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Vega Bomb
Debut Series 1975 Hot Wheels
Produced 1975 1983
Designer Larry Wood
Number 7658
Vega Bomb 1974 Cap front Orange


Description

The Vega Bomb is a Hot Wheels casting designed by Larry Wood which was first released in the 1975 Flying Colors Series. It is a Funny Car based on a Chevy Vega and features an opening body to reveal the roll-cage interior and engine. It saw a few versions released domestically, and several hard-to-find versions internationally including France, Italy and Japan (Red Box #53). It hasn't been seen since 1983.

Versions

The Vega Bomb 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
1975 1975 Hot Wheels Orange Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Black RL 7658 Hong Kong 'Capped' RL Front. HTF Vega Bomb 1974 Cap front Orange
1975 1975 Hot Wheels Orange Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Black RL 7658 Hong Kong 'Capped' RL Rear. VHTF Image Not Available
1975 1975 Hot Wheels Orange Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Black RL 7658 Hong Kong Vega Bomb Org
1975 1975 Hot Wheels Light Green Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Black RL 7658 Hong Kong HTF Vega Bomb alt green 1975 RL
1979 Mainline Orange Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Black BW 7658 Hong Kong VHTF Image Not Available
1983 Speed Machines Green None Unpainted / Metal None Black BW 7658 Hong Kong Vega Bomb Grn
1983 Italy Release Orange None Unpainted / Metal None Black BW 7658 Italy VHTF Image Not Available
1983 Italy Release White None Unpainted / Metal None Black BW 7658 Italy VHTF Image Not Available
1983 France Release Pale Orange Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Brown BW 7658 France HTF Image Not Available
1983 France Release Red Red, Yellow, Blue "VEGA BOMB" Unpainted / Metal None Orange BW 7658 France HTF Image Not Available
1983 France Release Maroon None Unpainted / Metal None Brown BW 7658 France HTF Image Not Available
1983 France Release Maroon None Unpainted / Metal None Orange BW 7658 France HTF Image Not Available

Notes

  • The Vega Bomb actually uses the same base as the Snake and Mongoose from 1970.
  • The Vega Bomb is one of a few castings from the 'Flying Colors' which could be found with the early style 'Capped' Redline wheels. Harder to find than the 'axel through' style wheels, it could be found with the 'Capped' wheels on either the front or even harder to find; the rear. There is rumored to exist a very hard to find version where all four wheels are 'Capped' although this hasn't been confirmed.

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