Hi everyone! Long time reader, first time poster. Today, I want to share with everyone my newest acquisition. The Mazda CX-3 by Oversteer diecast.
It wasn’t easy trying to find a diecast model of the CX-3, but thankfully I found a seller based in Japan who was willing to part with it without demanding an outrageous sum just because.
Unfortunately, as you can see, I wasn’t able to get it Dynamic Blue Mica, but I wasn’t going to let colour get in the way. Soul Red is nice too, I suppose...
Now let me preface this by saying that I’ve only ever really been a casual Hot Wheels collector at best, so I was quite surprised at the level of detail offered on an 1/64 scale model.
The headlights are inset plastic and not tampos, the Mazda emblem is a metallic applique, and the chrome ‘V’ along the grille is a nice touch.
The rear, as with the front, have inset plastic taillights, a metallic Mazda emblem, and chrome exhaust tips.
The paint quality on this model is really head and shoulders above the Hot Wheels that I’m used to. I tried to do the Soul Red paint justice, but my camera just wasn’t up to the task. If you’ve ever seen a Soul Red Mazda, it’s the exact same colour. The shell of the model is really well cast with no rough edges or flaws to speak of. The shape and creases of the model matches well with its 1:1 scale counterpart. Also, if you squint, you’ll see rotors behind the wheels.
The interior is also quite well detailed, the infotainment display has the correct graphics, the instrument panel has gauges printed on them, and the steering wheel is the correct shape and has a metallic Mazda emblem.
I’ve gotta say, I’m impressed with the quality and detail put in such a small model. Before finding this, I’ve never heard of Oversteer diecast, but they’ve made a fan out of me. I do believe that their main market is Japan, but if ever anyone was in the market and considering one of their models, I’d say go for it.