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Baja Breaker
Debut Series Speedway Specials
Produced 1978 - 2016
Designer Larry Wood and Bob Rosas (Collaboration)
Number 2022
1978 Baja breaker grey BW.jpg



Description

This 4x4 van was introduced in 1978 as the Baja Breaker in Gray to the Hot Wheels line-up with Large Blackwalls (BW), along with the Bywayman, the first vehicles with Large Blackwalls front and back. The designers made a special lifted base to fit these, as they share the same base. The design is based on the 3rd generation Ford Econoline.

Versions

The original release of the Baja Breaker feature 2 rear windows. The casting was retooled shortly after its release with a single rear window (see Gallery below). The gray 1978 release is the only version with 2 separate windows. The gray 1978 version with a single window is more difficult to find. The Baja Breaker has been issued in the following versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1978 Speedway Specials Gray Red, Blue & Yellow "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black BW 2022 Hong Kong 1978 Baja breaker grey BW.jpg
1979 Scene Machines Red Yellow, White & Black Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW 2853 Hong Kong Released as Motocross Team 1979 motocross team 2853 red BW.jpg
1980 Mainline Green Yellow, Blue & White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black BW 2022 Hong Kong 2022-1980Main-BajaBreaker.jpeg
Mainline Green Yellow, Olive & White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black BW 2022 Hong Kong DSC 0671crop.jpg
1981 Scene Machines White Black & Orange tampos, 'Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus' & Tiger on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW 3303 Hong Kong Baja Breaker WhtCrcs.JPG
1983 Metalflake Orange Yellow, Blue, White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black BW 4360 Malaysia McDonald's Happy Meal  also Baja Breaker OrgBW.JPG
1983 Real Riders Metalflake Orange Yellow, Blue & White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black Gray hub RR 4360 Malaysia Baja Breaker UrgRR.JPG
1984 Black Red stripe on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black BW 4360 Malaysia 1984 Baja breaker Black BW.jpg
1984 Real Riders Black Red stripe on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black Gray hub RR 4360 Malaysia 1984 Baja breaker black Grey RR.jpg
1984 Real Riders Black Red stripe on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black White hub RR 4360 Malaysia Baja Breaker-17614.jpg

Retooled Versions

The Baja Breaker got a new tool & die in 1989, and has issued in the following versions:

Notes: This casting now implements the hood as part of the body, and is no longer openable.

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1989 Black Red 'A-Team'-like stripe on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black BW 4360 Malaysia No longer has opening hood. Baja Breaker BlkBWClsd.JPG
1989 Black Red 'A-Team'-like stripe on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue tint Black CT 4360 Malaysia Baja Breaker BlkNredct.JPG
10 1989 White Yellow, Red, Black "SUZUKI" "ATV" "RACING TEAM" Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red CT 1517 Malaysia One found with large Blackwall wheels, not CT
See gallery.
Baja Breaker WhtCT.JPG
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White & Yellow Unpainted
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Metal
CT 9113 Malaysia Thick stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thick stripe CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White & Yellow Unpainted
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Metal
Yellow CT 9113 Malaysia Thick stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thick stripe YEL CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White & Yellow Unpainted
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White CT 9113 Malaysia Thick stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thick stripe WHite CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White & Yellow Unpainted
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Metal
CT 9113 Malaysia Thin stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thin stripe CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White & Yellow Unpainted
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Metal
Yellow CT 9113 Malaysia Thin stripes Baja Breaker BluCTY.JPG
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White & Yellow Metal
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Unpainted
White CT 9113 Malaysia Thin stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thin stripe White CT.jpg
1993 Tattoo Machines Maroon with fading Yellow front Black, Yellow, Red & White mouth with fangs Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red BW 3490 China Named Open Wide for this version Baja Breaker OpenWide.jpg
128 1997 Mainline Metalflake Purple Yellow Spots Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red BW 9581 China Card falsely advertises "Opening Hood!" Baja Breaker Prp.JPG
2004 HWC 3: Real Riders Bonus Spectraflame Blue Orange, Red, & Yellow stripes, 'Real Riders' on sides & rear Chrome
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Metal
Clear Black Goodyear ORRR G7197 China 10,000 Made 2004hwcrealridersbajabreaker.jpg
2005 Classics
15/25
Spectraflame Orange White & Orange flaming on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black OR5SP H7080 Thailand Bajabreaker.jpg
2005 Classics
15/25
Spectraflame Blue White, Orange Flaming on Side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black OR5SP H7080 Thailand Bajabreaker classics blue.JPG
2005 Classics
15/25
Spectraflame Black White & Orange flaming on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black OR5SP H7080 Thailand Bajabreaker classics black.JPG
2005 Classics
15/25
Spectraflame Magenta White & Orange flaming on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black OR5SP H7080 Thailand Baja Breaker-2005 Magenta.jpg
106
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223
2006 WWE
1/5
Metalflake Silver Triple H tampos, Black and Red cross Black
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Plastic
Tinted Black Black OR5SP J3432 Malaysia 2006-Baja Breaker.jpg
2008 Since '68: Top 40
38/40
Metalflake Blue Silver & blue stripes on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Gray OR5SP M1550 Thailand Baja Breaker-17627.jpg
121
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190
2009 Heat Fleet
3/10
Metalflake Purple Orange & Yellow flames on sides, hood & roof Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Gray OR5SP P2439 Malaysia Base code(s): A45 Baja breaker purple.jpg
121
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190
2009 Heat Fleet
3/10
Metalflake Red White & Yellow flames on sides, hood, & roof Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Gray OR5SP P2441 Malaysia Base code(s): B21 Bajabreaker heat red.JPG
121
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190
2009 Heat Fleet
3/10
Metalflake Satin Blue Red & Yellow flames on sides, hood & roof Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Gray OR5SP P2441 Malaysia Base Code(s): B46 Bajabreaker heat blue.JPG
2010 Valentines Day Metalflake Black Light & Dark Red stripes with Cupid picture Chrome
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Plastic
Red tint Dark Red OR5SP R7900 Malaysia Walmart Exclusive
Base code(s): B40
Bajabreaker vday black.JPG
2010 Valentines Day 6-Pack Pearl White Light & Dark Red stripes with Cupid picture; Black roof details Chrome
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Plastic
Light tint Black OR5SP Malaysia Target Exclusive
Base code(s):
Bajabreaker vday white.JPG
2010 Hot Wheels Delivery: Slick Rides
19/34
Metalflake Copper Unpainted
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Metal
Red Tint Black ORDDRR R3751 Malaysia Base code(s): Bajabreaker delivery copper.JPG
2011 The Hot Ones Metalflake Dark Blue "Baja Breaker", Red, Yellow, White & Blue tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Yellow tint Black 5SP W1556 Thailand Base code(s): D22 Baja Breaker-17631.jpg
2011 The Hot Ones Unpainted Blue & Red tampos, HW logo on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Red tint Blue 5SP Thailand 6-Packs Exclusive
Base code(s):
Baja Breaker-2011 Hot Ones 6-Pack.jpg
5pk 2011 Desert Race 5-Pack Metalflake Green Purple, White & Red Graphics "85", HW logo, Yellow "Baja" Purple "Breaker" Gray
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Plastic
Clear Black Tan OR6SP T8639 Thailand Base code(s): IMG 1520.jpg
N/A 2012 Light Speeders Yellow Red design & Light Speeders logo on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Blue Black OR6SP W5928 Thailand Base Code(s): W5928.jpg
2012 Nostalgic Brands: Nose Art Unpainted with clearcoat finish White "HW 12" Star, Fighter Plane Shark mouth, rivets, bullet holes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black ORDDRR W6673 Thailand Base code(s): 2012 Baja Breaker Nostalgia
143
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247
2012 HW Performance
3/10
Metalflake Dark Blue White & Blue "Goodyear" logo, White, Yellow, Orange & Blue stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Orange tint Black OR5SP V5447 Malaysia Base Code(s): E26 Baja Breaker (V5447) 02.jpg
143
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247
2012 HW Performance
3/10
Metalflake Dark Blue (Redline wheel) White & Blue "Goodyear" logo, White, Yellow, Orange & Blue stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Orange tint Black OR5SP-RL V5447 Malaysia Walmart Exclusive
Base code(s): E19
Baja breaker 2012 black.jpg
143
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247
2012 HW Performance
3/10
Satin Gray White & Blue "Goodyear" logo, White, Orange, Red & Blue stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Black OR5SP W4454 Malaysia Kmart Excl: Sep 15, 2012
Base code(s): E26
Baja Breaker-17633.jpg
2013 Pop Culture Beige Gonzo the Great deco, 'Gonzo Plumbing' on sides & rear Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Smoke) Black RL ORDDRR X8321 Thailand Base Code:(s) 2013 Hot Wheels Baja Breaker Pop Culture Gonzo loose.jpg
2014 Pop Culture The Muppets Unpainted Beaker & Dr. Bunsen Honeydew deco on sides, "The Muppet Show" on sides & rear Matte Black
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Metal
Clear Orange Orange Line ORDDRR BDR85 Thailand Base code(s): G32, G34 HW-The Muppets-Baja Breaker-Beaker & Dr. Bunsen Honeydew..jpg
2016 Pop Culture: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Metalflake Orange Scotty on sides. "Star Trek" on rear Unpainted
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Metal
Smoke Tinted Black Red line ORDDRR DJG81 Thailand Base code(s): H48 Baja Breaker-HW-2016 Pop Culture-Star Trek.jpg

2009 card

From the back of the 2009 card:

Born: 1977
Birthplace: EL Segundo, CA, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels
Specialty: With a front winch, roof-mounted lights, and skid plates, this off-road van was made for some serious Baja road trips, so find a spot and "breaker" in!

Gallery

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