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Fire Eater
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1977 - Present
Designer Larry Wood
Number 9640
Fire Eater RL.JPG


Description

A well-loved staple of every kid's toybox repatoire for more than 40 years, this is a classic that never seems to die!

Versions

The Fire Eater has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1977 Flying Colors Red Black & Yellow deco, "51" & Shield on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue RL 9640 Hong Kong Blue lights on top Fire Eater RL.JPG
82 1982 Mainline Red Black & Yellow deco, "51" & Shield on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue BW 9640 Hong Kong Blue lights on top Fire Eater RedBW.JPG
1988 Mainline Yellow "3" & Red star on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue BW 4001 Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater YelBW.JPG
322 1995 Silver
1/4
Chrome Black & Yellow deco, "51" & Shield on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue tint BW 13309 Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater CrmBW.JPG
322 1995 Silver
1/4
Chrome Black & Yellow deco, "51" & Shield on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue 7SP 13309 Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater Crm7sp.JPG
1995 Now and Then 8-Pack Bright Yellow-Green Black & Yellow deco, "51" & Shield on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black 5SP Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater BrtGrn5sp.JPG
1996 Mainline & Auto City 5pk Red Black & Yellow deco, "51" & Shield on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue 7SP 9640 Malaysia Blue lights on top Fire Eater Red7sp.JPG
427 1996 Fire Squad
4/4
Red Yellow, Black "CITY OF HOT WHEELS" Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue tint 5SP 15276 Malaysia Blue lights on top Fire Eater FR.JPG
1997 Mainline Fluorescent Yellow Black, Red, highlights Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black 5SP 4001 Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater BrtYel5sp.JPG
1997 Mainline Fluorescent Yellow Black, Red, highlights Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black SB 4001 Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater BrtYelSB.JPG
1997 Mainline Fluorescent Yellow Black, Red, highlights Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black 5DOT 4001 Malaysia Red lights on top CIMG0895.JPG
1999 City Center 5-pack Red "Metro 122" on front sides Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Clear Yellow 5SP 21079 Malaysia Fire eater city center 5 pack 1999.JPG
1999 Fire 'N Rescue Action Pack Deep Red Gold HW Logo On Top Of Cab Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Black 5SP 21532 China Hot wheels Fire 'N Rescue Action Pack fire eater.jpg
145
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250
2000 Virtual Collection White Black, Red, Yellow Chrome
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Plastic
Red tint Red tint 3SP 27111 Malaysia Red lights on top Fire Eater Wht.JPG
237
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240
2001 Mainline Fluorescent Yellow Black, Red highlights, "Metro 122" on side Chrome
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Plastic
tinted Black 5DOT 53766 Malaysia Red lights on top. Some had 5SP Fire eater neon yellow 2002 mainline.JPG
2002 Heat Fleet 5-pack Silver Red, White, Black & Yellow tampos Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Yellow tint 5SP Thailand Fire Eater silver heat fleet 5-pack 2002.JPG
190
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220
2003 Work Crewsers
10/10
Metallic Fuscia Orange to yellow fade flame tampos, Hot Wheels logo on side Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Yellow Red 5SP C1369 Malaysia Work Crewsers Fire Eater.jpg
48
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196
2008 All Stars
08/36
Yellow "Engine 52" on top, "Fire-Eater" w/ Black & Silver Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Gray 5SP M6914 Malaysia Base code(s): All Stars Fire Eater Yellow - B6365df.jpg
48
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196
2008 All Stars
08/36
Red "Engine 52" on top, "Fire-Eater" w/ Yellow & Silver Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Gray 5SP M6914 Malaysia Base code(s): Fire Eater - 7010df.jpg
46
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190
2009 Treasure Hunts Metallic Dark Red Silver, Black, Gold & Orange details, "09 THFD" on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Pearl Gray 5SP P2354 Malaysia Fireeater 09TH reg.JPG
46
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190
2009 Super Treasure Hunts Spectraflame Dark Red Silver, Black, Gold & Orange details, "09 THFD" on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Gray RLRR P2366 Malaysia Fireater-superth-hw-2009.jpg
2010 Road Course Race 5-Pack Light Green Silver & Black details, "09" White & Red graphics on sides Gray
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Plastic
Red Gray 5SP R7661 Thailand ROCK N ROAD FIRE EATER.jpg
222
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244
2011 Thrill Racers Raceway
6/6
White Black, Red & Gold tampos, "6" on side w/ "RESCUE" & shield on right side, "FIRE-EATER" on left side Chrome
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Plastic
Red tint Red Red OH5 T9929 Malaysia Base code(s): D19 Fire-eater-2011 white.png
2012 Race Rods 5 5-Pack Yellow "FIRE-EATER" logos Gray
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Plastic
Red tint Grey Yellow rim PR5 W4247 Thailand Base code(s):  000 0025.JPG
19
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250
2013 HW City Rescue
9/10
Pearl white metallic Yellow, Red & Gold tampos Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Black Red 5SP X1675 Malaysia Treasure Hunts
Base code(s): F14, F16
Fire Eater pearl white treasure hunt 2013.JPG
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man
6/8
Metalflake Steel Blue Grey, Black, Red & White Rhino deco on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Red) Black 5SP BLM91 Malaysia Named Fire-Eater
Base code(s):
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2014 Sweet Rides
4/6
Metalflake Maroon Gold & White tampo, "engine 14" & "VDFD" on side Gold Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint White Gold 5SP Malaysia Kroger Exclusive
Base code(s) F41
HW-2014-Sweet Rides 04-Fire Eater.jpg
2015 Color Shifters
3/48
Cold: White
Warm: Red
Cold: Red Flames
Warm: White stripes
Unpainted
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Metal
Yellow Tint White Red rim OH5 BHR21 Thailand Plastic Body
Base code(s):
Fire Eater BHR21.jpg
2015 Rescue Racers 5-pack Orange White, Blue & Red tampos, "68", "HWFD", "Fire rescue" (right) & "Emergency" (left) on the sides Metallic Grey
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Black 5SP CDT18 Thailand Plastic Body
Base code(s): H27
FireEater HWCity RescueRacers 2015.jpg
2016 Stars & Stripes
2/10
Red White stars & stripes, blue flame & '76' on sides Chrome Gold
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Light Gray Chome Blue 5SP DLV26 Malaysia Base code(s): H51 Fire-Eater-z.jpg
2017 Spider-Man 5-pack Gray Rhino Character on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Red) Black Chrome 5SP FDM85 Malaysia Base code(s): K08 Fireeaterfdm85.jpg
2019 HW City 5-pack Chrome Black blocks w/ Gold 'Fire Eater' on left side & 'HWFD' & 'Engine No. 7' on right side Metallic Red
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Red Gold rim MC5 FLY24 Indonesia Plastic Body
Base code(s): M07
FireEater-HWCity-5pk.jpg
246/250 2021 HW Rescue
9/10
Yellow Red stripes, "21" on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Red) Black Yellow rim DD8 GTB15 Malaysia Plastic Body
Base Code(s): P30
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2008 card

From the back of the 2008 card:

Born: 1997
Birthplace: El Segundo, California, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: Complete with water pumps, fire hoses, and ladders, our Fire-Eater® was made to heat up the streets while saving the day.

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