We have known about this one for awhile, but now that the cat is out of the bag on ebay, we thought we might as well share.
Since Hot Wheels released the Hakosuka and Kenmeri Skylines in 2011, we have been waiting to see them return to the mainline. We have already seen the 2014 version of the Hako in black, and we know that it will also be showing soon as a Zamac, and now we have the 2014 version of the Kenmeri, which you can see in the link below:
Keep in mind the model for sale is not entirely accurate. The wheels on this model listed will not be on the mainline release. The body, base, and interior are correct, but there will be standard mainline wheels on this one. We are not promoting this seller, as this is most likely a leaked model from the factory. But since the model is being shown, we decided to pass it along. As soon as we see images of the model with its correct wheels, we will pass it along. In the meantime, we do not recommend bidding on or buying the model in this listing.
This is an exciting release. Not only is it my favorite Hot Wheels model, but it is also an obvious tribute to the famous 1972 Tokyo Auto Show Skyline. We have said the Tokyo Show version would make an excellent RLC or Premium model, and we still think it will. For now, we have a version that looks eerily like it, but not enough for Mattel to pay a licensing fee (we think). We do hope to see a premium version soon, a la the Kyosho Beads release from a few years ago.
Like we said earlier, we will show the proper version once it is out, but for now we will join many in you in anticipating this model’s release…