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Old 10-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Diecast Car Models

Sup RS,

So recently I started to collect diecast models.. It started off with me picking up a few cars when I was shopping at Costco (Maisto). Grabbed a white Nissan GTR today actually.

However, after looking at a few Autoarts's I don't think I can continue with the Maisto quality. I'm really looking to collect all the Japanese sports car from my childhood (NSX, RX-7, Fairlady, Supra, MR2, etc..).
A few questions:

1. Is Autoart the top diecast makers?

2. Any other brands I should consider? I'm familiar with (so far) Maisto, Hot Wheels, Burago, Autoart, Kyosho and Motor Max

3. Autoart and Kyosho seem very similiar.. Is there a definitive answer which one is actually better or is this a personal preference?

4. I'm assuming ebay, amazon are the best places to buy? Can't imagine there being a large enough demand for a local store to sell at decent price

5. Finally, for you guys that are serious collectors, do you take them out of the box?

I'm looking for my XMAS present already.. A NSX-R. Actually, any NSX lol
Or a FD RX7
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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Lets see them...post pix!

I don't mind Maisto.. Here are 'some' of mine:

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I used to have a crap ton of these back when I was about 8-13ish. But being young and stupid, I ended up breaking the wheels off a lot of them because I was a dumbass and too young to appreciate them. Now that I'm older and have broken my fair share of wheels, I don't have as much, but I do take better care of the few that I have. I've had everything you listed except Kyosho and Motor Max, and yes Autoart diecasts are the most detailed imo. I got a lot of mine from Hong Kong, and a few from places like Zellers and Toys R Us. I don't have any pictures of my current collection, but this is one of the latest and probably my favourite addition:
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If you are interested, there was a diecast model show today actually in Pitt Meadows. Next one is in February.

Greater Vancouver Diecast Toy Show
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This is the only diecast I have, 1:18 scale
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Comparison purposes only
I'd say some Kyosho's (such as the r32) are actually better than AutoArt's rendition. Also, you shouldn't stay away from Maisto as some of their models are really good.

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Edit: was going to get this as well - http://scale18.com/cgi-bin/page/item...th_Anniversary Really cheap considering it costs around $80-100 on eBay.

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my only diecast atm, AutoArt Mini Cooper
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i have a kyosho 745li.. the rear seat armrest opens up and the floor is real carpet. the details are crazy
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Best detailed ive seen is this... french diecast maker Norev...the seats are real leather









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1. Is Autoart the top diecast makers?

2. Any other brands I should consider? I'm familiar with (so far) Maisto, Hot Wheels, Burago, Autoart, Kyosho and Motor Max

3. Autoart and Kyosho seem very similiar.. Is there a definitive answer which one is actually better or is this a personal preference?

4. I'm assuming ebay, amazon are the best places to buy? Can't imagine there being a large enough demand for a local store to sell at decent price

5. Finally, for you guys that are serious collectors, do you take them out of the box?

I'm looking for my XMAS present already.. A NSX-R. Actually, any NSX lol
Or a FD RX7


1: I would say Autoart would be the upper mid level in. The higher ups would be CMC and BBR

2: With 1/18 prices increasing so much I actually started with 1/43. I find it having a way bigger selection of cars I like more.

4: You can always check out Wilkinson's by Ontario and Broadway. I personally usually buy from Hong Kong and just bring them back myself.

5: I would only take them outta the box if I was to put them on display in a clear box.


Here are some pics to my collection.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...8115211&type=3


Autoart will be coming out with the NSX-R in 2013
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I've got hundreds of them from every brand... started same as you with 1:18 Maisto but I pretty much only collect 1:43 nowadays (mostly Minichamps) because of size/space concerns and very rarely buy any 1:18 unless they're something I have to have (I have the AutoArt Lexus LF-A as well as the Pagani Zonda).

I have almost every NSX model every made actually haha... this is what 1 of my shelves looks like (most of the NSX models and some other ones):

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i used to like burago when they were made in italy


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I've got hundreds of them from every brand... started same as you with 1:18 Maisto but I pretty much only collect 1:43 nowadays (mostly Minichamps) because of size/space concerns and very rarely buy any 1:18 unless they're something I have to have (I have the AutoArt Lexus LF-A as well as the Pagani Zonda).

I have almost every NSX model every made actually haha... this is what 1 of my shelves looks like (most of the NSX models and some other ones):

How much was that Gran Turismo Ford GT? Must have been a fortune!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #18
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68style- give me one of your nsx seeing as you have way too many!!
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i really want the pagani...was the lf-a worth $200?
That's kind of a difficult question to answer... it was the only option for me to get probably one of my favourite cars ever so yah I felt like it was... that said, I got my friend to buy it for me from Tokyo when she was coming to visit me and it was about $150 when it was all said and done! The details and pop-up spoiler and whatnot are very nice... the Pagani has more features on it for sure though.
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How much was that Gran Turismo Ford GT? Must have been a fortune!
I bought both of them at a department store in Kaohsiung Taiwan when I was there for about $60 CAD each way back in 2007 haha... I think they're worth like $300+ on ebay nowadays!!
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i would love to start collection again, but sadly i have chinese kids running around my house in china alot these days

& their parent dun really give a damn as they think its just toys & i should let them play with it as im older
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I have a lot of diecast models but I stopped collecting because it just sat on my shelves collecting dust. Now I put them in boxes and stored them in the attic, I only kept a few out on display haha
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