KYOSHO Ferrari Formula Car Kits
Joe Kelly, Jr.
1:64 | $9 each
A case of the giggles is what we got when we opened up the large box containing all of Kyosho’s 1:64 Ferrari Formula cars (series III) — mostly because we didn’t know at the time that this lineup of exacting little buggers is made up of do-it-yourself, pre-decorated kits. There are 20 models in the series, and each mini-racer comes mounted to a card with instructions printed behind; the cars average around 10 pieces each, and include exquisite wheels, beautifully painted and decorated bodies, soft tires (wearing remarkable decos, where applicable), and even a small screwdriver to aid in getting the tiny beasties all together. There’s a base inside the box, but no clear cover. Though each box is externally identical to every other box (yes, we checked, and no, we don’t read Japanese), the lineup is stellar, and includes notable racers like the 126 CK, the F1-90, the 412 T1, the F10, F60, F310, and F92 A, as well as the more modern F2001, F2007, and F2008 (pictured). And here’s the rub: thanks to a pipeline through Daboxtoys.com, these Asian-market-only pieces (marked for sale at 750 yen) have found a way to the States. Gentlemen, start your screwdrivers. These things are sweet.