I used to own a AE82 Corolla , albeit in 5 door Twin Cam style, so the car has huge significance to me. I didn’t like it at first, but he grew on me and we travelled the land of Australia together.
I shed many a tear when I had to sell him – I still have a photo of him on my wall – you never forget the first car you owned.
So this casting – although the AE86 coupe – is just one I have to have as part of the HW Garage.
Not sure if the Initial D fat exhaust is really necessary, but I love this casting. And it would not look out of place within a pile of Tomica as well.
Good work Mattel – excellent choice.