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Head Starter
Debut Series Tooned
Produced 2017 - Present
Designer Ryu Asada
Number DTX05
Head Starter-2017 145


Description

The Head Starter is a Hot Wheels original model designed by Ryu Asada. It looks to be based on a vintage Honda race car. It has a large chunk of metal for the engine and a metal base, giving it a good weight. Next to that it bears some similarity to the Hot Wheels Farbs series. Ryu, though, based its design on miniature Japanese toon kits, confirming this on Instagram: “since those old school kits are hard to find, we just made [our version]”.

The Head Starter's driver head is designed to have little plastic on the piece holding it, which causes it to wobble a bit during racing down the track.

Versions

The Head Starter has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Rider Color Engine Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
145
/
365
2017 Tooned
1/10
Red White stripe on top, '11' & various logos on sides & top Black
/
Metal
Gold Unpainted Gold 5SP DTX05 Malaysia New Model
Base code(s): J51, K04
Head Starter-2017 145
269
/
365
2017 Tooned
1/10
White Red stripe on top, '11' & various logos on sides & top Black
/
Metal
Red Unpainted Gold 5SP DVB33 Malaysia New Model
Base code(s): K17
DVB33
14
/
365
2018 Legends of Speed
1/10
Green Yellow stripe & '5' on sides & top Black
/
Metal
Yellow Unpainted Yellow 5SP FJW05 Malaysia Base code(s): K31 HeadStarterFJW05
N/A 2018 Costco Multipack Exclusive Blue Orange stripe & '28' on sides, Skull and Lightning Bolts Black
/
Metal
Orange Unpainted White RA6 Malaysia Base code(s): FCC010A5-D603-4A98-89FA-CCD29595FEC8
125
/
250
2019 Experimotors
10/10
Yellow Blue & White stripe & HW logo on sides & hood, circle flame logo on hood Metalflake Dark Blue
/
Metal
Red Unpainted Chrome Blue 5SP FYF93 Malaysia Treasure Hunt
Base code(s): M03
HeadStarter-2019-TH
60
/
250
2020 Tooned
6/10
Black Red, Orange & Yellow stripes around nose, White '22' & HW logo on sides & hood Black
/
Metal
Yellow Unpainted Yellow 5SP GHD45 Malaysia Base code(s): GHD45 01

2017 card

From the back of the 2017 card:

Born: 2017
Birthplace: El Segundo
Designer: Hot Wheels ®
Specialty: Zooming onto the track with a 3-liter V8 engine, there's nothing old fashioned about this vintage racer. Dominating the track since the 1960s, the Head Starter™ can go so fast it'll make your head wobble!

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