Apita stores started to sell exclusives Tomica variants back in 2003, most of them police cars. Their favourite model quickly became the Toyota 2000GT and every year since 2009 (except 2011) they would release a New Year edition of the 2000GT ornated with the Japanese flag. The succes of these cars in particular certainly sparked the creation of the World Flags Collection. In 2013, after the New Year special and a Sakura edition to celebrate spring (that some consider as the prototypes of the World Flags Collection), a 2000GT wearing the USA flag was released and became an immediate hit.
Since then, like clockwork, Apita provides new Toyota 2000GT wrapped in the flag of a different country every two months. It seems like they plan to go on with that collection for a while. In the meantime you can catch up with the 19 previous releases on eBay.
All cars and boxes are in mint to near mint condition, except for a slight tear on the Switzerland box. Apita stores certainly take more care of their items than Aeon or Toys R Us.
#01 Toyota 2000GT USA – 2013.05
#02 Toyota 2000GT Brazil – 2013.07
#03 Toyota 2000GT France – 2013.09
#04 Toyota 2000GT Canada – 2013.11
#05 Toyota 2000GT Japan – 2014.01
#06 Toyota 2000GT UK – 2014.03
#07 Toyota 2000GT Argentina – 2014.05
#08 Toyota 2000GT Germany – 2014.07
#09 Toyota 2000GT Australia – 2014.09
#10 Toyota 2000GT Philippines – 2014.11
#11 Toyota 2000GT Japan II – 2015.01
#12 Toyota 2000GT Italy – 2015.03
#13 Toyota 2000GT Jamaica – 2015.05
#14 Toyota 2000GT Sweden – 2015.07
#15 Toyota 2000GT Malaysia – 2015.09
#16 Toyota 2000GT Switzerland – 2015.11
#17a Toyota 2000GT Japan III Raijin – 2016.01
#17b Toyota 2000GT Japan III Fujin – 2016.01
#18 Toyota 2000GT South Africa – 2016.03