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VW Bug
Debut Series Mainline
Produced 1989 - Present
Designer Larry Wood
Number 7671
VW Bug AGENTAIR 1


Description

The VW Bug is a Hot Wheels casting based on a 1953 - 1957 VW Bug and was created by Hot Wheels designer Larry Wood. It was released into the line-up in 1989. This is not the first Bug to be in the Hot Wheels line-up; the Original Bugs or Beetles were released as part of the 1968 "Sweet Sixteen". Although the Custom Volkswagen was issued in two different countries back then and were very different from each other, this resembles the Hong Kong casting. There was its other famous striped cousin the Volkswagen (1974) which more resembles the US version of the Custom Volkswagen.

Versions

The VW Bug has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Body Color Tampo Chassis Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Cast# Country Notes / Type Photo
65 1989 Mainline Enamel Turquoise Magenta, Orange and Yellow Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige BW 7671 Malaysia Experimental Card & All Blue card VW Bug AGENTAIR 1
65 1990 Mainline Enamel Turquoise Blue, Orange and Yellow Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige BW 7671 Malaysia VWBug TrqBluL
65 1991 Mainline Enamel Cherry Red White,lt.blue Yellow Flames Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White BW Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 2
1991 Park 'n Plates Yellow Blue, Green and Orange Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW 9225 Malaysia Vwbug yellow
1991 Getty Gas Station Promotional Enamel Yellow Green Red & Yellow, White "GETTY" Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Yellow BW Malaysia Baggie VW Bug AGENTAIR 3
171 1992 Mainline Metallic Purple Light Green, Yellow & Orange Hood, Roof, Sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red BW 0453 Malaysia Blue Card VW Bug AGENTAIR 5
171 1995 Mainline Metallic Purple Light Green, Yellow & Orange Hood, Roof, Sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red 7SP 0453 Malaysia VW Bug dark purple metallic 7sp MAL base from playset
293 1995 Pearl Driver
3/4
Pearl Pink Yellow,Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Gray BW 13280 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 7
293 1995 Pearl Driver
3/4
Pearl Pink Yellow, Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Grey 7SP Malaysia 1995 Pearl Pink 7SP (2)
293 1995 Pearl Driver
3/4
Pearl Pink Yellow, Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Grey 5SP Malaysia 1995 Pearl Pink 5SP (1)
357 1995 Treasure Hunts
5/12
Flourescent Green Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Purple TW 13353 Malaysia Hotwheels 021
398 1996 Mod Bod
3/4
Blue Green, Yellow and Purple Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Green 7SP 15240 Malaysia VW Bug ModBod
543 1997 Biff! Bamm! Boom!
4/4
Metallic Dark Green Red, Yellow, Black and White, with "KA SPLAT", "THWAACK", "SWAT" Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black 5SP 16917 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 6
1997 Mainine Metallic Purple Light Green, Yellow and Orange Hood, Roof and Sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red 3SP Malaysia Vwbug purple 3sp
731 1998 Artistic License
3/4
Pearl White Dark Blue, Black, Red, and Light Green Roof, Sides, Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Light Blue tint Black 5DOT 18797 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 9
731 1998 Artistic License
3/4
ZAMAC Black Hot Wheels Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Green 5DOT 18797 Malaysia 500 run for 1998 convention HW 1998 731 Zamac open
962 1999 Surf 'N Fun
2/4
Metallic Blue Yellow Green, White, Dk. Blue Corals  "Olas del Sol" Unpainted
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Metal
Smoked White 5SP 21310 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 4

2000 and up Versions

The VW Bug has come out in the following versions:

 
Col # Year Series Body Color Tampo Chassis Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Cast# Country Notes / Type Photo
175
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240
2001 Mainline Primer Brown Red, Orange, Yellow, Flames Black Hot Wheels logo Silver Painted
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Metal
Clear Red 5DOT 53718 China VW Bug AGENTAIR 10
16
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16
2002 Auto Milestones Enamel Black White Mtfl.Gold, Pin stripes, White Black Calif.  Plate, Milestones Series Logo on Roof Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White GYRR 55940 Thailand VW Bug AGENTAIR 17
3
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4
2003 100% Preferred: Volkswagen Neon Orange Black Side Panel Paint With Orange to Yellow Flames Above it, Flames are Outlined in Dark Blue, Painted Tail Lights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige RRPrf B2258 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 12
3
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4
2003 100% Preferred: Volkswagen Metallic Plum Black Side Panel Paint With Orange to Yellow Flames Above it, Flames are Outlined in Dark Blue, Painted Tail Lights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige RRPrf B2258 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 13
2003 Hall of Fame Tin Set Orange Unpainted
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Metal
5SP C3638 Thailand 01850
2003 Hall of Fame - Greatest Rides Metallic Yellow Green "Peace and Love", "Flower Power" Slide Decals, To Many Colors to Single Out, Beautifully Done, Red Tail Lights Outlined in Black Unpainted
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Metal
Slight Smoke Beige Red line RR5SP B0942 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 14
5pk 2003 Robo Zoo Pearl Yellow Robotic Monkey with Nails in its Head on Sides is Metallic Aqua, Metallic Pink and Black. "ROBO" in Black, "ZOO" in Gray Outline, Hot Wheels Logo is Gray Enamel Black
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Metal
Clear Black 5SP 57036 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 8
2004 Holiday Rods Red White scallops on sides and peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand BugRedHRRF
2004 Holiday Rods Light Blue White scallops on sides and peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand BugLtBlueLR
2004 Holiday Rods Green White scallops on sides and peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand IMG 2169
2004 Holiday Rods White Red scallops on sides and peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand IMG 21692
184
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187
2005 Mystery Cars
1/4
White Black "Hot Wheels" tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black GYRR Malaysia 2005 184 Mystery (5)
184 2005 Kar Keepers Black White Fenders, with White tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Chrome 5SP J0413 Thailand BugLRearBW
184 2005 Kar Keepers Metalflake Blue White Fenders, with White tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Chrome 5SP J0413 Thailand BugKK05RF
2005 Classics Spectraflame Blue White stripes top and side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Blue (1)
2005 Classics Spectraflame Green White stripes top and side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Green (1)
2005 Classics Spectraflame Orange White stripes top and side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Orange (2)
2005 Classics Spectraflame Red White stripes top and side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectraflame red (5)
2005 Classics Spectraflame Pink White stripes top and side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Pink (1)
2005 Classics Spectraflame Gold Black stripes top and side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Gold (1)
197
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223
2006 Mainline Black Enamel Orange, and Yellow Designs are Outlined in White, Black Body Color is Incorporated as a Second Outline Color, Designs are on Sides of Vehicle Only Unpainted
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Metal
Red Tinted Black Gold Y5 J8028 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 20
197
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223
2006 Mainline Pearl White Dark Blue, Medium Blue, and White Body Color is Incorporated into the Design, Black and Pale Light Green are Used as Outline Colors. Designs are on Sides of Vehicle Only Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Black 5SP J8028 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 19
2006 Super Chromes Chrome Yellow, Red and Black Side Tampos, "68" on Doors in Black over White Oval Chrome
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Metal
Clear Red Redline 5SP K4766 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 16
2006 Flying Customs Metallic Blue Orange, Pale Gray and Black Side Tampos, "68" on Doors in Black Over Pale Gray Oval Unpainted
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Metal
Light Blue Tinted White RL5SP L5860 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 15
2006 Flying Customs Metalflake Red Metalflake Silver, Black Side Tampos, "68" on Doors in Yellow Over Black Oval Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black RL5SP L5867 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 18
2006 Super Chromes Chrome Yellow to Red Comic Book Flames are Outlined In White Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Red Stripe 5SP K4755 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 24
2006 Super Chromes Gold Chrome Yellow to Red Comic Book Flames are Outlined In White Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black RL5SP L5856 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 25
Box Set 2007 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Metallic Antifreeze Green Magenta, Orange and Yellow Designs on Sides and Roof Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Bone BW M0543 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 26
2007 Super Chromes Chrome Blue, White Stars Flag Flaming on side Unpainted
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Metal
Red Black RL5SP Malaysia Vwbug.chrome
2008 Since '68 Metallic Brown Enamel Gray and Enamel Dark Brown Curved Side Stripe Design, Silver Window Trim, Silver Stripe on Hood, Painted Tail Lights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White WW M1547 Thailand VW Bug AGENTAIR 11
2008 Since '68 Metallic Light Blue White, Blue Strip on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White WW Malaysia Vwbug
129
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196
2008 Team: Volkswagen
1/4
Flat Black Side Panels and Door Panels are Gray With Red and Black Pin Stripe Accents Unpainted
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Metal
Red Tinted Black 5SP V6903 Malaysia Base code(s): VW Bug AGENTAIR 23
5pk 2009 Volkswagen Red Black sides w/Yellow and Orange flames outlined in blue Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White 5SP Thailand Features tampo scheme from the 2003 Preferred VW
Base code(s):
VW Bug - VW 5-Pack
N/A 2010 3 Kings Day Dark Blue White and Gold Graphics, "3 Kings Day 2010", VW Logo, Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Gold Gold

5SP

R7880 Thailand Base code(s): VW Bug - 10 3 Kings Day
2011 The Hot Ones Metaflake Aqua Blue Orange and White tampos on sides, hood and roof Unpaited
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Metal
Clear Orange HO W1566 Thailand Base code(s): VW BUG HOT ONES 2011
2011 The Hot Ones Dark Red Gold Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige HO W3702 Thailand 6-Pack Exclusive
Base code(s):
Vw bug 2012
2011 HW Garage: Volkswagen Matte Black and Metalflake Magenta White, Orange and Magenta flames on sides Unpaited
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Metal
Tinted Dark Red WWRRS T8338 Malaysia Base code(s): VW BUG - GARAGE 2011 - MAGENTA
1
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6
2011 HW Garage: Volkswagen White and Metalflake Yellow Light and trim details Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Blackj RRS T8255 Malaysia Base code(s): VWBug Garage WhiteYellow
2012 HW Boulevard Metallic Green White Scallops with silver pinstripes Unpainted
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Metal
Dark Tint Dark Grey White Walled MD RR W4596 Malaysia Base Code(s): E38 2012-HWB-VolkswagenBeetle-Green
? ? ? Pink Very detailed logo, roof, etc. Gray
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Plastic
Clear Black ? ? Malaysia Base Code(s): Image Not Available
- 2013 Retro Entertainment (Footlose) Yellow Silver & Black stripes on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black SRR X8911 Malaysia Base code(s): VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE IMG 1026 rotated
191
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250
2014 HW Showroom All Stars
01/10
White 53 on front, rear, and side, red and blue stripes on top. Unpainted
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Metal
Dark Tint White White 5SP BFD65 Malaysia Base Code(s): F36, F40, F45 Hot-wheels-volkswagen-beetle-herbie-2014-1
- 2014 HW Entertainment Bone White Bone White, w/Silver roof, Red & Blue stripes across top, '53' on sides, hood, & rear. Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White BoneWhite HubRR BDT90 Malaysia Base Code: F43 HW-Volkswagen Beetle-The Love Bug.
26
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250
2015 Art Cars
1/5
Pink Yellow and lime on hood, yellow and orange on top, yellow, lime, blue, orange with "No War" sign on both sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Blue Front: Blue MC5, Rear: Yellow MC5 7671 Malaysia Base code: G47 VW Beetle 2015
2
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5
2018 50th Anniv Originals Spectraflame Purple 50th Anniversary Logo on door Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Purple RL FTX85 Malaysia Base code(s): K46 VLKSWGN BTL FTX85
262
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365
2018 Checkmate
8/9
Black Chess board pattern & "Pawn" on top & sides, rook chess piece design on top. Red stripes on sides and hood Unpainted
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Metal
Red Chrome OH5 FJX62 Malaysia Base code: L12, L17, L15 Volkswagen Beetle - FJX62 Loose
364
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365
2018 Checkmate
8/9
White Chess board pattern & "Pawn" on top & sides, rook chess piece design on top. Red stripes on sides and hood Unpainted
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Metal
Red Chrome OH5 FJY49 Malaysia Base code(s): L28, L30 Volkswagen Beetle - FJY49 Loose
2018 Mexico Convention White Red Fenders, Red & Green Stripe and Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Chrome (Red Rim) C4SPRR China Base code(s): S-l1600-1543417497

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