As I mentioned in my original post about the movie ‘5000km to Glory’, there is a little bit of movie merchandising related to the film, even though it was largely forgotten until it’s recent release on DVD and Bluray. I have seen the movie soundtrack album (on vinyl naturally!) for sale on Yahoo! Japan Auctions in the …

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I have no idea who made this toy Auto Factory… the box is just marked “Hong Kong” and aside from the slightly 1960’s looking artwork on the packaging, there’s no indication as to its age at all. This is the kind of toy that would have helped make a child into a life long gear …

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It seems amazing that anyone these days would make a toy based on a Datsun other than a Z or Skyline, but it seems Maisto are following Hot Wheels’ lead by producing their own toy Datsun 510, but in addition a 620 pickup to go with it! Okay, so they are a little cartoonish but …

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I loved Matchbox cars as a kid and have no doubt that they played a large part in developing my obsession for all things with engines and wheels. But it wasn’t just the miniature die-cast cars that fired my imagination in the early 70’s, it was also the boxes they came in. For the 1970s, …

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I’ve always wanted to drive a C110 Skyline Coupe, and finally I have the chance, although not quite what I’d had in mind… I really don’t know much about this toy car other than it’s made in Japan and has a diamond shaped logo on the base containing the characters “T.N”.  It’s about 20cm long …

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The latest from Tomica’s awesome Limited Vintage range, is a really welcome addition to my collection, as not only is it one of my favourite cars, the 710 model Nissan Violet, but it’s also a four door. Most models and kits, whether small scale or large, tend to only cover coupes or performance versions so …

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Hoarders of Datsun and Nissan related merchandising and collectibles may already be familiar with with these cigarette cases, based on various models built by the company. They appear to date back to at least 1959 and it seems that virtually every model sold since then has been represented by one of these cases… well into the 1990’s it …

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Last month I looked at the range of plastic kits available depicting Nissan Silvia and Gazelle series. This time it’s the turn of the Sunny range. Kits of the Nissan/Datsun Sunny series only really cover the first four incarnations, the B10, B110, B210 and B310, although the latter is quite poorly represented. Regardless of generation, the kits available …

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