Monday, September 10, 2012

Jada Toys - Initial D - 5 in 1 Box Set - Toyota Trueno AE86




Finally now the popular Toyota Trueno of Akina Speed Stars (or so as claimed by Koichiro Iketani, Itsuki Takeuchi and Kenji) and Project D, owned by Bunta Fujiwara and (in a way) Takumi Fujiwara - the main star of the anime.

You can read all the other 4 reviews from the link below;

Mazda RX-7 FC3S Savana
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set.html

Nissan SilEighty
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set_7.html

Nissan Skyline GT-R32
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set_2682.html

Mazda RX-7 FD3S Efini
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set_10.html


Frankly speaking, prior to the popularity of Initial D anime, not many people talk about this car or knew about it. However, all that changed after the popularity of Initial D improved and since then, many people start to talk about this car a lot and some even looking forward to buy this car and planning to do some restoration project or make it look like the Initial D version.






A little bit of information about this car:

Car Model Name = Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (AE86)

Year = 1983(Without Digital Cluster)

Color = High Tech Two-Tone

Engine = OEM 16v Bluetop 4A-GEU with 150PS(1st Stage), TRD "Group A" AE101 20v Silvertop 4A-GEU(240PS)

Custom Parts = CibiƩ T353 Fog Lights, RS Watanabe Eight Spoke F8-Type Wheels (Black), TRD Keiichi Muffler, OEM Door Visor, ItalVolanti Admiral Red Trim Steering Wheel, Smiths 12,000 RPM Tachometer, Smiths auxiliary gauges (Oil Pressure/Water Temperature), 2 TRD Sports Seats, Vent Cup Holder, TRD Carbon Fiber Hood, Carbon Fiber Headlights, Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 tires, TRD Suspension Kit, and Cusco Strut Bar.











I personally feel that of all the 5 cars, this AE86 painting finishing and exterior detailing work is not really impressive - I guess it's only at the level of "above average". I just felt that there is a big room for improvement on this one.

The interior details is quite OK - more into a simple finishing approach. Nothing bad I would say about it though.





From this angle its seems that the front seat is kind of big while the steering wheel is tad small and that gear stick is a tad bigger.





Apart from my complain on the detailing finishing, I guess this is still a decent die cast car model of AE86 at 1/64 scale and being a big fan of Initial D, I'm glad to owned this car.






Side by side with the 1/43 scale of the same car:







All 5 of them from Jada Toys;

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You can read all the other 4 reviews from the link below;

Mazda RX-7 FC3S Savana
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set.html

Nissan SilEighty
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set_7.html

Nissan Skyline GT-R32
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set_2682.html

Mazda RX-7 FD3S Efini
http://www.shewsbury.com/2012/09/jada-toys-164-initial-d-5-in-1-box-set_10.html






With the rest of our small die cast collections;











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2 comments:

  1. A nice background ideal for the small Trueno. Great set and cool display of your gems...

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  2. Hmm actually they much smaller than I expect ^^

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