The Sunagon is a Volkswagen Transporter 3 from 1979-1992. In America it was called Vanagon and the pun Sunagon came from the high-raising roof "to the sun". The casting is a very special adaption from the "Sondermodell" Joker in the early-80´s.
The original casting was not used in the USA anymore after the 1983 "Extras" release, but it continued to be issued in Mexico during 1985, 1986, and 1987. The casting was remade (retooled) and debuted in 2011 where it continues to be released to the present year, 2013.
The Sunagon has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|1982||1982 Hot Wheels||Orange and Tan||No tampos||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Brown||BW||3251||Hong Kong||Non-Removable Brown Motorcycle on back|
|1982||1982 Hot Wheels||Orange and Tan||No tampos||Unpainted / Metal||Yellow tint||Brown||BW||3251||Malaysia||Non-Removable Brown Motorcycle on back|
|1983||Extras Series||Metalflake Blue and Light Blue||No tampos||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Tan||BW||3251||Malaysia||Non-Removable Tan Motorcycle on back|
|2011||2011 The Hot Ones||Metalflake light Green||BW||Thailand|
|2012||The Hot Ones||Metalflake Purple||Lt. purple stripes||Unpainted / Metal||Blue tint||Gray||GHO||W3806||Thailand||Non-Removable Gray Motorcycle on back|
|2013||Retro Entertainment||(Magnum P.I.)||Unpainted / Metal||Black tint||Orange||RRS||X8927||Malaysia||Non-Removable Orange Motorcycle on back|