MINICARS: Hot Wheels Boulevard hakosuka Nissan Skyline & 510 released

Hot Wheels Boulevard Nissan Skyline hakosuka Datsun 510 wagon

We’re less than a week into 2013 and already it’s turning in to a great year for Hot Wheels collectors. First we had news of the Treasure Hunt Toyota 2000GT that’s coming out March-ish, but before that even hits the pegs Mattel has unleashed theĀ Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-X and Datsun 510 wagon.

Hot Wheels Boulevard Nissan Skyline H_T 2000GT-X

We’ve already previewed the Datto goon for you back in September, and profiled its real-life inspiration, Mattel designer Jun Imai‘s Datsun 510 wagon, last month, so the real news here is the hakosuka. This will be only the first recoloring of the Skyline since the original version with the JNC logo, which debuted in 2011 and arguably kicked off the current wave of old school J-tin.

Hot Wheels Boulevard Nissan Skyline H_T 2000GT-X

Both the wagon and the hako are part of the 2013 Boulevard series, which is a premium line that costs about $5 per car. What do you get for that extra dough? Well for starters, more detail such as the black-painted flares which were too costly to do on a $1 car. The chassis is also fully metal and, for the hako, the tires are real rubber wrapped around Watanabe-style rims.

In addition to the gunmetal metallic beast, other cars slated to appear in the Japanese classic laden 2013 Boulevard lineup are new colors for the Honda CR-X and Subaru BRAT.

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10 Responses to MINICARS: Hot Wheels Boulevard hakosuka Nissan Skyline & 510 released

  1. lloyd said:

    How is painting the flares more costly than the entire paint scheme on the white car?

  2. Trevor said:

    I’m in the US. Where do you find the Boulevard series?

  3. graveltrapp said:

    The white cars graphics are all tampo (printed), where as the black flares are masked off and painted. More time involved. Looks like the hood may be black as well. We will see.

  4. Dan said:

    It’s subtle, but you’ll notice the door handles are painted as well

  5. Good Morning, Friends.
    I like cars, always follow the news related about cars, and collecting miniatures.
    appreciate vintage and classic vehicles, and I discovered the site JNC, in which I became a fan.
    Here in Brazil, it is very hard to see ancient Japanese cars because imports here, started from 1991 with Subaru, Honda and Toyota among other brands.
    despite the distance, it is good to know that there is this site to learn more of the classic Japanese cars.

  6. Isaac said:

    Love this! Can’t wait to find one in New Zealand.

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