If you guys were excited about the Hot Wheels Hakosuka, then buckle your racing harnesses because the boys at Mattel are about to double down. That’s right, they are doing a kenmeri too.
If you look at the newly released 2011 Hot Wheels checklist, number 22 might catch your eye: Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R. Jun Imai, the designer behind both castings, has confirmed with us that this is indeed the KPGC110. Mr. Imai is really pulling hard for the nostalgic rides, so be sure to buy them. It’s the only way the elders at Mattel will approve more.
We don’t have a photo of the kenmeri to show you yet so, darnit, looks like we’ll just have to use the stupendously awesome hako with the JNC inkan again! The kenmeri will be available later this year. We will keep you updated.
I’m pretty convinced that the lack of new awesome cars on the market is making it difficult for the guys at Mattel. I’m noticing how everything they’re bringing out lately seems to be classic, niche enthusiast cars. I’ve scored some AWESOME ones lately (Series 1 Exige, Chevelle Wagon, the list goes onnnnn) but I can’t help noticing that they’re cars I don’t think i’d have seen 5 or 10 years ago when there were new cool cars to make. I can’t imagine they’re enthused to model the Nissan Leaf or the Prius. 🙂
Psyched to see these new hotwheels come out. Looking forward to parking ’em next to my hot wheels scale random knockoff brand ’10 and ‘110 I have on my rail at work already.
the wagon should be next too…
Oh please let there be a Skyline wagon and a Mazda RX3 and give Tomica a run for their money…
wow. that list is HUGE.. i like the VW brasilia.. i think i may be buying a lot of hotwheels this year… 🙂
I like hearing this news very much…in a ten year old kid kind of way.
Wonder which M3 it is? Sweet R32 GTR is in there too. Needs more oldschool Toyota
But seriously, 1st gen Celicas need some Hot Wheels lovin!
i see the land cruiser fj40 is on the list too.
I have seen an AE86 and an R32 in my travels…those are out there already.
(An R30 would be cool too.)
make a whole line up, with c210 too! lol
so am i expecting a datsun 240z any soon?
They’ve had a Datsun 240Z for a few years now.
ZOMG I’d probably buy like 20 freakin C210’s.
I want a shakotan RA64!!
Great news, this is so cool! I hope they paint it black with gold stripes.
They should make a GX71 Cresta and a RX-3!
Gawd. It just gets better. How about a TE27 and a Kujira wagon? 😀
by any chance does anybody know when will there come out and where? i think i might have to call off of work to make sure i get one:D
The hakosuka will be out end of June. The kenmeri…. we don’t know yet.
thing is, i’ve been looking at the website and there are a lot of cars that are supposed to be out and they are not….so it makes me wonder if i get too late to the store or are they just not making there way over here, am i supposed to go to some specialty shop or something? its getting kind of confusing,
Well I guess it kinda depends where you live. The hakosuka should be out anywhere Hot Wheels are sold… Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, etc.
50 wins for the Kenmeri?? LOL…
Ben I need to get you some shots of our HW Kenmeri…
Um, hells yeah!!
Lemme go ask the stakeholders!
KP61 Starlet, 90’s Mazda Cosmo, Toyota AW11 MR2, GX61-71 (Mark II, Cresta, Cressida and Chaser), TE/KE70 Corollas… ALL variations, RA64-65 Celicas/MA61 Supras, Mitsu Starion, Plymouth Arrow, Isuzu Piazza/Impulse and Subaru XT…
Would a few cars to add to that list. 😉
The Hakos are out now, as I bought five of them. Toys R Us has the shipper case with this car and the 240Z in it. Other retailers should have them now as well too. Remember, there’s a 2000GTR also coming out from Hot Wheels for the 2011 year, so stay tuned.
i bought mine like 2 weeks ago..its fatter than my GTR and R32…but in real life this sktline is really small