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Jun Imai is a former designer and Director of Product Design at Hot Wheels from 2004 to 2018. Although his designs include classic American muscle cars and fantasy cars, he is most known for his Japanese cars. He has made replicas of his own 1:1 vehicles the '71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon and the Nissan Fairlady Z.

He left Mattel in 2018 to work as a director of products at Roborace; he subsequently left Roborace in October 2020 and is currently working on a special series of cars with Hong Kong-based die-cast car company Tarmac Works. He currently works as a Special Projects Manager for American electric car startup Canoo. Despite this, he is still very active within the Hot Wheels scene, frequently attending conventions.

Category:Jun Imai Designs

1/64 Scale

Year Casting Name Debut Series First Edition # Toy Number Photo
2005 Covelight AcceleRacers: Silencerz 4/9 G8120 Covelight Jun Imai.jpg
2005 Chicane AcceleRacers- Teku 6/9 G8091 Teku-Orange Chicane.jpg
2005 High Voltage AcceleRacers: Teku 7/9 G8089 Teku High Voltage.jpg
2005 RD-05 AcceleRacers: Racing Drones 5/9 G8111 RD-05 Jun Imai.jpg
2005 RD-08 AcceleRacers: Racing Drones 7/9 G8114 RD-08 Jun Imai.jpg
2005 Maserati MC12 2005 First Editions 20/60 G6735 2005-020a.jpg
2005 Rocket Box 2005 First Editions 36/60 G6073 FE Rocket Box.jpg
2005 Symbolic 2005 First Editions 12/60 G6716 Mystery Symbolic.jpg
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX (Torpedoes) 2005 First Editions 46/60 G6707 2005-046a.jpg
2005 Stockar 2005 First Editions 56/60 G6718 2005-056a.jpg
2006 '07 Cadillac Escalade 2006 First Editions 34/38 J3275 07cadillacescalade.jpg
2006 Chrysler Firepower Concept 2006 First Editions 14/38 J3255 Chrysler Firepower Concept-2006 014 Metalflake Grey Blue.jpg
2006 Corvette C6R 2006 First Editions 25/38 J3266 New corvette AGENTAIR 5.jpg
2006 Honda Civic Si 2006 First Editions 28/38 J3269 Civic AGENTAIR 10.jpg
2006 Med-Evil 2006 First Editions 30/38 J3271 MedEvilJ3271-OH5.jpg
2006 Dieselboy 2006 First Editions 32/38 J3273 FE Dieselboy.jpg
2006 Nissan Titan 2006 First Editions 31/38 J3272 TitanRPro06FTE.jpg
2006 Nerve Hammer 2006 First Editions 11/38 J3252 X-Raycers 5 - Nerve Hammer.jpg
2006 Toyota AE-86 Corolla 2006 First Editions 02/38 J3243 AE86 FTE sleepercivic.jpg
2007 '64 Lincoln Continental 2007 New Models 22/36 K6158 FE '64 Lincoln Continental.jpg
2007 '69 Ford Mustang 2007 New Models 4/36 K6136 69 Ford Mustang Jun Art.jpg
2007 '70 Pontiac Firebird 2007 New Models 16/36 K6148 70 Firebird - 07FESilver.jpg
2007 Buick Grand National 2007 New Models 10/36 K6142 Gn black sleepercivic.jpg
2007 Nitro Doorslammer 2007 New Models 3/36 K6135 FE Nitro Doorslammer.jpg
2008 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Modern Classics 11/15 M0518 70 plymouth red sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '67 Shelby GT-500 Modern Classics 12/15 M0519 Gt500 blue sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '68 Olds 442 Modern Classics 13/15 M0520 Olds442 black sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '70 Ford Torino Modern Classics 4/15 M0429 70 torino yellow sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '70 Nova Modern Classics 3/15 N0428 70 Nova Blue.jpg
2008 '70 Pontiac GTO 2008 New Models 29/40 L9944 70 Pontiac GTO PR.jpg
2008 '77 Pontiac Firebird T/A Modern Classics 6/15 M0513 77 Pontiac sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '80 El Camino Modern Classics 10/15 M0517 80 ElCamino sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '83 Chevy Silverado Modern Classics 7/15 M0514 80 Silverado red sleepercivic.jpg
2008 '92 Ford Mustang Modern Classics 5/15 M0512 Modern 92 mustang2.jpg
2008 Bad Mudder 2 2008 New Models 20/40 L9935 BadMudder2 ArtJun.jpg
2008 Custom '07 Ford Mustang Modern Classics 9/15 M0516 Modern Classics AGENTAIR 3.jpg
2008 Custom '77 Dodge Van 2008 New Models 7/40 L9922 FE Dodge Van.jpg
2008 Dragtor 2008 New Models 6/40 L9921 FE Dragtor.jpg
2008 HW40 Designers Challenge - M3315 HW40 Jun Imai.jpeg
2009 Circle Tracker 2009 New Models 2/42 N4005 09 Circle Tracker 1.jpg
2009 Brit Speed 2009 New Models 4/42 N4007 BritSpeed.JPG
2009 Ferrari 250 GTO 2009 New Models 5/42 N4008 Ferrari 250 GTO 02.JPG
2009 '70 Buick GSX 2009 New Models 7/42 N4010 09 Buick FE.jpg
2009 AMC Javelin AMX 2009 New Models 16/42 N4019 AMC Javelin AMX Orange.jpg
2009 Volkswagen Type 181 2009 New Models 17/42 N4020 Volkswagen Type 181 - 9569df.jpg
2009 Avant Garde 2009 New Models 18/42 N4021 Avant Garde - 09 NM.JPG
2009 Barbaric 2009 New Models 28/42 N4031 Barbaric 028.jpg
2009 Datsun Bluebird 510 2009 New Models 37/42 N4040 DATSUN Bluebird510 LF.jpg
2010 Bread Box 2010 New Models 13/44 R0929 Bread box 2 sleepercivic.jpg
2010 Dodge Charger Drift Car 2010 New Models 43/44 R6457 Dodge Charger Drift sleepercivic.jpg
2010 Mazda Furai 2010 HW Premiere 31/52 R0946 MazdaFurai Grey.JPG
2010 Sandblaster 2010 HW Premiere 27/44 R0945 Sandblaster green.JPG
2010 Salt Shaker 2010 New Models 31/44 R0951 SaltShaker new Chrome.JPG
2010 Custom '10 Camaro SS 2010 New Models 38/44 R6450 Custom10CamaroSS FE RF Thomas.jpg
2010 Tyrrell P34 2010 New Models 39/44 R6451 2010-039a.jpg
2010 Sting Rod II 2010 New Models 21/44 R0938 Sting Rod II - 10NM Yellow.JPG
2010 '86 Monte Carlo SS 2010 New Models 40/44 R6455 2010-040a.jpg
2010 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 2010 New Models 41/44 R6454 2010-041a.jpg
2010 Buzzkill Color Shifters Creatures - R1185 BuzzKill Creatures.JPG
2011 Circle Trucker 2011 New Models 46/50 T9716 Circle trucker 2011 orange.png
2011 Danicar 2011 New Models 1/50 T9671 Danicar Yellow.JPG
2011 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R 2011 New Models 22/50 X0092 SKYLINE HT 2000GT-R A.jpg
2011 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-X 2011 New Models 33/50 T9703 2011NMSkyline.jpg
2011 '10 Chevy Impala 2011 New Models 37/50 T9707 2011DanicaPatrick2010Impala.jpg
2011 Hammerhead 2011 New Models 49/50 T9719 HAMMERHEAD A.jpg
2011 Haulin' Gas Nostalgic Brands: Hershey's - V5256 IMG 3194-b.jpg
2011 '65 Ford Galaxie Vintage Racing - T8467 65FordGalaxie Vintage.JPG
2012 '70 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Vintage Racing - T8451 70 ford mustang boss 302 parnelli jones.jpg
2012 Troy Soldier 2012 New Models 1/50 V5289 HPIM2150.JPG
2012 '12 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca 2012 New Models 7/50 V5296 2012 mustang boss 302 laguna seca 2012 black.png
2012 Funny Side Up 2012 New Models 10/50 V5298 Funny Side Up.2012 New Models .jpg
2012 Mars Rover Curiosity 2012 New Models 19/50 V5302 2012-Mars Rover Curiosity-1.jpg
2012 Quicksand 2012 New Models 19/50 V5307 2012-Quicksand-Orange.jpg
2012 BMW 2002 2012 New Models 21/50 V5309 2012-BMW2002-Orange.jpg
2012 Mazda RX-7 2012 New Models 31/50 V5319 2012-MazdaRX7.jpg
2012 '10 Toyota Tundra 2012 New Models 40/50 V5328 '10 Toyota Tundra.jpg
2012 Mad Manga 2012 New Models 44/50 V5332 2012-MadManga-Purple.jpg
2012 Custom '12 Ford Mustang Team Hot Wheels High-Speed Wheel - X0135 Ñññ.jpg
2012 '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Hot Wheels Racing: Muscle - W8313 2012-69FordMustangBoss302.jpg
2012 '76 Greenwood Corvette Hot Wheels Racing: Road Racer - W8304 Chevrolet Greenwood Corvette (road racers).jpg
2012 '92 BMW M3 Hot Wheels Racing: Road Racer - W8303 BMW M3 1992 (road racers).jpg
2012 Porsche 935/78 Hot Wheels Racing: Road Racer - W8302 Porsche 935-78 (road racers).jpg
2012 Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus Nostalgia: Hershey's - W6635 Nostalgia2012HERSHEYReesePieces.jpg
2013 '69 Dodge Charger Daytona HW Showroom: HW Garage 200/250 X1638 69 dodge charger daytona 2013 HW garage new model.JPG
2013 '70 Chevy Chevelle SS HW Showroom: HW Performance 250/250 X1623 '70 Chevy Chevelle SS-2013 250.jpg
2013 '13 Ford Mustang GT HW Racing: HW Race Team 106/250 X1619 '13 Ford Mustang GT-2013 106 Race Team.jpg
2013 Bullet Proof HW Racing: X-Raycers 140/250 X1643 BulletProofRed.jpg
2013 Bump Around HW Racing: Super Chromes 145/250 X1657 Bump Around-2013.jpg
2013 Drift Rod HW Stunt: HW Drift Race 85/250 X1644 Drift Rod-Green Grey.jpg
2013 Hot Wheels High HW City: Thrill Racers 120/250 X1666 Hot Wheels High-2013.jpg
2013 Lamborghini Aventador J HW Showroom: HW All-Stars 180/250 X1612 Lamborghini Aventador J-RED.jpg
2013 Max Steel Motorcycle HW Imagination: Future Fleet 059/250 X1631 Max Steel Motorcycle.jpg
2013 Pagani Huayra HW City: Street Power 8/250 X1659 Pagani Huayra 2013.jpg
2013 Quick n' Sik Night Burnerz 30/250 X1642 Quick 'N Sik blue new model 2103 Night Burnerz.JPG
2013 Toyota 2000 GT HW Showroom: HW All-Stars 176/250 X1844 Toyota 2000 GT-2013 176.jpg
2013 '70 Toyota Celica Street Power 001/250 X1632 70 Toyota Celica green 2013 HW City.JPG
2013 Toyota Supra Street Power 005/250 X1631 Toyota Supra - 13NM-1024.jpg
2013 Porsche 993 GT2 Hot Wheels Boulevard - X8240 Porsche 993 GT2-2015 Series.jpg
2013 '71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon Hot Wheels Boulevard - X8236 HWB13-71DatsunBluebird510Wagon-SeaFoamGreen.jpg
2014 Max Steel Turbo Racer HW City: Tooned II 86/250 BDC89 IMG 6996.jpg
2014 Datsun 620 HW Off-Road: HW Hot Trucks 139/250 BDC74 Datsun 620-2014 139.jpg
2015 Driftsta HW Workshop: HW Drift Race 238/250 CFH23 DrifstaCFH23.jpg
2016 Honda Monkey Z50 HW Moto 5/10 DHP16 Honda Monkey Z50-2016.jpg
2016 Honda Odyssey HW Showroom 5/10 DHP26 2014 Honda Odyssey-2016 115.jpg
2016 Nissan Fairlady Z HW Speed Graphics 9/10 DHP27 Nissan Fairlady Z - 16 HW Speed Graphics 600pxDM.jpg
2017 '95 Mazda RX-7 Then and Now 3/10 DTW90 '95RX7DTW90.jpg
2017 Aisle Driver HW Ride-Ons 3/5 DTX21 AisleDriver.jpg
2017 Custom Datsun 240Z Factory Fresh 3/10 DTW89 Custom Datsun 240Z-2017 076.jpg
2017 Fairlady 2000 Legends of Speed 1/10 DTW94 Fairlady 2000-2017 022 .jpg
2017 Mazda REPU HW Daredevils 1/10 DTX00 MazdaREPUDTX00.jpg
2017 Porsche 934.5 Factory Fresh 4/10 DTW87 Porsche 934.5-2017 153(lado).jpg
2017 Time Shifter HW City Works 1/10 DTX27 Time Shifter 2017 mc.jpg
2017 Volkswagen T2 Pickup HW Art Cars 1/10 DTX02 T2 1.jpg
2018 '71 Porsche 911 Nightburnerz 10/10 FJV41 71Porsche911 (1).JPG
2018 Custom Ford Maverick Factory Fresh 4/10 FJV52 Custom-ford-maverick-18nm-factoryfresh-1200pxotd.png
2018 HW50 Concept HW 50th Race Team 9/10 FJW02 HW50.jpg
2018 Track Manga HW Sports 4/10 FJV95 TrackMangaPurple.JPG
2018 Nissan C10 Skyline Wagon Car Culture: Cargo Carriers 4/5 FLC10 CargoCarrierNis.JPG
2018 Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX Car Culture: Japan Historics 2 4/5 FLC05 Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX-2018 Car Culture.jpg
2019 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32) Nissan 4/5 FYB74 Nissan skyline gt-r bnr32.JPG
2019 Roborace Robocar HW Race Day 9/10 FYB65 Robocar Black 19.jpg
2019 RWB Porsche 930 Car Culture: Silhouettes 4/5 FYN68 RWB930.jpg
2019 Nissan Skyline Silhouette Car Culture: Silhouettes 5/5 FYN66 NissanSkylineSilhouette (1).JPG

Dropstars 1/50th Scale

  • Maybach 62
  • Nissan Silvia S15
  • '64 Lincoln Continental
  • Honda S2000
  • Scion tC
  • '07 Cadillac Escalade
  • Scion xB
  • Toyota AE86
  • Dodge Magnum

G-Machines 1/50th Scale

  • '65 Mustang
  • '69 Charger
  • '70 Mustang Mach I
  • '71 Challenger
  • '68 Camaro
  • '67 GTO
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