Our friend Jun Imai is in Japan for the Tokyo Toy Show right now, and brought along some new goodies to reveal at the event. Both are turbocharged JDM cars from the 80s that were never sold in the States. The first is the estimable hot hatch, the Honda City. With new small aero-style wheels and an boxy body kit, it epitomizes Soichiro’s bulldog. The second is a slightly more traditional model in the modern Imai Era of Hot Wheels.
It’s the DR30 Nissan Skyline! Both were designed by Mattel’s resident Honda-head, Ryu Asada. While Skylines and Nissans are typically Jun Imai’s territory, as we’ve mentioned before Ryu is a big fan of the DR30 specifically, as one of his childhood friends growing up is a major Seibu Keisatsu fan. We took a tour with him in Osaka a few years back. With the recently revealed Hakosuka wagon designed by Jun, the future of Hot Wheels JNCs is looking bright indeed.
Images courtesy of Hot Wheels Dream Team.
Very Cool Nissan.
Where are all the Starions?
The City needs a Motocompo in the back. 🙂
tomica has a city which has a motocompo in the back
I saw the DR30 on Instagram last night but I had no clue about the City. Also, it’s not quite a nostalgic yet but they also announced an R33 Skyline as well
also the c210 skyline is coming to hot wheels as well
Time for an AW11 reissue I’d say.
Can’t wait to see the City in its final form.
Please make a Taiho Shichauzo aka “You’re Under Arrest” police version! And yes, need the Motocompo.
Miyuki’s car was a Today, not a City.
Doh, you’re right!! I need to go back and re-watch the original series….
Still, Let’s take this opportunity to add that we need a Honda City, too.
Now when will we ever get a 8th gen Legnum VR4 in HotWheels form? Obviously without the active yaw control. Oh wait that isn’t a JNC but a 6th gen Mitsubishi V3000 is.
So lets see here a C130 Laurel, C10 Skyline wagon, Honda City Turbo and an R30 Skyline !!
( Awesome) !!