Tom Daniel is most known for designing some of the most famous Monogram models of the late 60's and 70's, of which several were made directly or indirectly into Hot Wheels cars. One of our biggest hobbies is car model building, and some of our favorites are the Tom Daniel hot rods. We decided to collect all the Tom Daniel Redlines which is why we have this page.
Above is one of the most famous Tom Daniel designs - the Red Baron. This is the first issue Redline. Later issues made the spike on the top of the helmet smaller and later omitted the iron cross on the side of the helmet.
Above a very good condition un-punched Red Baron in an original Blister Pack.
Above is a Limited Edition tin of the Red Baron model.
Above is a rare photo of the real Red Baron that was made in the early 1970's.
Above is another famous Tom Daniel design - the Paddy Wagon.
Above a good condition un-punched Paddy Wagon in an original Blister Pack.
Above is a very rare 1996 Paddy Wagon prototype - Note: Middle left package says 'Hot Wheels Camaro' and in the bottom left corner says 'Concept Package Only!' The back of the Blister Pack also has no printing and the car doesn't have production paint and finish.
Above is a recent Paddy Wagon model box.
Above is Ice-T, one of the harder Tom Daniel Hot Wheels to find in good condition.
Above a good condition Ice-T in an original Blister Pack.
Above is the Ice-T model box.
Above is the great original Redline S'Cool bus. The Tom Daniel model of this is the one that got me into modeling as a kid. Tom worked at GM in the mid 60's, and designed the hood of the Chev truck - which he later also used for the S'Cool bus. We have not gotten on in a blister pack yet since they are very hard to find and very expensive, although we do have several variations of S'Cool busses as you can see below (Note: The first of the new series of Redline Club Car - see our RLC page - was the Tom Danials' Spring Break S'Cool bus).
Above is a rare 2nd Annual Nations Collectors Convention S'Cool bus - 1 of only 4000 made.
Above a Built S'Cool Bus with a recent Hot Wheel S'Cool Bus next to it.
Above is the S'Cool Bus model box.
Above is a Sand Crab in an original Blister Pack - Tom Daniel got the idea for the name from watching sand crabs on the dunes.
Above is the Sand Crab model box.
Above is a Funny Money - Now we are not certain if Tom Daniel had anything to do with this one, but he did design a armored car hot rod model for Mongram called the Jinx Express (later made in Blue and called the Fast Buck), which looked very similar to the Funny Money. His had a big wing on the back and only one engine, but the Jinx Express and the Funny Money share the same concept and boddy shape.
Above is a hard to find Funny Money in an original Blister Pack.
Above is a later variation of the Funny Money with Brinks logos and no front bumper.
Above is a Brinks Funny Money in an original Blister Pack.
Above is the Jinx Express model box.
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