That’s a lot of info, right?
Let’s start with the model. The Hot Wheels Design Team dropped this on IG earlier today:
We have seen some preproduction samples of the new C130 Laurel before, but here is our first look at the completed model. And it’s gorgeous. Olive green, sitting on small 4-spoke Real Riders, with the GReddy and JNC logos on the rear panel. Doing the Butaketsu, or pigs butt Laurel is a stunning – and most welcome – choice, and Jun & co nailed it.
But this photo reveals a little more. The pigs butt is famous for having its tail lights on its rear bumper, and it would have been a shame if they didn’t get deco. But they did. As did the side of the model. And if you could see the front, you would see front deco as well. Car Culture is getting the full premium treatment in 2018. That means front, side, and rear, and sometimes top detailing. It means a price increase, but these models will never look better.
But we are still not done. The most famous of all Car Culture assortments is returning, and the Laurel is part. Yep, Japan Historics is back. The Laurel will be one of five models in the new Japan Historics II assortment. Can you guess the other four models? (Hint: They are all historic Japanese cars.)
I’m in full Homer Simpson-donut droll mode. This batch can’t come soon enough.
(UPDATE: The HW Design Team posted another pic. A slight tease as well.)