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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.

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Toyota GR Supra


Toyota Supra


Mitsubishi Eclipse


tamiya 300zx model

Nissan 300ZX Turbo Fairlady


Honda SI Civic Coupe


Mazda Miata MX5


tamiya skyline gtr model

Nissan Skyline GTR with Twin Turbo Engine


hasegawa colt gto model car

Mitsubishi Colt Galant GTO


revell datsun 4x4 truck model

Datsun Offroad Pickup Truck 4x4


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


tamiya gtr nismo model

Nissan GTR R32 Skyline NISSMO Custom


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


tamiya nissan gtr model

Nissan R34 GTR Z-TUNE


Toyota Starlet Turbo S


Toyota Starlet EP71 EFI


tamiya skyline gtr model

Nissan GTR Skyline V-Spec


tamiya gto model

Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo


fujimi nsx r model

Toyota Celica 1600GT


tamiya gto model

Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec II


Nissan 300zx Fairlady


Nissan GTR Spec II


Mitsubishi FTO


Mark II Grande G 3.0


Nissan Skyline Hardtop 2000RS


Toyota Celica GTR


Mitsubishi Montero with Sport Options


Nissan Skyline GTSX Twincam


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


NISMO Nissan Skyline GTS

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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 Fairlady 240Z


Mitsubishi Galant GTO


Toyota Celica 2000GTR


Toyota Celica 1600GT


Subaru Legacy RS


tamiya brz model

Subaru BRZ


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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


tamiya mazda mx5 model

Mazda MX5 Miata Roadster


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hasegawa datsun 240z model

Datsun 240Z


hasegawa suzuki jimny model

Suzuki Jimny


Skyline 2000GTS


Mugen CRZ


Nissan 180SX




Daihatsu Midget


Subaru Legacy B4 RSK


Skyline GTR


Skyline GTR


Nissan Art Force Silvia


Nissan Fairlady Z 432


Nissan Autotech Silvia


Nissan Skyline Japan


Isuzu Vehicross


tamiya honda s600 model

Honda S600


tamiya skyline 2000 model

Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR Hard Top


hasegawa totots 2000gt model

Toyota 2000GT


hasegawa totots 2000gt model

Hyundai Santa Fe


Nissan Laurel Turbo


Nissan GTR Full Works


Mazda RX7 Mazdaspeed A-SPEC


Toyota Cresta Twin Turbo


Nissan Skyline GTR


Starion Turbo


Mitsubishi Galant VR4


Toyota Celica XX 2800GT


Nissan Fairlady Z


Soarer 3.0 GT


Nissan Silvia Spec R


Lancer EVO V GSR


Honda S800


Nissan Skyline R34


Lexus LS600hL


Vellfire ZA G Edition


Honda Civic Type R


Nissan GTR R35


Nissan GTR R32


Nissan 180SX


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


Subaru Impreza STi


Nissan Fairlady 280Z-T


tamiya brz street custom model

Subaru BRZ Street Custom


fujimi fab estima model

Fabulous Estima


Mazda RX3 GT


Mazda RX8


Toyota Estima Exclusive ZEUS


Infiniti Q45


Nissan CUBE


Nissan Silvia S13


Nissan GTR Skyline


Toyota Landcruiser 100


Nissan Skyline GTR


Nissan Fairlady NISMO


Toyota Model AA with Figure


Mazda Cosmo Sport


Mr K Datsun 240Z


fujimi mugan integra model

Mugen Integra Type R


fujimi lexus model

Lexus HS250h


fujimi landcruiser model

Toyota Landcruiser 80


fujimi nismo gt model

Nissan Skyline NISMO GT


fujimi ls600 model

Lexus LS 600hl


Hi-So Mid 4


Isuzu Bighorn


Toyota Starlet Turbo


Toyota Celica GT-Four


Nissan Fairlady Police


nissan fujimi 432 model

Nissan Fairlady Z 432R


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


fujimi nissan gtr model

Nissan GTR R35


hasegawa 2000gt model

Toyota 2000GT with Figure


hasegawa 2000gt model

Nissan Skyline GTS R31


Lexus LFA


Nissan 370Z


hasegawa 2000gt model

Nismo R33 Skyline GT-R


fujimi 300zx model

Fairlady Z 2 Seater Version S Z32




Mazda RX3


Mazda RX7


Toyota Supra


Nissan Skyline


Honda S2000


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