Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hot Wheels!

Another client from over the years - Hot Wheels / Mattel. From 2005-2012 I created graphics for various car segments including an actual monster truck called Bad News Travels Fast. I'm trying to remember the first official car I worked on as it seemed like a few were thrown at me at once, but I believe it was this one - a Scion XB for their Dropstars line....
Next up was this car for their Bone Blazers segment, the Rapid Transit
After that I worked on an entire segment called Spy Force, which consisted of 5 cars......
Over the years I did a bunch of odds and ends, including graphics for their 2007 Toy Fair car, 2007 Halloween Dream, All Stars line , Road Beasts, Clover Cars etc. Here's a little sampling of those....
This car is actually my favorite of all the cars I worked on, the 2007 All Stars Impala....They also did several other colorways of it, including a K-mart exclusive silver version and a really cool looking blue one....
Next up was a really cool project - redesigning the graphics for one of the Hot Wheels sponsored Monster Jam trucks - Bad News Travels Fast. I had a lot of fun on this one and it was surreal seeing it in person when Monster Jam rolled into town February of 2008.
It was released in various sizes including 1:64 and 1:24 scale as well as being featured in a Monster Jam XBOX 360 game
Here's a video of the actual truck in action.... Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you view it, Bad News was sold to another owner and was redesigned again....:sad trombone: Oh well it's immortalized in die-cast cars.... Next I worked on a couple segments from Hot Wheels' pop culture series which are a little pricier and fitted with Real Rider rubber tires. First up was a series of cars inspired by Nose Art and Pin-ups. Here's a video showing all of them..... One that's kind of special about this bunch was the Dairy Delivery truck because I put a tribute to my Grandpa Goad who had passed away in 2006 on the side of it. It's military designation IG11261912 stands for Ivan Goad followed by his birthday ( Nov. 26, 1912 )
and then last but not least I worked on a segment of cars featuring Universal Monsters.... I would say my favorite is a toss-up between Frankenstein and The Mummy. They even had nice retail displays for them and I was able to snag one from the local Krogers. SCORE.

1 comment:

Nick Spehar said...

More good stuff! I'm a little biased towards that Creature!