On April 1st, Hot Wheels®
and Los Angeles-based, Gallery 1988, hosted opening night of the TOYS art
exhibit, which features more than 200 pieces created by pop surrealist artists
from around the world, who were inspired by generations of children’s
classic toys.

A focal point of the exhibit will honor the 40th anniversary
of the famous die-cast brand, Hot Wheels, with a never-before-seen display of
customized 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Volkswagen buses. The TOYS exhibit will
run until April 25, 2008 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Photo caption:In this photo released by Mattel, artist Jeff
McMillan, 30 from Los Angeles holds his
customized 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Volkswagen bus at the opening of the 'TOYS'
art exhibit at Gallery 1988, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 in Los Angeles. The pop surrealist exhibit
features artwork inspired by classic toys brands and includes a collection of
pieces that honor the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels. The gallery show runs
through April 25th with a portion of the proceeds from the sales to Children
Affected by AIDS Foundation.

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