Wrong slogan? Wrong Ad? Maybe but this could have been the slogan for Toyota with their quality built Land Cruiser.

The Land Cruiser 60 series was produced from 1980 through 1990 for most markets but the Cumana Plant in Venezuela continued production until 1992. Due to the quality built of the Land Cruiser a lot of these old models are still in used even today.

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Bought this model for a while but never opened it till now after deciding that I wanted to showcase an all classic Toyota truck and SUV collections on my last unfinished shelf and what better way to start than with this 1982 Series 60 Land Cruiser.

This 1/43 model was made by a company called First 43 released back in December 2017. I like the 1/43 scale as the manufacturer can add more smaller parts than what is possible on a 1/64 that is realistic looking without having to enlarge it which might make it out of proportion with the model to avoid making it too fragile. This model comes in a display case and comes screwed on the base.

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The wipers, side mirrors and lights are all individual parts and even the small brand name is legible that you almost think its the real thing. Comes with realistic looking wheels and rubber tires.

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It even has a separate spare tire although the base is pretty ordinary and made of plastic.

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Of course I would have loved it if it has opening parts and suspension like the good old days but of course this was made for display and not as a toy so realism is a must. I also appreciate the look of this era besides the FJ40 and with it costing way less than Ignition Model this is definitely a good one to get.