News: Tomica Bakumatsu Collection

Another year, another historical figures collection from Tohan and TakaraTomy.

After famous warlords and female samurais, the Bakumatsu collection will pay tribute to six people playing major roles in the end of the Tokugawa shogunate.

As usual with Tohan’s collections a new car will be released every two months throughout the year and the first release will come with a collector box with a slot for each car.

 

 

News : Tomica releases from January to April 2018

The news just dropped thanks to a leak. Let’s take a look at what is coming for 2018 !

Note : pictures for illustration purpose only. Confirmed colors and body types are marked with

January 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#24 Mazda CX-5 (regular and limited color)

#44 Toyota Land Cruiser JAF Road Service Car

Tomica Premium
#25 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

#04 Nissan Leopard

February 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#34 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (regular and limited color)

#35 Mercedes-Benz G Class

March 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#112 Lotus 3 Eleven (regular and limited color)

#87 New Honda Motorcycle

Long Tomica
#129 Sunflower

April 2018 :

Regular Tomica
#94 Toyota C-HR (regular and limited color)

#52 New Nissan Car

Tomica Premium
#26 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32)

#27 Toyota 2000GT

 

News : Tomica Star Cars Galactic Speed

TakaraTomy recently launched a new Star Wars line. The Galactic Speed series is a reboot of the Star Cars line all about racing. The cars designs are inspired by dragsters and hotrods for furious races in a galaxy far, far away.

Wave 1 : September 2017
The first release features Darth Vader and the classic Stormtroopers. The V8 model seems to be inspired by the Ford Maverick drag car.


V8-D / Darth Vader


V8-S / Stormtrooper

Wave 2 : October 2017
Two more V8 models in the second release with Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren. Despite the same body all the V8 cars have different front grill, intake and rear lights.


V8-P / Poe Dameron


V8-K / Kylo Ren

Wave 3 : November 2017
The third release will introduce two new models. The Bub200 is clearly inspired by the BMW Isetta 300 dragster while the TR5000 looks exactly like a Ford F100 hotrod.


Bub200 Y / Yoda


TR5000 C / Chewbacca

The Chewbacca car is carrying a dismantled C3PO just like in the Empire Strikes Back !

All cars appear to be part of a team. We have the Galactic Empire (Darth Vader and Stormtrooper), the Resistance (Poe Dameron), the First Order (Kylo Ren) and the Rebel Alliance (Chewbacca and Yoda). It is funny and sad at the same time that the Rebel Alliance is mispelled Revel Alliance. Hopefully TakaraTomy catches this and fix it before the production but to be honest it’s surprising such a typo made it all the way to promotional material without anyone noticing (especially on the Disney side who thoroughly reviews everything before giving any approval).

This Galactic Speed line is a surprising and fresh take on the Star Wars licence by TakaraTomy, and will probably prove very popular in Japan with this ‘exotic car’ yet recognizable look.
More models and characters will follow for Christmas and all 2018.

News : Tokyo Motor Show 2017 Tomica

It’s been two years since the last Tokyo Motor Show and all those exclusive Tomica models. For 2017 TakaraTomy will bring even more to the show.

On top of the 12 special edition cars collection, there will be two Netz Hyogo Toyota 86 similar to the version sold at the Auto Salon.

Tomica Netz Hyogo BS86R

Tomica Netz Hyogo BS86B

There will also be two Dream Tomica models.

Sumikko Gurashi Tokage

The Circuit Wolf Lotus Europa (Red Edition)

Here is a closer look at the TMS 2017 edition Tomica cars:

Daihatsu Cast

Subaru WRX S4

Hino Ranger

Honda NSX

Isuzu Elf Transporter

Mazda Roadster

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Fuso Aeroking

Nissan GT-R

UD Trucks Quon

Suzuki Escudo

Toyota Vellfire

The Tokyo Motor Show 2017 will be open from October 27th to November 5th.

 

News : Tomica releases from September to December 2017

TakaraTomy recently officially revealed the Ford GT and Toyota Estima for September, but now we know their plans for October, November and December thanks to a leak.

Note : pictures for illustration purpose only. Confirmed colors and body types are marked with

September 2017 :

Regular Tomica
#19 Ford GT (regular and limited color)

#100 Toyota Estima

Long Tomica
#139 Shikisai Island Train Suite

Dream Tomica
#148 The Circuit Worlf Lotus Europa Special

Gift Set
Tomica Racing Transporter

 

October 2017

Regular Tomica
#93 New Nissan model (regular and limited color)

#20 Isuzu Erga Toei Bus

Tomica Premium
#05 Lamborghini Jota SVR

#24 Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2017

 

November 2017

Regular Tomica
#37 Mini John Cooper Works (regular and limited color)
 

#119 Morita M13 Boom Truck

Dream Tomica
#151 Justice League Batmobile

#158 Harry Potter Hogwarts Express

December 2017

Regular Tomica
#40 Chevrolet Camaro (regular and limited color)
 

#8 Mitsubishi Fuso Aerostar Tachikawa Bus Rilakkuma

Long Tomica
#122 Mitsubishi Fuso SuperGreat H5 Hayabusa Shinkanser Transporter

Stay tuned for more informations.

 

 

News : Tomica Event Model 2017 second batch

New Tomica Event Models will make their debut at the Yokohama Expo next month, adding 7 more cars to the first batch released in Osaka last April.

TEM #08 Mazda RX-7 Patrol Car

TEM #09 Toyota Prius

TEM #10 UD Trucks Quon Tomica Milk Tank Lorry

TEM #11 Toyota FJ Cruiser Safari

TEM #12 Lamborghini Veneno

TEM #13 Subaru 360

TEM #14 BMW I8

The Fairlady Z Yokohama DeNA Baystars will also be available at the venue.

The Tomica Expo will be in Yokohama from August 10th to 20th at the Pacifico Convention Hall B.

 

 

 

News : Tomica Marvel T.U.N.E. line

Tomica annouced a new line in collaboration with Marvel coming this summer. The Tomica Marvel T.U.N.E. is officialy launching today at the Marvel Age of Heroes exhibition in Tokyo with the release of the first model Evo 0.0.

Just like the Disney Motors and Star Cars lines, the Marvel T.U.N.E. collection will feature original models inspired by Marvel’s characters, ad-trucks and character’s trucks.

The first release will be available in July.

Elixion Zeeta Ironman

Bullet Shot 2000 Spiderman

Evo 1.0 Masked Carry Spiderman

Evo 2.0 MAsked Carry Ironman

Ad Truck Spiderman Homecoming

The trucks are designed to be displayed side by side, like a comic book collection.

You can preorder the first wave on the 829 Japan Shop.

 

 

 

News : Tomica releases May to August 2017

The Japanese shop Boostgear leaked the next Tomica releases list. Note that this list has not been confirmed yet and is subject to change.

All images are for illustration purpose only.

May 2017 :

Regular line :

#6 Subaru BRZ

#6 Subaru BRZ (first release limited edition)

#120 Hydraulic Excavator Grapple

Dream Tomica :

#142 Sumikko Gurashi Shirokuma

Disney Motors:

DM-12 Worm’n Mickey Mouse

June 2017 :

Regular line :

#39 Audi R8

#39 Audi R8 (first release limited edition)

#67 Toyota Passo

#125 Isuzu Giga Timber Transporter

Disney Motors :

Good Day Carry Pirates of the Caribbean 5

July 2017 :

Regular line :

#27 Nissan NV200 Taxi

#27 Nissan NV200 Taxi (first release limited edition)

#48 Nissan Note

Premium :

Note : exact colors unknown yet.
#12 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

#22 JASDF Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse

#23 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz

Dream Tomica :

#144 Minions Bob

#147 Cinnamoroll

RideOn #01 Snoopy

RideOn #02 Hello Kitty

RideOn #03 Minions Stuart

Disney Motors :

DM-20 Dream Star Ariel

Star Cars :

SC-03 R2D2 Classic

SC-04 C3PO Classic

August 2017 :

Regular line :

#78 Subaru Impreza (G4)

#78 Subaru Impreza (Sport) (first release limited edition)

#7 Mercedes AMG GT R

Star Wars :

TSW-10 Imperial Shuttle

This list will be updated when more information is available.

Source : Boostgear

 

News : Tomica Event Model 2017 first batch

The first Tomica Expo of the year is under way and will be held in Osaka from April 27th to May 5th 2017.

As usual visitors will be able to purchase special edition Tomica models.

TEM #01 Honda Civic Type R

TEM #02 Tomica Expo Open Roof Bus

TEM #03 Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo

TEM #04 Suzuki Carry Pig Truck

TEM #05 Nissan NV350 Caravan Ambulance

TEM #06 Toyota MR2

TEM #07 TDM Tsunagoon S

Factory #19 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV

Factory #20 Daihatsu Wake

Factory #21 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Toyota MR2 is a new casting and will probably be released later in the Dream Tomica line as part of the Initial D Legend series, like it happened with the Nissan Silvia S13 last year.

 

 

 

Gallery : Tomica February 2017 releases

Videos available on 829 Japan YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/829Japan

Tomica #22 Mercedes-Benz Unimog Snowplow

Tomica #81 Lamborghini Centenario

Tomica #81 Lamborghini Centenario (first release limited color)