Hot Sixty 4th: Battle of the Jimny

it's the Jimny showdown

Welcome to Hot Sixty 4th where I showcase DLM 1/64 and smaller and sometimes slightly larger. Whoa, there seems to be a Jimny craze going on from new and veteran die cast manufacturers originating in Asia. Here's why. I've found a Jimny in 1/43 from Hobby Japan and smaller scale from well known Tomica and Hong Kong branded BM Creations and Era Car.

How did I discover the Jimny model and the brand that released it?

Youtubers like Hot Kustoms were showing off a variety of Jimny replicas so I decided to check the web like online store Amiami which led to the discovery of the BM Creations brand while I found the Era Car brand from ebay. So how cool is the Jimny? Let's find out as we look and compare these 2 in my 13th post in Drivetribe and 259th total post.

Let's look at the Era Car Jimny first.

Era Car does not have a variety of castings but it does have several variant of the Jimny so the question is do I want to collect every single one? I decided I should first give it a try so I went with one and this was the winner.

What I like about this? I like it due to it's retro look. Check out the white walls and 2 tone with a nice baby blue color. It comes with rubber tires, realistic detail, lens headlights and...

opening hood and the roof rack is a nice touch.

Now let's look at the BM Creations.

As far as BM Creations is concern the only other casting that was release is the Mitsubishi Pajero that I purchased overseas.

What I like about this? I like it due to the Bluish Black Pearl color that matches my Hobby Japan 1/43. It comes with rubber tires, realistic detail, lens headlights plus...

opening doors and 5 extra tires with white lettering of the company name that you can swap.

Ok now let's look at the side by side comparison.

Both detail are pretty good and both included the tiny antenna at the roof. Now here is where I find fault in Era. Noticed that the wheels specially the rear are not centered on the wheel well. Did anybody catch that? The BM Creations comes with suspension and metal chassis while Era came with plastic and no suspension.

Now to compare with Tomica.

As you can see the Tomica is the simplified version with average detail and bigger than Era as this is a 1/57. Only feature on the Tomica is the suspension.

So that's it. I hope you enjoy the comparison and vote to see which do you prefer.

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Comments (4)

  • I love that blue Jimny!!

      8 months ago
    • The 2 tone baby blue or bluish black as it technically is also a blue?😊

        8 months ago
  • I have a variant of the Era casting that looks just fine. But it doesn't have those retro wheels either. I think they are the main culprit here. Mind you the BM looks fine as well. I will have to check them out.

      8 months ago
    • I’ve checked a YouTube reviewer showing the Era Jimmy and even other variants have the same problem. I think it’s a flaw on the design.

        8 months ago


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