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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hot Wheels Paddy Wagon

The Paddy Wagon is another classic Tom Daniel design created for Monogram and released as a plastic model kit in the 70s.

Here's the original redline Mattel Hot Wheels Paddy Wagon released in 1970.  The plastic top is removable.

Mattel still uses this casting but recently renamed it Copper Stopper perhaps because Paddy can have a negative connotation.  Compare the Hot Wheels car to a nicely built-up example of the model kit.

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