I just want to share pics of my three favourite Toyota sports cars diecast replicas, albeit from three different brands.
The Toyota 86 (or GT86 or what was formerly knows in North America as the Scion FR-S) is from RMZ City. Proportion-wise it is decent, but metal is not as solid as HW and not as crisp as said HW version. The wheels also come across as cheap-looking and cheap feeling but it was only RM2.90 so I guess you get what you pay for... It’d be perfect for those customisers who want to modify an 86... The casting would look great with real riders...
The Toyota Celica GT-Four is by Tomica for their Premium line. It has been one of my childhood favourites and I have waited so long for someone to make a little replica I can place on my desk... Casting is a bit rough; no plastic trim for headlights; instead you get painted front and back lights. Tomica seems to be cutting corners a lot these days... But can’t complain as I’d take this Celica over no Celica at all!
Last but not least... The ‘custom’ Hot Wheels ‘94 Toyota Supra. What started out as Brian’s Fast & Furious orange Supra was transformed into Brian’s final Supra (as seen in the ending of Furious 8). Custom work was done by my youngest brother. Among the changes are the wheels (which were sourced from the 1963 Aston Martin DB5), custom-made wing mirrors and the famous ‘Supra hoop’ spoiler (both built from scrap metal), and the white paint job using Tamiya spray paint. I am amazed how my bro managed to pull this off despite being a first timer at customising diecast cars! Amazing work... Simply gobsmacked...
Here’s hoping Toyota will eventually build the new Supra... I can’t wait...!