Gallery : Tomica May releases

This month releases includes two new regular Tomicas : Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4door Group R4 and the Ford Focus RS500 (the green version is the limited color).

One new Disney Motors with the Tap Marie from the Aristocats.

And one new Dream Tomica : the Peanuts Girls Bus.

Finally, the Apita stores exclusive Toyota 2000GT Argentina Flag edition.

News : F-Toys Japanese Classic Car Selection

In July F-Toys will release a new collection of minicars : The Japanese Classic Car Selection.

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The F-Toys models are sold in blind boxes and come with a candy. They are considered “confectionary products” instead of toys and sold in the candy section of stores.

The lineup of this collection consists of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, the Isuzu Bellett 1600GTR and the Toyota 2000GT.

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Each car will be available in 3 different colors.

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Completely new tools, those models feature an opening hood, detailed engine, and mirors. F-Toys models are made of plastic, hopefully the quality will be worth the comparison with Konami, Kyosho and Tomitec diecast versions of those cars.

News : Tomica Apita Exclusive in May

Started exactly one year ago, in May 2013, every two months the Apita World Flag Collection offers a Tomica Toyota 2000GT with an exclusive flag decoration.

After the USA, Brazil, France, Canada, Japan and the UK, the next one will be Argentina !

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Scheduled for release on May 24th, this model will be sold in the Apita shops in Japan only. Like the previous World Flag collection models, this model will also sell out very fast.

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829 Japan can sell you this car for just $10 (plus shipping), but you have to make a Reservation. It’s on a ‘first come, first served’ basis due to the limited release of the model.

Contact me for more information : yannick@829japan.com

Gallery : Tomica Lotus Elise R-GT and Toyota Crown Athlete

Pictures of the new Tomica regular models for February 2014.

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 :