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Kyosho Corporation, founded  in 1963 in Tokyo is world famous for it's extensive line of radio-controlled models in various scales. Besides the RC models, Kyosho has also released static models in various scales, the models of interest to the (near) 1/87 scale collector will be listed on this page.

Static models (1/100)

In May 2005 Kyosho released the 'Skyline Minicar Collection', consisting of 11 different Nissan Skyline models, 10 of which are shown on a flyer accompanying the models, the 11th being a 'secret model'*. All models, which were used as give-aways with 500ml softdrinks, are in 1/100 and are scaled down excellent. The models feature rolling wheels with prototypical rims and rubber tires with a very fine profile. The glazing fits excellent and the models even have a detailed interior.

Front and back of the flyer accompanying the models


Ref# Model
? 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R (PGC10)
? 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R (KPGC10)
? 1973 Nissan Skyline GT-R (KPGC110)
? 1981 Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30)
? 1984 Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30)
? 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32)
? 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33)
? 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34)
? 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-R racing #15 (KPGC10)
? 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R racing #12 (BNR32)
?* 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R racing #1 (BNR32)

1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R (KPGC10)

In November 2005 the Nissan Fairlady Z Minicar collection was released. These models are also in 1/100 scale and were also used as give-aways with cans of coffee. Again, there are 10 models and one 'secret model'*. Thanks to Japanese collector Kazuhiro Takahashi we can show you some pictures and give you the list of models.

- Model listing

Ref# Model
? 1969 Datsun 240Z (Z432 PS30) (orange model in the picture) 
? 1969 Datsun 240Z (Z-L S30) (red model in the picture) 
? 1971 Datsun 240ZG (HS30H) 
? 1980 Datsun 280Z (HS130) 
? 1983 Datsun 300ZX (HZ31) 
? 1989 Nissan 300ZX (CZ32) 
? 1994 Nissan Z-300ZX IMSA (Z32), 2 w/different startnumbers 
? 2002 Nissan 350Z (Z33) 
? 2004 Nissan 350Z JGTC (Z33), 2 with different startnumbers 

2005 Nissan 350Z S-Tune GT (Z33) 

?* 2004 Nissan 350Z JGTC (Z33) 'Calsonic' (pic. above)

Where toys and collectables meet, a new kind of model emerges...   

RC Trucks (1/80)

In 2006 Kyosho released several RC trucks in 1/80 scale, there are four truck brands with two cab styles each.

- Flyer scan

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- Model listing

Ref# Model
? Isuzu Gigamax w/2-axle containertrailer 
? Isuzu Gigamax 4-axle truck
? Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great w/2-axle containertrailer
? Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great 4-axle truck
? Nissan Diesel UD w/2-axle containertrailer
? Nissan Diesel UD 4-axle truck
? Hino Profia w/2-axle containertrailer
? Hino Profia 4-axle truck

RC buses (1/80)

Kyosho has also released a series of radio-control models of Japanese buses in 1/80 and although the models are not as detailed as collectors may have grown to expect in the last couple of years, they are of good overall quality.

The model in its packing, two close-up pictures of the model plus two of the Kyosho model next to a Herpa MAN bus in 1/87.

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Pictured above is the busmodel in one of Albert Prats' dioramas. And although the buses handle well, they are not really meant to be used in dioramas. Since the speed of the model is hard to control, the model may endanger the life of your layouts citizens. ;-)

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