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.
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.
Dream Tomica The Avengers Spider Formula first look, on display with Iron President and Captain Cruiser released today.
The not for sale Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is gorgeous, too bad it will be a prize item. It would deserve a wider release.
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.
The Thunderbirds are Go ! Tomica corner has a nice paradise island feel.
The boxes are once again similar to the Tomica design but more colorful. Let’s take a closer look.
Thunderbird 1 and The Mole (“Jet Mogura” in Japanese)
Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 3. The prototype of Thunderbird 3 was unfortunately damaged.
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.
Thunderbird 4. My personnal favourite.
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.
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.
Disney Motors had a large area with a beautiful diorama at the center.
Amongst all the Disney Motors models on display were both July releases : Worm’n Pooh Bear and Good Day Carry Toy Story 20th Anniversary.
TakaraTomy was of course promoting the Tomica System road building system with examples of what it is possible to do with a few boxes.
And with many boxes.
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.
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.
Tomytec had a sad little display cabinet with only two TLV cars and a few ChoroQ Zero.
Speaking of ChoroQ, the Disney TsumTsums are coming to the QMix line.
And some characters from the anime Shingeki no Kyojin, better known as “Attack on Titan” outside Japan.
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 !
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.
Fans of Ultraman could look closely at one car of the XIO team on the Nissan booth.
Visitors could also vote for the worst looking Toyota 86 ever between these two specimens. Decide for yourself.
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).
The next event report will be the Tomica Event in Yokohama in August, stay tuned !