1982 saw Mattel moving production more and more to its Malaysia facility. It also opened facilities in France and Mexico, for their respective markets, but this would only last for roughly 4 years. The year would mark the continuation of the Workhorse Series, more Hot Ones with gold hubs, and the introduction of a short-lived series based on a movie: Megaforce. These vehicles were issued on a dedicated blistercard, but had their production run stopped early, due to the movie being a dud in theaters. They're not completely rare, but they can be difficult to find. Some cars were slipped into the line with GoodYear Real Rider tires, before the line would actually become official in 1983. As for promotions, another Toys 'R Us promo was issued; this time, it was the Bronco 4-Wheeler in white, with Geoffrey on the sides. Also, for the first time, McDonald's used Hot Wheels as promotional toys in 1982. In all, 24 different models were available that year at the fast food chain. Personally, I think they could've given away Redlines, and I STILL wouldn't have eaten there! ;)

Quoted values are for LOOSE, NM examples. Cars less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition. Unless otherwise stated, the country of origin for all listed models is Hong Kong. Different countries will be listed second, and bolded.

Note that the NCHWA utilizes a pricing method called "Star Value©." Instead of specific dollar values, each car will be assigned a Star Value© to indicate rarity and potential price range. There are simply too many variables to place a "set" value on any model, so a range will be used instead to indicate where that particular model may fall on the secondary price scale. A +/- indicates where on that scale the value is approximated, while a number by itself would indicate the value falls in the middle of the Star Value. This is also an easy quick-glance method to determine rarity; the higher the number, the rarer the car. The value chart will be placed at the bottom of each page.

Option: Click the button to the left to download a printable copy of the Star Chart for easy reference (Microsoft Word or equivalent program required for viewing or download). It beats scrolling up and down when you're pricing your cars!
#
Name
Description
Wheels
Value
3252
'35 Classic Caddy
a) Tan body with tan plastic fenders and brown plastic interior
a) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1
1
1696
'37 Bugatti
a) Black body with red tampo on the sides, and red tampo on hood
b) Same as "a", but with White Walls and Malaysia chassis
BW
WW
1+
1
1132
3-Window '34
Red body with brown plastic fenders and Malaysia chassis
BW
1+
1131
'40's Woodie
a) Blue body with brown plastic faux "wood" panels (Hi-Rakers)
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
2
2-
5179
'55 Chevy
a) Red body with yellow and black "55 Chevy Fever" tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
2
2
9647
'56 Hi-Tail Hauler
Metalflake blue body with chrome base, yellow bikes and Blackwall wheels
BW
2-
.
9638
'57 Chevy
Black body with yellow stripe and "57 Chevy" tampo on the sides (Hot Ones)
GHO
2+
2013
'57 T-Bird
a) Red body with porthole and no tampos
b) Same as "a", no porthole
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
d) Metallic red, no tampo. GoodYear tires with grey hub (GYG)
e) Same as d", GoodYear tires with white hub (GYW)
BW
BW
BW
GYG
GYW
4-
1
1
3+
4
1699
Airport Rescue
Yellow body with orange stripe and "Airport Rescue" tampo on sides. Malaysia chassis (Workhorses)
BW
1+
3258
Aries Wagon
Yellow body with brown faux woodgrain tampo on the sides
BW
1+
8258
Baja Bruiser
a) White body with blue, dark red and yellow flame with number "6" tampo on the sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis and light red in tampo
BW
BW
2-
1+
5272
Battle Tank
Olive body with movable olive plastic turret. Malaysia chassis (Megaforce)
N/A
2
1690
Bronco 4-Wheeler
a) Black body with red, yellow and orange stripe tampo on the hood and sides. Malaysia chassis
b) White body with Geoffrey tampo (Toys 'R Us promo)
c) Red body with black plastic shell, yellow/white/black stripe and "21" tampo on hood and sides
d) Same as "c", white plastic shell
e) Same as "c", with Goodyear tires and grey hubs (GYG)
BW
BW
BW
BW
GYG
2
5
3-
1+
5
2509
Bywayman
Light green body with white and yellow "Eagle" stripe on sides. Malaysia chassis
BW
2
1698
Cadillac Seville
a) Grey body with burgandy stripe tampo spanning the entire side
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1+
1+
5182
Camaro Z28
a) White body with purple, red and yellow stripe and "Z28" tampo on sides and hood
b) Same as "a", with "Camaro" on the chassis
GHO
GHO
1+
1+
1691
Cannonade
Red body with yellow and white stripe tampo, with number "3" on the sides
GHO
1
1171
CAT Dump Truck
Yellow body with "C777" cast into the left side. Malaysia chassis and yellow rims (Workhorses)
YCT
1+
1168
CAT Forklift
Yellow body with "Cv80" cast into the sides. Malaysia chassis
N/A
1
1173
CAT Wheel Loader
a) Yellow body with black "C988" tampo on sides. Yellow rims. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", no tampo
Y/CT
Y/CT
1
1
1693
Chevy Citation
a) White body with red stripe tampo on the sides, with "X11" in white
b) Yellow body with orange, black and white "Citation X11" tampo on sides
c) Same as "b", red in tampo instead of orange. Malaysia
d) Red body with "Citation" on hood, blue star on roof and gold Hot Ones wheels (Leo/India only)
e) Aqua body with "Citation" on hood, blue star on roof and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Speed Fleet)
f) Same as "d", but with Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Speed Fleet)
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
BW
BW
1
1
1
2
2
2
3254
Construction Crane
a) Yellow body with a black plastic Hong Kong chassis, and black boom crane
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
2
2-
9241
Corvette Stingray
a) Black body with red, orange and yellow stripe tampo with "Corvette" on sides (Hot Ones 3-Pack)
b) Same as "a", white, orange and yellow stripe tampo
GHO
GHO
2
2-
3255
Datsun 200SX
a) White body with orange, yellow and red stripe tampo and "Datsun 200SX" on sides
b) Same as "a", dark red instead of orange in tampo. Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", yellow body with black, blue and purple tampo (Hot Ones 3-Pack)
GHO
GHO
GHO
1
2+
2
3364
Dixie Challenger
a) Orange body with Rebel flag on roof, "Dixie Challenger" on hood. Malaysia chassis
b) Same as "a", but blue & red U-shaped tampo replaces Rebel flag on roof
BW
BW
1+
2-
1133
Dodge D-50
Red body with yellow, black and orange stripe tampo, with "Dodge" on the sides. Malaysia (Hi-Rakers)
BW
1+
7650
Emergency Squad
a) Red body with white and yellow stripe tampo and "Emergency Unit" on sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", "Made in France" on chassis
c) Same as "b", white "Masters of the Universe" logo on hood
BW
BW
BW
1+
2+
7+
2639
Fire Chaser
Red body with black and yellow "Fire Chief" and number "5" tampo on sides. Malaysia chassis
BW
1+
3250
Firebird Funny Car
a) Magenta body with yellow, orange and black bird on sides and hood, yellow/black headlights
b) Same as "a", yellow and black bird on hood, black/white headlights
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
d) White body with yellow and orange flame tampo on hood and sides, with "Fireball" in red
e) Same as "d", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
2
1+
1+
2-
2-
9640
Fire Eater
Red body with yellow and black fire marking tampos on the sides. Malaysia chassis (Workhorses)
BW
1+
2506
Flat-Out 442
a) Yellow body with blue, burgandy and orange stripe tampo and "442" on sides
b) Same as "a", GHO wheels
BW
GHO
2
1+
3253
Ford Dump Truck
a) Green body with white, yellow and black "Sunset Trucking" tampo on sides (Workhorses)
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1+
1+
3257
Front Runnin' Fairmont
a) Red body with white, yellow and black stripe tampo and number "27" on the sides and hood
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
2
2
2502
Greased Gremlin
Red body, yellow metal chassis. Yellow, blue and white stripe tampo and number "5" on sides. Malaysia
BW
2+
2504
Hare Splitter
a) White body, maroon/red/black stripe tampo/"Monte Carlo Rally" on sides. Orange tire rack. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", yellow body
BW
BW
2-
2-
1174
Hiway Hauler
Yellow cab with white plastic box. Yellow, black and red "Pennzoil" tampo on sides (Workhorses)
BW
3
2014
Hot Bird
Black body with yellow Firebird on hood, and orange/yellow stripe tampo on roof. Malaysia
GHO
1
3301
Iron Man
White body with yellow, black and red "Iron Man" and character on sides. Red interior. Malaysia
BW
3+
2012
Jaguar XJS
Blue body with red "XJS" and yellow Jaguar on sides. Malaysia
BW
1
3259
Jeep CJ-7
a) White body with black interior. Red, orange and black eagle on hood
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1+
1+
3260
Land Lord
a) Orange body w/yellow windshield. Red, black and orange "Street is Neat" tampo on wing
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1
1
9037
Malibu Grand Prix
a) Black body with yellow, red and blue stripe tampo on front/sides. "Goodyear" on wing
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
BW
GYG
1
1
3
5268
Megadestroyer 1
Tan body dark brown/brown stripe tampo on front and sides. Black rims (Megaforce)
B/BW
3-
5269
Megadestroyer 2
Black body with no tampos on body. Black rims (Megaforce)
B/BW
3+
.
3261
Mercedes 380 SEL
a) Grey body, with black metal chassis. No tampos
b) Same as "a", metalflake silver body
c) Same as "b", BW
d) Same as "b", with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
GHO
GHO
BW
GYG
2
1
1
3
.
3911
Mercedes 540K
a) Red body with a plastic tan top and black interior
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis and WW
BW
WW
1
1
1700
Mirada Stocker
a) Red body with black tampo on hood and yellow/black stripe tampo with number "10" on the sides
b) Same as "a", yellow body and red instead of yellow in tampo
GHO
GHO
2
2
7644
Mustang Stocker
White body with two blue stripes on hood and roof, blue stripe on rocker panels. Malaysia
BW
4
1695
Old Number 5
Red body with black and yellow number "5" and "Fire Dept" on hood, along with louvres. Malaysia
BW
1
1692
Omni 024
Silver body with a black metal chassis and "024 Omni" tamp on the sides. Malaysia
BW
1
7648
P-911
a) Black body with white, yellow and red stripe tampo with number "95" on hood and sides
b) Same as "a", Gold BW
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
d) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
G/BW
G/BW
GHO
1
2
1
1
5180
P-928
a) Red body with yellow/orange stripe tampo with "928 Turbo" on sides and hood
b) Same as "a", GHO
c) Same as "a", with GoodYear tires and grey hubs (GYG)
BW
GHO
GYG
2-
1+
3+
2015
Packin' Pacer
White body with red/yellow/burgandy stripe tampo with "427" on the hood and roof
GHO
1+
2023
Pepsi Challenger
a) Yellow body with "Don The Snake Prudhomme" tampo and "Pepsi Challenger" on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", but with no "Don Prudhomme" tampo on sides
BW
BW
BW
2+
2+
3-
5270
Personnel Carrier
a) White body with red plastic shell and red tampo on sides. Chrome motorcycles/interior (Megaforce)
b) Same as "a", tan motorcycles and interior
BW
BW
3+
2+
3281
Peugot 505
Dark blue body with black metal chassis and black interior
BW
1
2021
Race Bait 308
a) Grey body with yellow, black and red stripe tampo with "308 Turbo" and Ferrari logo on sides
b) Same as "a", metallic grey body and GHO
c) Same as "b", BW
d) Same as "a", with GoodYear tires and grey hubs (GYG)
GHO
GHO
BW
GYG
3-
2-
2-
2+
3256
Rapid Transit
a) White body with orange/red/yellow stripe tampo on sides and black tampo on rear window
b) Same as "a", blue tampo on rear window
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
BW
2
1
1
2501
Royal Flash
a) White body with red/blue British flag and "Lotus" tampo on hood. Stripes on roof. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", orange body with yellow/black number "33" on hood and roof
BW
BW
1+
1
2018
Science Friction
a) White body, with black, red and yellow "Space Cop" tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", magenta body with blue and orange stripes on sides. Malaysia
GHO
GHO
1
1+
2019
Sheriff Patrol
a) Black and white body with yellow/black "Sheriff" and shield on doors, and "701" on roof
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1
1
3300
Silver Surfer
Silver body with black/red "Silver Surfer"/character tampo on sides. Dark blue windows. Malaysia
BW
2+
2503
Spacer Racer
Metallic red body with yellow/white "M-8" and "Rescue" tampo on side. Malaysia
BW
1
1136
Split Window '63
a) Yellow body with red, blue and magenta tampo on hood and roof
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1+
1+
9641
Spoiler Sport
a) White body with yellow, burgandy and blue flame tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
2+
2+
2020
Stage Fright
Brown body with orange and yellow stripe tampo on the sides. Malaysia
BW
2
9242
Street Rodder
White body with orange/yellow flames. GoodYear tires with grey hubs (GYG)
GYG
3+
1126
Stutz Blackhawk
a) Black body with red and blue stripe tampo on hood and roof
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
2-
2-
3251
Sunagon
a) Orange body with tan top. Metal chassis and brown interior
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
2-
1+
1129
Super Scraper
Yellow body with orange, blue and black stripe tampo and "Speedy" on sides. Malaysia
BW
1+
5273
Tac-Com
Tan body with brown and dark brown stripe tampos on the sides. Black rims (Megaforce)
B/BW
3
5181
Taxi
a) Yellow body with red, black and white checkered tampo and "USA Taxi Service" on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
2-
2-
7630
Top Eliminator
a) Red body with yellow, black and white stripe tampo and "Racer 301" on sides
b) Same as "a", France chassis
BW
BW
2
3
7647
Torino Stocker
a) Black body with white, yellow and orange stripe tampo on hood and sides, with number "3"
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
3-
2+
3912
Trash Truck
a) Orange body with green/blue/black "Dept of Sanitation" tampo on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
2
2
1130
Tricar X8
White body with red and blue stripe tampo on nose. Blue rear fin. Malaysia
BW
1
1125
Turbo Mustang
a) Yellow body with orange, red and black stripe tampo on hood and roof
b) Red body, red/black/yellow "Cobra" tampo on hood and sides
c) Same as "b", with yellow/orange/blue "Cobra" tampo (Cobra Set or in Canada BP)
d) Same as "c", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
1+
1+
3
2
1134
Turbo Wedge
a) Orange body with yellow plastic rear wing. Metal interior and chassis
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1
1
2500
Upfront 924
a) Orange body with red/yellow/black stripe "Porsche 924" tampo on hood/roof. Malaysia
b) Black body with red/yellow stripe "Porsche 924" tampo on hood/roof
BW
BW
1
2
1135
'Vette Van
a) Black body with yellow/white/red stripe tampo with "Vette Van" on sides. Malaysia
b) Redbody with blue, white and yellow ribbon tampo on sides chassis
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
BW
2
2
2
2508
Vetty Funny
Grey body with red/yellow/black "Tom Mongoose McEwan" tampo on hood and sides. Malaysia
BW
2+
9369
Z Whiz
Blue body with yellow, orange and red stripe tampo with number "15" on sides
BW
3+


1 = $1-5 2 = $6-15 3 = $16-25 4 = $26-35 5 = $36-50 6 = $51-70
7 = $71-90 8 = $91-110 9 = $111-130 10 = $131-160 11 = $161-180 12 = $181-200
13 = $201-220 14 = $221-240 15 = $241-270 16 = $271-300 17 = $301-330 18 = $331-350

Tires Issued in 1982
BW
(Blackwall Tire)
CHO or GHO
(Chrome or Gold Hot Ones)
GYW
(GoodYear Tire/white hub)
GYG
(GoodYear Tire/grey hub)
CTY
(Const. Tire/ yellow hub)


What Events Defined 1982?

  • Argentina invades the Falkland Islands / Maldives on the 19th of March
  • Largest cash robbery in History occurs in New York when $9,800,000 is stolen from an armored car
  • The First Issue of USA Today is published
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is dedicated
  • The first CD player is sold in Japan
  • Michael Jackson releases his second adult solo album, Thriller.
  • #1 Movies of 1982 included: "An Officer & a Gentleman", "Rocky III", "E.T", "Creepshow", "Conan The Barbarian", "Tron" & "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
  • #1 Songs of 1982 included: "Centerfold" (J. Geils Band), "Ebony & Ivory" (Stevie Wonder/Paul McCartney), "Don't You Want Me" (Human League), "Eye of The Tiger" (Survivor), "Who Can it Be Now?" (Men at Work), "Abracadabra" (Steve Miller Band), "Up Where We Belong" (Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes), "Truly" (Lionel Ritchie) and "Maneater" (Hall & Oates)




  • Click to return to the 1978-1989 Guide