Debuted for the 2018 lineup amid a several-year boom in the number of Japanese vehicles in the Hot Wheels range. The '82 Nissan Skyline R30 is iconic, but lesser known compared to it's more famous forbearers the C10 "Hakosuka" GT-X , C110 "Kenmeri" GT-R and it's later successor, the R32 GT-R . The R30 Skyline's main claim to pop culture fame was on the Japanese TV series "Seibu Keisatsu" in the 1980s and later on with Jay Kho's 'Wild Card' DR30 RS Turbo Skyline.
The '82 Nissan Skyine R30 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|Red||Black stripe on sides w/ 'RS-TURBO', Hot Wheels logo on rear license plate, rear lights & spoiler detail.||Black Plastic||Clear||Black||Gold 5SP||FJV44||Malaysia||New Model|
Base codes: K29, K30, K31, K33
|Gray||Black stripe on sides w/ 'RS-TURBO', Hot Wheels logo on rear license plate, rear lights & spoiler detail.||Black Plastic||Clear||Black||Chrome Orange OH5||FJV44||Malaysia||New Model|
Base codes: L01, L03, L04
|White||Red & Black stripes, 'RS-TURBO' on sides. Detailed rear lights||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Chrome Red MC5||FJV44||Malaysia||Base codes: L38|
From the back of the 2018 card:
Born: 1982, Musashimurayama, Japan
Famous on tracks, TV and a huge cultural icon in Japan, the R30 is a rare gem in the car world. Groundbreaking for its time, the engine design laid the foundation for many future epic cars, making it a legend around the globe!
- The initial '82 Nissan Skyline R30 was modeled after Jay Kho's "Wild Card" DR30 Nissan Skyline RS.
- Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
- Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32)
- Nissan Skyline GT-R R33
- Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
- Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R
- Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-X
- Nissan C10 Skyline Wagon
- Nissan Skyline C210
- 2009 Nissan GT-R
- '17 Nissan GT-R (R35)