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I was going thru a box of Hot Wheels and forgot I had these. They're cars from Japanese Action Hero shows.


 

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They're not Transformers, these are the vehicles that the characters on the card drove or appeared in the shows. The series was called Charawheels and were distributed by a toy company called Bandai. There are actually quite a few different ones. They are from around 2002 or so.
 

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They're not Transformers, these are the vehicles that the characters on the card drove or appeared in the shows. The series was called Charawheels and were distributed by a toy company called Bandai. There are actually quite a few different ones. They are from around 2002 or so.
Okey Doeky, Thankee! The first one kinda had a transformer look to it.
 

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Here is a complete list of Charawheels:

Charawheels (includes many Japanese television shows and cartoons)
q #1 Ultra Seven – Pointer
q #2 Ultra Mantiga - Machine Sherlock
q #2 Masked Rider Faiz – Auto Vajain Vehicle Mode
q #3 Masked Rider 1 – New Cyclone
q #4 Masked Rider 1B – Hurricane
q #5 Masked Rider Rouga – Trychaser
q #6 Inazuman – Raijingo
q #7 Mach Go Go Go – Mach Go (Mach 5)
q CE Mach Go Go Go – Mach Go (white & blue)
q #8 Ultraman Jack – Mat-Vehicle
q CE Ultraman Jack – Mat-Vehicle (camo-striped)
q #9 Ultramanoyna – Machinezellet
q #10 Kikaider - Sidemachine
q #11 Kikaider 01 - Double Machine
q #12 Kikaider – No Shiroi Karasu
q #13 Robot Keiji – Joker
q #14 Superjetter – Ryusei Go
q #15 Masked Rider 1 – Cyclone
q #16 Barom 1 – Mach Rod
q #17 Masked Rider Agito – Machine Tornader
q #18 Masked Rider Agito – Gills Raider
q #19 Masked Rider Agito – Guard Chaser
q #20 Kaikuetsu – Zubatcar
q #21 Back to the Future – Delorean
q CE Back to the Future II – Delorean II
q CE Back to the Future III – Delorean III
q #22 Knightrider – Knight 2000 K.I.T.T.
q CE Knight Rider – KARR
q #23 Thunderbirds – Fab 1
q #24 Stingray – Stingray
q #25 Captain Scarlet – Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle
q #26 Ultramancosmos – Shepherd
q #27-1 Lupin the Third - Fiat 500
q #27-2 Lupin the Third – Citroen 2CV
q #27-3 Lupin the Third – Hamber Super Snipe
q #28 Machine Hayabusa – Machine Hayabusa
q CE Machine Hayabusa – Machine Hayabusa V3
q #29 Patlaber – Special Control Vehicle Type 98
q #30 Masked Rider – Shocker Autobike
q #30 Masked Rider – Gelshocker Autobike
q #30 Masked Rider – Shocker Autobike (silver/orange)
q #31 Masked Rider V8 – Riderman Machine
q #32 Masked Rider Black RX – Rideron
q #33 Masked Rider Ryuki – Rideshooter
q #34 Gavan – Gavan No Saibarian
q #35 Sharivan – Motosharian
q #36 Urashiman – Magnabeetle
q #36 Urashiman – Magnabeetle (blue)
q #37 ?
q #38 Cyber Formula – Asurada GSX
q #39 Zavorger – Machine Zavorger
q #40 Airwolf – Airwolf Helicopter
q CE Airwolf – Heavy Weapons

#37 was rumored to be Mad Max's Interceptor, but canceled at the last moment due to licensing issues. To date, no #37 has been released to my knowledge.

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OMG! "That pink car" is the FAB 1 from the Thunderbirds! I'm kinda surprised HW even got the liscensing for it, but then MB has had the liscensing for quite awhile...they did a box set that had all of the Thunderbirds and the FAB 1 some years before Mattel bought them out. Dinky even did some of the Thunderbirds in a bit larger scale back in the '70's, and a mint condition Thunderbird 2 by Dinky last I looked would sell easily for over $100, maybe a bit less now but still. The FAB 1 was always a popular piece from those collections. Lady Penelope was chauffered around by her faithful assistant Parker in the FAB 1, and the both of them would kick some serious butt on the show.

Giving away just a bit of my inner child, but has anybody else here seen the more recent Thunderbirds movie directed by "Number 1" Jonathan Frakes? The old Thunderbird series had a FAB 1 based loosely on a Rolls-Royce. The new FAB 1 built for the recent movie was based on a retro Ford Thunderbird.


source: http://www.orchidboard.com/community/gallery/data/515/FAB1-gates-1600x1200.jpg

I'd love to see that one made in 1:64 diecast too, but I doubt it will ever happen.

I grew up watching the Thunderbirds...as if you couldn't tell.
 

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That pink one is cool. I don't have any Japanese castings in my collection. :(

The first guy is Ultraman, from Ultra7. They used to be on TNT about 7am
weekdays somewhere close to 17 years ago and I have a whole VHS tape of
their shows dubbed in English. It's real campy and fun to watch.

Ultraman used to have his own show even further back, 35 years ago or so,
and I'd watch it over at my GF's house when we got home from school in Jr High.

Bandai is rumored to be considering getting out of the dubbed anime business.
 

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i see ultra man on he first one and that was their version of back to the future car. nice collection-i have always wanted to get some of the cars from japan.
 
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