HW Boulevard Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno

Shame on you Mattel. Shame on you.

33w ago

I was really looking forward to Mattel's HW Boulevard treatment of the immortal AE86. The Toyota and the Alfa are the ones I planned to snag if I found any on the pegs. Today, I got pretty lucky since the nearby WalMart had been freshly stocked. But, it wasn't until I got this home and tooks some pics to find that HW kinda served up a dud here. All of the details are printed on instead of the far more superior tampos. Really not impressed with the emblems on the back... The GMC Syclone looks better and it's 1/7th the price!

I will say that the wheels are pretty awesome and the overall build is solid with plenty of metal. Just the front and rear details leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, the Alfa and the Skyline are both TOP NOTCH and look fantastic. Will shoot some pics of those later.

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Comments (2)

  • I've been on the hunt for this one as an 86 enthusiast. Too bad they didn't just make a coupe version instead of another hatch.

      7 months ago
  • Back detailing is especially suspect, yeah. But then, the JDM hype bros will gobble it up anyway. The real golden casting for that batch is the Alfa.

      7 months ago