by Jeff Glucker

“[W]e went to their website and saw they were releasing a new FJ40 model. As I studied their details, and even their launch rendering, I quickly realized that they based it on our ICON FJ40 Baja Edition.  Other than some ugly colors and logos, it was our design, trademark and trade dress.  Actually, their photo was a quick rendering over a PR shot of me jumping one of our Baja’s in the desert.  You can even see my balding head still in the truck!”

Update:  Hooniverse follow-up post with a response from Hot Wheels