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Surfin' School Bus
Debut Series 2001 First Editions
Produced 2001 - Present
Designer Phil Riehlman
Number 28736
Surfin School Bus Yel.JPG


Description

The Surfin' School Bus is a Hot Wheels original bus.

The casting received a retool for 2021, gaining new plastic cladding which goes up into the interior to act like faux windows. Construction for the casting also changed, going from a tab-post design to a post-post design.

Versions

The Surfin' School Bus 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
014/240 2001 2001 First Editions
2/36
Yellow Woodgrain Gray
/
Plastic
Purple tint none 5SP 28736 Malaysia Surfin School Bus Yel.JPG
181/240 2001 Mainline Metalflake Dark Blue Woodgrain Gray
/
Plastic
Orange tint none PR5 53720 Malaysia Surfin' School Bus - 6992cf.jpg
2001 Wild Weekend of Hot Wheels Convention Metalflake Silver White fenders. flames on top. Toys For Tots logo on sides and roof. Convention writing on sides of roof. tampo'd headlights & taillights. Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted Black Red line RR 52997 Thailand Charity Car Image Not Available.jpg
2001 1st Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals White & Orange Black & Brown tampos on sides, Nationals logo on roof Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted White RR N/A Thailand Image Not Available.jpg
059/240 2002 Spares 'N Strikes
1/4
Metalflake Silver Bowling Theme Gold Chrome
/
Plastic
Smoke none Gold 5SP 54341 Malaysia Surfin' School Bus - 7002df.jpg
2003 Military Rods Flat Dark Green & Beige Camouflage, "U.S. Army" logo Chrome
/
Plastic
Smoke none CDDRR 55920 Thailand KB Toys Exclusive Surfin School Bus - Military.jpg
2003 HWC Series 2: Flying Customs
2/4
Black Light Blue, Dark Blue, White & Red tampos Red
/
Metal
Red none RL B2201 China 12,500 released Surfin School Bus - Flyin Customs.jpg
149/220 2003 Work Crewsers
3/10
Blue "Beebop's Surf Shops" Gray
/
Plastic
Red White 5SP 57123 Malaysia Named Bus 2003 Surfin' School Bus.jpg
140/212 2004 Tag Rides
3/5
Pearl Yellow Blue, White & Black simulated graffiti Black
/
Plastic
Tinted Black 5SP B3861 Thailand Named Surfin’ S’Cool Bus SurfinSchoolBus - 04 Tag Rides.jpg
140/212 2004 Tag Rides
3/5
Yellow Blue, White & Black simulated graffiti Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted Black 5SP B3861 Thailand Named Surfin’ S’Cool Bus B169.jpg
096/187 2005 Red Lines
1/5
Metalflake Red Black Hot Wheels logo, Gray
/
Plastic
Smoke Black RL5SP G6823 China Surfin School Bus - RL Red.jpg
096/187 2005 Red Lines
1/5
Metalflake Red Black Hot Wheels logo, Gray
/
Plastic
Smoke Black RL5SP G6823 Malaysia Surfin School Bus - RL Red.jpg
096/187 2005 Red Lines
1/5
Metalflake Aqua Black Hot Wheels logo, Gray
/
Plastic
Smoke Black RL5SP G6823 Malaysia Kmart Collector's Day Exclusive Surfin School Bus - RL kmart.jpg
2006 Urban 5-Pack Purple Yellow, Red, Orange, White & Black Gray
/
Plastic
Smoke Gray 5SP J3302 China Surfin' School Bus CIMG1381.JPG
111/190 2009 HW City Works
05/10
Flat Brown Black & Teal flames Black
/
Plastic
Yellow tint Black 5SP P2431 Malaysia Base Code(s): HWCW Surfin' School Bus - 6973cf.jpg
111/190 2009 HW City Works
05/10
Flat Brown Black & Teal flames Black
/
Plastic
Yellow tint Black RL5SP P2431 Malaysia Wal-Mart
Base Code(s):
Sufrin School bus red line.jpg
111/190 2009 HW City Works
05/10
Metalflake Dark Gray Red & Silver flames Red
/
Plastic
Smoke Black 5SP P2431 Malaysia Base Code(s): HW Surfin' School Bus.JPG
2010 Hot Haulers 5-Pack Metalflake Green Black, White, Yellow & Red Gold Chrome
/
Plastic
Red tint Yellow Dark Chrome 5SP R0970 Thailand Base Code(s): Surfin’-School-Bus-o.jpg
232/244 2011 HW Video Game Heroes
10/22
Yellow Black, Brown & Gold Chrome
/
Plastic
Smoke Chrome MC5 T9775 Malaysia Base Code(s): D26 Surfin' School Bus (800x600).jpg
136/247 2012 HW City Works
6/10
Metalflake Silver Red, White & Blue Chrome
/
Plastic
Blue tint Blue 5SP V5440 Malaysia Base Code(s): E32 Surfin’-School-Bus-r.jpg
2012 Nostalgia: Hanna Barbera Metalflake Silver The Jetsons Chrome
/
Plastic
Green Blue RR6SP W5150 Thailand Base code(s): DSC00484.jpg
031/250 2013 HW City: Graffiti Rides Metalflake Blue Graffiti on side Chrome
/
Plastic
Yellow tint Yellow tint Yellow PR5 X1683 Malaysia Updated tooling
Base Code(s): F02
Surfin' School Bus-2013 031.jpg
031/250 2013 HW City: Graffiti Rides Metalflake Red Graffiti on side Chrome
/
Plastic
Blue Tint Blue Tint Yellow PR5 X1883 Malaysia Base Code(s): F17 Surfin’-School-Bus-u.jpg
003/250 2014 HW City: HW City Works Yellow Black Stripes, Flames, "School Bus" Chrome
/
Plastic
Black Black Red Rim MC5 BFC29 Malaysia Named Surf Bus on card
Base Code(s): G03
Surfin' School Bus-2014 003.jpg
003/250 2014 HW City: HW City Works White Blue Stripes, Flames, "School Bus" Chrome
/
Plastic
Black Black Red Rim MC5 BFF71 Malaysia Named Surf Bus on card
Base Code(s): G03, G21, G10
Surf Bus.jpg
2014 Color Reveal Design Kit 1 White No Graphics Chrome
/
Plastic
Yellow Tint N/A Red rim, Black PR5 BFM88 Malaysia Base Code(s): G15 Surfin School Bus - 14 Design Kit.jpg
2015 Pop Culture: Marvel Metalflake Olive Green Groot image on the sides, “Groot!” on the roof. “The Monster from Planet X !”on the sides. Unpainted
/
Metal
Blue tint Green RRS CFP58 Thailand Base Code: H11 HW-2015-Pop Culture-Mix D-Marvel-Surfin' School Bus-Groot!.jpg
2020 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5/5
Dark green yellow stripes on sides, “TURTLES” on left side, “FOOT STINKS” on right side, black stripe on roof, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on roof Black
/
Plastic
yellow tint Yellow tint Chrome lime green 5SP GJV08 Thailand Base code(s): HW SURFIN SCHOLL BUS Turtles.jpg
055/250 2021 HW Metro
4/10
Yellow & Blue Wave-like design Chrome
/
Plastic
None None 5SP GRX82 Malaysia Updated tooling
Base code(s): N40, N41
Surfin' School Bus.jpg
055/250 2021 HW Metro
4/10
White & Blue Wave-like design Chrome
/
Plastic
None None PR5 GTC61 Malaysia Base code(s): P04 Surfin'-School-Bus-2021 Blue.jpg

2009 card

From the back of the 2009 card:

Born: 2001
Birthplace: El Segundo, CA, USA
Designer: Hot Wheels
Specialty: With 4 rear exhausts, 4 roof-mounted air scoops, and twin V10 turbo diesel engines, this bus was made for epic surf trips with lots of friends.

See also

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