Redline Era Foreign Blister Packs
Unique redline blister packs are known from Canada, England, Italy, Germany, Japan and Mexico.
1968 "Rosebud" Pack, England
England was an early adopter of Hot Wheels. Rosebud was the licensee for Hot Wheels. All sixteen 1968 releases were available.
The 1970 UK line up was divided up into four "Series": Custom Cars, Racing Cars, European and Show 'n Go.
1970 Custom Cars Series Pack
This series included six of the original "Customs" from the 1968 main line, and four models from the Spoiler's series.
1970 UK Racing Cars Series Pack
This series included the 13 castings from the "Grand Prix" Series supplemented with the Snake and Mongoose Funny Cars.
1970 UK European Series Pack
This series included five castings: Custom VW, VW Beach Bomb, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Maserati Mistral and Mercedes Benz 280 SL.
1970 UK Show 'n Go BP
The Show 'n Go Series was comprised of six concept castings: Beatnik Bandit, Torero, Turbofire, Twinmill, Splittin' Image and Hot Heap.
1971 "The HeavyWeights" UK Package
The back of this card lists the UK releases. Six different HeavyWeights were available.
1971 Canadian BP
Dated, 1970, the Mattel logo has yellow lettering and is bi-lingual.
1974 Canadian "Black" Card
Promotion end date of January 15, 1975. Maybe a need to purge some remaining spectraflames? Hence the rarity?
1972 Canadian "Zowie" Card
1969 Italian "Brucia Pista" BP
1971 German "Heisse Rader" Blister Pack
1972 German "Heisse Rader" Triple Blister Pack
An epic and super rare Heisse Rader Three Pack!
1969 Japanese, Yellow Top
No definitive date?
1969 Japanese, Green Top
No definitive date?
1973? Japanese Zappit Pack
The domestic Zappit Packs were issued in 1972. This version holds a 1973 Alive '55.
1972 CIPSA Blister Pack
1974 CIPSA Blister Pack
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