Category Archives: Toys

EVENTS: 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show, Part 01: Debuts

The 2012 Japanese Classic Car Show has come and gone, and this year’s was the hottest one yet. We mean that literally, as it was an unseasonably scorching 100-plus degree day, rare even for SoCal in September, but that didn’t … Continue reading

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Still Cheaper Than The Real Thing: Platinum Tomica Nissan Fairlady Z432

The 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432 is a beguiling blend combination of the twin-cam S20 six (shared with the hakosuka 2000GT-R) and sexy S30 Fairlady Z looks, making it a blue-chip Japanese collector car of the highest order.  And now Jeweler Ginza … Continue reading

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Billet Aluminium Hakosuka Skyline

For those of you who are looking to upgrade from Choro-Qs…here’s your chance! It’s a billet alloy KPGC10 Skyline.  And if you have to ask, no you can’t afford it.  Details after the jump.

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More TakaraTomy Toy Madness

Yesterday we did a post on some of the more recent cool toy releases from TakaraTomy.  But that was just scratching the surface of their rather massive range of products.  Here’s a sample of the rest of their offerings.

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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 … Continue reading

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Get Your Hobby On

Lately I’ve gotten crazy for model cars, after the stupid night I spent turning my desktop scanner into a diorama. When a buddy linked me to these RC cars, I wasn’t instantly blown away—until I saw the number of shells … Continue reading

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Deal with the Devil Perhaps?

If you’ve got a spare US$560 floating around, you might like to head over to Yahoo! Auctions Japan and place the opening (and probably the final) bid on this customised Wangan Midnight S30Z model, which I think is 1/18 scale. … Continue reading

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