1981

Twelve new models were introduced. These included Hot Ones which featured new gold-colored wheels (hogd) on old-style axles from the late 1960s. With the introduction of Hot Ones, Mattel once again claimed “The Fastest Non-Powered Die-Cast Metal Cars.” Hot Ones were first released with stickers on existing blistercards, but were issued on their own cards later in the year. Mattel continued Heroes and Scene Machines through 1981, but this would be the last year for these lines.

’37 Bugatti – 80mm – 1981 – LIST
Airport Rescue – 85mm – 1981 – LIST
Bronco 4-Wheeler – 75mm – 1981 – LIST
Cannonade – 72mm – 1981 – LIST
Chevy Citation – 70mm – 1981 – LIST
Dixie Challenger – 75mm – 1981 – LIST
Minitrek – 76mm – 1981 – LIST
Mirada Stocker – 81mm – 1981 – LIST
Old Number 5 – 82mm – 1981 – LIST
Omni 024 – 67mm – 1981 – LIST
Peterbilt Tank Truck – 87mm – 1981 – LIST
Turismo – 72mm – 1981 – LIST