Tag: JDM

Acronym for Japanese Domestic Market. This includes vehicles that are made by Japan’s home market manufacturers such as Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi & Mazda.

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10-Pack Exclusive: ’08 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION

Back when Hot Wheels was still releasing 10-packs (before they shifted to 9-packs), they released two 10-packs that contained cars that were all exclusive. Collectors had been used to the one-car exclusive in previous 10-packs and these were typically outlined in the packaging. In 2009, collectors were thrown a […]

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Vintage Racing: DATSUN BLUEBIRD 510

The Datsun Bluebird 510 might have been known to be the “poor man’s BMW” but it is certainly the rich man’s Hot Wheel — with this release being the crown jewel of modern day Hot Wheels collecting. Yeah, I went there. With prices soaring to the $200 range […]

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2001 First Editions: TOYOTA CELICA

When Hot Wheels first started to dabble in the #Tuners and #JDM cars in the early 2000s, the Toyota Celica was among the very first. While some collectors (at the time) were disappointed the Celica didn’t come more stock, most came around when they realized the Hot Wheels […]

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Fast & Furious: TOYOTA SUPRA

As we stated yesterday, the mainline version released as part of the HW City / Street Power Series (left), lacks the detailing that the Fast & Furious version (right) had — which was disappointing considering both retailed for $1. This may be because Hot Wheels marketing decided to […]

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2011 Treasure Hunts: DATSUN 240Z

2011 was the last year before Super Treasure Hunts went into hiding…also known as the “green stripe removal of 2012”. In the 5 years prior (2007-2011), the 2-tier Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt system consisted of 12 to 15 castings that each had a Regular Treasure Hunt and a […]

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Night Breed 5-Pack: TOYOTA CELICA

We’ve reach the summit of #Night Breed Week here at Diecast Motorsports. This series has been great and has spawned several other future ideas. We conclude #Night Breed Week with the car I feel is the pinnacle of the Night Breed 5-Pack, the Toyota Celica. I eluded to […]