Tag: Manson Cheung Designs

Working behind the scenes at Mattel for over fifteen years, Manson graduated as a Toy Design major from Otis College of Art and Design. In his first few years at Mattel he worked in the Games and Puzzles group and Hot Wheels® group. Eventually Manson settled in the 3D Design Group, where his model making and sculpting skills were used by all the departments within Mattel. Manson has a unique job at Mattel, he takes the designs from the Hot Wheels® Design team and translates it to a 3D prototype. Although he has sculpted cars by hand, like the ’70 Plymouth Barracuda and Low Flow for the 2004 line, he now uses FreeForm, a computer modeling program to make 3D models. Since 2007 Manson has been mainly working on Hot Wheels® mainline cars. He has worked on over 500 cars. In addition to modeling cars, Manson has also designed a handful of cars for Hot Wheels® in the Basic Mainline and Adult Collector Lines. These include, 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, all the Back to the Future Time Machines, various Batman vehicles, A Team Van, Mystery Machine, all the Ghostbusters Ecto cars, The Simpsons cars, Snoopy, and others to come. Manson also works on the Hot Wheels Elite Cult Classics Line, bringing his passion for entertainment cars on a larger scale. His projects include vehicles from Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, A Team, Flintstones, Scooby Doo, and other entertainment brands.

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The 2020 Hot Wheels iD MYSTERY MACHINE from SCOOB! does vary from last year’s release

If you’re collecting the Hot Wheels #Mystery Machine, it won’t be long before you find yourself in a sea of them. All, but one, have been painted in some form of green/aqua/turquoise paint and it can be very hard the differentiate which release is which when they are […]

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HW 50th Throwback: ’81 DeLOREAN DMC-12

There were three releases of the #’81 DeLorean DMC-12 in 2018 — all coming within a couple month period in the second half of the year. #DeLorean fans rejoice as these were the first we’ve seen of the ’81 DMC-12 casting since its super #Treasure Hunt release in […]

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Replica Entertainment / Marvel: SPIDER-MOBILE

If you’ve been reading the segments I’ve been doing on the #2018 Hot Wheels #Replica Entertainment / #Marvel series, you’ll know that I fancy these four models from the mix — Milano, not so much. With full showcase articles on the Deadpool Chimichanga Truck and Punisher Van, its […]

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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: SPIDER-MOBILE

Every summer, the biggest comic enthusiasts in the world attend the largest comic-con out there: San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). Over the years, more and more companies from varying industries have gotten involved with “the con” as it continued to grow. Just a little over a decade ago, Mattel’s […]

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Hot Wheels Halloween: GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1

Welcome to October Hot Wheels world! The month of October typically plays host to the Hot Wheels Collectors Convention in Los Angeles, another new year of Hot Wheels with the “A” cases hitting stores, and some sort of Halloween series appearing in shippers. With the convention this week and […]