HW Hot Trucks (2017 New Model): BAJA HAULER

The #Baja Hauler is one of the newest Hot Wheels to date. It just started to show up at retail here in the United States as part of the “H” case assortments. At first glance, this #Unlicensed Hot Wheels truck is definitely some sort of #Off-Road Vehicle, then you’re thinking, “how can a truck with that big of a payload box go off-road”? Answer: Because Hot Wheels, that’s why!

This #2017 New Model was included as part of the #HW Hot Trucks Series. Given the description on back of the card, this would be one mean truck … if it were real.

The rugged desert terrain and blistering heat are no obstacle for the Baja Hauler. Its powerful V10, twin-turbo engine and outrageous suspension can haul massive amounts of cargo in record time.

Now here is where the real “fun factor” with this casting comes in. Hot Wheels designer, Ryu Asada included a rear door that opens to reveal a nice spacious payload area — a pretty cool #Opening Feature for a car that retails for $1.

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Hot Wheels Baja Hauler from the 2017 HW Hot Trucks series … also a 2017 New Model (rear, hatch open)

This is one of those Hot Wheels castings that the kid in you just has to love. If you had ever taken your cars into the sandbox as a child, you would be able to see how truly rad an #Off-Road Vehicle with a payload is.

Speaking of that payload box, you know who else is geeking out over it? The Hot Wheels Graphics Team. So much so, that graphic designer, Leeway Chang gave this truck an awesome, unique graphic on each side and signed it, “HWGRFX” along with including some of his personal logos — “Lee Way” on the one side, and “LWC RACING” on the other. He also included some familiar Hot Wheels designers as well in Phil Riehlman, Jun Imai and Ryu Asada, along with several people from the Hot Wheels marketing team, like Chris Down and Jimmy Liu. Apart from the names, is the #50, which we will be seeing on a lot of upcoming releases with the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary just around the corner.

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RELEASE DETAILS: White Cab (plastic). Light Blue Windows / Payload Box (plastic). Gray Bead-Lock Off-Road (BLOR) Wheels. Matte Black Base (metal). Made in Malaysia. Toy# DTX12. Released in 2017 as #3 of 10 in the HW Hot Trucks series … also a 2017 New Model.

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