News : Tomica February releases, Dubai Police GT-R campaign and price increase

Starting today, Feburary 1st 2014, TakaraTomy is increasing the price of the regular Tomica and Disney lines.

Retail price for regular Tomica is up 90 yen (+25%)

Retail price for Disney Motors is up 50 yen (+7%)

Retail price for Disney Cars is up 100 yen (+15%)

 

To “celebrate” the price increase, TakaraTomy produced a special edition of the Nissan GT-R Dubai Police version.

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Limited to 20 000, this exclusive edition will be available through a raffle. From February 1st to March 31st, anyone who sends in 5 proof of purchase to TakaraTomy will be entered in the raffle. This campaign is, of course, offered to Japan residents only.

 

Other than that, not much activity in February. Only two new models : The Lotus Exige R-GT (replacing #10 Subaru Sambar Van) and the Toyota Crown Athlete (replacing #92 Toyota Ractis).

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The Lotus Exige R-GT regular edition livery is inspired from the Geko Ypres Rallye 2012. The limited edition is inspired from the Turin Test Car 2011

The Crown Athlete is the Pink Edition, on display at the Toyota booth at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.

 

The Tomica Shop exclusive model for February is the second version of the Tomica Shop Transporter.

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A few pictures of the real cars for reference :

Gallery : Kyosho 1/64 LaFerrari 10th Anniversary and Calsonic Impul GT-R 2012

These three Karuwaza exclusives are a demonstration of what Kyosho is able to do at 1/64 scale.

The LaFerrari set is a special edition celebrating 10 years of partnership between Circle K SunKus and Kyosho. The set contains two LaFerrari in Metalic Red and Matte Black. They are identical to the Ferrari 9 edition except for the red seats and painted mirrors.

The Calsonic GT-R #12 2012 is limited to 1008 pieces. As a bonus, I added pictures of the Calsonic GT-R #12 2002 from the Beads series released in 2005.