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.

Gallery : 7eleven Star Cars Set #3

Third exclusive release from 7eleven in the Star Cars series. You can check the first set and the second set galleries on 829 Japan.

Darth Vader Ad Truck (A New Hope version)

R2-711 (Scooter version)

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Gallery : 7eleven Star Cars Set #2

Back in November 2015 the 7eleven stores in Japan released special editions of some Star Cars models. In July 2016 they did it again !

C3PO (The Force Awakens Version)

Kilo Ren (Starkiller Base Version)

First Order Stormtrooper Ad Truck (The Force Awakens Version)

 

 

Gallery : Tomica July 2016 releases

A lot of releases in July and a new record for the fastest selling Tomica in Tokyo. The new Honda Civic was sold out in a couple of hours. Consider yourself lucky if you managed to secure the black first release limited version. The white version should be re-released soon but the black version is definitively gone and already sells at a high price on the after market.

Tomica #76 Honda Civic Type R

Tomica #76 Honda Civic Type R (first release limited color)

Tomica #99 Toyota Sienta

Aeon Tuning Car Series #27 Nissan Fairlady Z Nismo RC Edition

Apita World Flag Collection #20 Toyota 2000 GT Singapore

Toys R Us Toyota 86 Autobacs Racing

Tomica Shop Mazda Roadster

Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary (Dealer Edition)
This not for sale exclusive limited edition (7500 pcs) is given away at the Jeep dealerships through a lottery campaign only.

Tomica Premium #17 Honda S2000 Type S

Tomica Premium #18 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo

Dream Tomica #170 Initial D S13 Silvia

Cars C-25 Rip Clutchgoneski (Standard)

Cars C-26 Lewis Hamilton (Standard)

Cars C-28 Matter (Tokyo Race)

Star Cars SC-02 BB-8 Scooter

Star Cars SC-05 R2-D2 Scooter

Disney Motors Good Day Carry Alice Through the Looking Glass

Tomica Shop Dream Carry Special 39

 

 

Gallery : Tomica Star Cars Wave 2

The second wave of Star Cars comes right on time for the new Star Wars movie.

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SC-07 First Order Stormtrooper

SC-08 Captain Phasma

SC-09 BB-8

SC-10 Chewbacca

 

 

Gallery : 7eleven Tomica Star Cars

With the start of a Star Wars themed campaign 7eleven stores in Japan are selling Star Wars goods including these exclusives 7eleven Star Cars.

Darth Vader Ad Truck (Saga version)

Shadow Stormtrooper

R2-711

 

 

Gallery : Tomica July releases

Update : pictures of the Apita, Toys R Us and TakaraTomy Mall exclusives added.

Heavy month for Tomica collectors with plenty of releases ! We are introducing a new layout with slideshows and links to relevant videos. Hope you like it, let us know on Facebook !

 

#38 Toyota AutoBody COMS

The COMS is a compact electric vehicle used mainly for small deliveries. The bay at the back can be fitted with different types of containers (small, large, refrigerated, etc). COMS Japanese infomercial (Youtube).

The Tomica version is designed with this in mind and the container is a separate part attached to the body. The door opens, unfortunately there is no space to put anything inside. A Seven Eleven version will be available at Seven Eleven stores in Japan later this year.

 

#112 Subaru WRX STI Type S

The WRX STI Type S is the sport version of the WRX with basically more power and more grip. Definitively a fine looking machine. Subaru WRX STI video (Youtube).

The Tomica standard version features the classic WR Blue Pearl color while the first release limited edition is painted Crystal Black Silica. Just like the recent Subaru Levorg, the bonnet opens.

 

Dream Tomica #148 Galax-Z

This modified version of the Tommykaira ZZ appeared in the anime Gatchaman Crowds Insight. An actual promotional car has been built and is on display at various anime events. Anime Japan 2015 clip (Youtube).

The ZZ looks much better with that paint scheme than with the plain red or yellow from the regular line.

 

Dream Tomica #149 My Sweet Piano

Another Sanrio character from the MyMelody universe. Sanrio video (Youtube).

Not much to say about the Dream Tomica, you like it or you don’t.

 

Tomica Premium #07 Volkswagen Type 2

The good old Kombi never ages ! Original commercials compilation (Youtube).

Very fine replica from Tomica, this car looks really good. One of the best Premium so far.

 

Tomica Premium #08 Lexus RC F GT500

Currently 6 teams are running the Super GT500 championship in Lexus RC F but the Premium is the white Lexus Racing test car version. Toyota MotorSport RC F movie (Youtube).

The overall is good, but the wing is disappointing for a Premium model that is supposed to be more detailled and accurate than regular Tomica models. It doesn’t show on the picture but the center of the wing arms is filled with transparent plastic. Let’s hope that Tomica will do the more colorful Eneos, Tom’s, Advan or Denso versions.

 

Disney Motors DM-18 Worm’n Pooh Bear

Cute bee decoration and honey jar on the top. Classic Winnie.

 

Disney Motors Good Day Carry Toy Story 20th Anniversary

The roof of the truck looks like a box lid, well done ! Unfortunately it doesn’t open.

 

Tomica Star Wars #07 Darth Vader Tie

A nice addition to the Star Wars line with the iconic Tie piloted by Darth Vador himself. Must look awesome with an escort of Tie Fighters !

 

Tomica Star Cars wave 1

The “Star Wars Dream Tomica” line is finally available. You can check our previous gallery or the slideshow below.

 

Tomica Shop Lamborghini Veneno

After the ultra popular gold Aventador, this new exclusive Lamborghini is once again a huge success.

 

Tomica Shop Disney Motors Dream Star Classic Special 39 Mickey Mouse

Second “Special Thank You” car in the Tomica Shop Disney Motors exclusives.

 

TDR Summer Festival 2015

Check our previous gallery or take a look at this slideshow :

 

TDR Stitch Resort Line

Check our previous gallery or take a look at this slideshow :

 

Otomodachi Gold Shovel

Otomodachi Gold is a magazine for children filled with games and stickers about their favourite topics. The July 2015 issue comes with a special Tomica Shovel.

 

Aeon Tuning Cars Series #21 Mitsuoka Orochi Kabuto version.

This ‘armored’ version (Kabuto is the helmet of the samurai armor) was released in 2009 and features a carbon fiber bonnet. Only 5 Orochi Kabuto were ever produced.

The gold version of the Orochi Kabuto has already been released in the Toy’s Dream Project collection.

 

Pokemon With You Wagon 2nd edition

Seven Eleven stores in Japan are running a Pokemon campaign and some of them have a few Pokemon With You Wagon new edition.

This Hiace Tomica is based on an actual mobile playground that drives around the TĂ´hoku region Pokemon With You website.

 

Dealer Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

This box variant of the Evo X is available in very limited quantities and for a very short time at the Mitsubishi Showroom in Tokyo. The car itself is the same as the regular edition.

This special edition was originaly not for sale and given away to Mitsubishi shareholders (hence no barcode).

 

Apita Toyota 2000GT Sweden Flag

Fourteenth release in the World Flag Collection.

The next Apita 2000GT will be the Malaysia version.

 

Toys R Us Nissan N-Force Mobile Headquarter

As usual the transporter truck will be followed by a car fom the same manufacturer. Which Nissan car do you think it will be?

 

TakaraTomy Mall Tomica Premium VW Type 2 Pickup

First exclusive in the Tomica Premium line.

The same model in green will join the regular Premium line later this year.

 

 

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 !