What’s inside the box, you ask?
Well, take a look:
It’s a set of six GT-R’s! Technically, two of them are not GT-R’s but I’ll give it a pass as they’re Skylines. This box set, produced by Targa (also called Taccar), includes two each of the Prince Skyline, R33 GT-R, and R34 GT-R, in 1/64 scale.
I’m sure a lot of you have never heard of Targa before. As far as I know, they do make another GT-R series with Tuned versions of the R32, R33, and R34. Other than that, it seems they have not been a major player in the diecast market. I got this set of six for about $20 a few years ago and it comes with that metal storage box with the GT-R logo. So let’s say that each car cost about $3. Are they any good? Well, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
I think it’s pretty obvious that while these may look good from a distance, they are clearly not Kyosho-quality. These models have a very rough and crude look to them. The lines aren’t exactly sharp, and the paint quality is rather awful. I do appreciate that Targa has attempted to put as many details as possible, as well as the inclusion of plastic parts for headlights and taillights, but the execution leaves me wanting more. It’s also worth noting that these do have opening hoods to show off engine detail, but the hoods do not stay open and you don’t really want to see the mess underneath anyways.
That’s all for today! I promise I’ll show something higher quality next time!