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Choro-Q Nissan - Your favourite Nissan models as Penny Racers!

Choro-Q is a line of chibi-fied toy cars, first produced by Takara Tomy (then known just as Takara) in 1978. Choro-Q toy cars are identified by their rounded and "cute" appearance and are usually based on real car models. Choro-Q cars were sold under the name "Penny Racers" in Western markets and proved to be a huge hit with collectors and children alike. Takara Tomy have collaborated with the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan many times over the years to bring out Choro-Q versions of well-known Nissan models. Some popular Nissan models of Choro-Q include the Nissan GT-R Nismo, the Nissan Fairlady Z (Z33), the Nissan Primera Sportswagon, the Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32) Police Car, and the Nissan Figaro. Some of the characters from the popular Choro-Q series of video games also use Nissan car bodies including Accel, Natsuo, Guard, Kenta, and Dragon.


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The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has worked with Takara Tomy to produce Choro-Q toys based on Nissan models of car. Some examples of Choro-Q Nissan models include the Nissan Cube (Z11), the Nissan GT-R (R35), the Nissan GT-R (R35), the Nissan Skyline Coupe (V35), and the Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX (C130).

The name Choro-Q comes from the Japanese word "choro-choro", which is the onomatopoeic word for "dash around". The "Q" is an abbreviation of the English word "cute". The Choro-Q designs are heavily based on illustrations by Yasuhiro Nakamura, who also designed the covers for books and video games in the Choro-Q franchise. The Choro-Q toy cars have large rubber wheels and a coil-spring pullback motor.

The Choro-Q video games based on the mini-racers were extremely popular and were localized into English under several different names including Gadget Racers, Penny Racers, and Road Trip. Some popular Choro-Q video games include Choro-Q 64, Choro 64 2: Hachamecha Grand Prix Race, Choro-Q HG, and Shin Combat Choro-Q.