News : Kyosho 1/64 Lamborghini Asterion and Huracan Super Trofeo

The Asterion LPI 910-4 and the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo are coming to the 1/64 world thanks to Kyosho and Circle K.

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Only 2 models in 3 colors for this special collection. The case of 6 cars will include one of each variation.

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Circle K online shop will also have two exclusive editions in Verde Ithaca color.

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The Asterion and the Huracan Super Trofeo will be released in July.

 

 

News : Kyosho 1/64 Alfa Romeo Minicar Collection 4

Kyosho is back with SunKus for a “new” collection. Very similar to the third Alfa Romeo collection, this edition introduces the fan favourites 8C Spider and 4C. Another interesting addition is the 155 V6 Ti in J├Ągermeister livery (from what appears to be the 1996 ITC championship).

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The online exclusive will be a blue 8C Spider.

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The Alfa Romeo Minicar Collection 4 will go on sale at SunKus on May 3rd.

 

News : Kyosho 1/64 Fiat 500 Minicar Collection

Next month Kyosho and SunKus are coming back to the good old blind box system. But this time there is only two different cars in the collection : the good old Fiat 500F and the new Fiat 500. Both cars will be available in four colors for a total of 8 variants.

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The online exclusive will be the accurately named Shocking Pink Fiat 500.

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Gallery : Kyosho 1/64 Initial D Minicar Collection

The sets of the Kyosho 1/64 Initial D Collection arrived right on time. We started shipping the sets already reserved.

We do not plan to get more but we can probably help if you missed the reservations. Just send an email to 829japan@gmail.com for informations.

The packaging is quite large, revealing the 4 regular sized boxes.

Toyota 86 (High-tech two tone)

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As you can see the cars are well done and detailed, with accurate licence plates and decals. Even the mirrors are painted this time, something Kyosho was not doing anymore !

 

 

Gallery : Kyosho 1/64 McLaren Collection

Here is the new Kyosho x SunKus collection, introducing a new lottery system. We now have more details on it. As we reported before the collection includes 4 different 1/64 McLaren cars in two colors, a special set of the 4 cars in matte black and a 1/18 Lamborghini Veneno.

The cars are quite nice, with a level of detail you would expect from Kyosho. There is not many McLaren cars at this scale and it’s always good to see new models. The cars come with a card as before.

Now let’s talk about the lottery system and the changes it means for the Kyosho 1/64 collectors.

Each SunKus stores participating in the operation (roughly 1 out of 5, finding a store carrying the cars is already a game in the game) receive a bundle of 60 prizes. The breakdown is as follow : 1 x 1/18 Lamborghini Veneno; 3 x Set of 4 McLaren cars; 7 x each of the 8 different 1/64 McLaren car.

Statistically, by buying one ticket there is 1.7% chance to get the 1/18 Lamborghini, 5% chance to get the special set and 93.7% chance to get a McLaren car. However there is only 11.7% chance to get the car we have our eyes on, and each time we get one car the odds to get the same one increase dramatically.

This makes this system really inconvenient to collect a full set. Buying just 8 tickets has only 1.5% chance to result in 8 different cars, meaning we have to buy more tickets and inevitably get many duplicates. That was already the case before with the blind boxes but buying a sealed case of 20 cars online would guarantee 20 unique cars and no duplicates, making it easier to look for the 4 remaing cars to complete a set. Since Circle K Online (ex Karuwaza) do not sell McLaren cases the only way to get them is to find the right store and buy more cars than necessary to complete a set. In our experience we had to buy 20 tickets to get the 8 cars, and we were not lucky enough to score the special set or the 1/18 Lamborghini. Much random. Not much fun.

 

 

News : Kyosho 1/64 Initial D Legend Collection

In January Kyosho and SunKus will release a special Initial D minicar collection to celebrate the third episode of the Legend movie series.

The collection includes the yellow FD3S RX-7, the black Skyline BNR32 and the white FC3S RX-7 as well as a special Toyota 86.

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The online exclusive will be another version of the Toyota 86.

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This car ran in the TRD Rally Challenge last month.

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News : Kyosho 1/64 McLaren and new SunKus Lottery system

Kyosho and SunKus finally revealed their new plans for 2016, and changed the blind boxes system to a lottery system.

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Starting January 5th customers at SunKus stores will be able to buy a ticket for the new McLaren collection. This ticket gives one chance at drawing a random card and win the according prize. Of course there is only one A prize and many more of the less valuable prizes. Although it relies purely on luck, statistically there will be much more chances to get a J prize than the A prize. We can break down the prizes from “super rare” to “common” like this :

A Prize (super rare) : 1/18 Lamborghini Veneno

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B Prize (very rare) : 1/64 McLaren Gift Set

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C Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren 12C (orange)

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D Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren 12C (silver)

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E Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren 12C GT3 (orange)

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F Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren 12C GT3 (black)

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G Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren P1 (yellow)

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H Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren P1 (red)

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I Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren 650S Coupe (blue)

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J Prize (common) : 1/64 McLaren 650S Coupe (yellow)

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Additionaly there will be a special edition of the McLaren 12C GT3. No information about how to get this one yet, but it will probably be a mail-in reward.

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So far there is no information about an online store release, that was previously the only way to buy cases with no duplicates. If Karuwaza online stop selling Kyosho cases it will become extremely difficult to get the cars we want through the new lottery system. For example, the only chance to get the yellow P1 will be to draw a G prize card amongst as many C, D, E, F, H and J cards.

We will watch how popular this system turns out to be but we really wish to see the full set on sale directly on Circle K’s online store.