Hot Wheels Qombee, 2006 First Editions 17/38

20 Feb
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Part of my personal collection, this Hot Wheels Qombee was released as part of the 2006 First Editions Series.

To be honest, when I first saw this on the shelf in 2006, I didn’t know quite what to make of the Qombee. Although; according to the Hot Wheels Wiki at Fandom, it is likely that it is an unlicensed version of the Volkswagen T1 van that has been modernized for racing, which sorta makes sense with the large round cutout on the front that is only missing the “VW” to complete the Volkswagen logo.

Model Details –

  • Designer: Alec Tam
  • Vehicle: Qombee
  • Year: 2006
  • Collector #: 2006-017
  • Series & #: 2006 First Editions 17/38
  • Colors: metalflake blue and white
  • Tampos: N/A
  • Interior: gold tinted chrome
  • Windows: red tinted
  • Misc: …
  • Base: black; plastic
  • Wheels: PR5
  • Toy #: J3258
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Base Codes: …
  • Variations: – YES – according to reference materials there are at least three variants of this series/model. If you are looking for information regarding Hot Wheels variations please check out the books and guides we use as reference.
  • Photo Credits: @Stanley
  • Contributor Credits: @Stanley
  • Notes: indicates missing data, join our Diecast Forum to contribute

2006 Card Back –

  • FUN FACTS! – Did you know that since 2003 Mattel has produced over half a billion (500,000,000) Hot Wheels cars?

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