The Tattoo Machines were Hot Wheels vehicles that came with a small sheet of temporary tattoos. There were 12 vehicles in this 1993 series and all featured graphics and odd names that matched the tattoos they came with. Take a look >>HERE<< to see what I mean.
Named “Hot Wheels” for this release due to the numerous Hot Wheels logos placed on the car and on the sheet of temporary tattoos, this casting has seen quite a few names over the years. Anything from Quik Trik to Street Beast to Ferrari 308 were used but collectors tend to prefer the name it was given in its original 1978 Flying Colors release, Race Bait 308.
The Race Bait 308 had quite a few releases over the years, even one strange 1997 release where it got a plastic body. But ultimately this casting was retired in 2004, ending up in the Final Run Series for that year. Its successor came in 2008 as the Ferrari GTO.
RELEASE DETAILS: Blue Enamel Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Blackwall (BW) Wheels. Black Base (metal). Made in Malaysia. Toy# 3494. Released in 1993 as part of the Tattoo Machines.