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[ Tomica ]
( The Tomy Co. Ltd. )
Takara Tomy is a Japanese toy manufacturer, whose products are sometimes referred to as the ‘Matchbox Toys of Japan‘. The company was formed on the 1st March 2006 by a merger between ‘Tomy‘ (founded in 1924) as ‘Tomiyama‘, changing their name to Tomy in 1963 and their long-time rival ‘Takara‘ (founded in 1955). The company has its headquarters in Katsushita, Tōkyō.
In 1970, Tomy started to produce its Tomica line of diecast vehicles. Although various scale sizes are made, the Tomica name is normally associated with the 1/55 (3″) sized models.
1/55 Suzuki Carry (Noodle Sellers Truck) Black box (pre-1984) No45.
( From 1988 all boxes including older remakes were red & white )
1/56 Mitsubishi Minica (Diving School) (post 1984) No.71.
Mitsuoka MC-1 (Convoy 88) No.121.
In 2004, the No121 Mitsuoka Convoy 88 was available for a limited period from ‘Mitsuoka Motors‘ a small auto manufacturer famous for building unique cars with unconventional styling. It was given to purchasers of the real electric single seater vehicle (above) which featured a retro Citroen H Van front end and side panels. A limited number of 35 units were produced.
[ The Makes ]
( In alphabetical order )
Daihatsu: Boon, Copen, Midget l, Midget ll, Mira, Move.
Honda: Beat, N Box, N-One, S660, TN360, Vamos.
Mitsubishi: i MiEV, Minica Toppo.
Mitsuoka: MC-1 (Convoy 88).
Subaru: 360, R1, R-2, Sambar, Sambar (Noodle Truck).
Suzuki: Alto, Carry (Noodle Truck), Carry (Pig Hauler), Carry (*Tentmushi), Cervo, Fronte, Wagon R.
(* A ‘Tentmushi‘ is a Campervan (RV) built on a kei-truck platform)
[ Gift Sets ]
Kei-jidosha Compact Car Collection No17: Toy’s Dream Project (TDP): T D Project No22: TDP No24: TDP Tentōmushi Collection No25: TDP Public Working Cars Part 1 No26: TDP Public Working Cars Part 3 No32: TDP Police Cars 3 No33:
[ The Models ]
No.121 Mitsuoka MC-1 (Convoy 88):
No.117 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1/58:
No.98 Honda S660 1/56:
No.90 Suzuki Carry (Tentōmushi) 1/55:
No.81 Honda N-1 1/58:
No.71 Mitsubishi Minica Toppo (Diving School) 1/56:
No.68 Suzuki Carry (Post Van) 1/57:
No.62 Daihatsu Midget ll:
No.58 Daihatsu Wake 1/56:
No.58 Suzuki Wagon R 1/59:
No.55 Honda Vamos 1/54:
No.52 Daihatsu Copen (2015) 1/57:
No.48 Suzuki Alto (Police Car) 1/56:
No.45 Suzuki Carry (Ramen Noodle Sellers Truck) 1/55:
No.39 Suzuki Carry (Pig Hauler):
No.35 Subaru Sambar (Ramen Noodle Sellers Truck) 1/55:
No.33 Daihatsu Move Conte 1/56:
No.32 Daihatsu Move 1/57:
No.31 Suzuki Carry (*Doraemon ): (*Doraimaon Manga Series)
No.20 Honda N Box (2013) 1/58:
No.19 Daihatsu Mira 1/56:
No.17 Honda N-One (AEON Tuning Car Series):
No.8 Nissan Pino (2007) 1/57:
No.8 Suzuki Alto (2015) 1/56: