Before Jun Imai or Ryu Asada became Hot Wheels designer, there were veterans Larry Wood who started in the 70's and Phil Riehlman in the 90's. In my 190th post, these dynamic duo collaborated for the Hot Wheels Designer Dreamz set.
First off is Phil’s Rocket Oil, a custom super tanker that combines retro and futuristic design elements.
A cool feature is the ability to lift up the body to reveal what it claims to be a 16 cylinder engine.
It also comes with rubber tires, metal body and chassis.
Next we have the Larry Wood designed Bizarro.
This 50's style car has custom touches like exposed headers, cool cockpit and radical roll bar plus an opening hood.
And check out the cool detail on that steering wheel. This also comes with white wall rubber tires and metal body and chassis. For me this design reminds me of the 50's Cadillac with a touch of the 40's batmobile.
This set comes in an acrylic display case with window box and includes a 90 day warranty certificate and an info postcard to be filled out.
As we celebrate HW 50th anniversary, the models in this set was originally conceived 20 years ago in 1998 during the 30th anniversary of Hot Wheels when both Larry and Phil created these in 1/24 scale to be sold at auction in Anaheim. These 2 one of a kind were sold to almost $18,000. Pretty Bizarro indeed.