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Tokyo Torque series 2 and 3; GL please do anything other than Datsuns!
Topic Started: Apr 10 2018, 03:20 AM (1,062 Views)
6A13TT
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I can't seem to find anyone discussing the two upcoming Tokyo torque models on this site so I decided to start a discussion. how come Greenlight is only doing nissans even though they had access to a Mitsubishi and Toyota licence? there is so many models that they can do from these brands like the Galant,Lancer,Supra,Celica,Corolla to name a few.


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MrFutura
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Riding the trending Nissan wave right now. How many Skylines are there?! I have to admit that I was not into the Skylines since most of them never made it to the states and I don't have a nostalgic connection to them. I have always loved the 510 Bluebirds. There seems to be a lot of focus on racing teams as well. What would be a good example of a famous Toyota racer? I wonder if companies like Greenlight deliberately follow Hot Wheels' lead, to see what's selling.
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I'm so sick of Nissans it isn't even funny. The Skyline is overrated. I'll pick up the 510s and the classic Z cars and Skylines, but I'll leave modern Skylines hanging on the pegs. Just like it seems everyone else is doing with them at Toys R Us. The Zs disappeared, but the Skylines are pegwarming badly.

I too crave Toyotas, Hondas, and Mazdas. Where are the Supras, Celicas, RX-7s, etc? Tomica, Kyosho, Hot Wheels, and M2 already beat GreenLight to the Nissans. :rolleyes: Enough is enough. Japan's offered far more to the motoring public than just Nissans. Cars like these:

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And if you have to do Nissans? How about something oddball and quirky and JDM as all get go?

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the pictures of the original cars are great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrat
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My dad has a 1982 Celica GT-S that has never been made in die-cast before. It would make his world if GL ever made a replica of his as my Grandpa bought the Celica new in 1982. There have been similar castings of the Celica Supra made, however, none of the GT-S model which has the shorter hood, rather then the longer hood of the Supra (In my opinion actually looks better then the Supra)
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Thinking about it, does GL even have a Toyota license? I can't think of a Toyota GL has ever made off the top of my head and Toyota is not listed as a manufacturer on ZA3 Collectibles.

The only Toyota I can think of GL doing is the 1/43 Fast and Furious Supra. I presume they were able to make that one through their licensing with Universal, but if they are able to make Toyota models, why haven't they? Greenlight could make a great Tundra, Sequoia, or 4runner, along with many others
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The Mustang II is a Mustang too!
tksjohn
Apr 11 2018, 10:27 AM
My dad has a 1982 Celica GT-S that has never been made in die-cast before.
Haven't shot one. The closest I've got to that is this:

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I can't shoot what doesn't come to car shows. As it stands this one was on a used car lot. Bear in mind I had a MK II Celica Supra and would love to have another some day. That longer hood hides an inline six that gives the car a bit more grunt than the four-banger Celica with its shorter hood. ;)
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Swifty
Apr 11 2018, 08:29 PM
tksjohn
Apr 11 2018, 10:27 AM
My dad has a 1982 Celica GT-S that has never been made in die-cast before.
Haven't shot one. The closest I've got to that is this:

I can't shoot what doesn't come to car shows. As it stands this one was on a used car lot. Bear in mind I had a MK II Celica Supra and would love to have another some day. That longer hood hides an inline six that gives the car a bit more grunt than the four-banger Celica with its shorter hood. ;)
Here's a few pictures of my dad's Celica. His is absolutely mint condition, all original everything with I believe 76,000 miles on it. Only 20,000 miles have been put on it over the last 30 years. You can thank grandpa for using the first 50,000 in 3 years :lol:

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I was my son's age when I got the car from my dad, and it brings me back to that time in my life every time I drive it. It's not fast, but it keeps up with modern traffic, still is a fun car to drive. It definitely turns heads in SE Michigan these days- it may be the only one left in the state.

Thanks for posting TKSJOHN!
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Releasing only Datsuns and Nissans for Japan is like releasing only Mustangs and Camaros for the states, or Lamborghinis for Italy. They really need at least one more non-Nissan or Datsun. Eclipse maybe?

I like the R34 casting, but come on GL, we all know you can spice this up!
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Swifty
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The Mustang II is a Mustang too!
:drool: That is one awesome Celica! Brings back memories - my '83 Celica Supra was also white! Mine had a blue cloth interior - I really need to acquire another one some day.
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There's more to U.S. cars than Camaros and Mustangs???

Oh yeah, the diecast companies like Corvettes, too
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Dean-o-mite
Apr 13 2018, 01:08 AM
There's more to U.S. cars than Camaros and Mustangs???

Oh yeah, the diecast companies like Corvettes, too
We need more diecast brands doing small scale A Body's especially Greenlight as I want a 1:64 scale version of the VG valiant casting with an opening bonnet for pete's sake.
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Nissan/Datsun = :beatit:

Unfortunately Nissans and Datsuns are the HOT Japanese cars so the diecast makers will cash in on them as much as possible. While WE may think the other Japanese cars are just as cool, or even cooler, it seems the makers think otherwise. :(
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I don't like it, but the reasons why make complete sense. We are but mere nibblers to the diecast manufacturers. The JDM fanbois (and Mustang / Camaro fanbois) are rabid in comparison. Take a look at new release preview photo topics here at the Garage and there are guaranteed to be replies such as "too many re-colors / we need new castings" and out of a set of 6 or 12, "Two of those will come home with me."

Being introduced to Instagram, I see people who will hoard 20+ of every single JDM release these companies put out, regardless of number of re-colors. When they are guaranteed to sell quickly, I find it hard to fault the companies for churning out the same cars as every other company - and the flavor of the month (year) right now, is Datsun 510 / Nissan Skyline. No matter how many they make, there are hoarders who will hoover up every single one they can find, which equals more profit compared to the Swifty's Garage crowd who are in it for more of the long run and are far more selective / reserved with purchases.

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Dean-o-mite
Apr 13 2018, 01:08 AM
There's more to U.S. cars than Camaros and Mustangs???

Oh yeah, the diecast companies like Corvettes, too
Yeah, I hear that there are wagons that aren't Nomads too!
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This is one casting Greenlight really needs to do as it would fit well next to the current Muscle car fleet (as it looks like one), plus it is my favorite JNC car.
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Isuzu Impulse/Piazza, Gemini/I-Mark, Bellett, Trooper & 117 (plus a stock Chevy LUV), Mitsubishi Cordia, Starion, 3000GT, Galant VR4, Eclipse or FTO, Suzuki Swift GTi, Alto Works and Cervo/Whizzkid, and pretty much *any* Honda, Mazda or Toyota, would be cool by me. Other Japanese trucks to go with the new Nissan Titan would be great too, and if they have to make more Nissan/Datsun diecast, how about more Laurels, Cedrics, Glorias, Leopards, Cefiros, Stageas, 810s, Maximas, 610/710s, and some decent stock Hardbodies, 620s and 720s?
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The hoarders can have all of mine. Would like to see some well done '30's and '40's cars. Even some of the obscure American cars like Crosely, Muntz Jet, Kaiser Darrin etc etc. So many to chose from. Maybe some of the concept cars like the GM Firebird series.
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The Mustang II is a Mustang too!
Z28HO
May 17 2018, 11:57 PM
Even some of the obscure American cars like Crosely, Muntz Jet, Kaiser Darrin etc etc.
I would be all over these. I can even get access to an entire fleet of Crosleys for photos and measurements. All someone needs to do is say the word and they've got a dozen at their disposal.

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One of the best photos I've ever taken: 1950 Crosley HotShot (America's first postwar sports car!)

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1950 Crosley CD panel

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1951 Crosley Super wagon

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1950 Crosley FarmORoad

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1942 Crosley Liberty (last American car to be produced before all civilian production was discontinued in favor of the war effort)

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1939 Crosley 1A convertible

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1948 & a half Crosley CC sedan

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1947 Crosley CC convertible

The pickups are both out for restoration right now (prewar & postwar - the prewars are exceedingly rare) and rounding out the fleet is a Crosley hot rod.

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It still blows my mind that I stumbled across a Muntz Jet at random.

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1951 Henry J (Kaiser) Deluxe

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1954 Kaiser Darrin
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I always liked that the doors on the Kaiser Darrin slid forward into the fender wells.
Would be nice if HW would revamp their Henry J into a stock model and while their at it they could redo the '53 Studebaker Starliner coupe into a stock model.
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May 17 2018, 09:23 PM
Isuzu Impulse/Piazza, Gemini/I-Mark, Bellett, Trooper & 117 (plus a stock Chevy LUV), Mitsubishi Cordia, Starion, 3000GT, Galant VR4, Eclipse or FTO, Suzuki Swift GTi, Alto Works and Cervo/Whizzkid, and pretty much *any* Honda, Mazda or Toyota, would be cool by me. Other Japanese trucks to go with the new Nissan Titan would be great too, and if they have to make more Nissan/Datsun diecast, how about more Laurels, Cedrics, Glorias, Leopards, Cefiros, Stageas, 810s, Maximas, 610/710s, and some decent stock Hardbodies, 620s and 720s?
I would so go for a Mitsubishi Galant Lambda/Sapporo/Scorpion/Dodge (Colt) Challenger, Fifth generation Galant (NEVER BEEN DONE IN DIECAST), 8th Gen Galant (VR-4 and GDI models), and the 9th Generation Mitsubishi Galant/380. Yes I have a weird taste in cars.
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Final packaging images of Tokyo Torque series 2, I think the silver Datsun 510 is the best in the set (and i really dislike the 510 diecast hype).
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We all know for a fact people are going to scalp the BRE 510.
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Final packaging images of Tokyo Torque series 2, I think the silver Datsun 510 is the best in the set (and i really dislike the 510 diecast hype).

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We all know for a fact people are going to scalp the BRE 510.
I would agree. The 510 is becoming extremely stale. I will be excited still to get the BRE 510. After seeing how much the Hot Wheels versions are going for, I think you're right to say that the BRE will be selling for more than $6.99 if you can't find them at the store for that price
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I got excited when i first read Safari (thinking of the Nissan Safari/Patrol) but alas it was another Z variation (the disappointment of 2017)
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