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Back in the late 1960's and early 1970's, when the first Japanese cars started coming to the U.S., no one thought to much of it. Except they were small, different, and probably under powered for the time.

Of course, when the 1973 gas embargo happened, everything changed. Suddenly, small cars, with smaller engines, were sought after by millions of Americans. My own mother traded in her Impala and bought a new Mazda RX3 Wagon. Just 3 years earlier, our neighbor across the street had bought a brand new 1970 Datsun 240z (in a silver color, though I would say that was more of a sports car purchase than out of necessity).

That was the foot in the door that the Japanese automakers needed, and suddenly they were almost everywhere. Especially the small pickups, like the Nissan D21s or the Toyota Hilux.

As time went by, most of these cars were traded in and ended up in junkyards. But today, things have changed, very much so.

The collector cars market has embraced the older, small, compact Japanese cars from Asia. Sure, most don't have comforts, like power steering, or air conditioning, but their body designs are timeless. And now, classic.

Toyota Corollas, Datsun 510's and 710s. Mazda RX3's. The '78 to '85 Mazda RX7s. Datsun 240 and 280Z cars. Now they are looked upon as cars folks remember them, they and want to own and upgrade them.

At the same time, the Japanese car companies continued development on new types of cars. Nissan created a new GT-R, based on a long history of Skylines from Japan. Now they had a super car on their hands.

Toyota started their TRD (Toyota Racing Development) programs. Honda's have their V-Tec engines. The world was exploding with reliable, but fast machines based on a long heritage of Japanese car models.

Now you can build model kits of a lot of these cars, from the classic older models to the latest Lexus LFA and Subaru BRZ.

Companies such as Tamiya, Hasegawa, Fujimi, and others, keep making new kits of our favorites. In the past, most of the kits were curbside models, but not anymore. Now you can get them with full engine bays and engines, extra wings and hop up parts, and even photoetch.

If you've been wanting to build a classic kit, or just want to explorer some Japanese culture, building one of these model kits can be a lot of fun, and will give you a new model building experience.

But you might also be building a car you grew up with, or remember a neighbor owning.

Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, Honda, Lexus, and many more great Asian model sports cars.

From model manufacturers such as Tamiya, Fujimi, Hasegawa, Revell, Doyusha, and others.


tamiya gr supra model car

Toyota GR Supra


Mazda RX7 with Engine


Toyota Supra with Driver Figure


Toyota Supra


Mitsubishi Eclipse


Nissan 350Z


tamiya 300zx model

Nissan 300ZX Turbo Fairlady


Honda SI Civic Coupe


hasegawa colt gto model car

Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO


tamiya mazda roadster rf model car

Mazda Roadster RF


amt subaru brat 4x4 model car

Subaru Brat 4x4


amt nissan 280zx model car

Datsun 280ZX Turbo


amt toyota pickup 4x4 model

Toyota Pickup Truck 4x4


amt toyota pickup 4x4 model

Mazda Eunos Roadster (MX5 / Miata)


amt toyota pickup 4x4 model

Toyota Pickup Truck 4x4


mpc datsun pickup 4x4 model

Datsun Pickup Truck


tamiya 350z model

Nissan Fairlady 350Z Track


Toyota Starlet Turbo S


tamiya gto model

Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo


fujimi nsx r model

Toyota Celica 1600GT


Nissan 300zx Fairlady


Toyota Celica XX with Driver Figure


Mitsubishi FTO


Mark II Grande G 3.0


Toyota Celica GTR


Mitsubishi Montero with Sport Options


Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evo VI


Mitsubishi Galant GTO


Mitsubishi Pajero


tamiya nsx model

Honda / Acura NSX with V6 Engine


tamiya supra model

Toyota Supra


tamiya wrx model

Subaru Impreza WRX Sti


tamiya rx7 efini model

Mazda RX7 Efini


tamiya nsx  model

Acura NSX


Nissan Bluebird


tamiya lancer  model

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI


hasegawa ladies figure set

Car Show Ladies


hasegawa levin gt apex  model

Toyota Corolla Levin GT Apex


Nissan Bluebird Sedan


Toyota Mark II Grande


Mazda RX7 Police


Altezza RS200


Alto Twin Cam Turbo


Datsun 240Z Fairlady


Subaru Impreza WRX STI


Mazda RX7


Isuzu Gemini


Honda S800


Honda Fit


Toyota Celica


Toyota Sprinter GTZ


Nissan Silvia


Corolla APEX Levin GT


Mazda RX7


Chara-de-Car Mazda Savanna RX7


Toyota Supra Turbo


Honda Civic Type-R EP3


Suzuki Escudo


Nissan S13 Silvia


Nissan S Silvia


Toyota Chaser X40


Toyota Corona Mark II Grande


Mitsubishi Eclipse


Grandeur HG


Corolla Levin 1600GT


Toyota S800


Integra R 95


HINO Dump Truck


Levin TE27


Suzuki Jimny Custom


Honda Civic Type R EK9


Honda NSX-R


Altezza RS200


Lexus IS350


Honda N360


Nissan 240ZG Police


Legacy Wagon Touring GT


Nissan Fairlady 240Z


Mitsubishi Galant GTO


Toyota Celica 2000GTR


Subaru Legacy RS


tamiya brz model

Subaru BRZ


tamiya brz model

Toyota Supra 3.0 GT



tamiya 370z model

Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition


hasegawa police cosmo model

Mazda Cosmo Sport Patrol


hasegawa police cosmo model

Nissan Fairlady Z432R


Chara-de-Car Toyota Supra 3.0


tamiya mazda mx5 model

Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster


figures for car models


hasegawa datsun 240z model

Datsun 240Z


hasegawa suzuki jimny model

Suzuki Jimny


Mugen CRZ


Nissan 180SX




Daihatsu Midget


Subaru Legacy B4 RSK


Nissan Art Force Silvia


Nissan Fairlady Z 432


Nissan Autotech Silvia


Isuzu Vehicross


Neon Genesis Evangelion Katsuragi Misato Car


tamiya honda s600 model

Honda S600


hasegawa totots 2000gt model

Toyota 2000GT


hasegawa totots 2000gt model

Hyundai Santa Fe


Nissan Laurel Turbo


Toyota Cresta Twin Turbo


Koi XB


Starion Turbo


Mitsubishi Galant VR4


Nissan Fairlady Z


Zessha Either! Toyota Celica 1600GT


Nissan Silvia Spec R


Lancer EVO V GSR


Honda S800


Lexus LS600hL


Vellfire ZA G Edition


Honda Civic Type R EK9


Nissan 180SX


Chara-de-Car 26


tamiya rx7 cabriolet model

Mazda RX7 Savanna Cabriolet


fujimi lancr evo iii model

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO III


hasegawa nissan sunny model

Nissan Sunny Pickup Truck


Nissan Sunny Pickup Truck


Mazda RX7 RS


Mazda RX7


PACIFIC RACING NAC S14 type D1 Grand Prix


Nissan Fairlady 280Z-T


tamiya brz street custom model

Subaru BRZ Street Custom


fujimi fab estima model

Fabulous Estima


Mazda RX3 GT


Evangelion Nerv Coupe with Figure


Toyota Estima Exclusive ZEUS


Infiniti Q45


Nissan CUBE


Nissan Silvia S13


Nissan Fairlady NISMO


Toyota Model AA with Figure


Speed Racer Mach V


fujimi mugan integra model

Mugen Integra Type R


fujimi lexus model

Lexus HS250h


fujimi landcruiser model

Toyota Landcruiser 80


Toyota Landcruiser 100


fujimi ls600 model

Lexus LS 600hl


Hi-So Mid 4


Isuzu Bighorn


Toyota Starlet Turbo


Toyota Celica GT-Four


Nissan Fairlady Police


Toyota FJ Cruiser


fujimi legacy wagon model

Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon GT-B E-Tune II


fujimi suzuki wagon model

Suzuki Wagonr Rr Suzuki Sport


hasegawa 2000gt model

Toyota 2000GT with Figure


Lexus LFA


Nissan 370Z


fujimi 300zx model

Fairlady Z 2 Seater Version S Z32




Mazda RX7


Toyota Supra


Nissan Skyline


Honda S2000


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