Although the Skyline’s official birthday was back in April, the 60th birthday party for Nissan’s most famous model is still in full swing. The company has developed an entire catalog of goods that are all themed around the Skyline. While most automaker apparel is cringeworthy, some of these items are actually neat enough that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to have them around the house.
Perhaps the coolest item on the list is a set of nine small dishes. Each one has the iconic round taillight pattern from one of nine generations of Skyline, from the Prince S54 to the R34. Your dipping sauces have never been so classy, and for ¥6,000 (about $60), they are quite reasonably priced, considering the typical prices of Japanese dipping sauce dishes.
Also incredibly cool is a stainless steel tumbler set that evokes an RB26 engine. The black case has the renowned R32 Skyline GT-R straight-six’s valve cover pattern on the lid, and when you open it the tumblers serve as six pistons, complete with rings and pin patterns on each one. The lower half of the case has the block and head gasket pattern of the RB as well. At ¥15,000 ($150), these are a bit pricier, but still cheaper than an actual RB26.
Blankets and pillows depicting various generations of the Skyline can help you rest in comfort. Just because you’re asleep doesn’t mean you have to give up your Skyline dreams.
You can also get a highly detailed 1:6 scale model of the legendary S20 engine. These appear to be made by Kusaka Enginering, who makes an entire series of Skyline and GT-R motors. This one, however, is mounted on a base that wears a unique 60th anniversary plaque. It can be yours for ¥120,000 ($1,200).
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a proper Japanese merch catalog without a slew of collectable pins. There’s 26 pins total in this set, one for each of the 13 generations of Skyline, and one for each of their emblems.
We’ve scanned the catalog for your viewing pleasure. There’s more items we didn’t cover in detail, including a ¥12,000 ($120) business card case, some fairly expensive framed posters, and a ¥600,000 ($6,000) plaque with the first-generaton ALSI Skyline embossed in gold. While the items aren’t exactly cheap, the prices are typical of official goods in Japan. In any case, it’s a lot cooler than what Nissan USA offers.
Very cool ! (R30 taillight dish).
There are legal documents that are more exciting than the Nissan USA Merch store
What is the little RS-Turbo slide case?
That is a business card case.
The tumblers are $!,500, not $150.
Typo. The yen price is ¥15,000, not ¥150,000.
In that case, I just might drop by the Yokohama building and bring a set home this September since I wont be at the JCCS show this year. Maybe bring them to the 2018 show?
Next year I will have owned my RL411 for 50 years!!!!!!!!
I won’t say anything about the exorbitantly priced Nissan Merc. Next year is Honda’s Seventieth anniversary and I’m hopeful they will offer some specialty items.
If there is anybody interested in anything here, I will be making an order by next Friday. Shoot your email here and I can try to help secure (for a few people at least).