1971 Hot Wheels Super Stunt Action Set – Japan

A while back I saw this box picture of an unusual Hot Wheels track set. I’ve never seen one of these before. The lettering tells you this is something exotic.

A search of the internet revealed absolutely nothing about this track. It’s from Japan, so I asked some Japanese friends of mine what the box says.

The little white characters on top say: “Twist loop’s awesome action”.

The large black symbols say: “Super Stunt”.

The large white figures say: “Action Set”.

And the small black writing on the bottom says four things: “Twist loop”/”Giant loop”/”Jump”/Thrill ‘full points’ action set”.

I like the ‘full points’ translation. It’s a Japanese way of saying complete, total or perfect.

So the full transliteration of the box in English would go something like this: ” Awesome twist loop action. Super Stunt Action Set. Twist loop/Giant loop/Jump/Totally thrilling stunt action”. My friends said to me, “Wow! It’s so dramatic!”.

This set is ultra rare. I don’t have one but I have the components to build one. I used a 1971 Sizzlers Stunt Loop Pak…

box art – front.

A 1968 Jump Pak…

box art – front.

And a universal clamp, 3 joiners and 6 pieces of orange track.

So how dramatic is it? Here’s the 4 cars I ran on the track…

l to r: Sky Dome, Prototype H-24, Retro-Active and Super Blitzen.

And here’s a link to my video showing this set in action.

So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels Super Stunt Action Set from Japan.

It’s still fast. Still fun.

Box art – back.

Swooper loop.

Twist loop.

Box art – back.

And here are the instructions for the Sizzlers Stunt Loop Pak.

Advertisements

1971 Hot Wheels RRRumblers Stunt Rider Set

To demonstrate that RRRumblers motorcycles are as versatile as Hot Wheels cars, Mattel introduced the 1971 Stunt Rider Set.

1971 Stunt Rider Set - 01

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

1971 Stunt Rider Set - 02

Box art – front, side and end. Courtesy eBay.

On this track RRRumblers tackle a daredevil loop, jump a ramp and ride through 16 feet of track.

SR3

The layout. From 1971 Collector's catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

The layout. From 1971 Collector’s catalogue. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Here are the Stunt Rider Set instructions. Click on any image to enlarge.

Instructions - front page. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – front page: close-up. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - front page track layout. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – front page track layout. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - steps 1, 2 & 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – steps 1, 2 & 3. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - step 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – step 4. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - track tips. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – track tips. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions - more tips and contents. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

Instructions – more tips and contents. Copyright Mattel, Inc.

For today’s demonstration I’m running two vintage RRRumblers.

l to r: yellow/blue Rip Snorter and orange Road Hog.

l to r: yellow/blue 1971 Rip Snorter and orange 1971 Road Hog.

Here’s a run through the track.

At the start.

At the start.

Away we go!

Away we go!

Into the daredevil loop.

Into the daredevil loop.

Roarin' down the straightaway.

Roarin’ down the straightaway.

Hitting the jump.

Hitting the jump.

Running the length of the track.

Running the length of the track.

See how the Rip Snorter and Road Hog perform on the Stunt Rider Set in my YouTube video.

So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels RRRumblers Stunt Action Set.

It’s still fast. Still fun.

Box art - front. High-Tailer motorcycle in the window. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. High-Tailer motorcycle in the window. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

Stunt Rider Set. Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

An even more basic RRRumblers track was made in Germany; the Strip Action Set.

Box art - front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – front. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - side and end. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – side and end. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

Box art - back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

Box art – back. Close-up. Courtesy eBay.

Instructions and motorcycle. Courtesy eBay.

Instructions and motorcycle. Courtesy eBay.