Tag: Jun Imai Designs

Jun Imai studied at Art Center College of Design before joining Hot Wheels in 2004. From 2004, until he left Mattel in 2018, he has designed hundreds of cars for the diecast lines.
In 2012, he left diecast to lead HW Innovation and RC Design, and returned in summer 2014 as Manager of HW Diecast Design.
A few of his favorite designs include: Mad Manga, Nissan Skyline GT-X “Hakosuka”, Nissan Skyline 2000GTR “Kenmeri”, Datsun 510, ’71 Datsun Bluebird Wagon, Mazda RX-7, Toyota 2000GT, Datsun 620, BMW 2002, ’66 Dodge A100, ’69 Mustang Boss 302, ’77 Pontiac Firebird T/A, ’83 Chevy Silverado, Porsche 935/78, Porsche 911 (993) GT2, Driftsta, Datsun Fairlady 2000, Custom Datsun 240Z “Fugu Z”.
Aside from HW’s, he enjoys spending time with his family, running 5K’s, skateboarding, and tearing up L.A. streets with his modified Datsun 510 Wagon, 260ZG, and Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2.

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Race World • Earth: STOCKAR

Hot Wheels #Halloween cars have always been fun to collect. It seems just about every year we have at least one series designated for them. This year, we got The Nightmare Before Christmas series since it was the 25th anniversary of that movie. To tell you the truth, […]

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Super Chromes: CUSTOM ’77 DODGE VAN

The Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary celebration is coming to a close as the #2019 Hot Wheels have just started showing up at retail. Among those 2019 releases is the brand-new, #Super Chromes #Custom ’77 Dodge Van. As of the last few years, any time a vehicle is “chromed” […]

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HW Hot Trucks: DATSUN 620

It may very well be the best trio released this year in the #2018 Hot Wheels mainline. The #HW Hot Trucks Series release of the #Datsun 620 started out with a bang, and momentum never really slowed down. Months before the first 2018 mainline cars were first seen, […]

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Red Edition: VOLKSWAGEN T2 PICKUP

With the first ever Target Kids & Collectors Event this Saturday, collectors have been finding four-sided displays loaded with 2018 “C” and “H” case cars, complete with the #Target Exclusive #Red Edition series vehicles. Among those #2018 Hot Wheels Red Edition vehicles from the “H” case assortment was […]