Gallery : UCC Nissan Works Collection

The Japanese coffee brand is running an interesting campaign with 1/64 scale Nissan cars.

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The models are surprizingly well detailed. No interior and no opening but a very good job on tampos and headlights.

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Skyline RS Turbo Silhouette (DR30) CM Ver.

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Nismo GT-R Z-Tune (R34)

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Skyline GT-R (KPGC10)

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Skyline GT-R (KPGC110)

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Nismo GT-R (R35)

As you would imagine, this collection is hugely popular and managing to get the 5 cars of the set is a difficult task.

This set is now on sale on eBay with free International Registered Airmail shipping !

News : Tomica Star Cars line

The Star Cars line, similar to the Dream Tomica line but entirely dedicated to Star Wars characters, will debut in July. The first pictures are finally available.

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The first wave will consist of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2D2, C3PO and Yoda.

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Preorders are now open for the set of 5 at the 829Japan shop !

 

Gallery : Tomica May releases

Lamborghinis are some of the most popular Tomicas in Japan, and after the Veneno in February the Aventador Dubai Police released last weekend is also selling like hot cakes.

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Tomica #87-7 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Dubai Police

This Aventador almost made us forget about the second new release for May, and the Honda Fit RS is a very good looking Tomica in both regular and limited colors.

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Tomica #66-4 Honda Fit

Right on time for the theatrical release of the animation movie Initial D Legends 2, the Skyline GT-R R32 of Takeshi Nakazato is joining the AE86 Sprinter Trueno of Takumi Fujiwara in the Dream Tomica line for epic touge battles under the amazed gaze of Elmo. This GT-R is the new casting of the R32 introduced last year with the Event Model, and is different from the older Initial D GT-R R32 Tomicas.

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Dream Tomica #141 Initial D Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32)

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Dream Tomica #142 Elmo

A few exclusives are also showing up in May. Apita’s 2000GT Jamaica Flag is coming soon and Aeon just released today the 20th car in their very nice Tuning Car Series.

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Aeon Tuning Car Series #20 Mitsubishi Mirage Rally version

Initially opened for preorder last December for a release in March, Snap-On delayed their exclusive Dijon GT-R to May. It is finally here, and looks quite good.

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Snap-On Dijon GT-R Nismo GT3

The last Tomica being released in May is the Tomica Shop exclusive Subaru Sambar Hamburger Shop.

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Tomica Shop Subaru Sambar Tomica Burger

Gallery : Tomytec May releases

The anticipated Toyota Century is finally available and meet all expectations. Note that the fender mirrors are included but not attached on the pictures. Speaking of the mirrors, there is no notch on the car to help secure them, and it is quite difficult to position them correctly.

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TLV-N105a Toyota Century

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TLV-N105b Toyota Century

Next is another version of the Toyota Townace. Very well reproduced as usual.

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TLV-N104a Toyota Townace 1800 Custom

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TLV-N104b Toyota Townace 1800 Custom

The Isuzu Bellett is back in its iconic orange and black paint.

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TLV-150a Isuzu Bellett 1600 GTR ’69

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TLV-150b Isuzu Bellett 1600 GTR ’69

Finally, an interesting second release in the Taiyo ni Hoero ! line. This set includes a civilian Nissan Gloria and a Mitsubishi Galant Sigma Patrol Car.

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TLV Taiyo ni Hoero ! Volume 2

 

 

Event Report : Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015

Final coverage of the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015.

The event was much smaller than last year. Less booths, less space and less new products. The big RC planes and helicopter section from last year have vanished, and the model kits area has been reduced by at least 60%. The diecast part was also affected with the absence of Interallied, major player in the field with their 1/43 Hi-Story and 1/64 Oversteer (as well as many military and aviation model kits). Most of the products on display were repeat from last year and only Tomytec really brought new exciting stuff.

F-Toys

After a surprisingly good Japanese Classic Car Collection Series.1, F-Toys is working on the second Series. The Skyline 2000 Turbo RSX and the Honda NSX.

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Ignition Model

Many pictures from the Ignition Model booth, because it was worth it. Very tiny but packed with the most detailed 1/43 scale cars and beautiful 1/18 scale. The small Japanese company found its audience and is releasing more and more gems.

1/18 :

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1/43 :

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MakeUp

With a level of detail and overall quality only matched by Ignition, MakeUp booth is always a delight with their Eidolon and Vision 1/43 lines. Beautiful Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin and more.

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Ebbro

The historic maker has obviously some difficulties at the moment. Their booth was exactly the same as last year, with the same “coming soon” cars still to be released. Except the 2014 Super GT cars, nothing was new and it’s worrying.

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Mark

The Japanese brand launched 2 years ago changed their mind. They initially produced high-end 1/43 but this year their lineup is mostly made of cheaper mid-range cars.

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It seems like they are using existing molds from Kyosho or Ebbro, but no confirmation on this. Their 1/18 scale line however remain the same with the addition of the Lexus LFA.

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Century Dragon

Nothing new on the Gulliver booth either, but the Century Dragon 1/43 scale Jaguar and BMW are always good to look at.

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AutoArt

Just as last year, the main activity on the AutoArt booth was a 1000 yen game to win various items. And a few 1/18 scale cars were on display too.

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Spark

Many 1/64 Porsche 991 from the Spark Team running the Carrera Cup Asia were on display to promote the Kid’s Colouring Competition.

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The plain white version and the blue version from the 2015 race in Shangai are on sale exclusively at Spark shops.

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The green version from last race in Korea was also on display, but no indication on an eventual release.

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Spark revealed their first 1/64 F1 : the Infinity Redbull RB11.

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And of course many 1/43 scale models.

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Let’s hope for a better edition of the Shizuoka Hobby Show next year !

 

Event Report : Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015 – Kyosho

Once again Kyosho’s booth was one of the biggest, the most part being occupied with RC cars. The diecast section showcased the Japanese brand models as well as different brands distributed by Kyosho in Japan.

Bentley and Porsche models from the latest SunKus collections will be joining the Kyosho Original line with new colors.

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Assembled Ferrari cars were on display at the same place, althought it is unknown if Kyosho plans to do a re-release or just showed the lineup currently available. So far it is still unclear if Kyosho is allowed to produce Ferrari cars or not under the exclusive licensing by Bburago. However, Kyosho was also displaying Bburago Ferrari models and will still be in charge or Bburago distribution in Japan.

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The coming Kyosho Minicar Collection Special Volume 2 was there. The matte black RSR is looking great !

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Last model at 1/64 scale, the upcoming Sprinter Trueno AE86 from Initial D. The car comes in a collector box with metal badges.

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Reservations are now closed !

Reservations for the Sprinter Trueno are open at 829 Japan. Just like for the Porsche RSR Turbo, send an email to 829japan@gmail.com to be added to the reservation list. First come first serve system. Price is $21 (plus shipping) and should be released early June.

Kyosho had a few new items at 1/43 and 1/18 scale :

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A new line of Initial D Mini-Z cars was on display and in demonstration on a little track. The tiny RC cars can drift just like in the anime !

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This year the Carrera slot cars had just a little corner to show the latest models.

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Amongst the foreign brands distributed by Kyosho in Japan, DIP models made a good impression with original and very well reproduced russian trucks (1/43 scale)

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FrontiArt was proudly displaying beautiful 1/18 scale models.

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That’s it for Kyosho. The 1/64 resin line revealed last year has completely disappeared from the listings and was certainly cancelled after many customers let know their concerns about the price.

 

Event Report : Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015 – Tomytec

Last year Tomytec took everyone by surprise with the Nismo GT-R. This year they did it again with some very unanticipated and beautiful models !

The most interesting one is the Nissan Vision GT 2020 Concept GranTurismo.

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Designed as a virtual concept car for the videogame Gran Turismo last year, Nissan built a real version recently. After the IDx this is the second Nissan concept car that Tomytec reduce to 1/64 scale, and we hope that more will come from different manufacturers. Release date to be announced.

The other big suprise comes in three : the Alfa Romeo 1750GTV, GT1300 Junior and GT1600 Junior.

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All foreign cars TLV have a big success and those three will certainly be very popular with such an attention to detail. Release date to be announced.

Tomytec also revealed prototypes of the Nissan Skyline 2000 4 door Sedan at a very early stage.

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Different headlights are being worked on. Release date : October 2015

More Nismo GT-R are coming with a black version and the Time Attack version. Release date to be announced.

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The prototype of the Nissan GT-R 2014 was also displayed. Release date to be announced.

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More Nissan cars with the prototypes of the Silvia Turbo Silhouette (S12 and S110). Release date to be announced.

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The models scheduled for June and July were also on display, but we saw them already. Let’s take a look at the models coming later revealed at the show.

LV-153 Nissan Skyline. Release date : August 2015.

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LV-N108 Toyota Crown Custom. Release date : August 2015.

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LV-N89c Hino HE366 Transporter. Release date : September 2015.

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LV-N109a Nissan Safari. Release date : September 2015.

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LV-75b Nissan 3.5 tons Truck (Nissan Service). Release date : October 2015.

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LV-80b Nissan 3.5 tons Truck. Release date : October 2015.

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Nissan Prairie. Release date : October 2015.

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Tomytec didn’t forget to bring the new Volkswagen ChoroQ Zero to the show :

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That’s it for Tomytec coverage, more is coming soon !

 

 

 

News : Oversteer 1/64 Mazda Axela Sedan and Sport 2014

Oversteer had to delay their Nissan GT-R, but kept a surprise for Mazda enthousiasts. Next month will be released the Mazda Axela Sedan and the Mazda Axela Sport in their 2014 version.

As usual with Oversteer we can expect an impressive attention to detail and overall quality. Here are the first pictures :

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Aluminium Metalic

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Jet Black Mica

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Blue Reflex Mica

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Deep Crystal Blue Mica

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Titanium Flash Mica

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Meteor Blue Mica

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Zeal Red Mica

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Snow Flake White Pearl Mica

Preorders are now open on the 829 Japan Shop !

 

News : Kyosho Minicar Collection Special Volume 2

In October 2014 Kyosho introduced the Minicar Collection Special with the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. Produced in collaboration with Model Car Magazine, the 1/64 scale model comes with a 44 pages booklet, all in Japanese of course but with many pictures of the real car and the Kyosho models.

The second volume featuring the Porsche 911 RSR Turbo in matte black will be released in June exclusively through CircleK/SunKus channels.

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Reservations are closed !

829 Japan should be able to get a few pieces, you can send an email to 829japan@gmail.com to make a reservation. First come first serve basis.

Price will be $21 + shipping.

The Volume 1 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is also available at the same price, a good opportunity to grab it if case you missed it !

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News 1/43 – 1/18 : Kyosho x Ignition Model new line !

Kyosho and TK Company (Ignition Model) teamed up to launch a new line of high-end 1/43 and 1/18 scale resin models : Headliner.

Kyosho will take care of the rights and licensing while TK Company will manage production and distribution (i.e. preorders). Ignition Model already proved they are the best 1/43 maker today and the Headliner models will without any doubt fall in the same category of ultra detailled and astounding replicas.

The Headliner line will consist exclusively of non-japanese cars, with a focus on historic rally and racing cars. Similarly to Ignition Model, real cars are 3D scanned using the latest technologies and replicas are hand made in very low quantities (a couple of hundred at best) with an uncompromising quality control.

The first car to be released in december will be the Alpine A110. Both 1800 rally car and 1600S street car will be available in different versions.

#15, #18 or #21 for the 1800 Monte Carlo 1973 version.

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Blue, white or red for the 1600S version

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The second car scheduled for March 2016 is the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo, plain red version or the Tour de Corse 1985 #3 version.

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At 1/18 scale, Headliner is working on a Lancia Stratos HF from Monte Carlo 1977, Safari 1977 and Sanremo 1978 rally races.

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Early prototypes will be on display at the coming Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015. 829 Japan will once again provide a full report of the event, stay tuned !

Photos credits : Headliner Model