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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In the Hot Wheels world, the big news this week is that The Mystery Machine will apparently be in the 2017 lineup and have a Super Treasure Hunt variation. Profiteers are already foaming at the mouth and collectors that collect this casting are nervous at the amount of […]

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Retro Style Series: ’87 TOYOTA PICKUP

This is the final vehicle in our 4-part series on the #Target Exclusive Hot Wheels Retro Style Series (for now). We’ve already took an in-depth look at the series along with three cars that are in it — Volkswagen SP2, Power Pipes and the ’84 Hurst Olds. So naturally, our […]

2010 New Models: ’81 DeLOREAN DMC-12

The ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 is strongly considered as a car that was ahead of its time. This sport-tuned sports car with stainless steel body and gull-wing doors is one vehicle that still captures stares on the road. The Hot Wheels ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 is no different. Since its […]

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2010 New Models: GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1

One of the most iconic movie cars ever is the Ecto-1 from the 1984 movie, Ghostbusters. Millions of Ecto-1 toy vehicles were produced over the years, but none of them were made by the iconic brand in itself, Hot Wheels. In 2010, that changed as Mattel was granted the […]