Miniature Appeal Series
Contradictory to the dictum “Bigger is Better”, nowadays everyday things are getting smaller. Good examples are computers and host of personal devices, are leaning towards being handy and tiny.
Miniaturization then is the operative word and it does have its inherent charm.
For diecast car collectors, they know too well the appeal of miniatures; the scale representation of their favorite automobiles. Most would say, having them is the only sane way to have your very own 1,001 or more cars under one roof! But let us admit it; the real reason is that miniatures have irresistible appeal, period. Let us not even touch on mini pinchers or bonsai, a wonderful small scale car is a sight to behold.
How about going to the extremes of diecast car miniaturization?
I believe the firm, Tsugawa of Japan has done it by this example of one my favorite classic VW.
The smallest diecast of the VW Karmann Ghia (Early version Type1)
For scale comparisons, it is shown beside the JL 3” Karmann, and 1 Philippine Peso coin.
Overall length is 1 inch (25mm), thus it should be around 1: 170 scale
For its size it is quite heavy. Note it even sports clear plastic windows.
A bit of trivia : The hubcaps are sized like that of the needle pin-head….that tiny!