Jun just dropped this on his Instagram:
Master chef indeed. I don’t think it is a secret that I am big fan of the work of HW Designer Ryu Asada, from his Matchbox days until now. Many of my favorite castings from both brands have been done by Ryu. Cool dude to boot.
So I was excited to learn that Ryu was taking on the 2017 Nissan GT-R. The last Hot Wheels GT-R left a little to be desired, but this one looks fantastic. And it helps to see it debut in eye-popping orange, with grayed out J5 wheels and front and rear tampos. And check out that stance! Stance is what hurt the last GT-R. This one more than makes up for it.
A few of you have mentioned that our hobby is going through GT-R overkill. That might be so, but this is most welcome as a $1 toy. Right now, TLV can handle premium, Kyosho the racing versions, and now add this Hot Wheels release. That is all I need. You can get sick of the other GT-Rs.