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According to a message on Amiblo, Tomytec is planning to release the IDx Freeflow and IDx Nismo in June 2014.
The 1/64 prototype by Tomytec on display during the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, along the 1/43 version by Ebbro and the 1/10 RC version by ABC Hobby, was (at the time) not scheduled for commercialization. The number of preorders of the 1/43 Ebbro may have convinced the Tomica Limited Vintage maker to give contemporary cars a try.
We do not yet know if the cars will be released individually or in a two car set. Nor do we know if it will be a Nissan dealer exclusive or a one-shot not related to the Tomica Limited Vintage line. Or perhaps the first model of a new line? The last possibility would have a huge impact on the high-end 1/64 scale market and would give Kyosho/Circle K some serious competition.
Here are some pictures taken at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.
These three Karuwaza exclusives are a demonstration of what Kyosho is able to do at 1/64 scale.
The LaFerrari set is a special edition celebrating 10 years of partnership between Circle K SunKus and Kyosho. The set contains two LaFerrari in Metalic Red and Matte Black. They are identical to the Ferrari 9 edition except for the red seats and painted mirrors.
The Calsonic GT-R #12 2012 is limited to 1008 pieces. As a bonus, I added pictures of the Calsonic GT-R #12 2002 from the Beads series released in 2005.
Pictures of the Tomica models released in January (including retailer exclusives).
On January 25th and 26th a free, special Tomica DVD will be offered with Happy Meal sets in McDonald’s restaurants (only in Japan of course). The quantity is very limited. First come, first served.
This DVD will come with a Tomica Ticket (the Ticket is also available in the January issue of Mebae magazine).
The Tomica Ticket can then be used in any participating store with along with the purchase of 2000 yen, or more, of Tomica products to get this exclusive Tomica Hamburger Car (if it’s still available).
This campaign sounds like a treasure hunt ! Do you think the reward is worth the effort?
Source : TakaraTomy Tomica homepage
Schedule for Kyosho releases in February 2014 (updated January 14th)
February 4th : Ferrari 9 Neo Minicar Collection (Circle K / SunKus / Karuwaza exclusive)
24 models (8 cars, 3 different colors each) and 1 Secret version (not yet revealed).
February 4th : Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 – Matte White (Karuwaza exclusive)
Special color, only available for preorder online (sold out).
Schedule for Tomytec releases in January 2014 (updated January 14th)
LV-N84c Datsun Fairlady 280Z 2 by 2 (Maroon)
LV-N84d Datsun Fairlady 280Z 2 by 2 (Manhattan)
Nissan Civilian Kitchen Car (Ishihara version)
Seibu Keisatsu vol.9 Nissan Civilian Police
Schedule for Tomica releases in January 2014 (updated January 14th)
January 1st : Toyota 2000GT SEV (Aeon exclusive)
13th model of the Aeon Tuning Cars Series.
January 1st : Toyota 2000GT Japan Flag (Apita exclusive)
5th model of the Apita World Flag Series.
January 1st : Subaru Impreza WRX STi Rally Team (Toys R Us exclusive)
Second Subaru Rally Team release after the Toys R Us exclusive Subaru Rally Team Transporter in December 2013.
January 18th : #105 Infinity Skyline (regular release) and #105 Infinity Skyline (limited color)
Replace #105 Suzuki MR Wagon.
January 18th : #54 Toyota Town Ace Hamburger Car (regular release)
Replace #54 Honda Civic Type R Euro.
January : Dream Tomica Batmobile 4th Camouflage version (regular release)
Schedule for Kyosho releases in January 2014 (updated January 14th)
Calsonic Impul GT-R #12 Super GT 2012 (Karuwaza exclusive)
First 1/64 edition of the car driven by Matsuda and De Oliveira in 2012
Pictures of the 24 models (not assembled). All Ferrari 1/64 scale by Kyosho are actually semi-assembly kits. It’s a little trick to circumvent the fact that Mattel owns the exclusive license to make diecast Ferrari models.