The original BONE SHAKER fantasy model from Hot Wheels is fan favourite being a car that receives a new colour scheme virtually every year, such is its popularity. Following the release of the BAJA BONE SHAKER from a few years ago, 2018 brings us yet another take on the classic Bone Shaker theme.

The SKULL SHAKER is a new model for this year coming under the Experimotors sub-line. It is a ‘Tooned’ or deformed re-working of the original Bone Shaker with exaggerated proportions and an unmissable oversized driver whose head shakes from side to side as the car rolls forward. This head (or ‘Skull’) shaking movement is achieved via a mechanism that is very similar to that used on the SHARK BITE and GOTTA GO models: the rear wheels each feature a tab that hits a lever on the rear of the driver’s compartment that knocks the driver from side to side. It was a feature I was unaware of until I took the car out of the packaging. Its a bit of fun and adds an extra level of silliness to this already pretty whacky design.

If you’re a fan of the original Bone Shaker (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then you need to add a Skull Shaker to your collection. It’s a cool new model and bound to be highly sought after once it starts hitting pegs in greater numbers. In the meantime, check out some pics!


Note the tab on the rear wheel and the yellow lever it strikes when rolling