A few posts back I geeked out about the cars of Blade Runner designed by “visual futurist” Syd Mead, and I mentioned the HW casting based on one of his pieces of artwork: the Sentinel 400 Limo.

The HW version was designed by Nathan Proch for the 2002 First Editions line, and I managed to find a loose one for my collection.

It’s a little playworn, with some separation on the base, but I decided I liked it enough to chase down another variant of the same casting.

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This one is from the Roll Patrol series in 2003, and I think the new tampos give it that Blade Runner feel.

There was a second release with the police livery in ‘03, with a light blue paint-job, and an orange Halloween special the same year with another new tampo set.

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There’s the Roll Patrol “sheriff’s badge” symbol, but I’m not sure about the “Unofficial Police Business” thing... This isn’t exactly an undercover car!

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Syd Mead actually drew the Sentinel 400 art for a promotional brochure from US Steel; for his 69th birthday, HW presented him with this unique 1/24th scale version of the casting...

Mead also created some cool promotional art for Hot Wheels catalogs...

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I recognize the Deora, Deora II, Twin Mill, Ballistik, Zotic and Sling Shot there, hazy on the others. Sharp-eyed folks, comment below if you know what the other four are...