If you're into cars, chances are you have at least one Tomica sitting at home or maybe even your work desk. For the young and the young at heart, Tomica has given car enthusiasts a lot of joy through the decades. This year, the much-loved toy (and collectibles) brand has reached a milestone.
Tomica is celebrating 50 years of giving us diecast car goodness.
It all started in 1970 with the release of their first six models. Those were the Nissan Bluebird SSS Coupe, Toyota Corona Mark II 1900 Hardtop, Toyota Crown Deluxe, Toyota Crown patrol car, Toyota 2000 GT, and the Nissan Fairlady Z 432.These days, there's literally hundreds of Tomica models to choose from, more so if you include the premium and limited models. Over the years, they have made thousands of models from cars from the 70's all the way to today.
50 years in the business is no small feat, so Tomica is celebrating this milestone in a big way. There will be special edition models coming out, along with the 50th anniversary cars and even a collaboration with designers from Nissan, Honda, and Toyota.
The 50th anniversary cars will be updated versions of the original six cars released by the toy line. All will have slightly more detail than their initial release all those decades ago, and all will have a special and unique interior color to go along with them.
Tomica will also be releasing a 'decades' series with select cars from the 70's all the way to the new decade. Each of these cars will come in a special box and on it, the story of Tomica during that specific time in history. They aren't saying what cars will be featured in this series, and Tomica wants to keep us guessing by releasing them not in one go, but spread out throughout the year.
Last but not least are the manufacturer collaborations. Tomica paired up with Nissan, Honda, and Toyota and each of them will come up with concepts that will eventually be turned into diecast reality. So far, it's the Civic Type R, GT-R, and GR Supra.
We're looking forward to these releases, and here's to hoping we'll still be seeing Tomicas being made for the next 50 years and beyond.