News as early as October 2015 started coming out about the debut of the newest series from Hot Wheels called Car Culture. For my 141st post is a look back at 2016 as the year the first Car Culture was released.

I usually don’t collect every car in a set but when I saw the preview I thought to myself that this may be the day I will actually like every single car in the set. So I pre-ordered a set composed of 10 of 2 identical cars in a 5 car set.

A subseries in a series

Not only did Hot Wheels came up with a name for their series, they also have a name based on the theme of the set. The first and historically I think the most popular Car Culture set is the Japan Historics which composed of 5 Japanese cars from Datsun/Nissan, Toyota and Mazda.

Nostalgic cars

Here’s a look from time past when cars were uniquely designed.

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My favorite and also the most popular among the set is Jun Imai’s personal 1/5 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon in Black with a Flame Red interior, this time it’s decked out in classic black and red Advan racing livery. The wheels are the new 4-spokes with hippari tires aka Chrome Red & Dark Grey C4SPRR.

The next popular and released in several racing liveries is the famed 3/5 Nissan Skyline HT 2000 GT-X aka Hakosuka with a classic livery inspired by Kunimitsu Takahashi’s #15 Nissan Works KPGC10 GT-R. The wheels are existing 8-spokes, which are reminiscent of RS-Watanabes aka Chrome & Grey RR8SP.

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Next is the 4/5 Toyota 2000 GT, Japan’s first supercar and the first seriously collectable Japanese car. Hot Wheels first released this as a mainline in 2013. Wheels are the Chrome & Gold RR8SP.

Another Nissan is the famous 2/5 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R aka Kenmeri was produced after the Hakosuka era ended. Hot Wheels first released this model as a mainline around 2011 but this was my first time to acquire this casting. Wheels are the Chrome & Grey RR8SP.

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Lastly is the 5/5 Mazda RX-3, a brand new casting for 2016 that debuted in this series. It features a ducktail spoiler and front spook. The model has the new Chrome Classic 4-Spoke Real Rider with hippari stretched tires.

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Nice as they are there were some minor issues with some of the models and you won’t know it until you DLM it.

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