I was really excited to have found some of the M2 JDM and here’s a look at our 2nd model for my 87th post.
The first GT-R Skyline appeared in February 1969 and is called the PGC-10 (KPGC-10 for later coupé version).
We’ve seen the Matchbox version with the 2000 GTX.
And now let’s look at the 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R (stock version) by M2 aka Hakosuka or Boxy Skyline in english.
Unlike the Matchbox where the side mirrors, grill headlights and rear lights are molded with the body, M2 still has them as individual parts.
The side of the car looks good but the painted turn signal does look fake.
The headlights are molded with the front grill unlike previous M2 models where the headlights are separate.
This model has features like opening hood, rubber tires and my favorite, realistic black steel wheels.
What do I think of this model? It has potential and looks good. There is still room for improvements as they could have made the turn signals look more realistic and make the surrounding chrome on the tail lights a bit thinner or more refine.
Now it’s discectomy time.
Like my previous review of the M2 Nissan Bluebird, It seems that besides the usual individual parts that can be separated, M2 decides to eliminate opening front doors. Of course this has been done with the VW beetle but it was replaced with opening trunk which this one does not. What was the reason? Could be cost cutting or could be complains from collectors that grips about door gaps.
One thing about M2 is it makes it easy for customizers to removed the parts if they want to do individual painting. However for this there is no screw to removed as the front grill is probably glued to the body and is used to lock the hood in its place. So this was another bummer.
So what do you think? Is M2 a good option for your JDM collection?