We’ve been sitting on this news for months, but now that it’s been leaked, we are stoked to share with you, our dear readers, the latest Hot Wheels wearing the JNC inkan — the Datsun 620!
This nostalgic mini-truck has long been a favorite of ours here at JNC. We’ve called it one of the best-looking pickups ever made as well as the coolest Japanese nostalgic truck. That’s why we are proud to have our logo on the first-ever Hot Wheels JNT.
The truck itself is an extremely clean casting, finished in classic Datsun orange with a simple stripe kit. It’s comes pre-lowered on small 5-spoke wheels and rocks flares and a subtle chin spoiler. We think the coolest detail — yes, even cooler than that bedside logo — is the raised “DATSUN” lettering on the tailgate.
It’s another phenomenal design by Jun Imai, who has penned much of the J-tin to come from Mattel these past few years, including the AE86 Corolla, Datsun 510 and 510 wagon, hakosuka and kenmeri Skylines, Mazda RX-7, Mad Manga, Subaru BRAT, 1970 Toyota Celica the Toyota 2000GT.
The Datsun 620 is the first new casting to be revealed for 2014. We have it on good authority (wink, wink) that next year will be mind-blowing for JNCers, so be on the lookout!
AWESOME and with five spokes.
Jun you are the man !!!
Lookin dope for sure
YESSSS!!! I had a discussion about this with John from the Lamely group last week. Jun is the sole reason we’re back into collecting Hotwheels again.
waiting to arrive in Brazil.
Mind sploded. When’s it coming out?!
WINK WINK?!?!?! Spill the beans, JNC. What else is coming??!
This is an insta-buy. Cannot wait.
Sorry, our contract with Mattel precludes us from any bean-spillage. We’ve sat on this 620 for months. We’re only announcing it now because the Lamley Group site leaked the news.
Great!!! Another casting that saves the year, like all the Japanese cars on past years
this is very cool although I don’t understand the off road name.
We aren’t in charge of choosing the categories… Here it’s just another way to say “trucks.”
Every time I think I’m done buying Hot Wheels, I see another one posted here that I have to have. I’m running out of room on my desk to put all of them.
Fender flares and all.. looks awesome
How about for 2015 – the Mazda REPU?!
corgy has a mazda pickup scale 1/43 that i transformed into a rotary power pickup. you can see it on my instagram
I’ll be buying this one, very pretty car, and i hope it gets a couple more designs.
Wow! Datsun 620.
I met Jun at Yokohama ” Mooneyes Hotrod Custom Show ” a few years ago.
And I talked to Jun about next products in Japanese cars.
I requested Datsun 620,Subaru Brat, Toyota Crown “Kuzira” and Datsun SR Roadsters more and more.
He had realized my dreams.
I can’t wait.
Wow, could this be better than the RX7??
Datsun on the gate looks great too.
That–is exactly the JNC (JNT?) that needs to go back into production. No cheap, simple, well styled pickups are available from anyone any more. The Ford Ranger was the last of the bunch, and now it is gone, too.
COME ON! Just when you think you found them all haha.
Well, at least this will be easy to spot in stores with yellow on the side.
Thanks for the reveal.
Just when I thought the JCN releases couldn’t get any better
Hope it hits the stores here in Brunei. 🙂
I love this little truck. In Venezuela we love japanese cars, although we only get Toyota, Mitsubishi and Mazda. And not all models. Specially NOT the sports cars
I wasn’t familiar with Datsun and Nissan until i started reading about them here.
Now i wan’t more japanese cars in the Hot Wheels line up.
I am still hoping to see a stock Acura NSX, 92′ Toyota Celica, other Corolla models, Toyota Camry and recent Land Cruisers.
But overall, i have been very pleased with this years’ japanese cars.
The gems for me this year have been the Toyota 2000GT, Toyota Celica ’70, Toyota Supra and Scion FR-S
y la datsun 521 tambien la sacar en hot wheels
When and where will we be able to find these? I’m a 620 owner and this looks almost exactly like my truck.
Off road 2014. Found one at local kmart 9-18-2013 . 72 ranchero. Is this unusual this early?
I have it the orange one and I have the black and white one to couple of each lucked up got the orange won its pretty rare I love it