Debut Series 2011 New Models
Produced 2011 - Present
Designer Kevin Cao
Number T9683


The Retro-Active was a Hot Wheels casting designed by Kevin Cao which has a detailed socket in the rear of the car. Kevin's last name also appears on the car (ex. Cao Tech). It's most likely an electric car considering the socket and battery. This Is first Hot Wheels Car powered by electric charge.


Retro-Active has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window / Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
013/244 2011 2011 New Models
Fluorescent Antifreeze Black 'Cao Tech Electronics' on hood, 'Danger High Voltage' on rear fenders Chrome / Plastic Black PR5 T9683 Malaysia Base code(s): D01, D06 2011Retro-Active
071/247 2012 Track Stars
Satin Magenta Yellow, Orange, White & Black tampos, '3' on top & hood 'Cao', Beige stripe White / Plastic Clear Teal Orange Chrome OH5 V5359 Malaysia Base code(s): D40, D49 Retroactive
056/250 2013 HW Imagination - Future Fleet Black Yellow & Lime Green tampos across top Gray / Plastic Clear Green Yellow OH5 w/ Black spokes & rims X1706 Malaysia Base code(s): E37 RetroactiveCity13
056/250 2013 HW Imagination - Future Fleet Satin Blue Olive & White tampos across top Light Blue / Plastic Clear Yellow Gray OH5 w/ White spokes & rims X1892 Malaysia Base code(s): E37, E40 Retro-Active-2013 056 Future Fleet
056/250 2013 HW Imagination - Future Fleet Metalflake Dark Green Yellow & Lime Green tampos across top Black / Plastic Clear Yellow Glow OH5 w/ Black rims X1893 Malaysia Base code(s): F05 RetroActive5b
056/250 2014 HW City - Future Fleet White Blue & Green tampos across top Pale Blue / Plastic Clear Blue Green OH5 w/ Chrome spokes & rims BFC70 Malaysia Base code(s): F41 Retro-Active-2014 056
2014 Spider-Man 2: Spider Loop Speedway Black Metalflake Silver designs on top Baby Blue / Plastic Clear Blue Black OH5 w/ Blue Chrome rims BLK89 Malaysia Base code(s): G32, F49 SLSRetroActive
2015 Dino Riders 5-Pack Metalflake Purple Black, Green & Blue designs, White 'Dinosaur Patrol' & HW Logo across top Silver / Plastic Clear Green White OH5 w/ Black spokes & rims CDT19 Thailand Base code(s): H11, H12 Retro-ActiveCDT19
2016 HW Formula Space 5-Pack Metalflake Gold Black & White designs, White '4' & HW Logo across top White / Plastic Clear Blue Grey OH5 w/ Gold Chrome rims DJD31 Thailand Base code(s): J29 Retro-ActiveDJD31
2019 Mystery Models
(Series 1)

Yellow Orange, White & Blue Spaceship on top with '8' in Orange. Metalflake Red / Plastic Tinted (Blue) Glow-in-the-dark PR5 with Gold Spokes GBC82 Malaysia Base code(s): L42, L43 Retro-active-2019mystery

2011 card

From the back of the 2011 card:

Born: 2010
Birthplace: El Segundo, CA, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: With a single cockpit and built in single-cell super battery, this land speed, electric car is charged and ready to roll!


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