The Vanster (Japanese:バンスター) is inspired by the H200-series Toyota HiAce van, an icon of Japanese pop culture, launched alongside the Mad Manga, which is inspired by the Japanese bōsōzoku custom style and named after Japanese comics, also known as 'Manga'. This casting has a 'Greenhouse' roof- a clear plastic roof revealing a large, mid-mounted engine in the cargo bay, (In real-life the Ford Transit Supervan was a mid-engine racing Van with a similar configuration) as well as a chopped roofline and wide fenders. This casting is in right-hand drive, as is the standard on JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles.
The The Vanster 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|
|010 / 250||2014||HW City - City Works||Matte white||"Speed Shop" with blue & red stripes on the sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Blue||Red TRAP5||BDC73||Malaysia||Base code(s): F40, F41|
|010 / 250||2014||HW City - City Works||Blue||"Speed Shop" with white & red stripes on the sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Chrome||Chrome TRAP5||BFF77||Malaysia||Base code(s): G03, G05|
|128 / 250||2015||HW Race - HW Race Team||Metalflake Blue||"Hot Wheels" logo in red with orange stripe on the sides||Silver / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Orange Rim MC5||CFK75||Malaysia||Base code(s): G37|
|128 / 250||2015||HW Race - HW Race Team||Black||"Hot Wheels" logo in red with orange stripe on the sides||Silver / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Chrome Rim MC5||CFK75||Malaysia||Base code(s): G37|
|3 / 8||2016||Star Wars Series||Beige||'Tatooine' on sides||Chrome / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Brown||Gold MC5||DJL09||Malaysia||Base code(s): J26|
From the back of the 2014 card:
Birthplace: El Segundo, CA USA
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: Turbo-charged, mid-mounted V10 service-van. It's a big, powerful, force to be reckoned with.