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REVIEW: Kyosho “Hi-End” Ferrari 250 GTO Red/Black

There is one car I’ve seen over the years created in scale by many brands, each proving their brush stroke in scale, and this model is the Ferrari 250 GTO.  The most recent being the beautiful but controversial 1:18 scale replica from Classic Model Cars (CMC). Their level of detail was off the charts, but the overall exterior design left Continue Reading...
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Kyosho | Samurai Subaru Levorg 1.6GT-S Eyesight 2015

Kyosho’s Samurai series grows by two, the new 1:18 Subaru Levorg 1.6GT-S Eyesight is nearing production.  Street date is late January 2017 – February/March for us folk in North America.  The colours include the lovely Light Blue and Black.  Suggested retail is $199US.  The Samurai series primary focus is Japanese marques, with all models completed in resin and featuring closed-body Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427 S/C x3!

There are some cars that are considered all-time classics.  If you ask the average car guy or experienced collector to name their best top 10 cars of all-time, I can almost guarantee the Shelby Cobra will be on that list.  The car itself comes from humble beginning, and the legendary creator Carroll Shelby needs no introduction here. The team at Continue Reading...
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Kyosho Shelby Cobra 427S/C – Blue/Red Stripes

If you missed out on the earlier release of Kyosho’s 1:18 Shelby Cobra 427S/C there will be a new opportunity in the near future to add one.  A new series of colour combinations are in the works, the first features Blue with Red stripes.  The Shelby Cobra 427S/C is manufactured in diecast metal with opening bits.  Though the model isn’t Continue Reading...
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Kyosho | Samurai New Toyota Alphard 350S C Package 2012-2014

From Kyosho’s Samurai Japanese collection comes the new Toyota Alphard 350S C Package, scheduled for release this coming this December.  Model is crafted in 1:18 using resin material.  This sealed replica highlights some nicely executed exterior lines, but there is no access to any internal bits.  Kyosho must know something we don’t because someone keeps buying these minivan replicas.  Suggested retail Continue Reading...
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Kyosho/HEADLINER Lancia Stratos HF #6 1975 Tour de Corse

High-quality images of Kyosho’s 1:18 Lancia Stratos HF #6 1975 Tour de Corse were released today.  The model is developed in cooperation with the Ignition Model brand, under Kyosho direction.  Detail and execution is on par with any Ignition Models to date, but so is the price!  The Lancia Stratos is crafted in resin with no opening parts.  Shelf date Continue Reading...
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First Look: Kyosho/OUSIA Bugatti Chiron

Now this is a cool surprise from the Kyosho team,  a first look at their new project the 1:18 Bugatti Chiron.  Nice to see they are doing something different than their immediate competition!  The model comes from their OUSIA series, which means diecast and closed-body design.  Two colours are scheduled for release in early 2017, they include the feature colour Continue Reading...
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Kyosho New Ferrari Dino 246GT

Kyosho officially reveals photos of the production version of the upcoming 1:18, resin, closed-body Ferrari Dino 246GT.  Based on the images the execution is top notch, no detail left untouched.  Two colours are coming to market later this year, they include Red and Yellow.  And based on Kyosho’s press release both are already sold through their production inventory. Our conversation Continue Reading...
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Kyosho New 1:12 Ferrari Testarossa

Fans of the Ferrari marque might look into Kyosho’s new 1:12 scale Ferrari Testarossa.  The exterior is done in Ferrari Red.  Overall detail looks promising, but we suggest they slightly lower the overall ride height, just a tiny weeny bit!  The Ferrari Testarossa is completed in resin and features closed-body design.  Model is scheduled for December 2016 release.  Suggested retail Continue Reading...
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Kyosho Land Rover Defender Movie Edition Production

The painted production version of Kyosho’s upcoming Land Rover Defender Movie Edition was released this morning, it is called Corris Grey.  The resin based, non-opening replica is one of the best examples in closed-body resin we’ve seen to date.  A lot of exterior eye candy along with clean execution is surely visible in each image.  Model is expected Q1 2017.  Continue Reading...
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Kyosho/OUSIA New McLaren 675LT

** UPDATE – New Photos ** Kyosho makes it official, they will release the 1:18 McLaren 675LT under the OUSIA brand in Orange and White.  What does that mean for collectors?  You now have a diecast option of the beautiful McLaren 675LT under $100 US – this is direct competition for TopSpeed, Tecnomodel and others.  The downside, the model is Continue Reading...
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