Autech for June 2018 in TLV

I’m all for manufacturers recasting a model again, and to make a pretty good job of it, but sometimes it can be a bit repetitive. However the Skyline R33 four door Autech version is probably one of those most enigmatic of JDM’s with performance and power to match the an M5 or such. Such a…

December’s Order

Annoyingly I got stung for Excise and Duty on this order, but luckily there was as reduction in price, so it might just have evened itself out, but I am not sure. Anyway, I will be looking at these models, but as I am back FT at work, photographing them along with other normal stuff…

Hot Wheels – ’95 Mazda RX-7

The only other RX-7 I have is the Matchbox version. This one looks a little Fast And Furious which is the appeal somewhat. Good casting, I like the licensed tampos, however I have seen the blue version and thay looks a lot smarter stock as per this Instagram pic from Kiwidiecastcollector The first 2 mainline…

Hot Wheels – ’82 Nissan Skyline R30

What a choice of a casting!  I really don’t know if Mattel have the adult collector in mind when choosing these castings, but this is brilliant. JDM has made an entry into HW culture but often they are charactures with bad paint schemes aimed at the core market. What is delightful about this is that…

November’s Order

Well, I am now getting back into the swing of things again with TLV, so here is November’s order from Japan Booster: the Gloria Brougham is rather splendid. Musings to follow as usual. #November order from #Japanbooster. #tomicalimitedvintage #tomicalimitedvintageneo #tlv #tlvneo #onesixtyfourth #scalemodel #modelcar #modelcollector #diecastcollectors #diecast_daily #diecastcar #toycar #toycars #modelcar #Nissan #Gloria #gazelle #turbo…

Catching the eye: 2018 Toyota Century

Wow. Only the second generation of this JDM S-Klasse barge! I am a massive fan of this car, simply for its Japaneseness – one has to work hard to have attained this car, which is seen as the ultimate status symbol in Japan, more so than Lexus. The below from motorauthority.com gives a background to…