Alex Winson looks at a gorgeous Tomica replica of Japan's forgotten supercar.
The mail call is a bit more of a rarity these days in my household. Bills, mortgage, food. Day to day life means the diecast collecting (especially for the more expensive brands) is sporadic at the very best. But sometimes I have a little bit left over to treat myself and given Tomica just released one of my favourite Kei trucks of all time, I decided now was a good time.
You may recall seeing this in my earlier post on the Schuco BMW Isetta, where I had used this in a comparison with the German "bubble car" and vintage Kei trucks from Tomica. Given it's such a cool little car, I thought it's about time it gets space for itself, and given that it's the only R360 in this scale, the new Single File feature is a perfect platform.
I've been looking forward to finally getting a Majorette into my writing. And what a place to start.
Model: Hot Wheels Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX Line: Car Culture Japan Historics 2 eBay link: Hot Wheels Nissan Laurel Why I am featuring it: I mean for a start just look at it. It oozes cool. And I'm not just saying that because it's green. It's also proof that Hot Wheels were and are aiming …
So sad I wasn't at JCCS today. Matchbox once again had a huge presence, and Hot Wheels brought out the goods with some JDM sneak peeks at the Japanese Nostalgic Car booth. Lamley nerd car guru Jay Kho was there and got some shots. Here they are. What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8a7ko6htY0
To celebrate the Japanese Classic Car Show, today's Saturday Showcase is a look at all Hot Wheels models sporting the Japanese Nostalgic Car logo. It is the quite the cross-section of popular Japanese models. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqK0hm7oYaw