Baja Breaker
Debut Series Speedway Specials
Produced 1978 - Present
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 Gray Red, Blue, Yellow, "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 2022 Hong Kong 1978 Baja breaker grey BW.jpg
1979 Scene Machines Red Yellow, White & Black Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 2853 Hong Kong Released as Motocross Team 1979 motocross team 2853 red BW.jpg
1980 1980 Hot Wheels Green Yellow, Blue, White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 2022 Hong Kong 1980 Baja breaker green - blue tampo BW.jpg
1980 1980 Hot Wheels Green Yellow, Olive and White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 2022 Hong Kong DSC 0671crop.jpg
1981 Scene Machines White Black & Orange tampos w/ 'Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus' & Tiger on sides Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 3303 Hong Kong Baja Breaker WhtCrcs.JPG
1983 Metalflake Orange Yellow, Blue, White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 4360 Malaysia McDonald's Happy Meal  also Baja Breaker OrgBW.JPG
1983 Metalflake Orange Yellow, Blue and White "BAJA BREAKER" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black GHRR's - 6148bf.jpg 4360 Malaysia Baja Breaker UrgRR.JPG
1984 Black Red stripe on sides Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 4360 Malaysia 1984 Baja breaker Black BW.jpg
1984 Black Red stripe on sides Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black Gray hub RR 4360 Malaysia 1984 Baja breaker black Grey RR.jpg
1984 Black Red stripe on sides Unpainted / 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 / Metal Blue tint Black BW's - 6144bf.jpg 4360 Malaysia No longer has opening hood. Baja Breaker BlkBWClsd.JPG
1989 Black Red 'A-Team'-like stripe on sides Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Black CT's - 6158bf.jpg 4360 Malaysia Baja Breaker BlkNredct.JPG
10 1989 White Yellow, Red, Black "SUZUKI" "ATV" "RACING TEAM" Unpainted / Metal Clear Red CT's - 6158bf.jpg 1517 Malaysia Baja Breaker WhtCT.JPG
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White and Yellow Metal / Unpainted CT's - 6158bf.jpg 9113 Malaysia Thick stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thick stripe CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White and Yellow Metal / Unpainted YCT 9113 Malaysia Thick stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thick stripe YEL CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White and Yellow Metal / Unpainted WCT 9113 Malaysia Thick stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thick stripe WHite CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White and Yellow Metal / Unpainted CT 9113 Malaysia Thin stripes 1990 the simpsons family camper thin stripe CT.jpg
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White and Yellow Metal / Unpainted YCT 9113 Malaysia Thin stripes Baja Breaker BluCTY.JPG
1990 The Simpsons Enamel Light Blue Black, White and Yellow Metal / Unpainted WCT 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 and White mouth with fangs Unpainted / Metal Clear Red BW 3490 China Named Open Wide for this version Baja Breaker OpenWide.jpg
128 1997 1997 Hot Wheels Metalflake Purple Yellow Spots Unpainted / Metal Clear Red Large BW 9581 China Card falsely advertises "Opening Hood!" Baja Breaker Prp.JPG
2004 HWC Series 3 - Real Riders Bonus Spectraflame Blue 2004hwcrealridersbajabreaker.jpg
15 / 25 2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Orange White and Orange flaming on side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg H7080 Thailand Bajabreaker.jpg
15 / 25 2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Blue White, Orange Flaming on Side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg H7080 Thailand Bajabreaker classics blue.JPG
15 / 25 2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Black White and Orange flaming on side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg H7080 Thailand Bajabreaker classics black.JPG
15 / 25 2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Magenta White and Orange flaming on side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg H7080 Thailand Baja Breaker-2005 Magenta.jpg
106 2006 WWE <acronym title="World Wrestling Entertainment">WWE</acronym> #1/5 Metalflake Silver Triple H tampos, Black and Red cross Black / Plastic Tinted Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg J3432 Malaysia 2006-Baja Breaker.jpg
38 2008 Since '68 Series Metalflake Blue Silver and blue stripes on sides Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg M1550 Thailand Baja Breaker-17627.jpg
121 2009 Heat Fleet Series #03 Metalflake Purple Orange and Yellow flames on sides, hood and roof Chrome / Plastic Clear Gray Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg P2439 Malaysia Baja breaker purple.jpg
121 2009 Heat Fleet Series #03 Metalflake Red White and Yellow flames on sides, hood, and roof Chrome / Plastic Clear Gray Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg P2441 Malaysia Bajabreaker heat red.JPG
121 2009 Heat Fleet Series #03 Metalflake Satin Blue Red and Yellow flames on sides, hood and roof Chrome / Plastic Blue tint Gray Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg P2441 Malaysia Base Code(s): B46 Bajabreaker heat blue.JPG
2010 Valentines Day Metalflake Black Light and Dark Red stripes with Cupid picture Chrome / Plastic Red tint Dark Red Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg R7900 Malaysia Walmart Exclusive Bajabreaker vday black.JPG
2010 Valentines Day - 6-Pack Pearl White Light and Dark Red stripes with Cupid picture; Black roof details Chrome / Plastic Light tint Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg Malaysia Target Exclusive Bajabreaker vday white.JPG
19 / 34 2010 Hot Wheels Delivery - Slick Rides Metalflake Copper Unpainted / Metal Red Tint Black M/T Offroad CDDRR R3751 Malaysia Bajabreaker delivery copper.JPG
2011 2011 The Hot Ones Metalflake Dark Blue "Baja Breaker", Red, Yellow, White and Blue tampos Unpainted / Metal Yellow tint Black 5SP W1556 Thailand Baja Breaker-17631.jpg
2011 2011 The Hot Ones Unpainted / Metal Blue and Red tampos, HW logo on sides Unpainted / Metal Red tint Blue 5SP W3697 Thailand 6-Packs Exclusive Baja Breaker-2011 Hot Ones 6-Pack.jpg
2011 Desert Race 5-Pack Metalflake Green Purple / White / Red Graphics "85", HW logo, Yellow "Baja" Purple "Breaker" Gray / Plastic Clear Black Tan OR6SP T8639 Thailand IMG 1520.jpg
N/A 2012 Light Speeders Yellow Red design & Light Speeders logo on sides Unpainted / 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 / Metal Clear Black ORRR W6673 Thailand 2012 Baja Breaker Nostalgia
143 / 247 2012 HW Performance 3/10 Metalflake Dark Blue White and Blue "Goodyear" logo, White, Yellow, Orange and Blue stripes Chrome / Plastic Orange tint Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg V5447 Malaysia Base Code: E26 Baja Breaker (V5447) 02.jpg
143 / 247 2012 HW Performance 3/10 Metalflake Dark Blue (Redline wheel) White and Blue "Goodyear" logo, White, Yellow, Orange and Blue stripes Chrome / Plastic Orange tint Black OR5SP-RL V5447 Malaysia Walmart Exclusive Baja breaker 2012 black.jpg
143 / 247 2012 HW Performance 3/10 Satin Gray White and Blue "Goodyear" logo, White, Orange, Red and Blue stripes Chrome / Plastic Blue tint Black Wheels AGENTAIR 14.jpg Malaysia Kmart Exclusive Baja Breaker-17633.jpg
2013 Pop Culture Beige Gonzo the Great deco, 'Gonzo Plumbing' on sides & rear Unpianted / Metal RLORRR X8321 Thailand Base Code:(s) Image Not Available.jpg
2014 Pop Culture The Muppets Unpainted Beaker & Dr. Bunsen Honeydew deco on sides, "The Muppet Show" on sides & rear Matte Black / 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 / Metal Smoke Tinted Black Red Line ORDDRR.png DJG81 Thailand Base code(s): H48
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