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…

July’s order

I will be getting to these in a bit, but time is being taken up with other things at the moment. You can notice the difference on the R35 between this one and the older one. Musings to follow. #july #diecast order from #japan via #japanbooster. will be #musing about them shortly via keefydblog.wordpress.com #jdm…

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 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…

June’s order

Latest batch in from Japan – the tossers at Swiss customs weren’t exactly careful with opening up the box either, but thankfully too stupid enough not to open the models. I have to say the Gloria is wonderful! Musings and photos to follow shortly. #Result! Just arrived today – the #Gloria in first glance is…

Tomica Series – No.78 SUBARU LEVORG

The Levorg is what was known as the Legacy. I always thought that this was a kind of Q-Car in that it offered great performance and practicality for not that much wonga. I do like this model – we have some very nice detail going on at the front and the back, and better still…