Recently I was lucky to get this miniature car of the Toyota Avanza.
The Avanza is apparently a Daihatsu-designed vehicle constructed in Indonesia. The scale model is created in Indonesia by a new make (new for me) called RIMS, which apparently stands for Republic of Indonesia Model Scale. This is their first 1:64 scale model.
Here are three examples of the Chery S11 or SQR 7110, or ... well a car with many names but mostly known for being a copy of the Chevy Matiz. They are sold on a blister with a key chain attached.
I thought the story would end there, but strangely I found some more Chery's.
Not sure if I posted before on Castline's M2 Machines line of diecast cars, but they deserve a mention. M2 claims to make 1:64 American (and a Canadian) car from the fifties, sixties and seventies. Personally, I like their efforts from 1949 to 1959 the best and they include pick-ups, tractor/trailer combo's and cars.
Some call these tiny, but for 1:64 they seem huge to me. Is it a recent trend that 1:64 looks so much bigger then 1:64 of some years ago? Compared to Kyosho for example they seem big.
Mercury was a very well known brand in 1:43, but less so as a manufacturer of smaller scale vehicles. They did create a series of "Speedy" cars in the sixties, followed by "Speedy Velox", different in that the Velox has "Speed wheel"-type wheels, instead of the original Speedy series, which has rubber tyres and hub-type wheels. Later, towards the end of Mercury in 1980, they created the Mercury Micro-series, which was cheaper (or possibly, cheaper still) then their Speedy Velox predecessors.
Around 1994 Herpa created a line of 1:66 diecast cars. It was probably no big succes, as only limited cars have been released. I will show some of them:
ToyCollector went to the Nuremburg Toy Fair and wrote about RMZ City-line of Uni-Fortune. They showed a nice selection of 1:64th scale (or thereabouts) diecast toy cars. Through a friend in Austria I was able to get 16 different cars from this brand. There are some that have not reached my shore, I hope they will come here. Prices are not as cheap as I expected, at 4 euros each.
2010 Camaro, Corvette C6-R, BMW M5, Audi A5