So I have typed and deleted maybe seven starting sentences so far. Why not just keep that one to introduce this post?
My Ambassador duties are done for a few weeks, and so the blog returns to First Looks, Models of the Day, and other such goodies. But the last few days have been more than tiring so getting my brain in gear is hard to do.
My brain is fried to the point that “Supra = good model” seems as good as any description I can come up with right now. I guess I am saved by the fact that I know little about the first incarnation of this model, and had to use South Texas to get an idea of what it was back in the day. That means all I can write is that I am very happy to have yet another Japanese car from the ’80’s’ getting a presence.
And Hot Ones is once again the place. The sporty CR-X, ’87 Toyota Truck, the superb Brat and now this. That is a great lineup, and hopefully they become the vessels to get more ’80’s Japanese models into the basic range.
Alright, I keep typing and drifting off. I need to go to bed. Sorry for the horrific write-up. This Supra deserves better. Just trust me when I say this is a model to have. Go buy one along with the Brat before they vanish. It is still hard to say whether these make it to the pegs or not. I hope they do.
Supra = good model.
Hot Wheels ’82 Toyota Supra (2012 Hot Ones):
6 Replies to “First Look: Hot Wheels Hot Ones ’82 Toyota Supra…”
Love the rear light tampos. Very cool. BTW, the BRAT is 70s, but whatever.
That is the one car I have been waiting for. I owned a real one and it was a blast to drive.
Without one in hand to compare to my Color Racer one from when I was a kid, from the looks of it this is definitely very faithful to the original casting. Even the tail lights which I believe were indeed painted on the original black and red ones. I kind of wish it had the gold wheels instead of just chrome, but that's a minor detail complaint. It's nicely done.
Looking at it closer, it appears this retool has more details in the casting itself (particularly the rear) than the original, so that's a plus!
I still have the HO black and red ones from the 80s…I remember the black one was a gift from my uncle, who works for the Big T. Anyway, I think HOs will be a little harder to find since WM doesn't carry them, and usually Target, TRU and some Kmarts are behind in the releases.
Enjoyed this post,
I read it years ago about 2014 and knew I had to own one, however it was not easy to find this particular version and now in 2021′ I was able to acquire one… I like your images you provided on this post and did noticed the details of this casting, the higher quality paint and the finally finished rear tail lights that were missing on the original 82 One thing I did notice on this new one vs. the older one, are the details in the front lights and grill, the older one has it but not the 2012 also the underbody has two rivets holding the under carriage yet the older 82 Supra only has one. not important but cool to see the differences.
Thank you Lamely group, good post.