1/64 Nissan GT-R : Oversteer versus Tomytec

Now that the Oversteer Nissan GT-R is available it’s time to put it against the Tomytec version.

Note that they are not exactly the same models. Oversteer is a 2014 edition while the Tomytec is a 2013 N-Attack Package edition, and both being very accurate to their real counterparts you will see differences in bodywork.

Packaging :

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Two completely different styles of packaging. Oversteer’s signature bright green box with large acrylic display case and base is certainly more appealing than the sober Tomytec packaging.

Body :

Both are very well made for such a small scale. The N-Attack version by Tomytec has a lower stance and higher rear wing as it should.

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Details :

Now this is where Oversteer excels and put a lot of efforts into. But Tomytec’s GT-R is one of their finest model. On a close inspection the main difference is decals versus photo-etched parts for the emblems. Tomytec’s decals are sharp but look dull compared to the photo-etched emblems Oversteer uses. The drawback with photo-etched parts is that they seem to be very difficult to apply properly and can be slightly crooked on some models.

The wheels are similar in construction with rubber tires but Tomytec’GT-R are better looking thanks to the visible brake calipers.

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The front lights are better made on the Oversteer version, the plastic used is clearer and the sculpt more detailed. They also put a bit of orange paint to mark the signal light. The windshield wipers are inexplicably missing on the Tomytec.

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Finally, Oversteer put chrome stickers on the side mirrors, and that looks way better. The defogger conductors are a very nice addition on the rear window of the Oversteer, but are opaque. It would have been perfect if slightly transparent.

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Price :

The fact that Oversteer’s GT-R is slightly cheaper than Tomytec’s is worth mentionning. And it comes with a nice acrylic case as a bonus.

Overall :

Hard to chose a winner in this comparison, both makers are delivering the most advanced and accurate models at this scale. No matter which one you get you will be blown away by the quality of these tiny cars. That said, Oversteer puts more attention to micro-details than any other maker and it shows once more on this GT-R.

 

 

Gallery : Oversteer 1/64 Nissan GT-R

The wait is finally over ! After multiple delays the Nissan GT-R by Oversteer is hitting the shelves this month. As expected, this is an awesome model. Much better than the (now old) casting by Kyosho, but how does it look next to the recent Tomytec version? A comparison between them is coming soon.

 

 

News : Oversteer 1/64 Mazda Atenza Sedan and Wagon

More awesome Mazda cars are coming from Oversteer. The Atenza Sedan, so far exclusively available in the Mazda gift set will get a regular release as well as the new Wagon version.

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Eight colors to choose from :

Soul Red Premium Metallic

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Blue Reflex Mica

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Titanium Flash Mica

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Deep Crystal Blue Mica

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Snow Flake White Pearl Mica

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Meteor Gray Mica

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Sonic Silver Metallic

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Jet Black Mica

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Coming late December.

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Gallery : Mazda Dealership 1/64 Gift Set

Thanks to informations from Eric we were able to put our hands on the 1/64 gift set from Mazda quite quickly.

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This set was on presale at the Tokyo Motor Show and will certainly hit the Mazda dealerships after the test drive campaign is over. The Axela, Atenza and Demio previously released by Oversteer are already sold at Mazda dealerships as official merchandise.

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Produced by Mazda, the name Oversteer in not mentionned anywhere on the box or the model, but those are definitively coming from the same factory. I guess we can call them “Oversteer OEM”.

And just like every Oversteer model released so far, those cars are amazingly detailed and accurate. They look ever better in hand than in pictures. Really impressive job.

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Here are two shots of the Oversteer Azela sport and the Mazda Dealership version side by side. As you can see they are exactly the same.

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We love this set and can’t wait to see more colors for the cars. Personnaly looking forward a white Roadster !

 

 

 

News : Oversteer 1/64 Mazda Demio

The next release from Oversteer will once again be a delight for all Mazda fans. The 2014 Demio will be available in 10 colors.

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 Aluminium Metallic

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 Blue Reflex Mica

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 Deep Crystal Blue Mica

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 Dynamic Blue Mica

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Jet Black Mica

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 Meteor Gray Mica

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 Smokey Rose Mica

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 Snow Flake White Pearl Mica

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 Soul Red Premium Metallic

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 Titanium Flash Mica

 

Gallery : Oversteer 1/64 Mazda Axela Sport

Once again Oversteer delivers a true masterpiece with this beautiful Mazda Axela Sport.

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Every little detail is faithfully reproduced and look just like the real thing.

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The new display case is 10% bigger, with a design similar to Hi-Story 1/43 scale.

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The new display case introduced with the Axela Sport next to the Oversteer Toyota 86.

The outer box has also been updated.

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All in all, an astounding replica ! If you missed the previous Mazda Roadster MX-5 you can check our review.

The Sedan version of the Axela will follow shortly and we will add a gallery as soon as available.

Oversteer’s Nissan GT-R Nismo has been delayed and we can’t wait ! It will probably be better than the Tomytec version.

You can preorder the Mazda Axela Sport and Mazda Axela Sedan from the 829 Japan Shop !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 : Oversteer’s GT-R painted pre-production samples

When both Tomytec and Oversteer announced they planned a GT-R Nismo for 2015 at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show, we knew the battle between two of the best 1/64 diecast makers would be ferocious.

On the red corner Tomytec, who is delivering very high quality minicars with its Tomica Limited Vintage line for 10 years already. On the blue corner Oversteer, the rookie who just stepped in one year ago but already scored astounding achievements with only 3 releases.

Tomytec recently unveiled the painted pre-production samples of its GT-R, and many collectors were wondering how Oversteer could top that. The answer is : like this !

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This is another beautiful replica of the GT-R Nismo, and it will be tough to say which one is the more accurate. What we can already tell now is that Oversteer offers more choice with 5 colors just for the GT-R Nismo against only 2 for Tomytec.

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As for the details, it’s hard to tell on pictures of painted prototypes. We will have to wait for a side by side comparison in February when both final versions of the cars are available.

It seems like Oversteer will go with micro photo-etched parts again for the Nissan logos after trying it succesfully on the Mazda Roadster RS, and as always chrome stickers on the side mirrors.

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Your move, Tomytec !