Every once in awhile a discussion starts, it continues, it elevates, and no conclusions can be reached.
And that is because certain discussions can't conclude with a solution. Conversations like "What is the best movie ever?" (Fargo), "What is the best album ever?" (Music Has the Right to Children), or "Who is the best TV character ever?" (Walter White). And that totally holds true with our little hobby.
We being the JDM dorks we are, the "What is the best Hot Wheels JDM model that they have produced in the last few years" started up, and has not concluded. I myself can't even come up with an answer. So we at Lamley decided to see what you think. We decided to go with nostalgic castings only. While the official cutoff is 25 years, we got a little lax and allowed the R32 Skyline in (it debuted in 1989).
We will occasionally throw out a poll to you guys just for our own entertainment, and we hope you participate. After this one, we are thinking of some Corvette-oriented poll, but we will get to that later.
For now, look below. There is a poll, followed by pics. Take a look at the photos below, and vote on your favorite.
REMEMBER, we are voting on the CASTING, not the specific model pictured. We tried to pull best examples to each casting to give you an idea.
And this is not just for Japanese car fans. You may love your muscle more, or your super cars, but of these pictured, what is your fave?
Have a looksy, and submit your vote. And even better, explain why you chose what you chose in the comments section. We just might print a few reader's comments.
We will leave the poll open for a few days...
(As a bonus, click on the name of each model to see what is available on ebay, in case you are missing a few for your collection.)
Datsun 510 Bluebird
Datsun 510 Wagon
Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-X
Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
'70 Toyota Celica
'82 Toyota Supra
Toyota AE86 Corolla
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (sorry, carded is the only photo we have)