Gallery : UCC Mercedes-Benz Premium Collection

We finally managed to assemble a full set ! The Nissan collections were very nice already but these Mercedes are somehow even better. Very impressive feat from UCC !

No interiors, tinted windows, no openings parts and wheels barely rolling. But fine castings, precise headlamps, nice wheels, clean tampos and paint. Overall very nice stuff.

 

News : UCC 1/64 Mercedes-Benz Premium Collection

Emboldened by the succes of the Nissan Works and the Nissan Racing Spirit Collections, UCC is giving the 1/64 treatment to Mercedes-Benz.

The Mercedes-Benz Premium Collection will hit shelves on April 19th in Japan and be sold with cans of coffee.

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The Nissan models were quite well made already, but it seems like UCC wants to go further : as you can see the cars now have side mirrors.

We will publish detailed pictures as soon as we manage to complete a set.

 

Gallery : UCC 1/64 Nissan Racing Spirit Collection

A few months ago UCC was offering 1/64 plastic cars for the purchase of their coffee. The five models from the Nissan Works collection were very well done and obviously the campaign was a big success.

This month UCC is running a similar campaign with five new 1/64 Nissan cars, and once again the quality is surprisingly good !

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Nismo GTR-LM (R33) Road Car

 

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Skyline GT-R (R32) No.12 Gr.A 1990 JTC

 

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Skyline GTS-R (R31) Blue Black

 

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Skyline GT-R (KPGC110) Circuit Ver.

 

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Nissan GT-R (R35) Proto

That last GT-R protype from 2005 is definitively a nice addition to any R35 collection and looks good next to Kyosho and Tomytec models !

As for the previous collection, this set is now on sale on eBay with free international airmail shipping !

 

 

 

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 : Dydo and UCC minicar campaigns coming soon

Dydo is ready to launch a new campaign in collaboration with Kyosho. This time, the collection of approx. 6cm long minicars will be about SUV.

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The line up will include the Audi Q7, BMW X6, Lamborghini Urus, Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Skyline Crossover and Toyota Landcruiser.

 

UCC Coffee, in collaboration with RUF, will release a collection of 5 models, 6cm long and all black.

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The line up will include the RUF SCR (911 base), RUF Slantnose (930 base), RUF THR (993 base), RUF RGT (996 base) and RUF RT35 (991 base).

 

829 Japan is happy to help the collectors interested in those minicars, however they are not available for a long time in stores and it is very difficult to complete a whole set a few weeks after the release.

If you need one of these set, please contact 829 Japan (yannick@829japan.com) before the release date : September 16th for the Dydo SUV collection or September 30th for the UCC RUF Collection. Price for a set would be $25 (plus shipping) and does not includes the coffe cans (too heavy).

News : Wonda and UCC coffee minicars collections in June

Wonda Coffee is launching a Capsule Tomica campaign in Japan on May 27th !

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Capsule Tomica are roughly 1/100th scale and all plastic. They are usualy sold in Capsule Toys machines.

The Wonda coffee can will come with one of 10 different models :

  • Toyota Aqua (blue)
  • Toyota Aqua (red)
  • Honda Fit (blue)
  • Honda Fit (yellow)
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Prius Alpha
  • Toyota Crown
  • Honda Step Wagon
  • Nissan GT-R
  • Mazda CX-5

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In June, UCC coffee is launching two miniature collections in Japan. The first one consists of 5 Lamborghini cars, around 1/50th scale.

  • Lamborghini Reventon
  • Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota
  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
  • Lamborghini Countach LP500S
  • Lamborghini Countach LP400 Production Prototype

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Display case sold separately

 

The second collection is special Nissan cars with 8 different models at 1/72th scale :

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R35)
  • Nissan Fairlady Z-L (S30)
  • Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZX (CZ32)
  • Nissan Fairlady Z (Z33)
  • Nissan Fairlady Z (Z34)

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Display case sold separately

 

If you are interested in getting these exclusives minicar collections please send me an email at yannick@829japan.com .

 

News : DyDo Pullback Minicar Collections for March and April 2014

Only available in convenience stores in Japan for a limited time, those models are sold with coffee cans.

Currently available is the McLaren MP4 Series Collection featuring 8 “super deformed” style F1 models.

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From left to right; top to bottom : 1988 MP4/4 #12 Ayrton Sena, 1989 MP4/5 #1 Ayrton Sena, 1993 MP4/8 #8 Ayrton Sena, 1997 MP4-12 #9 Mika Hakkinen (Presentation version), 1997 MP4-12 #10 David Coultard, 2003 MP4-17D #6 Kimi Raikkonen, 2008 MP4-23 #22 Lewis Hamilton, 2011 MP4-26 #4 Jenson Button.

You can watch the TV commercial on Youtube.

 

The Mitsuoka Collection will be available later in March. The cars are not only pullback, they also change color with temperature and the front wheels can be set in three different positions.

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The lineup consists of : Galae, Ray, Ryôga, Viewt, Himiko, La-Seyde, Orochi and Zero 1. The scale is around 1/100.

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Mitsuoka is a very small japanese automobile manufacturer, making unconventional looking cars on order only. -> Mitsuoka Website.

 

In collaboration with Tamiya, the next Pullback Minicar Collection in April will feature models inspired from the Tamiya Mini 4WD line, made famous by the manga Dash ! Yonkurou in the late eighties.

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Full lineup : Emperor, Super Emperor, Burning Sun (White Special), Shooting Star, Cannonball (White Special), Dancing Doll (White Special), Emperor (Black Special), Super Emperor (Clear Body).