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Pop Culture: Elmer Fudd ’85 FORD BRONCO 4X4

The Hot Wheels Pop Culture line has had some less-than-ideal applications of graphics on vehicles. Some casting choices are head-scratchers as there are usually better choices in the eyes of collectors. While the line has turned some collectors off because of this, we’re here to show you the other end of the spectrum as this is of one of the best releases of the line.

First off, after taking a peek at the card art, like all #Pop Culture releases, the card is fantastically specific to that series and even down to that specific character. In this specific case, Elmer Fudd is seen trying to use Bugs Bunny as a rifle…an iconic pose from the Looney Tunes franchise.

Secondly, being the hunter that he is, Elmer Fudd is paired with nothing other than a hunting truck — a clever choice & design on behalf of the Hot Wheels team. Based on what I eluded to earlier, this is a great example of the casting fitting the character. Being the Elmer Fudd Hunting Truck / Match-made-in-Heaven that it is, this is one Pop Culture that I sought out to find. Sure, the portraits of Elmer Fudd on the sides is less than ideal, but after all, this is a signature of the line.

To cap off an excellent execution, the release wore knobby real riders which I have a strong affinity for. Maybe its because I was a Real Riders Era baby, but I argue that these wheels look good on just about every off-road casting.

The Hot Wheels ’85 Ford Bronco 4×4 casting was first introduced in the 2013 Hot Wheels Boulevard line. 10 years after another early ’80s Bronco casting (Bronco 4-Wheeler) was Final Run’d in 2003. The most notable differences between the two are the plastic cap and bicycle on the back of the Bronco 4-Wheeler and the metal cap (as part of the body) and spare tire on the back of the ’85 Bronco casting. This Pop Culture / Looney Tunes release is only the second version of the ’85 Bronco to be released so far.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Matte Olive Green Body w/ Beige Cap (metal). Yellow-Tinted Windows. Black Interior. Chrome Knobby Real Riders Deep-Dish Wheels. Unpainted Metal Base. Made in Malaysia. Toy# BDT10. Released in 2014 as part of the Looney Tunes series in the Hot Wheels Pop Culture line.
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