As we’re waiting impatiently for the Hot Wheels hakosuka to debut next year, here’s something to hold us over until it does. While browsing YJA, John, our resident Datsun 510 freak, spotted this diecast Nissan 510 Bluebird, customized in a way that would haunt our dreams were it real. This minicar is heavily customized, with incredible detail for a 1/64 scale car (equivalent to a Matchbox or Hot Wheels), and it shows in the selling price of ¥17,500 (approx. $209)!
Looking at the seller’s other auctions, we found cars like this insanely demon-cambered Mazda Familia Wagon. This led us to a frenzy of interweb-spelunking in search of customized 1/64 nostalgics which, apparently, is a growing trend.
One of the most prolific masters of minicar modding world is the curator of The World of Cool Mod Minicars blog.
While the seller on YJA seemed to prefer the Tomica Limited Vintage line, this virtuoso has a predilection towards Konami 1/64 scale cars that usually come in blind boxes. I guess one has to find something to do with the doubles.