Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

I went through the shed today and found some of my old diecasts. This is one of the ones I wanted to share as soon as possible. Now I love the Fast Franchise don’t get me wrong. But Tokyo Drift is not one of my favorites. In my eyes it only gave us two things Hahn, and Lucas Black’s 70 Monte.

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I got this Joy Ride Diecast a month before the movie came out at TRU. They had a huge end display of Tokyo Drift movie cars. 1/64 and 1/20 (strange i know) But this car was a must grab since I enjoy primer on some of my diecasts. Come to find out it was one of the only cars in the movie that did anything for me. And things kinda went down hill in the movie when the Monte’s life ended suddenly after a race against some rich kid with a letter jacket and a Viper. That was only like five minutes into the movie.

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Now this casting has some cool details to it.

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It has a fuel cell in the trunk along with some high performance dust that I failed to remove.

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The hood and engine details are actually really cool. Pretty impressive for Joy Ride.

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The dash and instrument panel is painted. It is actually tastefully done.

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Illustration for article titled Shed find! my 1:20th 70 Monte Carlo from Tokyo Drift
Illustration for article titled Shed find! my 1:20th 70 Monte Carlo from Tokyo Drift
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The prices today on the bay of this car un liberated are so high you want to clutch your chest and grab some baby aspirin so you don’t get all blue in the face. At one time this car was 15 dollars at TRU and total shelf warmers for awhile. Now people covet them. It’s funny how things like that work out. It’s a cool diecast and I’m glad to have it back on display again. Hopefully some of yall like it.

Thank you for the read!

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