Bosozoku style in all its glory returns again this year with the Mad Manga going deliciously red and gold.
I seriously don’t think a Hot Wheels model, let alone a generic, has been discussed more than the Mad Manga. The initial shock among muscle-car collecting members at HWC was pure entertainment, and led to great discussions on unique car cultures from around the world. Hooray for the Mad Manga for bringing us all together…
Now whether or not its purpose is to bring world peace, this loosely-based C110 model is just too cool. Even if you don’t like it, you have to admit that Hot Wheels gets a star on the board for doing it. Designer Jun Imai has opened up a new world to collectors, full of Kens and Marys and birds that are blue, and he took a step further with this one. Here’s hoping the future brings a whole lot more of Japan to Mattel.
I can’t speak for Mattel in this area, but I can speak for the Lamley Group. The world of Japanese diecast is huge, and correlates closely with the growing JNC movement here in the US. We are diving straight in. In the coming weeks, prepare to dive in with us. I promise it will be worth it.
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Japan is coming to Lamley…
Hot Wheels Mad Manga (2012 New Models recolor):