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Rescue Ranger
Debut Series Mainline
Produced 1985 - Present
Designer Larry Wood
Number 2537
Rescue Ranger RRW.JPG



Description

The Rescue Ranger was first seen in 1985 released in the Real Rider series. For vehicles with same cast and different names see; Ranger Rig (1975), and Emergency Squad (1975).

Some versions feature a blown engine taken from a 'Tooned 1968 Mustang.

Versions

The Rescue Ranger has also been known as Emergency Squad, Ranger Rig and HW Rapid Responder (not to be confused with Rapid Response) for new name, and has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color
/
Body Type
Tampo Base Color
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Type
Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
1985 Mainline Yellow Blue & white stripe, "Race Rescue", HW logo Chrome
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Plastic
Dark Tinted Black BW Malaysia Metal body Rescue race.JPG
1986 Real Riders Green Yellow, Green, "Forest Service" Chrome
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Plastic
Black White Hub RR 2537 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger RRW.JPG
1986 Workhorses Green Yellow, Green, "Forest Service" Chrome
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Plastic
Black BW 2537 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger.JPG
1988 Workhorses Red Yellow & Black, "Hot Wheels Rescue" Chrome
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Plastic
Smoke Black BW 5145 Malaysia Metal body Emergency Squad Temp.JPG
1988 Workhorses Red Yellow, Black, "Hot Wheels Rescue" Chrome
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Plastic
Smoke Black 7SP 5145 Malaysia Metal body RescueRangerRedBlk7sp.JPG
1988 Color Changers Red 'Rescue' on sides, 'Sons of Danger' on doors Chrome
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Plastic
Smoke Black BW 5600 Malaysia Color Racers 3-Packs
Metal body
Rescue Ranger-1988 Color Racers.jpg
1994 Blimp & Support Team 5-Pack Yellow Red "OXYGEN" "FIRST AID, Black "AIRSHIP SUPPORT TEAM", Blue blimp Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black tint BW Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger YelBlmpL.JPG
1994 Blimp & Support Team 5-Pack Yellow White "OXYGEN" "FIRST AID, Black "AIRSHIP SUPPORT TEAM", Blue blimp Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black tint BW Malaysia Metal body Image Not Available.jpg
1994 Blimp & Support Team 5-Pack Yellow Black "OXYGEN" "FIRST AID, Black "AIRSHIP SUPPORT TEAM", Blue blimp Chrome
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Plastic
Black tint Black tint BW Malaysia Metal body Black Ox.jpg
1996 Baywatch 5-Pack Red Black, white & yellow tampos, "Baywatch", "Emergency" Chrome
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Plastic
Smoke Black 7SP 13505 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger-1996 Baywatch 5-Pack.jpg
1996 Baywatch 5-Pack Red Black, white & yellow tampos, "Baywatch", "Emergency" Chrome
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Plastic
Smoke Black 7SP 13505 Malaysia "FISRT" (misspelled on sides)
Metal body
RescueRangerRedBay7sp.JPG
408 1996 Splatter Paint
1/4
Bright Orange Blue spots Bright Orange
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue 5SP 15253 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger Org5sp.JPG
408 1996 Splatter Paint
1/4
Bright Orange Blue spots Bright Orange
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue SB 15253 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger OrgSB.JPG
425 1996 Fire Squad
2/4
Yellow Black, Red "FIRE DEPT." Chrome
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Plastic
Gray tint Black 5SP 15274 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger YelFR.JPG
1997 Fire Fighting 5-Pack Red White, Gold, Black "Fire Dept" "Emergency" "51" Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue 5DOT Metal body Rescueranger red5pack.JPG
1997 Fire Fighting 5-Pack Red White, Gold, Black "Fire Dept" "Emergency" "51" Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue 7SP Metal body RescueRangerRedWht7sp.JPG
1997 Rescue Squad 5-Pack Yellow Red Rescue Paramedic Chrome
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Plastic
Black Black 5DOT Thailand Metal body HW Rescue Ranger.jpg
1997 Rescue Squad 5-Pack Yellow Red Rescue Paramedic Chrome
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Plastic
Black Black 5SP Thailand Metal body RescueRangerYel5sp.JPG
1997 Rescue Squad 5-Pack Yellow Red Rescue Paramedic Chrome
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Plastic
Black Black 7SP Thailand Metal body RescueRangerYel7sp2.JPG
720 1998 Biohazard
4/4
Black White, Yellow, Red "BIOHAZARD REMOVAL" Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Yellow 5SP 2537 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger Blk5sp.JPG
720 1998 Biohazard
4/4
Black White, Yellow, Red "BIOHAZARD REMOVAL" Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Yellow 5DOT 2537 Malaysia Metal body Rescue Ranger Blk5DT.JPG
1999 Special Edition Red Gold "Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Rescue Squad" and #51 on both doors. "Rescue Squad 51" on rear panels. Hot Wheels logo on rear side panels. Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Black 26273 Thailand "Rescue Squad 51" Emergency Limited Emergency Squad Red 1999 26273.jpg
1999 City Police 5-Pack White Red, Black, "BOMB SQUAD" "EMERGENCY DETONATION TEAM" Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue tint 5DOT Thailand Metal body Rescue Ranger WhtPD.JPG
1048 1999 Mainline White Red, Black, "BOMB SQUAD" "EMERGENCY DETONATION TEAM" Chrome
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Plastic
Blue tint Blue tint 5DOT Thailand Metal body Rescue Ranger WhtPD.JPG
1061 1999 Mainline White Red, Black & Gold, "FIRE DEPT." "EMERGENCY" Red
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Plastic
Red tint Red tint 5DOT China Metal body Rescue Ranger WhtFD.JPG
218 2000 Mainline Silver Red, Black, "BOMB SQUAD" "EMERGENCY DETONATION TEAM" Metal body 218 Rescue Ranger.jpg
193 2001 Mainline Red Blue, Yellow, Black, & White tampos w/'EMS' 'Paramedic', '3', & 'Rescue Network' on sides Chrome
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Plastic
Cllear Black 5DOT 50061 China Metal body RESCUE RANGER EMS.JPG
2001 Rescue Rods 5-Pack Red 50060 Thailand Metal body Image Not Available.jpg
2002 Heat Fleet 5-Pack White Red, yellow, white, "UNIT 7" Chrome
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Plastic
Yellow tint Yellow tint 5SP Thailand Metal body Rescue ranger white heat fleet 5-pack car 2002.JPG
2003 Hot Haulers 5-Pack White Red & Black, "Hot Wheels Medic" Silver
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Plastic
Smoked Black Red 10SP China Metal body Rescueranger.white.jpg
2008 Rescue Rods 5-Pack Silver Red Stripe, Rescue 68 Silver
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Plastic
Blue Blue 5SP Thailand First release with blown motor
Metal body
Rescueranger.jpg
2009 Color Shifters Cold: Orange
Warm: Yellow
Brown & white flames on sides & hood with "Medic" & Rural Metro Rescue. Unpainted
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Metal
Red Red 5SP N4437 Thailand Plastic body
Base code(s): A52
Rescue Ranger Color Changer - 8834df.jpg
2009 Color Shifters: Byway to Highway Red to white Hot Wheels Paramedic Fire Dept, Emergency Unpainted
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Metal
Red Red 5SP P7776 Thailand Plastic body
Base code(s):
IMG 7700.JPG
2009 Color Shifters Cold:Green
Hot: Light Green
"Hot Wheels racing" & "14 Rescue" on hood & sides, Red, green & black stripes on sides. Unpainted
/
Metal
Red Gray 5SP Thailand Plastic body
Base code(s): B35
Hot wheels rescue ranger CS.jpg
2009 Military Rods
9/26
Flat Beige
/
Metal
Black, Red, White, & Blue tampos, flames & "Bomb Squad" on sides Chrome
/
Plastic
Black Tint Black Black Y5 N9808 Thailand Metal body
Has a Blown Motor
RescueRanger MilitaryRods.JPG
115/240 2010 HW City Works
7/10
Metalflake Green Yellow & White "HW Electric" deco; "R7540" (this model's toy number) on bottom of door Chrome
/
Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue Blue 5SP R7540 Malaysia Metal body
Both colors were released on USA & International Series
Blown Motor
Base code(s): C05, C17
RescueRanger city green.JPG
115/240 2010 HW City Works
7/10
Metalflake Dark Yellow Blue & Black "HW Electric" deco;l "R7540" (this model's toy number) on bottom of door Chrome
/
Plastic
Blue tint Clear Blue Blue 5SP R7540 Malaysia Metal body
Both colors were released on USA & International Series
Blown Motor
Base code(s): C23
RescueRanger City Yellow.JPG
2010 Monster Jam: Monster Duo Red Yellow, White & Black "Back Draft" Monster Jam deco Gray
/
Plastic
Clear Black 5SP T1480 Metal body
Has blown motor
RescueRanger monsterDuo.JPG
2010 Color Shifters Creatures Red "Dino Hunter" on sides Unpainted
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Metal
5SP Thailand Metal body Image Not Available.jpg
2010 Color Shifters Creatures Hot: White
Warm:Blue
Cold: Green
"Insect Removal Service" on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Red Tint Red 5SP R7799 Thailand Plastic body
Base code(s): C23
Rescue Ranger-2010 Color 'Blue' Shifters Creatures.jpg
2011 HW City Works 5-Pack Red Yellow, Black, White & Gold; "H.W.F.D." "Rescue" Yellow tint Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Gold Chrome 5SP T8633 Thailand Plastic body
Base code(s): D12
RescueRanger City5.JPG
2012 Color Shifters Cold: Orange
Warm: Purple
Flames, Rescue/Response, Fire, Unit 58, HW logo Gold
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Plastic
Red tint Black Interior 5SP W4116 Malaysia Plastic body
IMG 7680.JPG
2014 Rescue Racers 5-Pack Black Red & Yellow stripes, 'Emergency' & 'Search & Rescue' on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Red Red Red 5SP BFB35 Thailand Plastic body
HW Rapid Responder on Base
IMG 3041 24.jpg
2014 Pop Culture: Grateful Dead Red, Blue & Pink Grateful Dead, Blue & White stripes, Skull & lightning bolt logo on sides & hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Slight tint RRS BDT04 Thailand Metal body
Base code(s): G13
HW-2014-Grateful Dead-Grateful Dead Truck (aka) Rescue Ranger.jpg
2015 Graffiti Rides 5-Pack Orange Olive Green, Black, White, & Silver graffiti deco on sides Black
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Metal
Magenta Black Chrome Purple 5SP CDT17 Malaysia Plastic body
Base code(s): H35, H47
HW Rapid Responder (CDT17).jpg
2015 Hot Wheels Entertainment: Emergency! Red "Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Rescue Squad" #51 on both doors & rear Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Clear Plastic Red RR CFR12 Malaysia Metal body
Base code(s): H11
HW-2015-Entertainment Series-Mix G-Rapid Responder-Emergency!.jpg
216/250 2016 HW Rescue
6/10
Green Yellow & Black checker decals on sides; HW fire truck decals, #822 Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Green) Green Gold 5SP DHT06 Malaysia Metal body
Named HW Rapid Responder
Base code(s): H38
Rescue Ranger - 2016 - Green.jpg
216/250 2016 HW Rescue
6/10
Red Yellow & Black checker decals on sides; HW fire truck decals, #822 Chrome Gold
/
Plastic
Tinted Black Chrome Red 5SP DHX08 Malaysia Metal body
Named HW Rapid Responder
Base code(s): H38
216-0.jpg
2018 Holiday Hot Rods
1/6
Red Winter 2018 on door White
/
Plastic
Tinted Black White,
Chrome Gold
5SP
FKV08 Indonesia Metal body
Named HW Rapid Responder
Base code(s): L27
IMG 7751.JPG
123/250 2019 HW Rescue
6/10
Yellow Blue, White & Orange stripes, 'Emergency Unit' & 'Paramedic Rescue' on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue Chrome Red rim MC5 FYC82 Malaysia Plastic body
Base code(s): L46
2019 Rescue Ranger yellow.jpg
123/250 2019 Red Edition
6/12
Red Black, White & Silver stripes, 'Emergency Unit' & 'Paramedic Rescue' on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Chrome Red rim PR5 FYG67 Malaysia Plastic body
Target Exclusive
Base code(s): M02
Hot Wheels Hot Wheels Rapid Responder Red Edition.png
123/250 2019 HW Rescue
6/10
White Black, Blue & Lime Green stripes, 'Emergency Unit' & 'Paramedic Rescue' on sides Black
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Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue Chrome Red rim PR5 FYG86 Malaysia Plastic body
Base code(s):
HW RAPID RESPONDER Rescue WHITE.jpg
206/250 2021 HW Rescue
3/10
Yellow Black stripes with Orange EKG mark.
Ambulance & Rescue 1 on sides.
Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted
(Light Blue)
Black Gold Rim 5SP GTB09 Malaysia Plastic body
Named HW Rapid Responder
Same graphics as 2020 Rescue Duty
Base code(s): P11, P12, P16
Hot Wheels Rescue Ranger Rapid Responder.jpg

2010 HW City Works card

From the back of the 2010 HW City Works card:

Born: 1985
Birthplace: El Segundo, CA, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels
Specialty: With side pipes, a safety light bar and a blown V8 engine with dual 4-barrels, this utility vehicle makes a fast and clean sweep.

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