Thursday, 9 July 2015

ChoroQ MX-5 Roadster ND

Penny Racers
Choro-Q are a range of miniature toy cars from Tomy in Japan. They're around 4cm long and feature a 'pull back and go' type motor mechanism. The cars have a slot at the rear to insert a coin (penny), doing so will make the car perform a wheelie stunt when you release it.

There are many different types of Choro car within the range, including ones that feature sensors to detect their surroundings and are able to steer themselves around a home made circuit. These mini cars are highly collectible due to their low price, quirky detailed styling, and the wide range on offer. Everything from public transport buses, construction vehicles, to Group C and JGTC legends and even Formula 1 can be had in the Choro style.

This Roadster ND in signature Soul Red was just released at the end of June and mine has arrived today from YesAsia. The tiny body does a pretty good job of replicating the ND's curves on a miniature scale. The metallic red paint job looks spot on and body details even include the side marker lights in the bumper, fuel lid, door handles, and the twin exhaust tailpipes. The interior is taken up by the motor mechanism but there is still space for the seat headrests and roll bar. The rear registration plate says Mazda Roadster ND in Japanese and is identified as Q-14 in the Choro range.

Overall it's a nicely detailed fun little collectible that will no doubt find a home racing across my desk.