Dang… and Too Late for Christmas Too

One of the cool things about going to Japan is just walking into a suburban toystore and spending a few hours discovering all the cool JDM toys (and also rediscovering the fact that you may not be as grown-up as you think you are as you stumble to the checkout with an armful of children’s toys for yourself).

And probably the biggest JDM toymaker is Takara Tomy (just check out their huge range of products)!  There’s constantly something cool being released.

One cool recent release are the Drift Package Light series, which are cell-phone sized AWD tabletop r/c cars.  A video paints a thousand words, so here’s a demo:

The mini r/c drift cars are cool, and in Japan they’re cheap at about US$25, but don’t forget to consider the wall-climbing r/c cars too!

For JDM nostalgic fans, another recent release is the Owner’s Micro Slot Car set.  Somewhat smaller and lower powered than usual slot car sets, these are small enough to fit on your coffee table and the 1:87 scale models are nicely detailed.

At the moment, only four cars are available: the Toyota 2000GT, the KPGC10 Skyline, HS30-H 240Z G-nose and the 350Z, and the basic set is about US$75.

Dammit… one more thing I have to keep my credit card away from….

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11 Responses to Dang… and Too Late for Christmas Too

  1. Kimico said:

    Cool toys. I would not mind playing with them.

  2. DerrickS said:

    Check out this cool transformer they have based on an old Toyota truck 4×4:
    http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF/products/encore/e-13.html

  3. Kev said:

    That black Hilux is a re-issue of an original 1980s Transformer, which was made by Bandai I think.

  4. Ben said:

    Aw man, this is awesome! I think I need to win the lotto to get all the cool JDM toys I want.

  5. Kev said:

    Hmm…I might do another post on the cool/weird stuff that Tomy sells…

  6. colink said:

    Amazing site that thanks

  7. Toyotageek said:

    Ben – you can do both at the same time!
    Check this page out…
    http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/choroq-order/
    Customized Choro Q anyone? :)

  8. Ben said:

    Whoa, neato! Are those the only models available? The vintage Isuzu bus is cool!

  9. Kor said:

    I want one

    lol Initial D sound track

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