The Emoticar is a Hot Wheels original model designed by Kevin Cao with emoticons or emoji in mind. It is designed with a small wheelbase to give it the look of a city car. This car can be used to display your own emotion. A fun feature of this model is the rotatable face. One side of the figure's head has a happy face and the other side has a sad face. Hot Wheels encourages you to design your own faces on the blank sides of the drum (this is also mentioned on the back of the card). Kevin Cao has also hidden some popular emoticons on the car. There are seven hidden emoticons: happy face with glasses on the front, grumpy skull face on the back, happy face on top of the model, winky eyes on the bottom, squeaky eyes on the bottom, two thumbs up on the bottom, and of course the two faces on the rotatable drum.
The Emoticar 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|
|Red||Black, White & Blue stripes w/ 'Emoticar' & '31' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||Blue & Yellow||5SP||DTX20||Malaysia||Base codes: J34, J38|
|Dark Blue||Black, White & Yellow stripes w/ 'Emoticar' & '31' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||Dark Blue & Orange||5SP||DVB28||Malaysia||Base code(s): K09|
|Green||Hot Wheels Logo, Black and Yellow Checkers , 'Emoticar' & '16' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||None||White||Black and Yellow|
|FJW16||Malaysia||Base code(s): K38, K39, K41|
From the back of the 2017 card:
Birthplace: El Segundo
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: When it's time to get in motion with tons of emotion, express yourself with the Emoticar™! Roll the drum to display your feelings or grab a marker and create your very own emojis on the blank spots. As you zoom through the busy streets, this compact hyper car gives you all the feels.......on wheels!