Series||Color||Stickers||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1971||1971 Heavyweights||Yellow||Black Stripes, '854 CI' and "S'Cool Bus"||Unpainted / Metal||None||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RL||6468||Hong Kong|
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1994||Vintage Series||Yellow||S'Cool Bus on Side||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RL||11522||China|
|1994||Vintage Series||Metalflake Yellow||S'Cool Bus on Side||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RL||11522||China|
|1994||Vintage Series||Metalflake Gold||S'Cool Bus on Side||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RL||11522||China|
|1995||FAO Schwarz Gold Series II||Gold||None||Gold / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||Gold RL||13828||China|
|1995||Redline Spring Break||White||Green Stripe and 'Redline Spring Break' on Side||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RL||13849||China|
|1996||Target Retro Wheels Set||Yellow||S'Cool Bus on Side||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RL||15741||China|
|2000||Penske Exclusive||Silver||'Penkse S'Cool Bus' on Side, Black Oil Splash||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RR||26278||China|
|2002||2nd Annual Hot Wheels Nationals Convention||Blue||'2nd Nationals' on side, White hood & roof, Convention logo on hood||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||Redline RR||56267||China||4,000 Produced|
|2003||Penske Exclusive||Red||'Penkse S'Cool Bus' on Side, Black Oil Splash||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||RR||28694||China|
|2003||Mothers Wax||Red & Black||'2nd Nationals' on side, White hood & roof, Convention logo on hood||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Orange Engine Scoop||PR5||85686||Malaysia|
|-||2005||Chicago 5th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals||Spectraflame Dark Yellow||Black stripe & Yellow flames on sides, White parachutes & Red taillights on back||Dark Chrome / Metal||None||Black||NCRL||H9273||China||10,000 Produced|
|2006||Flying Customs||Black||Red & White flames and S'Cool Bus on Side, Red Roof||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Red Engine Scoop||RL5SP||L5874||Malaysia|
|2006||Super Chromes||Chrome||Blue & White flames and S'Cool Bus on Side, Blue Roof||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Red Engine Scoop||RL5SP||L5863||Malaysia|
|2006||Super Chromes||Gold Chrome||Red flames and S'Cool Bus on Side, Black Roof||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black & Red Engine Scoop||RL5SP||K4753||Malaysia|
|2008||40 Years of Hot Wheels Set||Black||Yellow Stripes, "S'Cool Bus" on sides, '854CI' on hood||Unpainted / Metal||None||Black||RL||M0543||Malaysia|
|3/4||2009||RLC sELECTIONs||Spectraflame Purple||Ghost flames, Light and trim details||Chrome / Metal||None||Black||Good Year, Neo-Classic BW||P2133||China||4,086 Produced|