TakaraTomy had a huge booth at the International Tokyo Toy Show filled with all of their coming products. This post is focused on Tomica, everything else in the show was toys.
The regular Tomica scheduled for July to September were on display. It was difficult to take a good look and get good pictures because of the dirty glass and the light coming from below the cars was way too bright . A poor choice in presentation…
And before you ask : the red Mustang doesn’t have any opening parts…
The Dream Tomica line is expanding further and further and will have more upcoming models than the Regular Tomica line.
Luigi from Mario Kart 8 is the exclusive model of the International Tokyo Toy Show 2014. Last year’s exclusive was Metal Mario from Mario Kart 7.
The biggest news from the show was the announcement of the the Star Wars Tomica line. The first wave will consist of 4 models and is scheduled for January 2015.
The Star Wars Motors line, similar to the Disney Motors line, will follow shortly. The concept sketches for Darth Vader and C3PO are ready.
Many models are coming to the Disney Motors line too, including the huge Truck Trailer.
In August the Hyper Rescue team will receive new equipment with HR-08 to HR-12 vehicles, as well as a third Power Unit Vehicle to upgrade the big HR-0. HR13 and HR-14 will come later.
Tomytec products were on display too, but in a tiny cabinet. Check our Shizuoka Hobby Show 2014 coverage for more Tomica Limited Vintage first look.
A little corner was dedicated to Choro-Q, and more specificaly to the new Q-Eyes. These battery-operated automated Choro-Q have a sonar feature that prevents them from colliding with their environment (they do collide with moving objects though, including nearby Q-Eyes unfortunately…). Like a Roomba but without the cleaning.
Many interesting things to see on the TakaraTomy booth. Not much on the Kyosho side except a few aerial stunts performed by their impressive (and tiny) radio controlled QuattroX.