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Was there ever a Toyota pickup truck in 1/24-1/25?

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Was there ever a Toyota pickup truck in 1/24-1/25?
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, April 3, 2020 11:04 AM

I know there were Fords, Chevys, GMCs, Jeep, Dodge and even a Datsun, but was there a Toyota pickup truck? I know they've done them in 1/35 scale recently to add to the middle eastern dioramas.

I think I've seen off scale and snap together ones, but a standard pickup truck in either 1/24 or 1/25 by one of the regular car model makers, Revell, Monogram, MPC (who used to do many cars), I don't recall seeing. I'm thinking of a kit I had as a kid in the 70s.

Just an odd question that popped into my mind.

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, April 3, 2020 11:37 AM

Here's one that Aoshima produced:

http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/en/product/4905083050972/

I wouldn't be surprised if any of the Western makers made some, too, but yeah, I can't think of others, off-hand.

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, April 3, 2020 11:52 AM

I vagely seem to remember one that was out in the 79-83 body style (and a 4x4), but no idea who made it.  Might have been under either Mono or AMT.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 3, 2020 12:10 PM

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, April 3, 2020 12:12 PM

the Baron

Here's one that Aoshima produced:

http://www.aoshima-bk.co.jp/en/product/4905083050972/

I wouldn't be surprised if any of the Western makers made some, too, but yeah, I can't think of others, off-hand.

 

Yeah, but that's a 2016 release and not one from back in the day, 1970s and 1980, back in the car modeling hayday.

I remember someone even doing a Chevy Luv and Jeep pickup, and I know I once built a Revell Datsun Desert Rat pickup truck molded in orange. But I do not seem to remember Toyota from one of the common US manufacturers.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, April 3, 2020 12:20 PM

From what I can see, here are the kits that are or were once available:

- AMT 1980 Toyota 4x4 Snap Fit

- AMT/Ertl 1992 Toyota 4x4

- Aoshima Toyota Hilux (4x4, 2wd, stock, custom, 2 &4 doors)

- Meng Toyota Hilux 4x4 with ZPU-1 gun (1/35)

- Arii Toyota 4x4 (early version)

There may be more than what I've listed and I know they are still out there. I also know that they made some die-cast in 1/24 or 1/25 for the NASCAR truck racing series. 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, April 3, 2020 12:23 PM

I think I found the one I remembered building way back in the day. Not a Toyota, but a Subaru. It looks like it's been reissued recently.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Skill-2-Model-Kit-1978-Subaru-BRAT-4x4-Pickup-Truck-1-25-Scale-Model-by-AMT-AMT1-/274316309118?hash=item3fde86b27e

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Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:59 AM

I found two....

But I think over the years there's quite a few more.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:47 AM

Hi Rob!

     I seem to remember a TOYOTA SR-5 standard Pickup. But, it was a Die-Cast.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:57 AM

PatW

I found two....

But I think over the years there's quite a few more. 

My search was for one available in the US circa late 1970s made by one of the "standard" US car model makers like Revell, Monogram, MPC or AMT/Ertl.

I remembered building a small pickup truck which I my faulty memory thought was a Datsun. I searched for Datsun pickup and found another model kit that I had built that was a Datsun. It was an orange pickup truck.

So it wasn't a Datsun. So my search continued thinking it might have been a Toyota. It definitely wasn't a Toyota after coming up virtually empty in vintage Toyota pickup truck models.

Then I ran across a Subaru BRAT reissue kit. The box art and look of the kit ended my search. The small pickup truck I built in the late 70s was the Subaru BRAT. 

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:14 PM

I had one, a model of the 4x4 version, back in the early 1980s, though I have no idea who the manufacturer was.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:25 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

I had one, a model of the 4x4 version, back in the early 1980s, though I have no idea who the manufacturer was.

 

I had seen a snap one while searching. It wasn't the kit I had been thinking about.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 5, 2020 7:49 AM

AMT did a Datsun pickup. It was recently reisssued. I have one.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:29 PM

That was the first hit I came up with in my search. Maroon paint scheme? It wasn't the one I remembered, just was trying to jog my memory.

Some of the older common car kits we built in the 1970s bring back great memories. One of my favorites was a Chevy Chevette in a red, white and blue motif that came with a rally tent (like a Chevette would be a rally car). Another favorite was a stationwagon called Quicksilver by Monogram.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:06 PM

Hi;

      Just so you don't feel left out. MONOGRAM did do an Orange Chevy Luv Stepside. I don't remember the kit name, But remember building it for my Son.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:20 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

      Just so you don't feel left out. MONOGRAM did do an Orange Chevy Luv Stepside. I don't remember the kit name, But remember building it for my Son.

 

I mentioned the Chevy Luv previously. The kit I remembered was the Subaru Brat, not a Toyota.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:52 PM

The Brat I believe was just recently reissued.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:53 PM

Yes, I was searching for vintage kits and it popped up and jogged my memory.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, September 20, 2020 1:46 PM

midnightprowler

The Brat I believe was just recently reissued.

Yes, I finally found the Subaru Brat at Hobby Lobby for $29.99 but used the 40% off coupon ($17.99). I just couldn't see paying $30 for that old truck that I saw on eBay.

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:11 PM

See the "Pickup Kits Part 3" story in the October, 2020 issue of Scale Auto magazine for images and info on this topic....TIM 

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