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Post  JOB on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:54 am

While browsing through one of the model magazines - I think it may be the Sept 2014 issue of Diecast Collectors I saw a letter to the editor from someone who had found a 1/43 RWD Starlet model form the early 1980's within a Japanese partworks issue. It did have those horrible wing mirrors but was the correct shape for the Starlets , some of which are still being used in Irish rallies. I am looking for one as this model was used as the base for one of Eamonn McAleenan's "creations" that I sat in for the Cork 20 rally many years ago. I have not had any success on ebay but I may be looking in the wrong places.
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Post  brian on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:01 am

Been looking for a few myself but never seen one on ebay. There was one recently that appeared which i was offered on ebay but was 1:72. Mark is the man as he has some, hopefully they will get cast

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Post  Mark Lowe on Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:20 pm

Toyota Starlet Starletmaster

They are rare as hens teeth and you will pay a bit as the road car model i managed to get cost me £50.
Stripped and arches onmce done and all parts made to be cast too will be done as kits. This is the round headlight version so that needs sorting but small prob
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Post  Juha on Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:00 pm

Is this the one you used Mark? Or is it the model James mentioned?

Toyota Starlet 20110130233237242

Toyota Starlet 20110130233253138

According to Google Translate it's a partwork model of a series called "Domestic famous car collection", vol. 132 (or 国産名車コレクション for those who want to have a look in Japan Laughing).
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Post  JOB on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:05 pm

My computer won't load the photos Juha but the description sounds correct.
Can it be bought by mere mortals like me ?

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Post  Hampton Caught on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Doesn't work for me, either.  But then, I can't access pics on Facebook either!!

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Post  Juha on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:48 pm

It's not your pc, can't see them any more myself either.

This is it:
http://ramune2.blog65.fc2.com/blog-entry-1384.html

I haven't found a place where you can buy them. Nothing on Ebay Japan either.
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Post  Mark Lowe on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:54 pm

thats it
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Post  dbonser on Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:05 am

I think there may be 1 or 2 here on Yahoo! Japan auctions:
http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?p=1%2F43%E3%80%80%E3%83%88%E3%83%A8%E3%82%BF%E3%80%80%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC%E3%83%83%E3%83%88&auccat=2084260113&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce

I've been using http://buyee.jp/ to bid on Yahoo! Japan auctions. There's a lot of extra charges but sometimes it's the only place I've found models I'm looking for.

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:48 am

great find douglas
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Post  Juha on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:48 am

Well done!

1600 YEN is 11.6 EUR, not too bad if the postage is reasonable.
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Post  Juha on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:51 am

Does anyone know an online model car shop in Japan? Might be handier than trying to communicate with a Japanese Yahoo/Ebay seller?
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Post  daivideo on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:58 am

How do you work out the postage on this site?
Do you pay using Paypal?
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Post  brian on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:03 am

Dont forget there is a starlet model in 1/72 so be careful. Low prices might mean its the smaller model

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Post  Speedy on Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:26 pm

Using Google translate the section under the pictures says the following


1300 1978 domestic Meisha No132 out-of-print Ikuso 1/43 Toyota Starlet
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Post  dbonser on Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:29 pm

As far as I know you cannot bid on Yahoo! Japan auctions (and therefore cannot contact sellers) outside of Japan. You need to use a proxy bidding service of which there are many but I have used Buyee without issue for over a year now. Even then you will not be able to contact the seller since you are not actually bidding - the proxy service is.

The main thing to keep in mind is there are a number of charges you need to factor into determining the total price (http://buyee.jp/help/yahoo/guide/fees):
Item Price + Buyee Service Fee + Payment Fee + Domestic Shipping Fee + International Shipping Fee + Consumption Tax

Note that this is not unique to Buyee as all proxy bidding services will have their fees.

It is definitely cheaper to buy from Japanese sellers on eBay or from online model shops that ship internationally. A few I have used follow. The first 3 are good sources for new releases.
http://www.p-4.ne.jp/index.php?sl=EN
http://www.super-road.jp
http://www.amiami.com/top/page/c/car_models.html

Source for older models
http://r-and-store.com

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Post  turn the wheel on Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:29 am

Those are a totally new world !!!

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Post  newt5550 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Some great links there  Very Happy 
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Post  reeft1 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:40 pm

P-4 are very good
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:36 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-43-White-Metal-Toyota-Starlet-60-Series-KP61-Shell-Base-Hotrod-Stockcar-/321522881093?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item4adc41d245
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