Mattel’s Nissan Z Proto Matchbox

Nissan Z Proto side view | Source: Mattel/The Pop Insider

Mattel is known for turning classic and modern cars into realistic models, including the 1970 Mad Maverick, the Ferrari 308 and the 2020 Tesla Roadster. Now it’s paying homage to its older Nissan Z models WITH a new Matchbox car.

The Matchbox Nissan Z Proto recreates the 2023 Nissan Z and brings together 50 years of previous Z models. The car is designed to closely match the classic Z, including the “Z bulge” on the hood, 1970s-inspired headlights and retro Z logo. Painted in a chrome and metallic chartreuse, the model gives off a rainbow glow from a shimmering gold body. Nissan Z fans can even open the car’s doors to see an authentic interior.

Nissan Z Proto and case | Source: Mattel

The Matchbox car comes in an oversized acrylic case with a field cast base. The case includes a panoramic background of a blurry street, giving the impression that the Nissan Z is racing through a bright city.

The limited-edition Nissan Z Proto will be available for purchase for $25 starting tomorrow, April 20, at Mattel Creations. In the meantime, fans can stay click here for more details and to watch a countdown to the model going on sale.