Tag Archives: 1/43

Ap-pear-ently There’s a Toy of That!

The name Renault doens’t carry a lot of weight in North America. Dismal quality and styling failures from the ’50s to the ’80sm and an ill-advised, disastrous one-night-stand with AMC in its failing years, have ensured that Renault is a name best forgotten here. However, all over Europe, they’re a huge company, selling lots of […]

Talbot’s Final Fling

Talbot is a name that has a long and proud history, at least in Europe. Mind you, by the time Chrysler got their hands on them and applied their storied nameplate to things like the Omni/Horizon hatchback, you could say that they were really on the way out. However, when Chrysler sold the name to […]

Cougar Attack!

When it comes to cheap and dirty replicas of some cheap and ugly cars, I don’t think anyone can beat the French maker Solido with their “Solido Cougar” line of 1/43 metal-and-plastic replicas. Some of these are highly cheapified French Dinky Toys, and others are original Solido moulds. All, though are cheap and cheerful in […]

Some Sunshine – Just in Time for Christmas!

First off, a Merry Christmas to any readers who celebrate it! I would like to extend my wishes for a safe and happy Christmas Season and a Happy New Year to all of you! Since December is a generally grey and cruddy month weather-wise, at least where I live, I thought the Holidays could use […]

Lada 2121? Niva heard of it!

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 […]

Whole Lada Lovin’!

Who says size matters? Well, when you’re talking about die cast replicas made in the USSR, good things come in small packages! One of the weirdest (and cutely-ugliest) die cast cars I’ve seen to date is the Made in USSR 1/43 Vaz 2101 Taxi. This car is more widely known as the Lada 12oo, a […]