Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Model of the Day: Kyosho Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAm...
Here is something that is great about diecast collecting: Today we feature a beautifully-made model of an Italian car, made by a Japanese diecast company, sold by a shop in Hong Kong, to a collector in the US (who is trying to show it to collectors all over the world).
So, to summarize, it took something from Japan, via Hong Kong, to help an American collector appreciate an Italian car. Pretty cool, eh?
And how great is this one? One thing that brands like Kyosho and Tomica Limited Vintage can do, that the $1 brands like Hot Wheels and Matchbox cannot, is be as creative with the wheels as they are with the actual bodies of the models. Hot Wheels and Matchbox have to build around the wheels they have. Kyosho and TLV can start from scratch.
Now we don't bring that up to compare the brands, because that doesn't make any sense. We just say it because Kyosho built the wheels, matched them to the unique Alfa wheel wells, and totally nailed the casting.
And by the way, the Kyosho Alfa models are on sale at Daboxtoys right now. Follow the link:
Kyosho Alfa Romeo Collection at Daboxtoys.
We hope you take advantage. And if you need further convincing, just take a look at the breathtaking 1750 GTAm in all its Italian glory:
Kyosho Alfa Romeo 1750 GTAm: