The A-Team 83-84 GMC van Hot Wheels

OUTATIME1984

New Member
just wanted to let people know that last week (9/17/2011) at the Hot Wheels Kmart Collectors day the 1983/84 The A-Team GMC van came out



it is based off the TV show van not the movie as the cases are coming out more will be out so check your walmarts, kmarts, targets, or were ever you buy toys to see if they are out. A 1:24th scale is going to be out soon online and hobby shops.
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
Very cool. I used to have one way back in the 80s when they made them. I'll have to keep an eye out.
 

Monster Dave

Sr Member
You know....it absolutly baffles me that after all this time Hotwheels still painted the van all black. That's just wrong.

For those who are a bit more particular about collecting (like me) Hotwheels will be releasing a 1:43 scale Elite edition in October:



And for anyone who collects the larger 1:18th scale, Hotwheels will be releasing an Elite Collectors Edition in November:



^ I personally can't wait for this one! It's going to be the King of my 1:18 scale collection!
 

Monster Dave

Sr Member
I've been waiting all year for the 1:18 scale van......
Me too! From the moment I heard about it being released I've been waiting with bated breath. I hope though that the pics that have been published aren't the final design...you'd think that Hotwheels Elite Series would at least get the exhaust correct...



and there doesn't appear to be a gun box, or fake weapons mounted in the back of the van either:



Not to complain too much, but something doesn't look right about the back end either:



...maybe it's the recessed windows that are inaccurate?? I dunno...but seeing as it's the only 1:18 scale one available, I'll be buying one for sure!!
 

steveo3002

Well-Known Member
hmm hinges look way to big , and they look like windows vs non windows on the real van?

wheels and tires dont look fat /mean enough either
 
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cultofsavvy

Guest
Shame the van had a short cameo appearance in the movie
 

Monster Dave

Sr Member
hmm hinges look way to big , and they look like windows vs non windows on the real van?

wheels and tires dont look fat /mean enough either
Maybe that's what it is. Also the spoiler looks a little too tall and too narrow.

Overall it's not bad though - I mean, at least all the other sides look good and the paint looks correct!!
 

0neiros

Master Member
OK, admit it, you can all hear that damned theme song in your heads now...

Dun dun dun... dun dun dun
 

steveo3002

Well-Known Member
hmmm i dont like it in the pics enough to buy it , and its a shame as i love that van , just doesnt look right the tv van had a really mean stance and looked just right

was the grey top matte /satin in the show?
 

Monster Dave

Sr Member
OK, admit it, you can all hear that damned theme song in your heads now...

Dun dun dun... dun dun dun
Shoot....I couldn't help but watch the intro on Youtube!! LOL!!!


The grey color was originally 'gun metal grey' if I recall and had no gloss coat on it (but I could be wrong).
 

Monster Dave

Sr Member
Anyone get their hands on the 1:18 scale one yet?

I want one bad, but I'm sincerely hoping that Hotwheels comes out with another Elite version that at least has an opening side door. How dumb is that...they create a nice looking 1:18 scale collectible and they can't get the exhaust right or have an opening side door.

/disappointment/
 

TomJoad

Member
they create a nice looking 1:18 scale collectible and they can't get the exhaust right or have an opening side door.
/disappointment/
I guess the answer is contained in your question.
I'm sure they tried but a system that is sturdy enough to last several years of opening and closing door would be too ugly to do at this scale.

BTW, They forget at the back, the secret compartment where they stock their weapons.
 

Monster Dave

Sr Member
Oh come on...how hard can it be?? A couple guide tracks and some small wheel bearings molded into the diecast body...adn the exhaust...come on, that's an important component right there!!!

I could live without the gun box in the back, I don't consider that (personally) a 'key' component, but it is an important one for sure. If you ask me, this diecast version looks ripe for them to redo in an Ultra Elite version to get it right.

Why even bother if they're not going to do it right??
 
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TomJoad

Member
Why even bother if they're not going to do it right??
I agrre with that.
Look at the hinges, they are so big ! Imagine the opening door guide track !

There is something else that bother me. It seems they have copied the magnetic tape recorder and paste it on the door side.
Can anyone confirm? I've just see some pics.
 

steveo3002

Well-Known Member
anyone else feeling the grey is just plain wrong

my take on the orig van is that its satin sheen meduim metalic grey , the hotwheels seems to be gloss and way to light

poor effort ...i dont mind spending good $$ on a nice model , but id have to tear it down and put some stuff right
 
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