While Bandai has continued to evolve the Gundam franchise, it has also made sure to double back and re-create models of most of the key Gundams from pretty much every earlier anime and even some manga. However, not all Gundams have seen this treatment, and those from Silhouette Formula 91 are perfect examples of this. […]

Born out of the aftermath of the Automotive Dark Ages, the Dodge Stealth was a very interesting hybrid. Part Japanese-engineered supercar and part Mopar brawler, the Stealth was an affordable car that, in it’s most extreme form, could blow the doors of almost anything in its day. Combining Japanese and American sensibilities and making judicious […]

When the engineers at Supermarine (producer of the legendary Spiftire) tried to rescue their oh-so portly and pedestrian Attacker from utter mediocrity, they did so by adapting what was all the aeronautical rage at the time; swept wings and tricycle landing gear. While this may not sound like much of a stretch, it was, and […]

Aircraft carriers are serious pieces of military hardware; they always have been. They came into their own during the furious struggle in the Pacific in WWII, and one of the most hallowed names among them is “Lexington”. The first Lexington, CV-2, fought until she finally went down in the Battle of the Coral Sea. It […]

When Chevy began tidying up the design of their C/K series trucks in 1962, they also began to offer more more amenaties and options, as well as more appearance upgrades. By the time the 1964 models came around, you could get all kinds of varieties of side trim, two-toning and cab options. Like all ’60s […]

There’s not a lot more obscure than Russian civilian vehicles, at least in the West! One thing that might be more obscure are Russian/Soviet die cast replicas of those same vehicles. That having been ┬ásaid, the Lada model 2121 is suprisingly well-known, even in the West, albeit under the name “Niva”. A tough, somewhat ugly […]

When it comes to fairly obscure animes, Metal Armour Dragonar is right up there with the best of them. What started out as an attempt to replace Gundam as the reigning mech anime franchies fell flat on its face. However, it did give us some pretty cool designs, and almost everything had a jet pack! […]