Ultimate AE86 Toy Buyers Guide.

I’ve come across a varied array of AE86 toys in the collections of grown men! (myself included). So it’s suffice to say that most AE86 owners are kids at heart. There are a large number of dedicated toy manufacturers out there whose catalogues include items that we probably shouldn’t be spending money on, but somehow always do.

Below is a extensive list of AE86 Toys most of which is still available for purchase, there are however a large number of discontinued items. What good is it listing them? Well if your as crazed about AE86’s as we are here at HR Blog then you’ll want to know about the rare stuff that you could possibly track down in a dark alley way hobby store.

JAPAN THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST?

Following is a list of Japanese manufacturers. Naturally you’d think that the Japanese models of all kinds would be of the better quality, this might be true in some respects but it in no way diminshes the quality of other manufacturers. Some of the International stuff is absolutely brilliant, on-par in fact with Japanese toys.

First off your probably wondering what good all this catalogue information is without HR linking you to a place to buy these goods. Well Google is your friend and if you like the sound of an item copy/paste the product code and buy buy buy!

Please note: We’ve listed codes from a popular hobby website who for the most part use the actual company product number with a prefix of the company name. So to do a broader search (try just the number)

Aoshima

Model building! Yes.. It’s either an art form or a complete waste of your time depending on how much patience you have. Aoshima was established in 1961 in Shizuoka, Japan and they’ve been building great build-it-yourself kits ever since. Aoshima also design a bunch of assembled/painted cars with after market works add-on options in box. They have a various range of items, over different series such as “Best Car GT” and “DISM” and they do cover the distinct Japanese classics! Kit detail varies depending on the edition. Some come with an engine, and others with such things as workable springs!

  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Trueno Early Model
    Aoshima product #AOS03673 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Trueno Early Model w/Engine
    Aoshima product #AOS03674 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) 1985 AE86 Sprinter Trueno
    Aoshima product #AOS03821 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Sprinter Trueno Late Model w/Engine
    Aoshima product #AOS03822 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Corolla Levin Early
    Aoshima product #AOS03870 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Corolla Levin Early w/Engine
    Aoshima product #AOS03871 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 (1985) w/Engine
    Aoshima product #AOS03935 | ‘Best Car GT’ Kit car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Car Boutique Club AE86
    Aoshima product #AOS03986 | Kit car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Sprinter Trueno Early Pre-Painted
    Aoshima product #AOS03728 | white(panda)
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Sprinter Trueno Early Pre-Painted
    Aoshima product #AOS03729 | red(panda)
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Levin Early.
    Aoshima product #AOS07423 | DISM red(panda)
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Levin Early.
    Aoshima product #AOS07424 | DISM white(panda)
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Levin Late.
    Aoshima product #AOS07425 | DISM red(panda)
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Levin Late.
    Aoshima product #AOS07426 | DISM white(panda)
  • Sprinter Trueno (1:24scale) AE86 Late (1:24scale)
    Aoshima product #AOS07594 | DISM white(panda)
  • Sprinter Trueno (1:24scale) AE86 Late (1:24scale)
    Aoshima product #AOS07595 | DISM black/silver.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) NKB Racing SIFT w/ERG AE86 Trueno 2006
    Aoshima product #AOS03823 | D-1 Grand Prix (Ueo)
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Garage SIFT w/ERG AE86 Trueno 2005-06
    Aoshima product #AOS03863 | D-1 Grand Prix (Ueo)
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Fujiwara Project D w/full engine detail
    Aoshima product #AOS03921 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno Carbon Bonnet
    Aoshima product #AOS07591 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:32scale) Trueno, Fujiwara
    Aoshima product #AOS22009 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:32scale) Trueno Retractable Light
    Aoshima product #AOS29299 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) To Heart 2 1983 Toyota AE86 1983 Trueno Early Type
    Aoshima product #AOS04289 | Ita-Sha

EBBRO

Ebbro is the trademark of Miniature Model Planning Limited (MMP Ltd.) of Shizuoka Japan. They make a bunch of classic Japanese models that you probably wont find anywhere else (especially outside Japan) Apparently most of their models are made to limited run numbers.

  • Trueno Hatch (1:43 scale) Sprinter Trueno AE86 (1983) early version (zenki)
    Ebbro product #43818 | (white)
    Ebbro product #43819 | (red)
    Ebbro product #43820 | (silver)

Fujimi

Fujimi is the other big Japanese kit/model manufacturer, Did you know Fujimi is a small village in Gunma prefecture? No? Well Sadly it’s got nothing to do with the production of AE86’s because the company is actually located in Shizuoka. Either way they make some impressive kits and their catalogue is large and expansive (like Aoshima)

  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX
    Fujimi product #FUJ18931 | 80 (Hachimaru) Heroes Kit car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Levin 3dr. 1600GT APEX
    Fujimi product #FUJ04444 | Airdom tuning (aftermarket parts)
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) OK Racing AE86 Toyota Trueno 3-Door
    Fujimi product #FUJ18732 | Auto gallery Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno Tool Box
    Fujimi product #FUJ18738 | Auto gallery Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno Motor Sprit Alpha
    Fujimi product #FUJ18747 | Auto gallery Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Garage Horino AE86 Trueno
    Fujimi product #FUJ18810 | Auto gallery Kit Car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Carland AE86 Levin
    Fujimi product #FUJ18819 | Auto gallery Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) D’Sift with Cusco Trueno AE86
    Fujimi product #FUJ18836 | Auto gallery Kit Car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Levin GT-W Wing
    Fujimi product #FUJ18914 | GT Wing Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Trueno 1983
    Fujimi product #FUJ03236 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Coupe (1:24scale) Trueno 2-Door GT APEX Early
    Fujimi product #FUJ03523 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Levin Coupe (1:24scale) Levin 2Door GT APEX Early Model
    Fujimi product #FUJ03525 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Levin Black Limited
    Fujimi product #FUJ03729 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Levin Minolta
    Fujimi product #FUJ06239 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Toyota AE86 Levin 1983
    Fujimi product #FUJ03237 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno Early Type 1983
    Fujimi product #FUJ03440 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Coupe (1:24scale) 2-Door GT APEX Late
    Fujimi product #FUJ03522 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Levin Coupe (1:24scale) Levin 2Door GT APEX Late Model
    Fujimi product #FUJ03526 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno w/A4-GEU Engine
    Fujimi product #FUJ03657 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • TLevin Hatch (1:24scale) Levin APEX Late w/Original Wheel
    Fujimi product #FUJ03754 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Coupe (1:24scale) Trueno AE86 2Dr Early
    Fujimi product #FUJ03779 | Inch Up Kit Car.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:43scale) Trueno Takumi Fujiwara
    Fujimi product #FUJ15194 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno, Fujiwara
    Fujimi product #FUJ18321 | Initial D
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Levin, Akiyama
    Fujimi product #FUJ18326 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno w/Takumi & Natsuki
    Fujimi product #FUJ18347 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno, Fujiwara Comic Version
    Fujimi product #FUJ18354 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Fujiwara Takumi DVD Special Package
    Fujimi product #FUJ18357 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno Carbon Bonnet, Fujiwara
    Fujimi product #FUJ18320 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Trueno, Fujiwara Anime Version
    Fujimi product #FUJ18333 | Initial D
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Trueno, Mahbo
    Fujimi product #FUJ18572 | Naniwa Tomoare
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Levin 3-Door Mito Natto Racing
    Fujimi product #FUJ18676 | Racing Star
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Tsuchiya Kei Office AE86 Toyota Levin 3-Door
    Fujimi product #FUJ18737 | Racing Star
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) Corolla AE86 Levin Rally Version
    Fujimi product #FUJ18901 | Special Vehicle
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Levin
    Fujimi product #FUJ04001 | Tohge
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Trueno
    Fujimi product #FUJ04003 | Tohge
  • Levin Hatch (1:24scale) AE86 Advan Levin 3 Door
    Fujimi product #FUJ06248 | Touring Car
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24scale) Levin 2 Door GT APEX
    Fujimi product #FUJ04574 | Transformable wing
  • AE86 Trueno (1:24scale) Advan Fuji 1984
    Fujimi product #FUJ06149 | Kit (Fuji Freshman Series)
  • Trampio AE86 (1:24scale) Levin No. 12
    Fujimi product #FUJ04574 | Kit (Trampio GT car)
  • Toyota Sprinter (1:24scale) Trueno 1600GT APEX (AE86)
    Fujimi product #FUJ04569 | Kit Car.

Takara TOMY

So technically this company merged with TOMY from the UK but let’s face it all their AE86 stuff is solely from the Japanese side of things. There’s a lot of rarer models out there by TOMY most of which you and I will never see because they’re sitting in some forgotten toy store in the back streets of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo! (Well not really) but you get my point.

  • Trueno Hatch (mini RC) Q-steer Trueno GT-APEX (Microsizer/ZipZap) drift
    Takara TOMY product #198-780786 | (white) these things are miniature!
    Takara TOMY product #n/a | (red) these things are miniature!
  • Levin Hatch (1:26 scale) Racer Drift Package Levin (Light 01)
    Takara TOMY product #n/a | (red)
  • Levin Hatch (1:26 scale) Racer Drift Package Levin (D1 Hayashi 2006)
    Takara TOMY product #n/a | (red)
  • G-09 AE86 Sprinter Trueno “Tune-up Box” (27MHz)
    Takara TOMY product #TOM62460 | BIt Char-G Parts box
  • Grand Prix-05 AE86 Sprinter Trueno
    Takara TOMY product #TOM64226 | Bit Car-G Car
  • Choro-Q Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno
    Takara TOMY product #TKT67686 | Choro-Q
  • Sprinter Trueno (AE86)
    Takara TOMY product #TKT76601 | Choro-Q
  • DRS-02 AE86 Sprinter Trueno
    Takara TOMY product #TAK12071 | Digi Q
  • DRS-06 Initial D AE86 Trueno
    Takara TOMY product #TAK12140 | Digi Q
  • Real Gimmick Choro-Q Trueno AE86
    Takara TOMY product #TAK11866 | Choro-Q
  • D-1 Grand Prix Car (1:43scale) Boutique AE86 Ueo
    Takara TOMY product #TOM73439 | D1GP Ueo

Yokomo RC

Yokomo RC Models put out proper RC cars and occasionally help with RC cars for TOMY. They’ve got actual D1GP licensing for their colour/shell schemes.

  • Trueno Hatch (1:10 scale) Drift AE86 Trueno (2006 D1GP)
    Yokomo product #DP-AE86 | (white)
  • Levin Coupe (1:10 scale) SunRISE/Mercury AE86 Levin
    Yokomo product #SD-SR86BS | (white + D1GP)
  • Levin Coupe (1:10 scale) DRoo-P ESPELIR AE86 LEVIN
    Yokomo product #SD-DR86BS | (white + D1GP)
  • Trueno Hatch (1:10 scale) Toyota AE86 Trueno
    Yokomo product #SD-AE86BS | (white)

Kyosho

Established in 1963 (wow!) in Tokyo, Japan, Kyosho have been designing and building quality models (die-cast) and R/C cars ever since. They’re actually credited with being the first company to produce Japan’s first R/C car for the public! Their website has an extensive write-up on the history of their RC cars which is probably a worth a story in its own right, It also has some classic black/white photos of certain models back in the day. Currently though they do have official Initial D incensing so that means some great Takumi based R/C cars!

  • Initial D Takumi Fujiwara’s Toyota AE86 Trueno, Carbon Bonnet
    Kyosho product #KSHMZX10ID2 | Initial D Mini-RC (panda)
  • Toyota Trueno AE86 White
    Kyosho product #KSHMZX10W | Initial D Mini-RC (panda)
  • RC Initial D Toyota AE86 Trueno (MR-015RM)
    Kyosho product #KSH30380FID | Initial D Mini-RC (panda)
  • RC AE86 Trueno Initial D Carbon Bonnet Version
    Kyosho product #KSH30380ID | Initial D Mini-RC (panda)
  • Trueno Hatch Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Red
    Kyosho product #KSH30007R | Mini Z Racer
  • Trueno Hatch Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Silver
    Kyosho product #KSH30007S | Mini Z Racer
  • Trueno Hatch Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 White
    Kyosho product #KSH3007W | Mini Z Racer
  • Trueno Hatch RC AE86 Trueno Carbon Bonnet “Fujiwara”
    Kyosho product #KSH30155ID27 | Initial D RC
  • Trueno Hatch Toyota AE86 Trueno Red
    Kyosho product #KSH30155R40 | RC
  • Trueno Hatch AE86 Trueno Silver
    Kyosho product #KSHMZC10S | Die-cast
  • Trueno Hatch AE86 Trueno White
    Kyosho product #KSHMZC10W | Die-cast
  • Trueno Hatch AE86 Trueno Red
    Kyosho product #KSHMZC10R | Die-cast
  • Trueno Hatch Toyota Trueno AE86 White
    Kyosho product #KSHMZG10W | Die-cast
  • Trueno Hatch AE86 Trueno, Fujiwara
    Kyosho product #KSH30007ID | RC
  • AE86 Trueno, Takumi Carbon Bonnet
    Kyosho product #KSHMZG10ID2 | Initial D
  • AE86 Trueno Carbon Bonnet, Fujiwara
    Kyosho product #KSH30007ID2 | Mini Z Racer
  • AE86 Trueno White Body
    Kyosho product #KSHMZB41 | Mini Z Racer
  • Front Body Mount AE86 Trueno
    Kyosho product #KSHMZB41-2  | Mini Z Racer Parts
  • Toyota AE86 Trueno White
    Kyosho product #KSH30155W27  | Palm Runner RC car.

Sega Toys

I bet you didn’t know Sega made toys?

  • Initial D, AE86 Trueno Set
    Sega product #SEGH1248  | Initial D

Toy’s Dream Project

  • Choro Q & Tomica Toyota AE86 Truen
    TDP product #TDP01008  | Japanese Historic car

Bandai

So Bandai are actually the worlds third largest toy maker. They are responsible for bringing all the popular Japanese toys to America (I won’t list them) Established in 1950 they make a particularly interesting toy to add to this list / good luck finding it!

  • Press Hard Basic Course Set T-6000 (w/AE86 Trueno 2pcs)
    Bandai product #BAN914162  | Slot cars!

Taiyo

By the looks of it a brand new company located in Tokyo they were established in 2007 famous for their ‘can’ stored models which make them easy to store.

  • RC Initial D AE86 Trueno
    Taiyo product #TYO01571  | Radi-Can Initial D RC car

INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES SHOW THE AE86 LOVE

As I’ve already mentioned just because these companies aren’t Japanese it doesnt mean they dont produce some great stuff. Check it all out and see for yourself!

Jada

Jada is a large American company founded in 1999, it’s headquarters are located in California and seems focused on delivering a zany collection of die-cast automotive goodness. They first brought out the ‘Import Racer’ line of matchbox (1:64) AE86’s, this was a sure hit with the ‘bling-show-crowd’ but left something to be desired for the authentic AE86 collector (yes.. we all ran out and got them anyway) But all was forgiven because they then released an officially licensed Initial D series of both (1:64) and (1:18) die-cast cars which not only came with the car, but a section of road and authentic figurines to boot! I won’t delve into the detail of all the cars/characters offered but it’s a fine collection.

  • Trueno Hatch (1:64 scale) “Import Racer” (now the Option-D) series.
    Jada product #12005 | 4 different designs available (white/red/grey/yellow)
  • Trueno Hatch (1:64 scale) Initial D series.
    Jada product #12007 | Initial D Panda colour scheme.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24 scale) Initial D series.
    Jada product #55002 | Initial D with 2 figurines.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24 scale) Initial D series.
    Jada product #90012 | Initial D like above minus figurines.
  • Trueno Hatch (1:18 scale) Initial D series.
    Jada product #90006 | Initial D with realistic figurines + road
  • Trueno Hatch (1:16 scale) Import Racer RC.
    Jada product #90173 | 2 colour designs (white/grey) * RC Cars!
  • Trueno Hatch (1:10 scale) Import Racer RC.
    Jada product #90099 | 2 colour designs (white/red) * RC Cars!

AUTOart

AUTOart is located in Hong Kong and make some exquisite die-cast speciality models. These two below have authentic GT-APEX interior colour schemes as well as authentic ‘leaf-clover’ stock wheels. Brilliant models.

  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX (1:18 scale)
    AUTOart product #78791 | white.
    AUTOart product #78792 | red.

Hotworks

Located in Hong Kong, Hotworks make some fine die cast models, they also have D1GP and Initial D licensing.

  • Trueno Hatch (1:24 scale) Initial D AE86 Trueno 1983
    Hotworks product #HOT80500 | Auto Pro Shop
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24 scale) Sprinter Trueno AE86 Red Version
    Hotworks product #HOT80501 | Auto Pro Shop
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24 scale) Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 Sliver
    Hotworks product #HOT80502 | Auto Pro Shop
  • Trueno Hatch (1:24 scale) Sift D1 AE86 Trueno
    Hotworks product #HOT80510 | D1 Grand Prix (Ueo)

HPI Racing

HPI Racing has a bit of history, the company was started in Costa Mesa, California by Tatsuro Watanabe and a partner with a dream of building the world’s most exciting and innovative high-quality R/C car products. They very shortly then opened an office in Japan and hence now sell their range world-wide. HPI Racing make a fine array of Electric RC cars with various high-quality shell designs available in a few different scale sizes.

  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno (1:18scale) Micro RS4 (WB140mm)
    HPI Racing product #7611 | white(panda), red(panda), grey(panda).
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno (1:18scale) Micro RS4 DRIFT (Assembled)
    HPI Racing product #618 | white(w/ graphics)
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno (1:18scale) Micro RS4 RTR DRIFT
    HPI Racing product #637 | white(w/ graphics)
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno (1:10scale) E10 Drift (190mm)
    HPI Racing product #7264 | red.

MATTEL / Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels, Nuff said.

  • Toyota AE86 “Corolla” (1:64scale) 2006 (2/38)
    Hotwheels product #n/a | white (w/ graphics)

OUR PICKS OF THE BEST

Well that’s a bit difficult. ONLY because I’m the type of guy with no time for models I prefer the die-cast stuff; cars by Jada, Autoart and Hotworks are very cool I think but for kits its hard to go past Aoshima or Fujimi.

Hold on HR Blog guys, wheres the love for 1:64 scale cars? You haven’t listed many of them at all!

Well this is true, but we’ve listed most companies and items available. We were going to go through this great website but since there’s no product code info listed we thought we’d just direct you guys there to ogle at the unobtainable!

It’s quite sad at how much stuff has been discontinued, but as I’ve mentioned before It’s kind of like a cool mission? If you ever get over to Japan, to be hunting down some smaller toy stores who perhaps stocked certain goods and never sold them. They’re probably waiting at the bottom of a shelf all dusty for the right owner to come and snap them up!

Happy buying!

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