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 Event Model 2016

All the Tomica Event Models released this year :

 

 

News : Tomica Event Models 2016 Part 2

The second batch of Tomica Event Model 2016 will be available at the Yokohama Expo next month.

#21 Toyota Alphard Taxi
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#22 Hitachi CM Rigid Dump
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#23 Lamborghini Countach LP400
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#24 Mazda Roadster
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#25 Jeep Wrangler Patrol Car
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#26 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R Racing
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#27 Lexus IS F CCS-R
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As well as two new Dream Tomica Anpanman and Dokinchan
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The previous 2016 TEM released at the Osaka Expo in April should also be available at the Yokohama, in lower quantities.

#15 TDM Suimax MB
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#16 Subaru WRX STI Type S
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#17 Volkswagen The Beetle
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#18 Frozen Tuna Truck
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#19 Nissan Silvia
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#20 Subaru Sambar Tomica Expo Curry
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Long #3 Cadillac Escalade
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Event Special TDM Suimax
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Tomica Factory #15 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
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Tomica Factory #16 Nissan NV350 Caravan
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Tomica Factory #17 Isuzu Bonnet Bus
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829 Japan will report on the event starting August 11th and will have a few TEM for sale.

 

 

News : Tomica Event Models 2016

New Tomica Event Models are coming for the Osaka Event next month :

#15 TDM Suimax MB
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#16 Subaru WRX STI Type S
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#17 Volkswagen The Beetle
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#18 Frozen Tuna Truck
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#19 Nissan Silvia
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#20 Subaru Sambar Tomica Expo Curry
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Long #3 Cadillac Escalade
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Hanshin Tigers Tomica
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Event Special TDM Suimax
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Alongside the TEM, new Factory models will be on sale at the event.

#15 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
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#16 Nissan NV350 Caravan
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#17 Isuzu Bonnet Bus
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Gallery : Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 Tomica Exclusives

Tomica salon exclusives are more and more difficult to get. At the Tokyo Motor Show in October, visitors were allowed to purchase only two pieces of the Tomica Premium Nissan ID-S and Toyota SF-R. This time at the Auto Salon visitors were limited to only one piece of the exclusives Tomica ! As a result many Japanese collectors who could not attend the venue and required the help of a friend to get the cars have now no choice but hunting them on Yahoo Auctions. And when the demand largely exceeds the offer, prices are escalating.

We managed to get hold of the two Auto Salon exclusives, so you can take a good look at them before emptying your wallet.

Tomica Premium Nismo R34 GT-R Z-tune Proto.


This car is exactly the same as the Premium #01 Nismo R34 GT-R Z-tune, with a new decoration.

Dream Tomica Initial D Takahashi Brothers Set


This set includes the RX-7 FC3S and the RX-7 FD3S Project D Version. These cars will get a regular release in March.

 

 

Gallery : Tomica Event Model 2015

Finally got some time to take pictures of the special editions Tomica sold at the Tomica Expo.

#01 Toyota Crown Athlete

#02 Kobelco Panther X 250

#03 Nissan NV350 Caravan

#04 Nissan Fairlady Z

#05 Porsche 911S Racing

#06 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV

#07 TDM Hakobunder

#08 Lamborghini Reventon Patrol Car

#09 Suzuki Hustler

#10 Daihatsu Copen

#11 Toyota Land Cruiser

#12 Subaru BRZ

#13 Nissan GT-R

#14 TDM Rockwonder

Rakuten Golden Eagles Truck

Event Special TDM Hakobunder

Dream Tomica SP Anpanman

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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.

#8 Lamborghini Reventon Patrol Car

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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 !

 

 

Update / News : Tomica Event Models 2015

Update : color pictures added !

TakaraTomy is getting ready for the first Tomica Event of the year and started the distribution of flyers for the event that will be held in April in Osaka.

As usual the first half of the new Tomica Event Models will be introduced at the Osaka Event and the second half at the Tokyo Event in summer.

#1 Toyota Crown Athlete

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#2 Kobelco Rough Terrain Crane Panther-X 250

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#3 Nissan NV350 Caravan (Tomica Event)

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#4 Nissan Fairlady Z

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#5 Porsche 911S Racing

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#6 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV

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#7 TDM Hakobunder Blue

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New Tomica Factory models will also be available at the Osaka Event.

#11 Mazda RX-7 / #12 Toyota Prius / #13 London Bus

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Mini Mini Driver #14 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

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Finally, the Event Special Model that will be offered with the entrance ticket will be a red and yellow version of the TDM Hakobunder.

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News : Tomica Exclusives in January recap

2015 will certainly be a busy year for TakaraTomy. New lines like the Tomica Star Wars and the Tomica Concept are underway, and on top of the always expanding Regular series many exclusives models are scheduled, starting as soon as January 1st. Here is a quick recap of what is coming.

Retailer Exclusives :

Aeon, Apita and Toys R Us stores will all have they own exclusive on shelves on January 1st.

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18th model in the Aeon’s Tuning Car Series, the Toyota 2000GT Speed Trial Edition is famous for setting many speed records in Japan in 1966. This car has already been seen in Tomica form before (in the Museum or Limited series) but this is the first time it is fitted with those wheels.

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Apita keeps adding 2000GTs to its World Flag Collection. The 11th model is a new version of the Japanese flag that looks actually more like a New Year edition than a proper flag, with gold paint and turtles.

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Toys R Us exclusives follow a simple pattern : a racing car and its dedicated transporter truck. After the Subaru Rally Team and RalliArt, the Calsonic Team Impul GT-R will join the recently released Calsonic Team Impul Transporter.

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A few months ago the Tomica Shop exclusives were just bright red and white models with a big ‘Tomica Shop’ logo on it, making them very appealing to kids. Now the new Tomica Shop Awards series is aiming at collectors. An alternate color (doesn’t have to be red anymore) and the ‘Tomica Shop’ logo is much more dicreet. After the ultra-popular gold Aventador and black Escalade, this Toyota Corolla Fielder will be for the first time available in Japanese Police colors. It is also rumoured that the Not For Sale Tomica Shop exclusives (only obtainable with Tomica Points) usually blue with a big ‘Tomica Shop’ logo will change in the same fashion, and that the next car offered will be the Nissan Leaf Patrol Car.

Event Exclusive :

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Tomica will be at the Auto Salon 2015 in Tokyo and will bring a very nice exclusive Toyota 86. This version is the replica of a real 86 tuned by My Style. After the yellow Fuji 86, no doubt TakaraTomy realized that the 86 was the model of choice for car tuning related events.

Campaign Exclusives :

TakaraTomy regularly runs special offers and campaigns for its customers. The “DoDoDo!” campaign is a raffle opened to anyone in Japan who send 5 Tomica Marks (found on every Tomica products) before the deadline. 10 000 lucky winners will get a free exclusive (and usually very cool) Tomica. This time there is not one but two models to chose from !

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Dubai Police version would look great next to the similar Nissan GT-R that was the gift of the last campaign.

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Even more obscure is this FJ Cruiser from the Mexican Tourist Police force.

The campaign will be open from January 1st to March 31st, and delivery to the winners should start in April.

Special Order Exclusive :

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Finally, Snap-On will close the preorders for its exclusive Dijon GT-R on January 15th (or before if the 6000 scheduled units are sold quicker). Delivery is expected to start in March. Update : preorders are closed already.

All those exclusives are proof that TakaraTomy is healthier than ever and Tomica collectors can expect many great things in 2015 !