Another Lamley Daily, another Stance Hunters creation to introduce. This time it’s a quick look at their Toyota FJ Cruiser, and this time the rolling collectors won’t be disappointed.
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a seriously cool bit of kit and makes a great subject for a diecast car. Kyosho’s beautiful 1/64 version has so far been the pick of the premium crop, with Tomica, Majorette and now Matchbox offering their “off the peg” versions. The Stance Hunters car offers a strong competitor to the Kyosho.
The Stance Hunters version actually offers a little more detail than the Kyosho car, with a roof rack, rock rails and even individual windscreen wipers picked out. The downside of tiny details however, is that they can be extremely delicate, and the plastic used on this model is very thin meaning real care has to be taken when handling it. It’s prone to flexing, and a rock rail on my example is a little misshapen. While this rolls free and smooth, I get the impression this is more of a display model, but if you treat it as you would an Inno or Tarmac and not a Hot Wheels etc then that’s really not an issue. This is a brilliant diecast.
And for an early effort for a company just beginning to get going, this is really strong, and Stance Hunters should give themselves a pat on the back. It’s a good indication of what’s coming from the brand, and trust me there’s a lot of their line-up out there already that I am looking forward to covering.
Keep up with Lamley Group (and my Instagram & Facebook!) for more Stance Hunters in the near future.