I impulsively got this off Yahoo Auction for quite cheap, though now that I think about it the shipping and bank transfer fees might have cost more than the price of this thing itself.
The package itself is in quite pristine condition which is somewhat rare for the High Speed toys.
Somehow Takara decided on a larger packaging compared to the compact ones in previous lines because you don’t really get a lot of stuff in this toy. The stickers on the car body have been factory applied. You also get a stick which you can attach to the side of the car and stick the other end through a pencil so you can make the car run in circles.
I guess due to licensing issues this is actually a Lancia Stratos?
It comes with a Battle Coin Holder which throws the disk it carries when another car hits the button from behind. You get one spare disk.
If I’m not mistaken the High Speed toys came after the V2 ones so these had removable wheels. Strangely the older, heavier VX chassis is used as default but I guess it lets Takara sell the lighter V2 one as an upgrade. Clever. By the way, a more detailed look on the VX chassis is provided on my Toyota TS020 post.
Using the older VX chassis also means the simple stick stabilizers are used instead of the fancy ones that came with the V2 toys. You also get a normal rear bumper.
The battle coin holder also has its own rollers and anti-wheelie sticks just like the normal bumper but due to the gimmick it’s heavier and slows the toy down significantly.
Like many of my previous Choro Q posts I’m not sure if this even deserves its own post haha. Unlike some of the other toys this particular one doesn’t have any gimmick other than the coin holder. I think the High Speed line is an attempted revival of the old Super Customable toys with some gimmicks from the V2 toys thrown in as upgrades.