News : More Tomica Event Models 2015

The first wave of Tomica Event Models in 2015 has been introduced at the Osaka Event last April.

The second wave has just been revealed and will be sold at the Tomica Event in Yokohama in August.

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#9 Suzuki Hustler

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#10 Daihatsu Copen

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#11 Toyota Land Cruiser

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#12 Subaru BRZ

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#13 Nissan GT-R

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#14 TDM Rockwonder Nekonya

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Rakuten Eagles Truck

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Preorders will open on the 829 Japan Shop soon !

 

 

News : Kyosho 1/64 Volkswagen Collection 2

Finally some news from Kyosho, but nothing really exciting.

The old Volkswagen 1/64 models from 2008 are coming back to SunKus stores.

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The Golf R and The Beetle are the only new cars of the collection.

This time there will be 27 different models : the 24 pictured above, the usual secret car and two rare versions of the Type 2 with black roof.

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The Karuwaza exclusive car will be The Beetle in matte black.

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The SunKus Volkswagen Minicar Collection 2 will be released in August.

These models should be sold in Europe at the same time under the brand Solido.

 

 

 

Gallery : Oversteer 1/64 Mazda Axela Sport

Once again Oversteer delivers a true masterpiece with this beautiful Mazda Axela Sport.

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Every little detail is faithfully reproduced and look just like the real thing.

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The new display case is 10% bigger, with a design similar to Hi-Story 1/43 scale.

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The new display case introduced with the Axela Sport next to the Oversteer Toyota 86.

The outer box has also been updated.

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All in all, an astounding replica ! If you missed the previous Mazda Roadster MX-5 you can check our review.

The Sedan version of the Axela will follow shortly and we will add a gallery as soon as available.

Oversteer’s Nissan GT-R Nismo has been delayed and we can’t wait ! It will probably be better than the Tomytec version.

You can preorder the Mazda Axela Sport and Mazda Axela Sedan from the 829 Japan Shop !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery : Tomica June releases

Many new models this month !

In the Regular line, welcome to the Subaru Levorg and the Yanmar YT5113.

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The Tomica Long Crane SCX900-3 comes with extra parts to extend the arm to impressive heights ! Smart and effective design.

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Toys R Us new exclusive is the Honda CR-Z racing. It comes with a sticker sheets and the color is not as dark as the picture on the box. Almost looks like a different car when you take it out of the box.

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The Honda N-One racing set is a very nice addition to the Aeon red N-One racing and the recent Tomica Factory models.

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The Dream Tomica line introduces new models inspired by The Avengers characters with Iron Man and Captain America. Spiderman will follow later. The Birthday Sweets Bus will be released later this month.

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The Disney Motors line celebrates the new Pixar movie “Inside Out” with the Good Day Carry Inside Out, the Worm’n Sadness and the Shoveludo Bing Bong. A new model makes its debut : the Caspals Fire Truck Mickey Mouse.

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News : Kyosho Original 1/64 Bentley

Kyosho is now offering a re-run of the Bentley Minicar Collection for the Kyosho Original series. The differences : not exclusive to SunKus stores, new colors, no blind box, display case included and much more expensive.

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Bentley Turbo R

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Bentley Continental Supersports

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Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible

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Bentley Mulsanne

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Bentley Arnage T

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Bentley Azure

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Bentley Flying Spur

Even though we often complain about the excessive price of the Kyosho Originals, those Bentley are certainly amongst the best 1/64 scale models ever made.

All the Bentley models pictured above are now available at the 829 Japan Shop.

 

 

Gallery : Tomica Star Cars Wave 1

Early look at the new Tomica Star Cars line thanks to the presale at the Tokyo Toy Show one month before the official release on July 18th.

Similar in concept with the cute characters of the Dream Tomica line, the Star Wars heroes features are faithfully reproduced on each car.

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This set is now on eBay with free international airmail shipping, that’s your chance to own the new Star Cars models before their are released in Japan next month !

 

 

Event Report : Tokyo Toy Show 2015

The Tokyo Toy Show 2015 is open to public today and tomorrow. As usual the show is aimed at children toys, although some booths do not have remotely anything to do with children or toys (an aromatherapy shop and a foot massager machine for elderly people, amongst other).

829 Japan decided to focus on Tomica products, and there is plenty to see.

Visitors can take a close look at the July and August regular Tomica releases as well as the September models for the first time.

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This includes the Subaru WRX STI Type S, the Toyota Body COMS, the Jeep Wrangler, the Toyota Dyna Illumination Truck, the Daihatsu Wake, the Mazda CX-5 Patrol Car and the L0 Shinkansen Maglev.

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Dream Tomica The Avengers Spider Formula first look, on display with Iron President and Captain Cruiser released today.

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The not for sale Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is gorgeous, too bad it will be a prize item. It would deserve a wider release.

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Tomica Premium #07 VW Type 2 and #08 Lexus RC F GT500.

 

TakaraTomy is going full force into the Thunderbirds are Go ! products. All kind of toys, action-figures and Tomica are ready to inundate the market as soon as the TV series goes live in Japan on the NHK channel at the end of August.

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The Thunderbirds are Go ! Tomica corner has a nice paradise island feel.

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The boxes are once again similar to the Tomica design but more colorful. Let’s take a closer look.

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Thunderbird 1 and The Mole (“Jet Mogura” in Japanese)

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Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 3. The prototype of Thunderbird 3 was unfortunately damaged.

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Thunderbird 5 and a new secret ship. That ship was not in the original Thunderbirds series and was designed for the new Thunderbirds are Go ! series. It’s nice from TakaraTomy to try to keep a surprise before the show airs, but in our Internet age nothing can be kept secret for long. The name of this ship is “Shadow“, you can ask Google for pictures if you are curious.

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Thunderbird 4. My personnal favourite.

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FAB1 or simply “Penelope” in the Japanese version.

The Thunderbirds are Go ! Tomica line will be released in October 2015.

 

Next stop : Star Wars. The Tomica Star Wars line is doing well, and the coming #07 Darth Vader Tie was on display as well as the new Star Cars line. All of them will be released on July 18th, but the Star Cars were on presale at the show.

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A quick look at the Star Wars Metacole diecast figures. So far Darth Vador, Stormtrooper, R2D2 and C3PO have been released. Yoda, Luke and Boba Fett will be available in September 2015.

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Disney Motors had a large area with a beautiful diorama at the center.

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Amongst all the Disney Motors models on display were both July releases : Worm’n Pooh Bear and Good Day Carry Toy Story 20th Anniversary.

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TakaraTomy was of course promoting the Tomica System road building system with examples of what it is possible to do with a few boxes.

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And with many boxes.

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Next to the Tomica System was the Tomica Factory playsets. The big set comes with an exclusive orange Lamborghini Veneno, shown to the public for the first time.

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Many collectors will certainly buy the playset just for the Veneno !

 

To complete our tour of the Tomica models on display at the Tokyo Toy Show 2015, let’s take a look at the TakaraTomy online store exclusive Tomica Premium VW Type 2 Pickup.

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Tomytec had a sad little display cabinet with only two TLV cars and a few ChoroQ Zero.

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Speaking of ChoroQ, the Disney TsumTsums are coming to the QMix line.

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And some characters from the anime Shingeki no Kyojin, better known as “Attack on Titan” outside Japan.

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Fun fact : the card at the back says “Donald and Daisy” 🙂

The ChoroQ brand has been rebooted last year, here is a selection of the currently available models. If you ever thought about starting a collection of ChoroQ now is the time !

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Nissan was one of the many booths that was not really related to toys, but they made an effort with an automated Tomica Circuit and an epic GT-R Tomica display.

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Fans of Ultraman could look closely at one car of the XIO team on the Nissan booth.

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Visitors could also vote for the worst looking Toyota 86 ever between these two specimens. Decide for yourself.

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That’s it for this coverage of the Tokyo Toy Show 2015. Final batch of pictures with close-up of the Thunderbirds are Go ! diorama (the models displayed are plastic toys, not Tomica).

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The next event report will be the Tomica Event in Yokohama in August, stay tuned !

 

 

News : Thunderbirds Tomica

2015 is definitively one of the biggest year of  Tomica’s history with tons of new lines and licenses. After Star Wars, Star Cars, TsumTsum and Premium, a new Thunderbirds Tomica line is coming !

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The models are based on the new CG series “Thunderbirds are Go”. The designs are slightly different than the original Thunderbirds ships we all love.

Not much informations yet but no doubt we will learn more this weekend at the Tokyo Toy Fair 2015.

 

Gallery : Tomytec June releases

Finally the Toyota Supra is here and is gorgeous ! The pictures don’t do justice to such 1/64 scale perfection.

Let’s start with the new Nissan Cedric Special 6 from 1966 and the Taxi version from 1965.

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The NEO line welcomes a new model with the ’70 Toyota Supra 2.0GT Twin Turbo. As said above, this Supra is one of the finest releases by Tomytec. Definitively a must-have.

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More Supra with this unmarked police car from the “Taiyo ni hoero” line.

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Finally, the fifth release in the “Japanese Car Era” line : the Nissan Cedric 2000GL

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