1979

1979
There were eighteen new listings and twelve models in new colors and/or tampos. Mattel continued the seven themes introduced in 1978 and added three new series: Golden Machines, Heroes, and Scene Machines. Golden Machines was a 6-pack of gold-chrome cars from old castings; the cars were never sold in single blisterpacks. The Heroes series was based on Marvel Comics characters; each vehicle had the character’s name and picture on the sides or top. Scene Machines had a photo inside which was viewed through a lens in the rear of the vehicle.

(AMC) Greased Gremlin – 73mm – 1979 – LIST
Auburn 852 – 78mm – 1979 – LIST
Bubble Gunner – 78mm – 1979 – LIST
Bywayman – 71mm – 1979 – LIST
Dumpin’ A – 70mm – 1979 – LIST
Flat Out 442 – 77mm – 1979 – LIST
Hare Splitter – 70mm – 1979 – LIST
Inside Story – 73mm – 1979 – LIST
Royal Flash – 72mm – 1979 – LIST
Space Van – 75mm – 1979 – LIST
Spacer Racer – 75mm – 1979 – LIST
Spider-Man – 74mm – 1979 – LIST
Upfront 924 – 70mm – 1979 – LIST
Vetty Funny – 80mm – 1979 – LIST