Tag: Brendon Vetuskey Designs

Brendon joined Mattel, Inc. in 2007, and began working on the Hot Wheels Track & Play Sets team. He developed the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Trick Tracks product lines, as well as the 4-Lane Elimination Race and Super 6-Lane Raceway sets. From that he was the lead designer on Monster Jam for two years developing items like the “Then & Now” series, the “Mighty Minis” line, as well as numerous 1:64, 1:43, and 1:24 scale replica Monster Jam trucks and play sets. He is currently the lead designer for Monster Jam track and play sets.

Brendon got his start on designing 1:64 Hot Wheels cars for the 2010 model year with the ’67 Pontiac Firebird 400 and the ’67 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396. He continues to help the die cast team with more vehicles each year with other cars like the ’72 Ford Torino Gran Sport, ’69 Shelby Mustang GT500, ’65 Mercury Comet Cyclone, ’67 Olds 442, ’67 Ford Bronco, ’70 Chevy Blazer, ’70 Dodge Charger R/T, ’11 Dodge Charger R/T, ’64 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, ’12 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, ’73 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD455, ’81 Chevrolet Camaro, K.I.T.T., ’85 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z, ’84 Hurst/ Olds, Subaru B.R.A.T., ’70 AMC Rebel Machine, Highway Hauler 2, ’55 Chevy Gasser, ’71 Plymouth Satellite, ’58 Plymouth Belvedere, ’76 Chevrolet Chevette, ’88 Jeep Wagoneer, ’80 Dodge Power Wagon, ’14 C.O.P.O. Camaro, K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode, Mountain Mauler, Corvette Grand Sport Roadster, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, as well as the Elite K.I.T.T., K.A.R.R., Herbie The Love Bug, and The Fast and the Furious Dodge Charger in 1:18 and 1:43 scales.

Brendon is no stranger to vehicles or Hot Wheels. He’s been collecting Hot Wheels and other vehicle related toys since the early 1990’s and has been designing vehicle toys throughout his career. When he’s not at work he is likely working on his own project cars (a 1967 Pontiac Firebird and a 1955 Chevy Gasser), helping others with their cars or at some car related event.

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RLC Exclusive: ’41 WILLYS GASSER

Lately, the Red Line Club (RLC) has been one-upping itself. #Spectraflame Paint has always been a part of the online club that has spanned two decades, but since last year, there has been a focus on increasing the details, and adding at least one #Opening Feature to all […]

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Satin & Chrome: GOTTA GO

This is so cool… I have been hitting up local GameStops for the last week or so, in search of one of the latest Hot Wheels series to hit the pegs: #Satin & Chrome. I had mild success in finding the ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon, ’63 Chevy II […]

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2019 Collector Edition: ’67 FORD BRONCO

The first #Mail-In promotion for 2019 is almost over (ends June 5th). Its kind of crazy considering we are over half-way through the Hot Wheels year already, and have only had one mail-in promotion. That shouldn’t surprise anyone though; as we were in a similar situation last year. […]

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The evolution of the Red Line Club continues with another casting getting the #Opening Feature treatment: the #Custom ’72 Datsun 240Z. If you recall, this casting made its debut just two years ago in the mainline as part of the 2017 Factory Fresh series. The FuguZ was tied […]

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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks: BIGFOOT

When it was announced that Hot Wheels and Monster Jam were parting ways, many collectors were disappointed that Hot Wheels would no longer make the #Monster Trucks they have been making since 2002. *sad tear* While that was true to an extent with all Monster Jam licenses were […]

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RLC Membership Exclusive: CUSTOM CAMARO

The 2019 #RLC Membership #Custom Camaro is here! Decked out in #Spectraflame Black, this Custom Camaro (casting-wise) resembles the very first RLC Membership car, the #’67 Camaro. As a RLC Member since that inaugural year in 2002, I’ve been along for the ride; and while its sure been […]

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Batman Vehicles: ’11 DODGE CHARGER R/T

If you’ve been keeping up here on OTD, you saw that there is a new #Batman Vehicles Series appearing at Walmart. Judging by the initial reaction by collectors, there isn’t much excitement over the series. Its understandable as there is only so much you can do to some […]