So the first of the long awaited Type Rs have arrived at mine - the red version crossed the line first. And the first impressions are good - very good.

The black accents could be applied a bit better, but the digital camera always makes the flaws look bigger than they appear to the naked eye.

But it looks as mean as the 1:1 versions that are popping up all around town.

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Here’s the Matchbox standard Civic in the background for comparison.

It’s a sweet looking model - though an opening engine or hatch would have been nice.