Category: Fictional

1997 Horace The Hate Bug

  Horace the Hate Bug is a black Volkswagen Beetle (Herbie’s evil twin) who appears in the 1997 television remake of The Love Bug. Built by Herbie creator Dr. Gustav Stumpfell at Simon Moore’s...

1983 MagnaBeetle

 Future Policeman Urashiman is a Japanese science fiction manga series written by Hirohisa Soda, illustrated by Noboru Akashi and published by Akita Shoten. It was adapted into a 1983 anime television series produced by...

2006 Flik – Special Aphid GT

“Flik is a bug that takes the road less travelled. He’s never quite fits into the convoy of bugs he rides with because he’s an individualist, an inventor, and in big trouble when the...

2009 Elefun’s Car

Designed by artist Scott Seeto for Astro Boy (2009). The movies director David Bowers wanted a futuristic design similar to the VW Beetle for Professor Ochanomizu’s (also known as Dr. Elefun) – Head of...

2040 (1994) Space Precinct ‘Hopper’

An atmospheric flyer with low orbit capabilities which can also be fuelled for deeper space journeys – ‘a VW of the future’. Featuring triple jet thruster engines, retracting landing feet with hydraulic assisted scissor doors...

1969 Herbie

  A Volkswagen Beetle is given its name by an enlightened mechanic named Tennessee Steinmetz (Buddy Hackett) in Disney’s 1969 movie ‘The Love Bug’ (from an original story by Gordon Buford). His uncle Herb...

1971 DuDu

A magical Beetle inspired by Disney’s ‘The Love Bug’ – but this time the car had video/radio communications and computer controls. The 1971 movie ‘Ein Kafer geht aufs Ganze’ was mixed with original footage...

1984 Bumblebee aka Goldbug

Four million years ago, Optimus Prime led a crew of Autobots including Bumblebee aboard the Ark to clear a path through an asteroid belt for Cybertron to pass through. Once their objective was completed,...