MINICARS: Hot Wheels X JNC Toyota AE86 Corolla


We weren’t supposed to show you the latest Hot Wheels car featuring the JNC logo until much later. However, collector sites have leaked the car already so we might as well put up our official announcement.


This is the second version of the Toyota AE86 Corolla, and to see if collectors are paying attention, the boys at Mattel have employed a black-0n-white reverse panda paint scheme.


That makes three JNC Hot Wheels in pearl shiro, one iconic machine each from Nissan, Mazda and now Toyota. Expect it to be in stores in a couple months. Thanks again to Jun Imai for making this possible!

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20 Responses to MINICARS: Hot Wheels X JNC Toyota AE86 Corolla

  1. Nigel says:

    Very cool, thank you Jun.
    (I sense a Fujiwara Tofu vibe here).

  2. Nick Spera says:

    I seen a picture of it on Instagram. The guy who bought it thought it was an error haha. Weird though I saw it weeks ago

  3. Aaron says:

    I found a the first AE86, but the mold is way out of proportion and sloppy. I put it back on the shelf. Looks too like a micro-machine… not a hot wheels

    ..but kudo’s to Jun, without his influence we wouldn’t have all the cool j-tin hotwheels floating around now.

    • Kevin says:

      Be fortunate you can at least find them in stores. I don’t have much luck hahah

    • Toyotageek says:

      Everyone should remember that the Corolla casting goes back all the way to 2006, which makes it one of the older J-tin castings available and one of the forerunners to today’s more recent castings. Maybe Jun had less control over styling back then…? It would be neat to see him do this car today.

    • Ben says:

      Excellent point, Toyotageek. It’s one of Mattel’s first forays into old school Japanese cars, but the important thing is that they were willing to give it a shot. Without it, there’d be no hako, RX-7, Celica, etc.

    • Benjamin says:

      Looks like a Micro Machine? You say that like it’s a bad thing.

      I’m patiently waiting for an AE86 Stomper.

  4. I have two 86’s in a different colours, I need to find these to add to my collection!

  5. Aaron says:

    I have one of the black and white ones and the one from the 80’s collection and I agree with the other Aaron that the molds don’t look that good, it looks more like an Isuzu Impulse.

  6. Tyler says:

    I finally found the white on black hachi today, and now I have to look for another one? This HW collecting is srs bsns!

  7. Danny Carlson says:


  8. cesariojpn says:

    Next….Honda? Mitsubishi? Subaru?

  9. OkieRA29 says:

    I am waiting on a Kenmari repaint or a celica repaint. We have had four repaints of the 2002 and it has only been out a year. We are getting a second Hako, but it is in the very hard to find Blvd series. Hopefully, it will return to the mainstream line along with the wagon at some time. Until then, I will continue combing all the marts near me. Big thanks still goes out to Jun for without him, there would be no hunt!

  10. Jesse says:

    Is any one looking for a AE86?

  11. Jesse mcmillen says:

    Any one looking for a AE86

  12. Jesse mcmillen says:

    The Ae86 corolla

  13. Jesse mcmillen says:

    I have a black and white. With the japan decals

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