I really didn’t think I’d live to see the day when Hot Wheels would release a model of a C10 Skyline Van, but it happened. And it wasn’t so long ago that only a small cottage industry catered for your Nostalgic Japanese Car needs.

And this is such a cottage industry model in 1/43 from the “Adovanspirit” brand, made for the Japanese famous diecast retailer “ii ado”.

Made from White Metal and hand finished, these models are true heavy weights and they are an absolute pleasure to handle - I wish there was a way to convey that in the images. Everything else feels flimsy by comparison.


On the downside, no opening features. But that is a small price to pay-off for the quality you get here.


My only complaint is that I have to put it back into the box at the end of the photo shoot, I wanted to gawk at it a lot longer.

Well I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, and all the best to each and everyone here for 2019!