The Minitrek is based on a 1979-81 Toyota Truck ("Hilux" outside North America), series RN30, with Chinook rear. The Name 'Minitrek' may also be a play on the term 'minitruck', a term used to describe small (usually Japanese) pickup trucks, as the casting is based on a Toyota pickup.
The Minitrek has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1981||Mainline - New Castings||Tan||Orange and Yellow stripes on sides||Brown / Metal||Smoke||Red||BW||1697||Malaysia||Base color showed at bottom of sides and bumpers|
|1983||Mainline||White||Red "Good Times," and Blue "Camper"||Brown / Metal||Smoke||Red||BW||1697||Malaysia||Brown base is a rare transitional variation|
|1983||Mainline||White||Red "Good Times," and Blue "Camper"||Black / Metal||Smoke||Red||BW||1697||Malaysia||Also used as a McDonald's Happy Meal Toy|
|1984||Mainline||Silver||Red stripe design on sides||Unpainted/ Metal||Clear||Tan||BW||1697||France|
|1986||Mainline||Silver||Red stripe design on sides + A "Le Club Des Maitres De L'Univers" design on the top||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Tan||BW||France||Only available in France and offered to the members of the French Masters Of The Universe Club "Le Club Des Maitres De L'Univers"|