And now that it is coming to an end, the Police would like to remind us to drive home safely and to stick to the Speed Limit. But if you don’t, they are prepared with a range of appropriate enforcement vehicles:
Today’s offering looks a bit more like the real thing than yesterday’s Summer:
Tomica have now officially announced the Ferrari 488 GTB as a November release. Good luck getting a yellow one!
This is a Porsche 935-78. By Summer. Which really explains everything that is going on here.
Today I have a little YatMing model for the Rennsport Reunion. And cars don’t get more Rennsport than the 917/10. Speedhunters.com called it and its younger, even more powerful sister the 917/30 “the most ferocious, raw racing cars ever constructed. “
This little Tomica model had me scratching my head for ages. The “Canon” racing livery looks real enough. The names of Tony Dron and Richard Lloyd are certainly familiar and connected to both Porsche and Canon Racing. But a 928 Racing Car? No way, there’s no record of that ever happening.
Normally collecting is easy. You buy, you enjoy. Unless you buy an old Solido model, where the water slide decals are supplied separately.
Today’s subject is a model of a car that had no equivalent in the Regular Tomica line-up - the E30 Corolla Lift Back.
Because we can’t just have Porsches, Ferraris and GT-Rs all of the time.
TakaraTomy seem to have changed their updates policy recently. At the moment, we are getting dribs and drabs rather than one monthly announcement. Which I find a bit annoying. But here is what we know for sure so far:
What was the biggest news in diecast in 2018? Pop up headlights return in small scale. That’s my answer.
Not unless you fork out big $$$ on the secondary market anyway, or happened to be lucky enough to attend the 2018 Tomica Expo in Yokohama.
Here’s the latest version of the Hot Wheels Subaru Brat from the “Shop Trucks” car culture series.
Because there is never too much Countach, or Zylmex.
Today I have a 4 pack - chock full of Sant’Agatas finest: The Tomica Lambo Set from a couple of years ago.
It’s not the sharpest casting of this car, but a lovely period piece nonetheless.
Here’s an example of the modern Matchbox Miura casting, and I’ve got to say that they got it pretty right. Not much to complain there. And here’s a pic of a 1:1 I saw in a Museum last month:
I didn’t really have the time to take new photos - so I will just run with some old favorites. Here’s one - the Zylmex Lamborghini Miura.
So there seemed to be very little new for Tomica in September - and the reason was that they didn’t put all the new releases on their website initially. Now the website has been updated again - and we get a few more goodies.
We are obviously deep in the 1970s here. Back when people travelled the Hippie Trail (head full of zombie) in old Camper Vans. And this Toyota is here to remind you that you didn’t have to use an old VW Kombi. You could have used a HiAce instead.