A new brand to The Garage

Someone on Farcebook asked if Tiny models were available in the US&A. Well, Tiny is a relatively new brand on the diecast scene, formed in 2013, and already has licences from TOYOTA, MERCEDES BENZ, HINO, HONDA & ISUZU (take note Mattel……..) along with Hong Kong company licenses as well. I will be musing about this one…

Disney Pixar Cars – Bob Pulley

This is somewhat of a rare sight. Not your normal find on the pegs, but I like this very much. Whilst I am having kittens over my 1/43 Cedric from Tomy, I think that for a standard Pixar Cars release, this is bordering on exceptional. The detail on this model is mental and more to…

Expensive premiums……

I was not at all happy that seller Ami Ami on ebay point blank refuses to lower the value of any shipment out of Japan declaring it merchandise as opposed to a “gift”. I truly believe there is an underwritten code that for collectors, the value of such items is declared so as to get…

Last of the great V8’s………….

It has been a funny thing being in Melbourne again. I normally expect to see loads and loads of Ford Falcons and Holden Commordores, as well as the odd Fairlane and Statesman. However, this not the case anymore – such Aussie icons are being replaced with mid range cars such as the Camry and Holden…

The Crown is dead – long live the Crown!

I am back in one of my favourite country’s in the world – Singapore. I can’t get enough of this place -a  brilliant fusion of Asian and Western cultures which seems to give Singapore its unique appeal. You could call it the Switzerland of Asia…. everything is good, but they have some daft laws. One…

1/64 Taccar – Toyota Crown Comfort : Japan Private Taxi

I wrote recently about a wonderful find from Gulliver 64 on the Crown Comfort Taxi. A very impressive casting rivalling Tomytec’s TLV-Neo stable. So whilst randomly searching for crap on ebay, this model came up on the 1/64 Crown Comfort search. I think that I have heard of Taccar before, I am not 100% sure,…

Taxi! Taxi! The Evolution of Singapore’s Taxi-Cabs

Following on from yesterday’s blog about the demise of the Crown Comfort cab in Singapore, here is a good article about the evolution of the taxi in the region with some wonderful pictures as well:  Taxi! Taxi! The Evolution of Singapore’s Taxi-Cabs Posted on October 2, 2014by Remember Singapore It was the end of road for the…