Monday, September 21, 2015

Initial D diecast by Real X



Models: Mazda RX7 Type FD3S (Yellow and Black) 
Driver: Keisuke Takahashi (Yellow) | Kyoko Iwase (Black)
Team: Project D (Yellow) | Northern Saitama Alliance
Manufacturer: RealX
Scale: 1/72
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 300 php
Trivia ---
The tandem is usually called the fated lovers/drivers of destiny. The female driver of the black FD has a crush on Project D's Keisuke




Toyota ae86 Trueno Initial D diecast by Jada



Model: Toyota Trueno (ae86)
Driver: Takumi Fujiwara
Team: Akina Speed Stars (white hood) | Project D (black hood)
Manufacturer: Jada
Scale: 1/64
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 1,500 php
Trivia ---
 Vehicle is the most iconic and noticeable in the Initial D universe. The car originally belonged to Bunta (Takumi's father) where it gained the reputation as the ghost of Akina. Vehicle underwent major upgrade after Takumi was defeated by Emperor's team leader. The encryption on the side translates to "Fujiwara Tofu Shop"
Hands down, the 1:64 Trueno diecast produced by Jada is apparently miles better than any other replicas produced by other manufacturers



Impact Blue Initial D Diecast by Jada



Model: Nissan Sil80
Driver: Mako Sato and Sayuki
Team: Impact Blue
Manufacturer: Jada
Scale: 1/64
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 1,250 php
Trivia ---
Vehicle did not appear in Initial D film. Only race where Takumi drove with two drivers (Sayuki served as a navigator on the passenger seat). Car appeared in many issues / episodes of both anime and manga



Emperor Mitsubishi Evo III Initial D 1:64



Model: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR (CE9A)
Driver: Kyoichi Sudo
Team: Emperor
Manufacturer: Jada
Scale: 1/64
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 1,000 php
TRIVIA --- 
Vehicle also appeared in both Initial D movie and anime. This is the vehicle that defeated Takumi and his ae86 forcing him to replace the engine thereby upgrading the legendary Panda Trueno
 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Night Kidz Skyline Jada Diecast Initial D 1:18


Model: Nissan Skyline R32 Diecast
Driver: Takeshi Nakazato
Team: Myogi Night Kidz
Manufacturer: Jada
Scale: 1/18
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 5,000 php
TRIVIA ---
Car appeared in both Initial D movie and anime. In the Intial D film, this vehicle was defeated by Red Suns' team leader Ryosuke Takahashi. In both anime and manga, Nakazato was defeated by Takumi on the 3rd race of season 1.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nissan Skyline Initial D Diecast by Jada (1:64)


Model: Nissan Skyline R32 Diecast
Driver: Takeshi Nakazato
Team: Myogi Night Kidz
Manufacturer: Jada
Scale: 1/64
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 1,250php (carded) | 600php (loose)
TRIVIA ---
Car appeared in both Initial D movie and anime. In the Intial D film, this vehicle was defeated by Red Suns' team leader Ryosuke Takahashi. In both anime and manga, Nakazato was defeated by Takumi on the 3rd race of season 1.


 

Red Suns Diecast by Jada Initial D (1:18)


Model: Nissan Mazda RX7 FC
Driver: Keisuke Takahashi
Team: Akagi Red Suns
Manufacturer: Jada
Scale: 1/18
Where to buy: YoHoHoN COOLectibles
Current Market SRP: 5,000 php

TRIVIA --- 
Vehicle did not appear in Initial D film. This vehicle was the first race car defeated by Takumi in the mountain pass of Akina. This was Keisuke's race car for the whole duration of his stint at team Red Suns. However, it was upgraded when he joined Project D