The Sunagon is a Third Generation (T3) Volkswagen Type-2 Transporter, made 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||Mainline||Orange & Tan||No tampos||Unpainted Metal||Clear||Brown||BW||3251||Hong Kong||Non-Removable Brown Motorcycle on back|
|-||1982||Mainline||Orange & Tan||No tampos||Unpainted Metal||Yellow tint||Brown||BW||3251||Malaysia||Non-Removable Brown Motorcycle on back|
|-||1983||Extras Series||Metalflake Blue & Light Blue||No tampos||Unpainted Metal||Clear||Tan||BW||3251||Malaysia||Non-Removable Tan Motorcycle on back|
|-||2011||The Hot Ones||Metalflake Light Green||White, Orange, & Yellow stripes||Unpainted Metal||Green||Black||BW||W1562||Thailand||Base code(s):|
|-||2011||Hot Ones Weekend Machines Set||Metalflake Light Green||White, Orange, & Yellow stripes||Unpainted Metal||Green||Black||BW||W3697||Thailand||Base code(s):|
|-||2012||The Hot Ones||Metalflake Purple||Light Purple stripes||Unpainted Metal||Blue tint||Gray||GHO||W3806||Thailand||Non-Removable Gray Motorcycle on back|
|-||2013||Retro Entertainment (Magnum P.I.)||Brown||Yellow & orange stripes on sides. Yellow "Island Hoppers" on sides & front.||Unpainted Metal||Black tint||Orange||RRS||X8927||Malaysia||Non-Removable Orange Motorcycle on back|
|2018||Car Culture: Cargo Carriers||Beige||Detailed headlights. Silver door handles. Woodgrain trim on sides. Burgundy pop-up roof. Burgundy motorcycle on rear||Unpainted Metal||Clear||Burgundy||C4SPRR||FLC12||Thailand||Base code(s): K49|
|2020||Collector Edition||Unpainted (ZAMAC)||Purple & Red Stripes, Hot Wheels Logo and '2'||Unpainted Metal||Redline, Gray MiniC4SP||Malaysia||Base code(s):|