Friday, February 13, 2009

1/64 CMS Special Dealership Set

I don't know if there are Japanese diecast companies other than CMS Corporation that sell 1/64 special dealership sets. I have to say CMS have done an excellent job with them as the model cars are in fine detail with realistic sponsership logos and stickers. So far, CMS have manufactured five special dealership sets; three Suzuki SX4, one Mitsubishi set and one Subaru. In my opinion, the last Suzuki SX4 set is close to perfect but it can change with Nissan set that is due to release in March.

The set is comprised of Nissan Datsun Violet and 200SX and I am particularly intrigued by the 200SX piece. It is because the new 200SX has different paint than the counterpart in SS.14 and this one actually looks cooler. On the other hand, the new Datsun Violet bears strong resemblance to the counterpart in Nissan series. This will be the last complain you hear from me because I am glad that the company finally makes new Nissan diecasts since fall 2007, the time Nissan series was out in the market.

Nissan Set (Violet and 200SX)

I do not understand why CMS keeps producing Subaru, Citreon and Lancia because they are very saturated in the market and I am actually bored with them. I pray CMS will continuously delivery sexy diecasts to their fans who have been following them for years.

CMS, if you can hear me, let make Porshe rally cars or Honda rally cars.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Porsche Series 3 will be released in Feb 17, 2009.

I am so excited.
Last month, I found out that Kyosho will release Porsche Series 3 in February 17. This series is a definite upgrade of Sport USA collection and F1-McLaren collection. Of the 30 cars, my favorites are 911 GT3 RS and 936, especially 936. Two of the three 936 cars are race cars with Martini printed on car body; the third one is test car in pure white. I am surprised to see the re-release of 911 Turbo in this series, wonder what the manufacture year of this real car was. When they are out in the market, I do not think I can keep my eyes off them. Everything is cool with the series but I am not cool with the price due to high Japanese Yen exchange rate.