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Can anyone please give me some info on Kentoys.
I have just bought a Toyota Celica CDN for my son,for the price i paid i am amazed at the detail on this 1/12th diecast(although mainly plastic).
All the lights work front and back as well as undercar lighting and the bassbins amps in the rear are also illuminated.
The engine bay is quite detailed,hood opens,doors open and 2 nitros cylinders sit behind seats.
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What kind of info do you need? On the company, or on their extreme tuners range? If on the latter, I could post some pictures for you of my 1/24 and 1/64 (I guess...) models made by Kentoys. I must say, the 1/24s are pretty impressive for a cheap-toy-priced model. They too have the lighting system the big ones do, the detailing looks better than the 1/12, as there's (naturally) less plastic, the front opening doors do have glass, which is a nice touch. Also, the opening hood and the quite detailed modded engine, along with using licensed parts-manufacturers logos increase the level of realism. The only part I don't really cope with are the rims, which seem a lil' to dubbed for my taste. Last, but not least, the paintjob is good and the colors nice. As for the 1/64s, they're more of caricatures of of the replicated cars, but they look terrific in packs and there's even fun in buying them when they come in "build it yourself" sets of 2 with different colors and u get to assemble them. All in all, they look and are fun when you've got them by the bucket, so to speak. Hope this helped u!

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Kentoys is, basically, a TOYS manufacturer, but they seem to accidentally have hit the "diecast collectors" spot with the Extreme Tuners range. So, here are the pics with my 1/24s and 1/64s. As far as I know, these 4 are the only 1/24 models, but come in a variety of colors (4 per model, I think). The 1/64s come in lots of colors and rim variations. There are even R/C versions (of which I have one I chase the cat with around the house :giggle ).

- 1/24 models: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Nissan Silvia and Toyota Celica.

- 1/64 models (as stated on box):

2002 Nissan Silvia S-15
2002 BMW E46 M3
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2002 Astro V8 (actually, that is an Opel Astra DTM)
2001 Toyota Celica
2002 Peugeot 206 GTi
1999 Toyota Supra Turbo
2002 Mazda RX7
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII
2002 Lexus IS300
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG DTM
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R

If you want pics of a specific model, shoot!

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so the 1/24 versions are better detilaed than the 1/12??

i saw the 1:12's for $60 AUD , less than most mid range 1:18's
 

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They're not better detailed, but the fact that they're smaller makes 'em look better, less toyish. On the 1:12 the plastic is just too obvious. And yes, all models are cheap enough to be worth.

PS: Found out that the smaller ones are 1:55 scale.
 
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