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Deja Vu! Initial D Autoart Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Showcase!Deja Vu! Initial D Autoart Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Showcase!Review

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RockGodItachiRockGodItachi1 måned siden
!!WARNING EUROBEAT WILL INTENSIFY!!


!!PICTURE HEAVY!!

Time to put the pedal to the metal, shift gears and burn some serious rubber! Yes people it's time to embrace our inner Takumi Fujiwara and feel the roar of the engine let the petrol fill our veins and let our senses be heightened to god like levels, as we take a look in my first showcase blog at the iconic Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 by Autoart from the awesome series Initial D!

3...2....1...GO!

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Title: Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86
Origin: Initial D ENTRY #21368
Company: Autoart ENTRY #72881
Version: Project D
Scale: 1/18
Dimensions: W=299mm (11.66in) L=119mm (4.64in) H=119mm (4.64in, 1:1=2.14m)
Release Date: 08/2014
Price: £107.13 Bought from AmiAmi pre-owned.

ABOUT INITIAL DABOUT INITIAL D
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(Taken from wikipedia)
Initial D (Japanese: 頭文字Dイニシャル・ディー, Hepburn: Inisharu Dī) is a Japanese street racing manga series written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno. It was serialized in Weekly Young Magazine from 1995 to 2013, with the chapters collected into 48 tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. The story focuses on the world of illegal Japanese street racing, where all the action is concentrated in the mountain passes and rarely in cities or urban areas, and with the drifting racing style emphasized in particular.[4][5] Professional race car driver and pioneer of drifting Keiichi Tsuchiya helped with editorial supervision. The story is centered on the prefecture of Gunma, more specifically on several mountains in the Kantō region and in their surrounding cities and towns. Although some of the names of the locations the characters race in have been fictionalized, all of the locations in the series are based on actual locations in Japan.

Initial D has been adapted into several anime television and original video animations series by OB Studio Comet, Studio Gallop, Pastel, A.C.G.T and SynergySP. A live action film by Avex and Media Asia was released in 2005. Both the manga and anime series were initially licensed for English-language distribution in North America by Tokyopop (2002–2009),[6] however, the anime license has since been picked up by Funimation, while the manga was relicensed by Kodansha USA in 2019.
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ABOUT TAKUMI FUJIWARA

Takumi is the son of Bunta the owner of a tofu shop, he has little interest in doing things and spends a lot of his time in a daydream, he works as a gas boy and in his spare time he helps his father by delivering tofu to customers in his dad's AE86 in the mountains unaware that this mundane job will lead to something unexpected......


ABOUT THE TRUENOABOUT THE TRUENO
(Taken from Wikia)
The car is a 1983 (an early model, known as a "zenki") Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX 3door hatchback, chassis code AE86. It is painted in High-Tech Two-Tone, a black and white "panda style" colour scheme, because of this it is often called the Panda Trueno.
The Trueno was originally fitted with a first generation 1.6L litre, 16 valve Bluetop 4A-GEU.
This engine had 150HP and revved at 7500RPM. It had a displacement of 1587cc and was naturally aspirated.

Custom Parts:

A pair of Cibie T353 Amber Fog Lights are fixed to the front bumper.
A Fujitsubo Legalis R Muffler MC50
A sticker that reads Fujiwara Tofu Shop is stuck to the right side of the car.
An ItalVolanti Admiral Red Trim Steering Wheel (changed to a Tom's steering wheel from 4th stage Manga onwards)
A cup holder was attached to one of the air vents on the dashboard. This was often used on delivery runs to hold a cup of water, which would simulate the movements of the load of tofu in the boot of the car
The original Door Visors (removed in Fifth Stage)
RS Watanabe Eight Spoke F8-Type Wheels (Black)
A TRD Bucket racing seat with Takata 4-point drift harnesses is added to the car after its new engine is installed, to help the driver deal with the additional g-forces. It is added by Masashi Suzuki between Chapter 118 and Chapter 119.
A Smiths 12,000 RPM Tachometer (later changed to Ultra club sport tachometer) and Smiths auxiliary gauges (Oil Pressure/Water Temperature) are fitted in Chapter 132, supplied by Masashi Suzuki.
The Trueno was fitted with a TRD Carbon Fiber Hood and Carbon Fiber Headlights by Shuichi Matsumoto of Project D in Chapter 239 to make the car weigh less
A Cusco Strut Bar and a Lightweight FRP Rear Gate with Acrylic Windows are added prior to Chapter 433.
Project D's mechanics add a Cusco 6 point roll cage to the Trueno in Chapter 490. In Fourth Stage a TRD 4 point roll bar is installed instead.

!!WARNING SPOILERS!! More info: initiald.fandom...



Ah Initial D, where do I begin? I fell in love with this series a few years ago and I can still feel it pumping through my veins to this day! This series is a love letter to street racers and car racing fanatics alike! I was absolutely gripped when I watched this and writing this now has made me want to strap on my seat belt and start watching it all over again! It's heart pounding, dramatic, hilarious, intense, the OST is epic and most of all its extremely entertaining! I could not get enough of it and I do hope that one day we might see more! Anyway being the person I am after watching the series I went merch hunting and oh boy there's a lot for Initial D but sadly I missed the boat on a lot of it, including the Trueno by Autoart, I was gutted and yet by some sheer miracle I found myself randomly on AmiAmi about 1:30 am and I just thought to myself why not check pre-owned for Initial D? I mean the odds of anything popping up were slim but I thought may as well, you never know! Well lo and behold I was knocked for six! There was the Trueno for a bargain price A-/B condition! Like Takumi putting his foot to the floor I pounced and ordered immediately and felt that great elation of knowing I got me a TRUENO!!!

Now as this is a showcase blog it's going to be like a review but basically I'm going to let the pictures do the talking here (note pics will be from two different shoots as I originally planned a vid for this), I will say that I love this model, it's highly detailed, well made and it does Initial D justice, it's great for display but also brilliant for figure photography, well worth the money! A side note due to my current circumstances I am unable to get a hold of the box, I will say that it wasn't all that amazing and you can see an impromptu unboxing and my excitement at owning the Trueno here:
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RUNNING IN THE 90'S
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SPARK IN THE DARK
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SPACE BOY
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DEJA VU
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GAS GAS GAS
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Well as you can see this really is a superb model of the AE86 and I def recommend picking it up if you're an Initial D fan however sadly as this is now getting older it means that it is rare and therefore has gone up in price in the aftermarket, you may be lucky by checking AmiAmi pre-owned and Mandarake other places to try are E-Bay and Yahoo Japan Auctions, other than these I can't think of where else you'd get one. There're currently no known bootlegs of it so YJA and E-Bay should be fine to buy from but expect hefty prices.

NIGHT OF FIRENIGHT OF FIRE
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Thanks for reading guys and I'll be back soon with another showcase blog! Until then stay safe and remember "Driving technique is not something you can obtain in a few days!"

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Maakie1 måned siden#79691003Looks great! I love the look of the interior and what's under the hood!

Thanks! Yep Autoart did a fantastic job, I hope to get more of their models at some point. :)
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Looks great! I love the look of the interior and what's under the hood!
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TomTheCat1 måned siden#79615774Why would I hate you for that? It's your loss, not mine :P The first two are the best, the third is only a star vehicle for Tina Turner.
What impressed me the most about the first film, are the scenes in which Goose rides his bike. The (handheld?) camera shoots over his shoulder and you see the rev counter in the red o_O
Personally, I like the second film best. It also has awesome action scenes. When the refinery is blown up, you can actually see debris impacting near the camera. This was long before the advent of CGI...


Lol True! XD I'll look out for these shots when I get round to watching them, I don't watch a lot of films but I'll add these to my list to check out ASAP. :)
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RockGodItachi1 måned siden#79387091Ah you might hate me now as I've never seen the Mad Max movies, ... I'll have to watch these films!
Why would I hate you for that? It's your loss, not mine :P The first two are the best, the third is only a star vehicle for Tina Turner.

What impressed me the most about the first film, are the scenes in which Goose rides his bike. The (handheld?) camera shoots over his shoulder and you see the rev counter in the red o_O

Personally, I like the second film best. It also has awesome action scenes. When the refinery is blown up, you can actually see debris impacting near the camera. This was long before the advent of CGI...
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Moeromoero1 måned siden#79557453Thank you for the stunning pictures. I love AE86!!! This is the way I call it.
All I have is a tomica AE86.
The finishing on this is pretty impressive.
Pictures are realistic. Thank you for such "romantic" content.


Lol Thank you for calling them stunning, really appreciate that. :) Me too! One of my fav cars, sadly this is most likely the closest I'll get to owning one! lol

I have one of them too in a diorama which I'll share in the future, it is! I was blown away with the details and just how real it looks when i got it, still am!
Thank you for reading! (^V^)
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Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
Thank you for the stunning pictures. I love AE86!!! This is the way I call it.

All I have is a tomica AE86.

The finishing on this is pretty impressive.

Pictures are realistic. Thank you for such "romantic" content.
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Cloudberry1 måned siden#79421460Yo, cool vibrations! I love the song references you put in your review!
*Eurobeat Intensifies*


I wanna dance! XD Lol thanks, it will always intensify! XD
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Yo, cool vibrations! I love the song references you put in your review!

*Eurobeat Intensifies*
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TomTheCat1 måned siden#79385346Congrats on stumbling on a grail out of the blue! I know the feeling ;D I have a handful of AutoArt's cars (Non-anime-related though), and I agree they're great. Here are two of mine, of Mad Max fame:
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I like that they mounted eight-spoke wheels on the first movie car (left), and turbine-style wheels on the second movie car (right), which is true to the originals. Other model car makers might have fitted just any wheel they happened to have lying around. (I wouldn't know, I don't have other Mad Max car models...) But yes, their attention to detail is definitely there.
Unfortunately, they didn't manage to obtain the lincense holder's approval for the "First movie version", so that one needed to be marketed without using the "Mad Max" brand. It's called "Ford XB Falcon Tuned Version Black Interceptor" eu.autoartmodel...


Yeah I really did have a double take moment I mean what are the odds of me just happening to check at that time? I was blown away! lol Sweet! Ah you might hate me now as I've never seen the Mad Max movies, planned to just never got round to it, these look awesome though! Wow that really is attention to detail, that's why i like Autoart the little things like that really do make the model feel special. Woah! That really is cool! I'll have to watch these films!
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killindarlings1 måned siden#79355039Initial D is lightning in a bottle. Definitely one of the greats that everyone should give a watch.
Great review!


Agreed! Really wish there was more! Thanks! :D

Startburst1 måned siden#79355084Cool model!
Never thought I would see Initial D on this website lol


It is, I want the others now but like I mentioned they have skyrocketed in the aftermarket sadly. There should be Initial D on here and mark my words there will be.... ;)

salvo_one1 måned siden#79355146Well Take Me Back to Tokyo, that model looks Ready to GO!(ha)
Looks awesome. I love how they even labeled the fuse box, that's a hell of an attention to detail.


Nice! ;) Yep, my mind was blown when i unboxed this, Autoart really are the best at making model cars, I hope to get the others some day, fingers crossed we get a re-release!

J-VrE1 måned siden#79355190That car has no license plate or registration. It will get towed. Plus, if you have Initial D pumping through your veins, you might want to make a stop at a hospital for a blood transfusion. :P

LOL Yes I forget to mention that's one of the things that irked me, as they should have done licence plates for it, NEVER! :P
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