News : 1/64 at the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

More news than last year at the Shizuoka Hobby Show ! Here is a recap of the 1/64 thanks to AmiAmi News and Hobby Search.

Tomytec showed off their RX-7 FD3S, a retooling of the Subaru 360 as well as a few prototypes for upcoming models.


Infini RX-7 RZ / Mazda RX-7 RS-R / Subaru 360 / Subaru 360 Convertible


Nissan Prince Royal / Prince Gloria / Toyota Mark II Hard top (X81) / Nissan Cedric/Gloria (Y32)

Ignition Model had quite an impressive display and their Pandem 86 V3 just looks fantastic !

Ebbro is trying a comeback to the 1/64 scale, unfortunately without much originality with the same Honda NSX that Kyosho did pretty well last year and the Civic Type R that literally everyone is doing.

The new 1/64 models from Inno made their first public appearance. More Civics with the EF3 Mugen Motul and the EG9 Jaccs.

MiniGT brought their big display at the show with all their prototypes and we get a closer look at their Porsche models.


LB Works 997 / 911 Turbo GT2 RS

Make sure to check out AmiAmi News and Hobby Search for more pictures and coverage of the 1/43 scale and higher.

 

News : Japan Post Minicar stamps sets #5 and #6

Started in 2014, the Japan Post is expanding their minicar stamps set collection in 2018.

After the one shot Mazda MX-5 and the begining of a classic car collection with the Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC10), Skyline 2000GT-R (KPGC110), Skyline GT-R R32 and Honda NSX, the Japan Post released the Toyota 2000GT in March and the Honda S800 is scheduled for April.

Each set comes with a collectible box, a set of stamps and of course the 1/64 minicars from Kyosho.

Both sets are limited to 6000 pieces.

 

 

 

 

News : Tomica releases from May to August 2018

Only Japanese cars until August with… a Ferrari ?!

Note : pictures for illustration purpose only. Confirmed colors and body types are marked with

May 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#76 Toyota Prius PHV GR Sport (regular and limited color)

#104 Kawasaki BK117 D-2

June 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#58 Honda Civic Type R (regular and limited color)

#106 Honda N-Box

July 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#109 Tomica Swift Sport (regular and limited color)

#85 Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great

August 2018 :

Regular Tomica

#62 New Car (regular and limited color)
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#5 Toyota Dyna Wrecker Truck
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The silhouette of the new car leaked by Tomica themselves is very close to the shape of the Ferrari 488 ! Could it be that Tomica secured the Ferrari licence?

That would be a very welcome after so many years !

 

News : Oversteer 1/64 Toyota C-HR

It’s been a year since we last heard from Oversteer so it’s very exciting to find out they are still kicking and ready to release a new cool model !

The Toyota C-HR seems to be doing quite well in Japan and more are visible in the streets every week. No doubt this 1/64 scale replica will be as, if not more, popular.

Oversteer gives us the choice of no less than height color variations from Toyota’s catalog.

This C-HR is open for preorder on the 829 Japan Shop.

 

 

 

Gallery : More Tarmac Works 1/64 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

I just can’t get enough Evo X by Tarmac ! They are just perfect at this scale. Here is a look at their most recent versions, including the Malaysian police edition.


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Edition – Rally Red (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Ralliart Edition – Black (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – 311RS (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X – Malaysian Police Car (JL Hobby Malaysia exclusive)

They all are fantastic. And with perfectly positioned hard plastic side mirrors.


The signature red version of the Final Edition.


The Ralliart livery, with the tagline “the spirit of competition”.


Tuned by 311RS with blue wheels.


The Polis Evo Helang Malaysia.


I need more ! Can’t wait for the Gulf livery and the Pikes Peak Safety car !

 

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.

News : Kyosho 1/64 Lamborghini Minicar Lottery

Kyosho is back ! After a year of sporadic releases through 16d the famous minicar maker will be back in Japanese convenience stores next month with Lamborghini models.

The format will be a lottery similar to what they did with the McLaren Minicar Kuji Collection and the Nismo Minicar Kuji Collection : customers can buy a ticket and exchange it for a random car from the listing.

As usual there is only two new models : the Centenario and the Aventador SV Coupe. Here is the list of the 24 cars:

 
Prize A : Pearl White set of 3 Centenario / Aventado SV Coupe / Veneno Roadster


Prize B : Pearl Green set of 3 Centenario / Aventado SV Coupe / Huracan


Prize C : Blue set of 2 car Centenario / Aventado SV Coupe


Prize D : Silver set of 2 cars Asterion / Huracan Super Trofeo


Prize E : Asterion (black)


Prize F : Huracan Super Trofeo (yellow)


Prize G : Aventador SV Coupe (red)


Prize H : Centenario (gray)


Prize I : Veneno Roadster (black)


Prize J : Veneno Roadster (silver)


Prize K : Veneno Roadster (blue)


Prize L : Huracan (orange)


Prize M : Huracan (red)


Prize N : Huracan (gray)


Prize O : Miura (blue/gold)


Prize P : Miura (orange)


Prize Q : Countach (green)


Prize R : Countach (yellow)

Maybe not as exciting a lineup as the Hypercar collection from 7eleven Taiwan, but it’s good to see Kyosho coming back to the 1/64 scale.

 

News : Aoshima 1/64 Subaru Sambar Collection

Aoshima just released a new 1/64 scale collection in Japan. This time the cars are so tiny they are sold in capsule vending machines !

The Subaru Sambar kei-truck appears to be quite detailed for a cheap full plastic toy and is available in five different colors. And there is a secret version as well.

Some of them even come with boxes or covers.

829 Japan has a few sets of 5 coming. You can make a reservation by sending an email to 829japan@gmail.com. Price is US$20.00 plus shipping fee to your country.

All gone !

 

 

 

 

Gallery : Tarmac Works Mercedes-AMG GT3

Now that is something really nice. The first Mercedes-AMG by Tarmac was a hit and that new GT3 version is another one!


Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 2017 #70 – Mori, Heyer (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Nurburgring 24H 2016 #9 – Müller, Haupt, Buurman, Engel (purchase on tarmacworks.com)

Unfortunately the Hello Kitty came with a broken wing. The reason was a screw too short that couldn’t keep the car attached to the base properly. Bad luck I guess. I glued it back but it started leaning when I took the pictures. I managed to fix it properly later, so no big deal in the end. My only concern with those cars are the rubber mirrors, especially on the blue one.

That’s a shame to have bad mirrors on such great models, I never had this issue with the previous Tarmac cars like the Evo X, the Civic FK2 or the R8 LMS, all with hard mirrors. And none ever came with a broken one. To the Tarmac team : please reconsider the use of rubber mirrors ! It doesn’t matter they are unbreakable if they are looking weird.

That said, I love this AMG GT3 and will definitely get the green version.

 

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.

Gallery : Tarmac Works Global64 Lamborghini Aventador SV

The Aventador SV is the second car in the Global64 line after the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

They feel very close to what Kyosho used to do, with surprising details like the neat Lamborghini emblem on each wheel. As usual with Tarmac the wheels and decoration are very nicely done, even at this lower price point.


Lamborghini Aventador SV – Giallo Orion (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Lamborghini Aventador SV – Need for Speed Police (purchase on tarmacworks.com)


Lamborghini Aventador SV – Indonesia Police

Somehow on the NFS Police version the front lights are much better done than on the other two (they look quite bad on the yellow as you can tell). The rubber side mirrors are – once again – not properly oriented.

On that note, I am definitely not keen on that trend of using rubber for side mirrors. They are almost never in the right position. I would rather have a broken mirror once in a while that I can glue back than twisted rubber mirrors all the time that I can’t do anything about.

Also available : Dubai Police version and Verde Ithaca green.

 

Products provided by Tarmac Works for review.