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Eric Tscherne is a 2011 Inductee of the Diecast Hall of Fame and was a Hot Wheels Designer from 1998 through 2004. He is best known for ushering in many of the import tuner type cars. He also developed realistic original designs like Muscle Tone, 40 Somethin' and Switchback. The realistically styled originals and the theme of revisiting past cars were both something he believed in and help make a staple of the line. Other designers continue to follow in this tradition.

Tscherne also is remembered for creating the Hot Tunerz line which lead to many of the 'Tooned, Fatbax and the poorly received Hardnoze styled cars. Tscherne went on to design cars and toys for Jada Toys (Chub City, Dub City, Import Racer, Big Tim Muscle) and created the JL Full Throttle line, featuring Designs from Chip Foose and TLC's Overhaulin'. He is also credited with overseeing the redesign of Johnny Lightning's brand look, creating its current retro-cool theme for RC2/Learning Curve. He is currently employed by Wicked Cool Toys, where he acts as a senior director of design. When not designing, he plays cornhole competitively on the side.

1/64 Scale

Year Casting Name Debut Series First Edition # Toy Number Photo
2000 Muscle Tone 2000 First Editions 24/36 Muscle Tone Eric T.jpg
2000 MX48 Turbo 2000 First Editions 20/36 MX48 Turbo Blu.JPG
2000 Seared Tuner 2000 First Editions 27/36 Seared Tuner - 00FE PR5.JPG
2001 Honda Civic Si 2001 First Editions 15/36 Honda Civic - 01 FE.JPG
2001 Ford Focus 2001 First Editions 25/36 Realfocusdragster.jpg
2001 MS-T Suzuka 2001 First Editions 8/36 Mstsuzuka.JPG
2001 Super Tuned 2001 First Editions 5/36 28738-a.jpg
2002 40 Somethin' 2002 First Editions 39/42 40 Somethin Eric T.jpg
2002 '64 Riviera 2002 First Editions 30/42 64 Riviera Org.JPG
2002 Moto-Crossed 2002 First Editions 31/42 Motocrossedposter.jpg
2002 Nissan Z 2002 First Editions 26/42 Nissan Z FE.jpg
2002 Tantrum 2002 First Editions 3/42 Tantrum2 copy.jpg
2003 Cadillac Escalade 2003 First Editions 40/42 'Tooned Cadillac Escalade - 03FE.jpg
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 'Tooned) 2003 First Editions 42/42 03 Eclipse.jpg
2003 Switchback 2003 First Editions 5/42 2003 First Edition Switchback1.jpg
2004 Exhausted (Fatbax) 2004 First Editions 85/100 FE Pink Exhausted.jpg
2004 Toyota Supra (Fatbax) 2004 First Editions 78/100 FatBaxSupra.JPG
2004 Tooned Toyota Supra 2004 First Editions 8/100 'ToonedSupra.JPG
2004 Tooned C6 Corvette 2004 First Editions 99/100 'ToonedVette.JPG
2004 Ferrari 360 Modena ('Tooned) 2004 First Editions 7/100 'ToonedModena Edit.jpg
2004 Tooned Chevy S-10 2004 First Editions 89/100 'ToonedS-10.JPG
2004 Dodge Neon 2004 First Editions 65/100 065.jpg
2004 Rockster 2004 First Editions 23/100 Eric Rockster.JPG
2004 Torque Screw 2004 First Editions 83/100 TorqueScrew.JPG
2005 Drift Tech AcceleRacers 2/9 Teku Drift Tech.jpg
2005 Battle Spec AcceleRacers 5/9 Battle spec1.JPG
2005 Power Rage AcceleRacers 6/9 Teku Power Rage.jpg
2005 SpecTyte AcceleRacers 8/9 Spectyte 2005 24.jpg
2010 Dodge Charger Drift Car 2010 New Models DODGECHARGERDRIFT.jpg
2011 Dodge Challenger Drift Car 2011 New Models Dodge challenger drift car red.png

Hot Tunerz 1/50th Scale

  • Honda Civic
  • Chevy S-10
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Toyota Supra
  • Acura Integra Type R
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • Ford Mustang GT Convertible (tooled but not released)
  • Subaru WRX
  • Acura RSX Type S
  • Honda Civic Si
  • Ford Focus
  • Ferrari 360 Modena GT
  • Dodge Viper GTSR
  • Hummer H2
  • Hummer H2 SUT
  • Lincoln Navigator 
  • Ford F150 SVT
  • Nissan 350Z (tooled but not released)
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Spyder