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…

Tomica Series – No.92 – Toyota CROWN ATHLETE

The Crown Athelete – to me – is THE JDM of the M5 genre. In TRD spec, it can do upto 180mph and packs 565bhp. Above all, it comes in a variety of daft colour schemes. I have already secured the 1/64 scale version for The Garage which I am extremely happy about. But I…

Tomica Series – No.58 DAIHATSU Wake

Another one of those kooky Kei Cars from Japan. Daihatsu Wake is a kei car manufactured by Daihatsu.[2] It was launched on 10 November 2014. It has interior cabin height of 1,455 mm (57.3 in), highest in its class.[3] It has a mileage of 25,4 kmpl.[2] Toyota in Japan also sold the Wake as the Toyota Pixis Mega. The van version of the Wake is called…