Hot Sixty 4th: 2 Fast 2 Evos

Not the F&F version but welcome anyway to Hot Sixty 4th where I showcase DLM 1/64 casting and smaller and sometimes bigger. On my 242nd post are 2 nice castings of the sports sedans based on the Lancer by Mitsubishi.

Backdrop borrowed from the web

The first one is the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution from Johnny Lightning’s Import Hear under their Street Freaks series.

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I accidentally found this while checking on the newest restock Johnny Lightning and the blister pack indicated this as Release 4 and the 6th of the 6 car set of this series. Surprisingly when I looked at the back, it indicated as a 2018 release. Makes me wonder why it was distributed this late of the year. This also seems like a popular casting as there were multiple stocks of the other sets and only one left for the Evo.

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And no wonder as this Evo in Tarmac Black is a beauty to behold. The letters on the rear are legible and the front and back lights have realistic looking tampos on them. The white lettering on the tires are clean and legible and not smeared. The wheel also pops out on this car. The wheels do roll pretty well, metal base and no quality control issue that I can find.

The next one is the Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution III by Tomica under their mid end Premium.

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This is one of the casting that I purchase last June from overseas.

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For those new in collecting, there are now Tomica regulars or aka mainline in Hot Wheels term available in Walmart with limited selections. The Tomica Premium shown here was one of the models I acquired overseas back in June and cost slightly more than the regulars which for now is not available locally but definitely less than a TLV which I would call a high end premium in true 1/64. However if you are in a budget and wanted something a little bit more detailed this casting includes plastic lens on the lights, plastic tires with decent looking wheel, legible letters printed on the rear and nice suspension but unfortunately it did not come with opening feature which used to be the norm with Tomica.

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Now let’s compare the 2.

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There are some differences in both as they are from 2 different generations.

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Both are nearly identical in size and the Tomica base indicated the scale as 1/61

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Although Johnny Lightning is cheaper compare to what I paid for the Tomica Premium, it is a lot heavier due to the metal base compare to the plastic base on the Tomica.

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I like both Evo generations and their colors but for me the wheels on the Johnny Lightning gives it an edge.

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