VW Bug
Debut Series Mainline
Produced 1989 - Present
Designer Larry Wood
Number 7671
VW Bug AGENTAIR 1.jpg



Description

The VW Bug is a Hot Wheels casting based on a 1953 - 1957 VW Bug and was created by Hot Wheels designer Larry Wood. It was released into the line-up in 1989. This is not the first Bug to be in the Hot Wheels line-up; the Original Bugs or Beetles were released as part of the 1968 "Sweet Sixteen". Although the Custom Volkswagen was issued in two different countries back then and were very different from each other, this resembles the Hong Kong casting. There was it’s other famous striped cousin the Volkswagen (1974) which more resembles the US version of the Custom Volkswagen.

Versions

The VW Bug has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Body Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Cast# Country Notes / Type Photo
65 1989 Mainline Enamel Turquoise Magenta, Orange & Yellow Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige BW 7671 Malaysia Experimental Card & All Blue card VW Bug AGENTAIR 1.jpg
65 1989 Mainline Enamel Turquoise Blue, Orange & Yellow Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige BW 7671 Malaysia VWBug TrqBluL.JPG
1989 Color Racer Pink White, Pink & Purple Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Tan BW 7671 Malaysia Came in 3-pack 2AA11A53-B4A6-4268-B8AE-FAB547EDCA03.jpeg
1990 Convertables Brown & Light Green Yellow shapes Silver
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Plastic
Silver None BW Malaysia Color changes & chrome engine pops out of roof when immersed in warm water VW Bug Brown pop up top.jpg
VW Bug Brown pop up top Camera.jpg
65 1991 Mainline Enamel Cherry Red White & Yellow flames with Dark Blue edges Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White BW Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 2.jpg
Enamel Cherry Red White & Yellow flames with Teal edges Unpainted Clear White BW Malaysia 329F3761-C4CA-40D0-B3BD-F9A4BD977BD6.jpeg
1991 Park 'n Plates Yellow Blue, Green & Orange Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Blue BW 9225 Malaysia Vwbug yellow.JPG
1991 Getty Gas Station Promotional Enamel Yellow Green Red & Yellow, White "GETTY" Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Yellow BW Malaysia Came in a baggie VW Bug AGENTAIR 3.jpg
171 1992 Mainline Metallic Purple Light Green, Yellow & Orange Hood, Roof, Sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red BW 0453 Malaysia Blue Card VW Bug AGENTAIR 5.jpg
1993 SEMA Auto Show Metal flake Black Unpainted
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Metal 
Lightly tinted Tan RR Malaysia  Came in a Baggie CCFFA7C8-CADA-4B18-BB8A-179FEDB5301B.jpeg
1994 Randys Stuff Flat Purple Black roof & Randys Stuff logo Unpainted
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Metal 
Clear Tan RR Malaysia  Limited to 7000 7EBF8F88-490B-49E7-86BA-37010E778C62.jpeg
1994 Randys Stuff Neon Pink Black roof & Randys Stuff logo Unpainted
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Metal 
Clear Tan RR Malaysia  Limited to 3000 CFA24209-3C4C-4CBF-9580-137E1D6968C5.jpeg
171 1995 Mainline Metallic Purple Light Green, Yellow & Orange Hood, Roof, Sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red 7SP 0453 Malaysia VW Bug dark purple metallic 7sp MAL base from playset.JPG
293 1995 Pearl Driver
3/4
Pearl Pink Yellow,Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Gray BW 13280 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 7.jpg
293 1995 Pearl Driver
3/4
Pearl Pink Yellow, Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Grey 7SP 13280 Malaysia 1995 Pearl Pink 7SP (2).jpg
293 1995 Pearl Driver
3/4
Pearl Pink Yellow, Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Grey 5SP 13280 Malaysia 1995 Pearl Pink 5SP (1).jpg
357 1995 Treasure Hunts
5/12
Flourescent Green Oval rear license plate, red logo on white background Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Purple TW 13353 Malaysia Hotwheels 021.jpg
398 1996 Mod Bod
3/4
Blue Green, Yellow & Purple
Butterflies & Dots
Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Green 7SP 15240 Malaysia Cosmic Colors VW Bug ModBod.JPG
543 1997 Biff! Bamm! Boom!
4/4
Metallic Dark Green Red, Yellow, Black & White, with "KA SPLAT", "THWAACK", "SWAT" Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black 5SP 16917 Malaysia See tampo variations in gallery VW Bug AGENTAIR 6.jpg
1997 Volkswagen
4/4
Metallic Dark Green Red, Yellow, Black & White, with "KA SPLAT", "THWAACK", "SWAT" Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black 7SP 16917 Malaysia wheel variation 1997 Hot Wheels Bug Volkswagen wheel variation.png
1997 Mainine Metallic Purple Light Green, Yellow & Orange Hood, Roof & Sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red 3SP Malaysia Vwbug purple 3sp.JPG
731 1998 Artistic License
3/4
Pearl White Dark Blue, Black, Red, & Light Green Roof, Sides, Red Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Light Blue tint Black 5DOT 18797 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 9.jpg
731 1998 Artistic License
3/4
ZAMAC Black Hot Wheels Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Green 5DOT 18797 Malaysia 500 run for 1998 convention HW 1998 731 Zamac open.JPG
1998 JC Whitney Red Gloss Hot Wheels logo in window, RW1 License Plate Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Chrome RR Malaysia Image Not Available.jpg
962 1999 Surf 'N Fun
2/4
Metallic Blue Yellow Green, White, Dark Blue Corals  "Olas del Sol" Unpainted
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Metal
Smoked White 5SP 21310 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 4.jpg
65 1999 Car Crusher Playset Turquoise Yellow Hot Wheels logo above rear window ZAMAC Clear White 7SP 68574 China 99E68E6F-CF17-4904-8CF1-0B417B8BDCBD.jpeg
1999 Car Crusher Playset Metallic Bronze Yellow Hot Wheels logo above rear window Unpainted Clear White 7SP China 188E8856-51E9-4283-9D2E-BCF44E0463AC.jpeg
2000 14th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Pearl Pink Flowers on sides & convention logo on roof Unpainted Clear Grey BW Malaysia  Limited to 1500 0E3B2873-53AB-459A-811F-F735516A446C.jpeg
175
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240
2001 Mainline Primer Brown Red, Orange, Yellow, Flames Black Hot Wheels logo Silver
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Metal
Clear Red 5DOT 53718 China VW Bug AGENTAIR 10.jpg
2002 2nd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals Purple Flames & Nationals Logo on roof Unpainted
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Metal
Light Blue tint Black WLRR Thailand Limited to 4000 E32593FD-C9A1-4E17-A396-2189D5116247.jpeg
2002 2nd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals Black Flames & Nationals Logo on roof Painted Gold Red tint Light Grey WLRR Thailand Limited to 2000 9D5DFD6B-5811-4BF5-9D61-5DCF15E2B754.jpeg
2002 Auto Milestones
16/16
Enamel Black White Metalflake Gold, Pin stripes, White & Black Calif.  Plate, Milestones Series Logo on Roof Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White GYRR 55940 Thailand VW Bug AGENTAIR 17.jpg
2003 100% Preferred: Volkswagen
3/4
Neon Orange Black Panel, Dark Blue outlined Orange to Yellow Flames, Painted Tail Lights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige RRPrf B2258 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 12.jpg
2003 100% Preferred: Volkswagen
3/4
Metallic Plum Black Panel, Dark Blue Outlined Orange to Yellow Flames, Painted Tail Lights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige RRPrf B2258 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 13.jpg
2003 Hall of Fame Tin Set Orange Unpainted
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Metal
5SP C3638 Thailand 01850.jpg
2003 Hall of Fame: Greatest Rides Metallic Yellow Green "Peace & Love", "Flower Power" Slide Decals, To Many Colors to Single Out, Beautifully Done, Red Tail Lights Outlined in Black Unpainted
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Metal
Slight Smoke Beige Red line RR5SP B0942 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 14.jpg
5pk 2003 Robo Zoo 5-Pack Pearl Yellow Robotic Monkey with Nails in its Head on Sides is Metallic Aqua, Metallic Pink & Black. "ROBO" in Black, "ZOO" in Gray Outline, Hot Wheels Logo is Gray Enamel Black
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Metal
Clear Black 5SP 57036 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 8.jpg
2004 Holiday Rods Red White scallops on sides & peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand BugRedHRRF.jpg
2004 Holiday Rods Light Blue White scallops on sides & peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand BugLtBlueLR.jpg
2004 Holiday Rods Green White scallops on sides & peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand IMG 2169.jpg
2004 Holiday Rods White Red scallops on sides & peace symbol on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RRPrf H4681 Thailand IMG 21692.jpg
2004 Neo Classics Spectraflame Pink White flames to sides & hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White RL China E7C82E11-A01B-4B18-855D-5C52A48F3B56.jpeg
2004 Larry Wood World Tour 4-Car Set Spectraflame Purple Larry Wood World Tour logo on back window, flames on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White Red Line NCRL G7187, G5557 China RLC Exclusive
Produced: 2500 4-Car Sets &
4000 Single releases
6D5EDEDB-1903-4B20-8AAD-F1AEAE628240.jpeg
2004 HW Newsletter  White Purple Flames & Newsletter logo on roof Unpainted  Lightly tinted Black RRGYT 0934 EA China Limited to 5000 BEEE9C51-05F2-49BB-B21B-887616A14CFC.jpeg
184
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187
2005 Mystery Cars
1/4
White Black "Hot Wheels" tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black CDDRR J0413 Thailand 2005 184 Mystery (5).jpg
184
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187
2005 Mystery Cars
1/4
Black White Fenders, with White tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Chrome 5SP J0413 Thailand Kar Keepers Exclusive BugLRearBW.jpg
184
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187
2005 Mystery Cars
1/4
Metalflake Blue White Fenders, with White tampos Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Chrome 5SP J0413 Thailand Kar Keepers Exclusive BugKK05RF.jpg
2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Blue White stripes top & side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Blue (1).jpg
2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Green White stripes top & side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Green (1).jpg
2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Orange White stripes top & side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Orange (2).jpg
2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Red White stripes top & side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectraflame red (5).jpg
2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Pink White stripes top & side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Pink (1).jpg
2005 Hot Wheels Classics Series 1 Spectraflame Gold Black stripes top & side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Redline 5SP Thailand 2005 Spectra Gold (1).jpg
2005 19th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Metalflake Red & White Flames & Convention Logo on roof Unpainted  Clear Black RR Thailand  Limited to 3500 7EBD81E9-55B8-48A8-B0C8-D4C38E74AE8A.jpeg
197
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223
2006 Open Stock Black Enamel Orange, & Yellow Designs are Outlined in White, Black Body Color is Incorporated as a Second Outline Color, Designs are on Sides of Vehicle Only Unpainted
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Metal
Red Tinted Black Gold Y5 J8028 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 20.jpg
197
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223
2006 Open Stock Pearl White Dark Blue, Medium Blue, & White Body Color is Incorporated into the Design, Black & Pale Light Green are Used as Outline Colors. Designs are on Sides of Vehicle Only Unpainted
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Metal
Slightly Smoked Black 5SP J8028 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 19.jpg
2006 Super Chromes Chrome Yellow, Red & Black Side Tampos, "68" on Doors in Black over White Oval Chrome
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Metal
Clear Red Redline 5SP K4766 Malaysia VW Bug AGENTAIR 16.jpg
2006 Flying Customs Metallic Blue Orange, Pale Gray & Black Side Tampos, "68" on Doors in Black Over Pale Gray Oval Unpainted
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Metal
Light Blue Tinted White RL5SP L5860 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 15.jpg
2006 Flying Customs Metalflake Red Metalflake Silver, Black Side Tampos, "68" on Doors in Yellow Over Black Oval Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black RL5SP L5867 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 18.jpg
2006 Super Chromes Chrome Yellow to Red Comic Book Flames are Outlined In White Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Red Stripe 5SP K4755 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 24.jpg
2006 Super Chromes Gold Chrome Yellow to Red Comic Book Flames are Outlined In White Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black RL5SP L5856 Malaysia Target Exclusive VW Bug AGENTAIR 25.jpg
2007 40 Years of Hot Wheels Set Metallic Antifreeze Green Magenta, Orange & Yellow Designs on Sides & Roof Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Bone BW M0543 Malaysia Box Set VW Bug AGENTAIR 26.jpg
2007 Super Chromes Chrome Blue, White Stars Flag Flaming on side Unpainted
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Metal
Red Black RL5SP Malaysia Vwbug.chrome.jpg
2008 22nd Collectors Convention Black Orange, Red, & Gray flames on sides, hood, read, & across top, convention logo on top Unpainted
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Metal
Red RLRR L8738 Malaysia 3000 Produced 2008 22nd Annual Collectors Convention Volkswagen Bug.jpg
2008 Since '68: Top 40 Metallic Brown Enamel Gray & Enamel Dark Brown Curved Side Stripe Design, Silver Window Trim, Silver Stripe on Hood, Painted Tail Lights Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White WW M1547 Thailand VW Bug AGENTAIR 11.jpg
2008 Since '68: Top 40 Metallic Light Blue White, Blue Strip on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White WW Malaysia Base code(s): Vwbug.jpg
129
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196
2008 Team: Volkswagen
1/4
Matte Black Side Panels & Door Panels are Cream with Red & Black Pinstripes Unpainted
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Metal
Red Tint Black 5SP V6903 Malaysia Base code(s): A36 VW Bug AGENTAIR 23.jpg
5pk 2009 Volkswagen 5-Pack Red Black sides, Yellow & Orange flames outlined in blue Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White 5SP Thailand Features tampo scheme from the 2003 Preferred VW
Base code(s): B27
VW Bug - VW 5-Pack.jpg
2010 3 Kings Day Dark Blue White & Gold Graphics, "3 Kings Day 2010", VW Logo, Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Gold Gold

5SP

R7880 Thailand Base code(s): VW Bug - 10 3 Kings Day.jpg
2011 The Hot Ones Metaflake Aqua Blue Orange & White tampos on sides, hood & roof Unpaited
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Metal
Clear Orange HO W1566 Thailand Base code(s): VW BUG HOT ONES 2011.jpg
2011 The Hot Ones Dark Red Gold Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Beige HO W3702 Thailand 6-Pack Exclusive
Base code(s):
Vw bug 2012.jpg
2011 HW Garage: Volkswagen Matte Black & Metalflake Magenta White, Orange & Magenta flames on sides Unpaited
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Metal
Tinted Dark Red WWRRS T8338 Malaysia Base code(s): VW BUG - GARAGE 2011 - MAGENTA.jpg
2011 HW Garage: Volkswagen
1/6
White & Metalflake Yellow Light & trim details Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted Blackj RRS T8255 Malaysia Base code(s): VWBug Garage WhiteYellow.JPG
2012 Hot Wheels Boulevard Metallic Green White Scallops with silver pinstripes Unpainted
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Metal
Dark Tint Dark Grey White Walled MD RR W4596 Malaysia Base Code(s):  E19, E38 2012-HWB-VolkswagenBeetle-Green.jpg
Pink Very detailed logo, roof, etc. Gray
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Plastic
Clear Black ? ? Malaysia Base Code(s): Image Not Available.jpg
2013 Retro Entertainment: Footlose Yellow Silver & Black stripes on sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black SRR X8911 Malaysia Base code(s): VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE IMG 1026 rotated.jpg
191
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250
2014 HW Showroom All Stars
01/10
White 53 on front, rear, & side, red & blue stripes on top. Unpainted
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Metal
Dark Tint White White 5SP BFD65 Malaysia Base Code(s): F36, F40, F45 Hot-wheels-volkswagen-beetle-herbie-2014-1.jpg
2014 HW Entertainment Bone White Bone White, Silver roof, Red & Blue stripes across top, '53' on sides, hood, & rear. Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White White DDRR BDT90 Malaysia Base Code(s): F43 HW-Volkswagen Beetle-The Love Bug..jpg
26
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250
2015 Art Cars
1/5
Pink Yellow & lime on hood, yellow & orange on top, yellow, lime, blue, orange with "No War" sign on both sides Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Blue Blue MC5 & Yellow MC5 CFH43 Malaysia Treasure Hunt
Base code(s): G47
VW Beetle 2015.jpg
2018 50th Anniv Originals
2/5
Spectraflame Purple 50th Anniversary Logo on door Unpainted
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Metal
Blue Purple RL FTX85 Malaysia Base code(s): K46 VLKSWGN BTL FTX85.jpg
262
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365
2018 Checkmate
8/9
Black Chess board pattern & "Pawn" on top & sides, rook chess piece design on top. Red stripes on sides & hood Unpainted
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Metal
Red Chrome OH5 FJX62 Malaysia Named Volkswagen Beetle
Base code(s): L12, L13, L15, L17, L18

Volkswagen Beetle - FJX62 Loose.jpg
364
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365
2018 Checkmate
8/9
Metallic White Chess board pattern & "Pawn" on top & sides, rook chess piece design on top. Red stripes on sides & hood Unpainted
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Metal
Red Chrome OH5 FJY49 Malaysia Named Volkswagen Beetle
Base code(s): L26, L28, L29, L30, L32
HW Metallic White Beetle Chess Romuloco 1500.jpg
2018 Mexico Convention White Red Fenders, Red & Green Stripe & Hot Wheels Logo on side Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Red Rim, C4SPRR China Base code(s): S-l1600-1543417497.jpg
096/250 2021 Holiday Racers 4/5 Red Beige, gold & dark red heart-like designs on hood, sides & top; beige "Valentine" & "0214" on sides; beige "Love", "2021" & HW logo on top. Chrome
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Plastic
Tinted (Amber) Gold Brown plastic, gold rim AeroDisc GRY79 Malaysia Base code(s): N44 Vw the love buggy.jpg

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