That one is a nice one! I've never seen it before; I love the tampos on it.PlaysW/cars said:I'm loving that Corolla! Nice-nice-nice!!
This is one I'd like to share. Found it at a local antique store about six months ago. It's in amazing shape, and makes a great addition to my collection.
Certain models from Tomica were sold in the US only for a bit under their 'Pocket Cars' line, the 70's and early 80's, but Tomica abandonned the US market.BluntFronts said:Those are wonderful models. I'm not familiar with Tomicas; I don't think they were sold in this area when they were new. They certainly have impressive realism and color choices. All are highly desirable, I'd say. Thanks for your great photos.
I really like the Citroen SM and the Olds Toronado XSR (one of GM's most bizarre production cars ever; I've actually seen a few 1/1s of it.) The Gloria "Van" is a true charmer, and I'm going to have to start haunting the flea markets and the 'bay for that Celica.
What is the very first 1/66 red car at the top? It looks vaguely familiar to me - is it a Nissan Cedric?
Lets see some pics!!!robertwadehall said:I love Tomicas...I have probably 250 or so...a bunch from childhood in the '70s, and lots that I've bought new over the last five years from Japanese and Hong Kong web retailers. I still found old stock occasionally in a small-town Ohio Tru Value hardware store into the early '90s..
Those are insanely hard to come by, especially the yellow one with those type of wheels; I wish I had one! I only have the anniversary one worth about 6 dollars ; still an awesome car though. If you have any more tomicas with those type of wheels, I would very much so like to see them! Heck, any pic of any car will do :wave:PENSNO1 said:A couple Corona MK IIs
That's awesome getting that car in a LOT! I would have freaked when I saw it. There is one on the Japan auction site and it's up to $720 right now.PENSNO1 said:Yea, I've been told that the yellow Corona MK II is very very rare! I lucked into getting it by buying a LOT of different cars on e-bay. That is the only car I have with Tomica's first type wheels.
I must say that I am a cardboard collector. I have to have the box when I buy a Tomica, I love the colors & the car art, especially on the black boxes.PENSNO1 said:I did freak when I saw the wheels! I thought it would be one of the first Hong Kong (in lieu of Japan) castings. It isn't though. Wow, $720? The lot I bought with that in it was under $20 !! :thumbsup:
Could you send me or add the link here to that Japan auction site?
I don't have that many with boxes. I haven't been too concerned with collecting the boxes with the car. But, if I do get the box too it's a bonus.
Some more of my collection
Yes, the price is in Yen; I usually divide by 117.00, as that's the round about exchange rate. You can use a translator to find out what the listings are about, but they are still hard to follow. Here is the link to the translator I use:PENSNO1 said:Thanks for the link.
Very cool to see what's out there and what they are going for. I assume that the price is in Yen right? To convert to US dollars, you divide by 118.33 I think. I wish I could read what the auctions say.
I like the boxes too. I just don't like to pay the extra for them since it's the car that really want.
Show me more of your collection when you can.
Two of them are Anniversary cars made in China; the orange Fairlady & white Corona. The rest are made in Japan.PENSNO1 said:Very cool! Thanks for that translator.
How do you type "ooo" ? (that's all I see)
Great pictures. Are those all made in Japan or China castings. Either way they are real nice!
This board has become quite popular with anything foreign in particular; Kyosho, Tomica/Tomy, Yatming, CM's, etc. Don't worry, we are well aware that Japan isn't in Europeranchero said:How did a discussion about Tomica end up on a board titled "European Diecast"? Those Tomicas are absolutely beautiful and are to be treasured but an easy check of an atlas will confirm that Japan is not in Europe. - ranchero -
If we had a Chinese/Asian Board, that pretty much sums up every brand possible, because like you said, no one wants to pay production costs in their own country. A lot of members here at Hobbytalk post all their Japanese items on this board. Besides, if the mod, Henri Kroeze, posts up Japanese items on the board he oversees, I don't see why it would be a problem for anyone else; to each his own.ranchero said:Roadster99 - No toy cars are from Europe anymore! It's all Asian. Well, maybe, just maybe, some stuff comes from Europe. Maybe some Siku & some Bruder (but Bruder is plastic - not diecast). European stuff is old - from when they could afford the labor to make toys in Europe. European toys are Gama, Schabak, JRD, CIJ, Quiralu, Pilen, Metosul and Norev when it was made in France not China. Maybe Hobby Talk needs a "Japanese" or "Asian" or probably a "Chinese" board. But those beautiful Tomicas have absolutely no relationship to Europe other than that they've been sold there. - ranchero -