Tag Archives: 1/43

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 […]