To mix it up a bit, today we have a Diapet Nissan EXA Canopy, or better known as the Nissan Pulsar NX in North America.

This one in my collection features the famous Sportbak. I’m aware that Diapet made a version with the regular hatch as well, but I don’t have it.

Open the box and you’re greeted with a styrofoam tray. Oh I miss the 80s and 90s.

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The car itself is quite heavy due to the metal base. Like other Diapet and even Tomica of the era, the cars are of good quality and have good detail, yet there’s something a bit off about them. In this particular example, I think the front end is a bit too round compared to the real thing.

It could use a bit of marker light detailing, but at least the rubber striping is depicted accurately and neatly..

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Surprise!

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Pop the hood and you get this. Love the detail on the underside of the hood.

The rear is the best part of this thing. Those slotted taillight covers are accurately printed, although I’m not sure why they didn’t bother to extend them to wrap around the sides.

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As you may expect, the canopy opens as well. I’m hoping to track down the regular hatch version one day.

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Interesting part about the interior is that the seat panels can be adjusted forward and backward.

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No complaints about the dashboard detailing. There’s even an imprint for the tach and speBut if I had to nitpick, it looks like the gearshift lever is missing, unless this is the JDM interpretation of short-shifter. :P

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An awesome piece to have.