Wednesday, July 29, 2009



The Subaru 360 was the first automobile mass produced by Fuji Heavy Industries' Subaru division. Rather than a scaled-down conventional auto, it used a number of innovative features to produce a car to address government plans to produce a small "people's car" with an engine no larger than 360cc when most in Japan could not afford a car. The body size and the engine capacity were designed to match within Japan's kei car regulation. Nicknamed the "ladybug" in Japan, it was one of Japan's most popular cars, and among the smallest cars in the world to attract a significant following. It was a significant a step up from microcars such as the Isetta as the first kei car that had four wheels and room for 4 passengers. 392,000 units were produced in Japan from 1958 to 1971. Production ended for the 360 and was replaced by the Subaru R-2.
The car's name was derived from the size of the 356 cc engine.
SUBARU360 is so popular & being recognize by so many people. Even Play Station game Gran Turismo has it own class of Subaru 360 race.

This is my first Tomica Limited box set with Collector Book No.2. I wish the get the rest of the set too.

This other two TL No. 0041 Subaru 360 cars. Which was release back in 22 May 2004 at Japan.

This is the TL collector's book. It is printed in Japan and it is in Japanese. The following picture is taken from this book, most of it is in black & white.

The Subaru 360 car No. 9 & No. 12 in the leading group
Subaru 360 race in 400cc and below category

Again Subaru 360 car No. 9 & No. 12 has the fastest qualifying amongst it's class

Look at car no. 9 goes, smooth and steady. Sorry NO DRIFTING at that time.
Anti row bar was invented back then. Look at it's row & of course there is no low profile tires too
Subaru 360 has a unique way of open it's doors, even a Sumo wrestler can fit in this small car
SUBARU 360 YOUNG SS (newer look fro the 360)

Finally the Legendary SUBARU 360 Car No. 9 was well kept even it's original Race No.
Here is how it looks like from the inside of a Subaru 360. It's only have 4 gears, the stick next to the gear knob is the hand break, the back view mirror in on the dash board, side window can not be slide down and the dash broad is all metal, no air-con, just have to turn the front side window outward to scoop outside air in to car.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


The M1 Abrams is a main battle tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. It is a well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile tank designed for modern armored ground warfare. Notable features of the M1 Abrams include the use of a powerful gas turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. It is one of the heaviest tanks in service, weighing in at close to 68 short tons.

This is my replica M1A1 Tank made by JOHNNY LIGHTNING ground Assult Edition
(there is a glass sticker missing from the picture above)
This JL M1A1 Tank come with: cannon head can be turn & tilt and it is very detail.

This second M1A1 Tank has a scope in front of the tank.

The real picture of M1A1 TANK is courtesy from Wikipedia.

Monday, July 6, 2009

My First Japan made Tomica.

This is my first two regular Tomy made cars that is made in Japan. It is very hard to find cars nowadays. It is let go by a collector after keep it for 16 years. It is still kept nicely in its original box and one of it even has a date of purchas, written on the box by himself.
This Skyline is made back in 1989. The box packing is thinner compare to the China made Tomica box pack. Both of this car & box is now pack in a transparent box protector specially made for serious Tomica collector.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Batmobile (Batman Returns)

I am glad today 3 July 2009, my blog has break the 10,000 visitor barrier.
Thanks for all support on my blog. For this Batmobile issue I will not write much, simply just for you all to enjoy other replica Batmobile and at the end of this page remenber to check this 1/1 scale Batmobile at the end of it. If you want to order one real Batmobile, please check the link.

Here is the Bruce Wayne collection car set and his butler.

Now to the real scale Batmobile

Thrust: 1500 lbs. at 103% ROS
Torque: 1750 lbs./ft. at 98.7% ROS
0 to 60 MPH: 3.7 sec,
Top Speed: Unknown
Brake Rating: Excellent
Wheelbase: 141.0 in.
Length: 260.7 in.
Width: 94.4 in.
Height: 51.2 in.
Wheels: Cast alloy, 15 x 6.5
Tires: High aspect L60-15
Fuel Requirement: High octane 97% special

The real picture of Batmobile is courtesy of To order yourself a real size Batmobile please click here