Jada Toys Inc. appeared in 1999 by Jack and May-Li. Jada Toys initially targeted the collector’s market and did not recommend playing with children (such as Hot Wheels products). It was said that the establishment of the diecast company was caused by the dissatisfaction of Jack, who was also a diecast collector on diecast models at the time, which he considered only “standard” appearance. Therefore, he is determined to set up his own diecast company that is different from other toy / diecast companies. Regarding the first diecast product that came out on the market I tried to find the information, but I hadn’t found it.
Product Line Up
Here are a few lines from the Jada Toys collection that are well-known in diecaster circles:
Big Time Muscle
From the name it can be guessed that the contents are muscular cars from America. Some examples are: Pontiact GTO, Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, Corvette Stingray, Dodge Challenger, etc., which are available on a scale of 1:64 to 1:18.
The characteristics of this model variant are using larger custom wheels, low ride cars and sound system accessories that refer to DUB Style-style cars that are popular in America, especially in California, where these types of cars often appear in video clips. Hip-Hop and R & B music. Some models of Jada are: Chrysler 300C, Astro Van, Yukon Denali, Nissan 350Z, Porche Carrera GT, Mini Cooper, Chevy Dooley, etc. available on a scale from 1:18 to 1:64.
Import Racer, & Option-D
Both of these models are specifically for Japanese sports car manufacturers. The accessories are almost the same as Dub City plus additional unique and bustling decal / tampo typical of Japanese modified cars like in the movie Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift. The difference between the IR and Opt-D is the Option-D specifically for the cars that descend on the Formula Drift-One, one of the most prestigious drift races in the world. Some of the models are Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra & Celica, Mitsubishi Lan Evo & Eclipse, Subaru Impreza, Mazda RX, Lexus, etc., available on a scale of 1:18 to 1:64.
Jada provides a special slot for the legendary automotive brand, VW by providing diecast models such as the VW combi (Bus), VW beetle, and other VW. The scale is available at 1:24 & 1: 64.
In accordance with the name of the variant, the diecast model made is a used car model (junkyard). Not many diecast manufacturers dare to release a model with a blurry decal and a damaging effect on the car. Available on a scale of 1:24 and 1:64 from various old car brands such as VW, Datsun, 70 Chevy Camaro, etc.
City Badge Heat & Hero Patrol
This model is dominated by patrol, ambulance and fire police cars operating in America, of course with accessories like Jada Dub City. Available on 1:24 and 1:64 scales. Some of the cars include 1936 Master Deluxe, 1957 Chevy Suburban, Dodge Chalanger & Charger, Chevy Suburban, etc
Collector Club & 10th Anniversary
Jada also released a number of limited edition models produced in limited quantities such as the CC edition and the 10th birthday celebration specifically for the 1:18 & 1:24 scale diecast. Some of them are Nissan 240SX, Silverado Dooley, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper SRT10, Ford Lincoln Continental, VW Bus, etc.
This is also the same as the sub above, the difference is the year number. For this 20th Anniversary, the casting was introduced, namely the Nissan 350z, Impala Hardtop, Nissan Hakosuka, Stepside Truck Tow, Tahoe Police.
Apart from the various models above, there are also variants such as Initial-D taken from Japanese anime films, High Profile for cars with large tire profiles, 5-Deep & Snap Shot for Jada which contains 5 pcs of cars and 2 pcs of scale 1 : 64, the new Lo-Pro is circulating with additional wheels, JDM Tuners, Fast Furious and various other models.