The Zotic is an unlicensed Hot Wheels car designed by 2nd generation Hot Wheels Designer, Alec Tam. Alec has brought us some fantastic models such as the Nissan Skyline R32 and the ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback. Where Alec really excelled as his time as a Hot Wheels designer was his take on futuristic vehicles. He created the sport-tuned, racing version of a mini-van in the Hyperliner in 2002–which featured a pop-off body! He brought us the futurized VW race truck, Qombee, in 2006. Perhaps his most notable casting was the Whip Creamer II, an updated version of the Whip Creamer, a famous redline era casting designed by his father, Paul Tam.
One of those futuristic vehicles Alec created was the Zotic–the exotic super car of the “future”. Looking at the casting, you can see elements found in many of the super cars of 2003, the year the Zotic was originally released. The front-end could easily be that of an Enzo Ferrari combined with the hard-triangle nature of a Lamborghini. While the rear-mounted super engine looks strikingly similar to that of a Bugatti Veyron.
The Zotic shown below was released in 2004 as part of the Autonomicals Series–a series that combined automobiles with “biohazard alien anatomy” graphics. All 5 vehicles were painted gloss black and featured colorful windows, wheels and graphics. For me, it was the bright green of the windows, wheels and graphics that really stood out and made me purchase this Zotic.
RELEASE DETAILS: Gloss Black Enamel Body (metal). Green-Tinted Windows. Chrome Interior. Green-Chrome 5SP. Black Base (plastic). Made in Thailand. Toy# B3880. Released in 2004 as part of the Autonomicals Series.