Tomica Series – No.84 Toyota VELLFIRE

Vellfire – sounds like some manner of military grade weaponry to me. But Japanese car makers have a habit of making names for their people carriers that sound outrageous. I have to admit, I am a huge fan of JDM people carriers and I cannot get enough of them. Voxy, Noah, Elgrand – all of…

Tomica Series – No.20 Honda N BOX

The Honda N-Box is a kei car produced by Honda for the Japanese market. Together with the Honda N-One, it is part of a renewed lineup of Kei class city cars. The use of the letter “N” in the name was previously used by Honda for the late 1960s and 1970s Honda N360. Gotta love these boxy JDM’s. They typify the quirkyness of…

Tomica Series – No.112 SUBARU WRX STI Type S

For some reason the Matchbox version of the WRX just looks at little cartoonish to me…….the proportions don’t look right. I am glad to see this as an inclusion, but could they have done a better job? However, where Tomica comes into its own is by producing properly proportioned cars to a scale and that…

Tomica Honda Racing Transporter (TRU Exclusive)

Continuing the series of racing transporters from TRU Singapore. Not that I am going to sell them at any real stage, but they can command a fair price on ebay. Again, nothing very special apart from the livery, but as I have mentioned before, unique casting means it makes an entry to the Garage.

Tomica Series – No.8 Nissan Cima

Nissan revived the Cima nameplate as the long wheelbase version of the Nissan Fuga Hybrid. Instead of a V8 engine, the new Cima is now a hybrid sedan equipped with the 3.5L V6 hybrid VQ engine with maximum power of 225 kW(306PS)/6800rpm and maximum torque of 350N•m(35.7kgf•m)/5000rpm) with an advanced ‘HM34’ electric motor with maximum power…

Tomica Series – No.5 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06

Tomica or Hot Wheels for Americana?? I have to say that the HW cars are very smart, but one thing they don’t have is opening parts. Oh, look – the doors open on this Tomica! Something that Mattel fails to do on a consistent basis. But in saying that, the C7 Z06 is a very…