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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Datsun 510 Wagon Super Treasure Hunt and Mainline...


Thanks to our friends at Speedhunters and Mattel Designer Jun Imai, the biggest news for Hot Wheels JDM fans is finally out of the bag.

Rumors have been swirling about a Datsun 510 Wagon Super Treasure Hunt, and now we can finally confirm it is coming.  Speedhunters asked Jun to give a retrospective of his first 10 years at Mattel, and he delivered a doozy.  No need for us to rehash.  Just read the article and drool over the pics:

A Decade of Design: Jun Imai's Hot Wheels Favorites

The Datsun as a mainline will already be a very hot model, so we here at Lamley figure the Super TH will be white hot.  The model is based on Jun's own 510 Wagon, only in red.  (The Boulevard is closer to the green he used.)


And on top of that, Jun gives a shoutout to some of his (and our) favorite Japanese car enthusiasts, namely Japanese Nostalgic Car, Speedhunters, JCCS, and our Utah compatriots JDM Legends.  This, friends, is an epic model.

Anyone excited?

11 comments:

  1. YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Nice, but I liked the boulevard series one better.

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  3. Wow. That is all.

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    1. I second this.

      If I can't find one in store I will surely negotiate a trade with another Super T-Hunt!

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  4. At least i'm gonna get this casting, the Boulevard was elusive to me :/

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  5. AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! To answer your question, I'M VERY EXCITED!

    Anyways, when this hits the pegs, I'll be getting this IMMEDIATELY. Since this is one of my top 10 Japanese Nostalgic Cars list, but bet it'll go right on the... (gasp) WOW! 1st place just because it studied it's direction! Okay, so the Datsun wasn't in my top 10 Japanese Nostalgic Car list yet before, because I did not like the light turquoise color and the red wheels. But this... is treasure. This goes to exchange the Honda Civic EF from 1st. Okay, I'll zip.

    Thanks for the pop-up, John!

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  6. #!&@ yeah, yes, yes, yes!

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  7. Love to see an Alfa GTV racer to keep the Trans Am theme alive. Jun could do it right!

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  8. I would like to see a 3 pack release...A 510, 510 Wagon and the 620...how'bout it Jun??? Make that happen!!!

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