The Dumpin’ A was designed for Hot Wheels by Larry Wood and released in 1979. As I close in on a complete collection of first castings from that year, I found my version of the hot rod dump truck on eBay. It features a functioning plastic tipper and later releases are orange or gray. Dumpin’ A was retooled in 2012 for the Hot Ones series.
As I often do to get more value out of my shipping dollar on eBay, I picked up a second car from the same seller. This Hot Wheels Spoiler Sport from 1977 – also a first casting – replaces an identical version I had that was in really poor shape. In 1979, the Spoiler Sport model was used for the Incredible Hulk and was also part of the Golden Machines 6-Pack.