For the fifth edition of the "Nostalgia" posts, we still going with the car theme, same as the first, second, third and fourth entries. This time, I will be featuring a toy car that is so special, I know every Malaysian guys, who were once Malaysian boys, will recognize this toy. Maybe all boys around the world too.
Everyone watches the Dash Yonkuro series. A show where kids races with their toy car, a toy car that cannot turn, and they steer it with a hockey stick. Then Lets & Go series. Kids races with their mini 4WD on the track, and yell words as if they're controlling the car. Everyone want to get their hands on that mini 4WD car. Any rich kids will get mini 4WD car by Tamiya, and show it off to all their friends. But us? We get the bootleg one. Haha
I had various mini 4WD cars from various bootleg brands. Among them, Gokey was the best. Still no better than Tamiya though. Then I move on to Auldey. I believe that once, Auldey was a bootleg toy company too. Then they come up with their own design and product, which is not bad! Good plastic quality, great motors and other accessories. Other than mini 4WD, Auldey also produce other toys like yo-yo and... The toy I'm going to feature in the next entry. Hehe... Anyway, lets review this toy first. Enjoy the pictures!
|First, we take a look at the Gokey's! The box says 1:32 scale, but isn't this is the exact size it appear in the series? Maybe they're referring the scale to a real car.|
That's all I have to post in this entry. Mini 4WD, who don't love them? Haha... I'm sure almost all Asian kid know this toy though. At the time when I was collecting these toys, I use play it with my friends. One of my friends live in the fire station's quarters. In that fire station, they have unused rail for the fire truck shutter door. It is wide enough to fit a mini 4WD in it. So we place several of them side by side, and race on! But, of course, there's no curve, only straight driveway. Haha... Good old time. But the real joy for me when collecting these toys is the building process. It is the time when I realize that I actually like building a toy, rather than playing with it. It is pretty much the history of how I end up collecting Gunpla until today. And also, what surprised me when I came home recently, is that my brother in law has also started collecting Tamiya mini 4WD! I've checked them out, and damn they're wayyy better than the Auldey. Of course, they're the original maker, right? Haha... Alright, that's all for this post, next one's coming!