Hey, if Jun lets it out of the bag, it's gotta be an official unveil right?
It is a good time to remind everyone that Lamley is completely committed to not showing anything that was unofficially leaked or stolen. Sadly that wasn't always the case with my blog, and it is something I regret. But I am a year in to not doing it and it was the right thing to do.
So yes, many of you have asked about this one when it was leaked, but until Mattel or someone therein gives the A-OK, this model doesn't exist.
It does now.
Today on his Instagram feed, Hot Wheels Designer Jun Imai unveiled the absolutely stunning Fairlady 2000, or Datsun Roadster, which will be one of the first new models of 2017:
Gonna throw you fans a bone this fine Sunday. Since its unofficially leaked a while back, here's something for you straight from the source. Coming soon- works style Fairlady Roadster. 3D sculpting by the infamous @awildermode . Many tricks to make this look right at our scale. Yup it works on track too, and doesn't have a goofy upturned chin. You know you want it. #jnc #Hotwheels #KAIDOHOUSE #Datsun #yokohamatire #Jccs
The Datsun Roadster is one of those no-brainer models, actually for both the blue and orange brands at Mattel, and Hot Wheels has added its perfect, speederiffic aftermarket touch. And, as Jun points out, it is track-friendly even without the dreaded upsloped chin. This is surely going to a popular release, and based on Jun's use of certain hashtags, SoCal car nerds may have a preview soon.
Damn, JCCS is going to be a monster this year...