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Made-to-order Hot Wheels, Kawa-Bug-A model, based on a ’49 Volkswagen Beetle, is up for pre-orders.

Made-to-order Hot Wheels, Kawa-Bug-A model

Mattels Kawa-Bug-A model, based on a ’49 Volkswagen Beetle, was introduced last year. This Hot Wheels was so popular that they offered it as an option in their first sELECTIONs poll of 2023, and it received a wave of votes from members.

In subsequent rounds, Spectraflame magenta and Real Riders steelie wheels were chosen as winning options for this special edition. Mattel graphic designer, Steve “Van” Vandervate, then worked on the details that make this release stand out. The model has an opening rear hood and a removable surfboard, making it perfect for the beach!

This item is customized to order, and pre-orders can be placed between June 20 and July 3. There is no limit to the number of orders you can place. However, please note that delivery will take several months.


  • This toy car has an opening rear hood and a removable surfboard.
  • The body color is Spectraflame magenta.
  • The graphics consist of gloss white siding and rear fenders, a silver-painted roof rack with a brown suitcase, a white and light green toolbox, and a white surfboard with magenta and light green stripes, as well as authentic manufacturer logos.
  • The body type is ZAMAC.
  • The wheels are Real Riders steelie wheels.
  • The base is made of full-metal and has an imitation silver-plated chassis and engine, with a matte black painted engine and additional painted details.
  • The window color is light smoke-tinted, and the interior color is pearl white with painted details.
  • The scale of this toy car is 1:64.


  • Packaged in an acrylic case with a sturdy, decorative outer box


  • RLC members only: Pre-orders will be taken from June 20th, 2023, at 9 AM PT until July 3rd, 2023, at 9 PM PT

Orders for the custom-made item will be taken from June 20, 2023, at 9 AM PT until July 3, 2023, at 9 PM PT (the “sale window”), with no limit on the number of purchases. Mattel may choose to end the sale window early. Your payment account will be charged on the date you place your order.

Check out pics in the gallery below.

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