The Bassline [pro-nounced “BASE-LINE”] is one of those AcceleRacers castings that found life in another line after the AcceleRacers. Originally introduced as the only truck in the AcceleRacers line in 2005, the Bassline was a member of team Teku. In 2006, it was released in AcceleRacers line wearing the Racing Drones paint scheme. When the AcceleRacers concluded in 2006, the very next year, this version of the Bassline showed up in the 2007 Track Stars series–along with a few other #Former AcceleRacers castings!
Seen by some as the successor to the Hot Wheels Mini Truck (1990-2004), the Bassline had more of a modern styling to it thanks to GM Designer Blake Allen–former classmate of former Hot Wheels Designer, Eric Tscherne.
As of late, the Bassline has been mostly relegated to the Color Shifters line since it already had the line’s requirement of a plastic body and metal base. It did show up in aqua as a Multi-Pack Exclusive in 2012 and in chrome in an extremely hard to find 5-Pack called “Max Steel Urban Storm” that was only released in Brazil. If anyone has this chrome version from the Max Steel Urban Storm 5-Pack, please use the contact form below to contact me.
As far as the 2007 Track Stars version of the Bassline shown below, this was the first colorway of the Bassline in that series, followed by a black version that also wore chrome open-hole 5-spoke wheels which later transitioned to chrome 5-spoke wheels. As a collector of the Baseline casting, you should see quite a few more future articles on the Bassline here on Diecast Motorsports. But for now, I leave you with this beauty in blue!
RELEASE DETAILS: Blue Plastic Body. Red-Tinted Windows. Chrome Interior. Chrome Open-Hole 5-Spoke (OH5) Wheels. Unpainted Metal Base. Made in Malaysia. Toy# K7607. Released in 2007 as part of the Track Stars Series.