Wow. Where do I start. The brand new Japan Historics cars from the Hot Wheels Car Culture line are the most anticipated thing in diecast right now. And that's an understatement. Nothing I write here can make these cars any more collectible, sought after or appealing than they already are. Hot Wheels has really nailed it on this line. This set is so dead on I'm blogging about toy cars for the first time in nearly 8 months. I
The Japan Historics case marks the apex of what many have termed the 'JDM Craze' that has swept the diecast world since the 2013 release of the Boulevard Datsun Bluebird Wagon. Or was it before then? Who knows, I just know that hype oozes from nearly everything deemed JDM. Look no further than the HWC BRE Datsun Bluebird 510 fetching astronomical prices on eBay--with out-of-favor neo-classics wheels no less! IJDM seemed to reach a fever pitch in the Hot Wheels world with the 2014 Super Treasure Hunt Bluebird 510 Wagon. People were willingly shelling out mass amounts of coin for a mass produced $1 toy.
Fast forward to 2016 and behold the Japan Historics. For maybe the first time ever Hot Wheels has delivered a case of diecast in which nothing resembling a peg warmer exists. Sure Boulevard and Heritage delivered some fantastic case codes, but with this case of Japan Historics, every single release is an ace! I am loathed to pick a favorite. Mine has probably changed 5 times since I purchased the case yesterday. Enough talk, pick a favorite from these photos. I betcha can't.