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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hot Wheels Altered Ego

Today I found a TH Surf Crate but opened the Altered Ego.

AA Fuel Altered (AA/FA) class of drag racers is the subject here.  Mattel has done numerous dragsters and funny cars over the years including the latest Funny Side Up but this is the first custom fuel altered.

The controversial design element is the front wheel wells left open.  Gives the car a somewhat odd yet unique look.  Cool place for the driver to crawl in and out perhaps.

Altered Ego would be totally awesome if the body flipped open.  I like the positive negative flame graphics and the name, too, especially in the retro font on the front spoiler.

Designed by veteran Hot Wheels designer Larry Wood this 2012 New Model is just the thing to get your drag racing blood pumping.

Check out Awful Awful Fuel Altereds!

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