Sepia-Tone Colored Model Car is Just Perfect for long-running Tomica’s 40th Anniversary


(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 22:06 Apr. 21, 2010.)

Tomica, a long-seller die-cast vehicle toy by Takara Tomy was born in 1970 and became 40 years old this year. Celebrating this great achievement, Takara Tomy announced some unique products for the line.

"Showa Period Tomica" is a series consisting of cars from that time, like Toyota 2000GT and Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R. Every vehicle is painted in sepia tone to give nostalgic atmosphere.

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2010 is the 40th anniversary for Tomica.


"40th Anniversary Tomica Lottery-13 Showa Period Tomica". The product will be sold separately in this box and you can't know which one is inside the box.


There will be 10 variations. To be sold at 500 yen each from this June.


Honda F-1.


Isuzu Fire Engine.


Mitsubishi Fuso Bus in Hato Bus Color.


Toyota Crown Patrol Car.


Toyota 2000 GT.


Toyota Corona MarkII.


Nissan Diesel Tipper Truck.


Toyota Land Cruiser.


Honda City Turbo II.


Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R Racing.


They also displayed successive Tomica building(a display base for Tomicas).


This is new "Super Auto Tomica Building" to be sold from July, 2010.


It has electrical elevator to make Tomicas go up and down. It is also driven by hand so you don't worry about running out of batteries.


"Fun Drive on Highway". To be sold in July, 2010.


Your Tomica goes up the electrical escalator and runs down on a slope.


"Tomica High Pass Mountain Driving". To be sold in July.


Reproducing winding road in mountain path.


These three toys can be combined to one big base.


Seems too big for an ordinary kid's room.


Let's see how they work in the video below.

YouTube - Super Auto Tomica Building and other two display bases


In Tomica Exhibition in August, they will exhibit Tomica made of platinum.


Cut from platinum block, this tiny model car is priced at 7 million yen(about $742 thousand USD) but it's not for sale.


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