Let me get this one out of the way first. I have been sitting on 3x Kyosho Toyota’s for a while with little in terms of effort to write about them, but I thought I would get this one written first.
The G20 Chevy van in the US&A could be considered what the Transit is to those in the UK. I am not a scholar of US stuff, but I hope that this makes sense. This was part of a order I got from Wheel Collectors in the US&A. I wanted summat a little different and there was a good sale on, so why not. It is important for me not to saturate the Garage with the same old theme. Greenlight are the folk who are feeding me a new diet.
This was a loose model (i.e sold without a blister) which is fine as 1) they need to be on display anyway, 2) the blisters are a bastard to open 3) how do you store cut open blisters? First thing you note about the models, as with all the GL models is that it weighs a ton. The whole thing is diecast. None of this Mattel ‘add some plastic in and hope no-one will notice’ mumbo jumbo. It is a solid brick of a diecast van, as it should be. The base is metal, the van is metal, everything is metal. Except for the wheels, but that would be daft if they were metal.
And the accuracy really hits home. It is superb. Wheels – yes my favourite subject – are minutely created to a daft level of detail. They are a splendid site. Badging and tampos all spot on. Fit and finish is of a very high standard indeed. It is a superb package and now gives me a huge credible alternative when the JDM runs out.
I was impressed with the two Fast and Furious GL’s that entered the garage and this is no exception. I have another four more castings to muse about, but I can tell you they all hit the same notes from first glance.
It should be noted that getting GL from the US&A is very expensive in terms of shipping, therefore a top tip would be to source your model from a UK seller. Or unless you are putting in a massive order then the postage may be a little easier to swallow.