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Ok, they're not all crossovers -- one of them's a Prius, the Corolla Fielder's a wagon, and the Honda Stream's an MPV -- but Takara Tomy's new CAUL R/C lineup is still CUV-heavy. The nicely-detailed palm-sized R/C cars cost just ¥600 in Japan (a little over $5 at current exchange rates), and while that low price makes them very appealing as kids' toys, the company expects to sell a lot of them to male R/C aficionados between the ages of 20 and 30. The budget-friendly price point also encourages collecting, which is, of course, good for Takara Tomy, which plans to release a total of 28 different models. Incidentally, CAUL seems to be an acronym for Car Action Units Line. Yeah, we don't quite get it either.

The initial 7 cars offered are:
[Source: Takara Tomy via Carview]


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