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Rodger Dodger
Debut Series Flying Colors
Produced 1974 - 1979 (Original)

2000 - 2013 (1st Retool)

2015 - Present (2nd Retool)

Designer Larry Wood
Number 8259
Rodgerdodger


Description

The Rodger Dodger Is Hot Wheels Original Casting Based on '73 Dodge Charger SE with triple opera window option. Could you even see Beyond the huge motor coming out of the hood? The early '74 version had a metal base and capped redlines in the rear only. Plum crazy enamel paint with flame tampos. The Rodger Dodger reused the same base from the 1973 version, named "Show-Off". On some models, you can find the original "Show-Off" name partially bleeding through the deletion plate.

There is also rare white interior variation of the plum 1974 Rodger Dodger.

And there is also a rare blue color variation of the 1974 Rodger Dodger.

Also Playable In Hot Wheels World Race, Stunt Track Challenge, And Hot Wheels Track Attack (Fans Vote)

Versions

The Rodger Dodger has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Cast# Country Notes / Variations Photo
1974 Flying Colors Enamel Plum Orange and Yellow flames  on top Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Tint Black or White RL 8259 Hong Kong Rodger dodger early 74 capped rear
1974 Flying Colors Enamel Blue Orange and Yellow flames on top Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Tint Black or Brown RL 8259 Hong Kong Alt. Color, Extremely Rare Blue rodger dodger thanks seville
1975 Flying Colors Enamel Plum Orange and Yellow flames on top Chrome
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Plastic
Blue Tint Black RL 8259 Hong Kong Rodger plastic base Plum 75
1977 Mainline Gold Chrome Purple, Red & White stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Blue Tint Black RL 8259 Hong Kong Rodger Plastic base GOLD RL 77
1977 Mainline Gold Chrome Purple, Red & White stripes Chrome
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Plastic
Blue Tint Black BW 8259 Hong Kong Rodger GOLD plastic BW 77

Original Gallery


2000 1st Retool Description

Mattel Retooled the Rodger Dodger in 2000. Released into the line-up, this first Retool is almost identical to the original casting.

The Rodger Dodger was released in these 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
2000 Cop Rods White Blue & Black Stripes, "Detroit Police" on the sides Chrome
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Plastic
Light blue tint Black RR 26607 Thailand K-B Toys Exclusive Rodger Dodger 2000 Blister 24
04
/
240
2001 Treasure Hunts
4/12
Black White Stripe CDDRR Malaysia Rodger Dodger - 01TH
186
/
240
2001 Mainline
90/144
Yellow Black & Orange
Falmes on sides,
Orange and Black
HW Logo trunck
Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted
(Black)
Black 5SP 53725 Malaysia Rodger Dodger yellow 2001 mainline
2001 HWC.com Flame Orange HW Collectors.com Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Purple) Dark blue RR 56008 Malaysia Limited Edition Rodger Dodger yellow HW dot com
2001 HWC.com Green HW Collectors.com Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Purple) Dark blue RR 56008 Malaysia Limited Edition Rodger Dodger green HW dot com
61
/
240
2002 Spares 'N Strikes
3/4
Green Lila's Bowl-A - Rama On roof and side. Black and gold strip Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Tan 5SP 54343 Malaysia Rodgerdodger.green
2003 Hall of Fame Tin Set Blue Flame Tampos 5SP Image Not Available
5pk 2003 Raptor Blast White Green Raptor 2, darker green stripes and light green details Chrome
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Plastic
Grey Black Green 5SP 57024 Thailand Rodger Dodger CIMG1283
5pk 2003 Raptor Blast White Green Raptor 2 lighter version of green stripes and yellow details Chrome
/
Plastic
Grey Black Green 5SP China Untitled-0
129
/
187
2005 Treasure Hunts
9/12
Metalflake Dark Red CDDRR Malaysia Rodger Dodger - 05TH
2 2006 HWC.com 5: Neo-Classics Spectraflame Antifreeze Two White Stripes down Middle, One White Stripe on Each Side, Gumball with #5 Chrome
/
Metal
Tinted (Light Blue) Tan RL Thailand 2006hwcneoclassicsrodgerdodger
2006 Hot Wheels 10-Pack Exclusive Black Orange flaming on side Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Black) Black Chrome RL5SP Malaysia Rodgerdodger06
2007 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Orange Red & Yellow Flames on Hood & Roof Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Black) White RL BW M0543 Thailand Image Not Available
26
/
40
2007 Since '68: Top 40 Metal Flake Orange Red & Silver Flames on Sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White RL BW M1556 Thailand Hot Wheels M1556 02
28
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Black Yellow Flames Outlined in Red & Blue Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Black) Black 5SP w/ "BFGoodrich" Tampos L0756 Thailand Rodger Dodger - Classics Black
28
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Light Blue White, Yellow & Red flames on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Black) Black BFG5SP L0756 Thailand Rodger Dodger package front
28
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Orange White, Yellow & Red flames on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Black) Black BFG5SP L0756 Thailand Orange Rodger Dodger
28
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Spectraflame Pink White flames Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (smoke) Black BFG5SP L0756 Thailand Rodger Dodger. HW Classics. Spectraflame pink. 2
28
/
30
2007 Classics 3 Walgreens 3-Pack Spectraflame Magenta White, Yellow & Red flames on sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (smoke) Black BFG5SP L0756 Thailand Pink Rodger Dodger with flames
5
/
5
2008 Father's Day K-Mart Exlusive Metal Flake Green Yellow, Pink, Brown, and White tampos on sides and roof, with "Groovy Daddy" on sides Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black 5SP N3255 Malaysia Base code(s): Fathers rodger dodger
2
/
26
2009 Fire Rods Satin Black Red and Yellow tampos, "Racine Fire Dept" and flames on sides, "RFD" and flames on roof Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Red RL N9020 Thailand Base code(s): N9020 c 09 010
11
/
26
2010 Military Rods Satin Olive Green Gold White and Black "Sarge" Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Black Red Line 5SP N9810 Thailand RodgerDodger MilitaryRods
2010 RLC Rewards Spectraflame Gold Chrome
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) Brown Neo-Classic RL 2,544 produced
Base code(s):
RodgerDodger 10Rewards
2011 Easter Eggsclusives Hot Pink Purple, lavender, white & pink flaming eggs on sides and roof/trunk, "Easter 2011" Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted Black White-rimmed OH5 V3687 Thailand Wal-Mart Exclusives
Base code(s):
RodgerDodger Wal 11Easter
2011 Japan Convention Exclusive White Hot Wheels logo on trunk Chrome
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Plastic
Clear Black MC5 X3005 Malaysia Came with markers, may have been available in Toys 'R' Us in other regions
Base code(s): D24
RodgerDodgerJapanConvention
2012 Fourth of July Cars Red, White, Blue Blue and white stripes with white stars on roof/trunk and flaming blue stripes with white stars on sides, "Fourth of July" Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black Gold 5SP Malaysia Kroger Exclusive
Base code(s):
HNI 0088
2013 Holiday Hot Rods Red White, Gold, & yellow stripes on sides & across top, '2013' & 'Happy Holidays' on sides Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black Gold 5SP Y2094 Malaysia Base code(s): Y2094

2000 1st Retool Gallery

2015 2nd Retool Description

In 2015 the car was retooled again. This time, the tool it's different to the original casting. Now the blower engine it's part of the interior, and the exhaust pipes are in the sides and not in the engine.

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
6
/
6
2015 Camoflauge Orange Camo and "Rodger Dodger" in brown on sides Black
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Plastic
Clear Chrome Y5 DFL87 Malaysia Base code(s): IMG 6773
10
/
10
2016 Stars & Stripes Blue Black flames; Red & white stripes; #76 and HW logo on sides, hood, roof and trunk. Red
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Plastic
Clear Chrome Black 5SP DLV30 Malaysia Base code(s): IMG 6772
73
/
365
2017 Holiday Racers
3/5
Red Gold stripes on sides & hood, 'Valentine's Day' on sides Black
/
Plastic
Clear Chrome Gold 5SP DTX44 Malaysia Base code(s): J45 Rodger Dodger 2017
3
/
6
2018 50th Anniv Black & Gold Black Blue & Gold Stripes on top, 50th Anniversary Logo Gold
/
Plastic
Tinted (Yellow) Gold Gold 5SP FRN36 Malaysia Base code(s): K46, L02 3 50th Anniversary Black and Gold Series
10
/
10
2019 Larry Wood 50 Years of Design White Yellow, Orange & Green flames on sides & hood, 'Rodger Dodger' on sides Grey
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Plastic
Tinted (Green) Chrome 5SP GBC20 Malaysia Base code(s): Rodger Dodger. Larry Wood. 2019
2019 Hot Wheels id: HW Race Team
03/05
Spectraflame Gray Gold & Black racing stripes on sides and roof, sponsors on sides and roof Clear
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Plastic
Tinted Black ID FXB21 Malaysia Amazon Exclusive
Base code(s):
71755286 2416017085332398 4931862438636158976 o
67
/
250
2020 HW Art Cars
8/10
Matte Black Gold clockwork graphics on sides & hood, 'R' on hood, 'Steam' on right side, 'Punk' on left side Gold
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Plastic
Tinted Chrome Gold rim, Grey DD8 Malaysia Base code(s): HW RODGER DODGER Multipacks exclusive MATBLACK

2015 2nd Retool Gallery

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See Also

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