Backpacks come in many shapes and sizes, and whether we like them or not we can all agree that these bags come in very handy for hauling things around on-the-go. For children who go to school for a good number of years in their lives, the back pack is certainly an indispensable tool to carry reading materials and schoolwork.
But what if your kid wants to set his or her backpack apart? Perhaps they’d want their backpack to be a perfect reflection of their interests. What better way than to get them a backpack in the shape of one of the most iconic cars to hit the TV screen: A panda two-tone AE86.
Welly, a company more known for creating die cast model cars, have now made a backpack for kids who wear their gearhead hearts proud on their sleeve… errr, back. From the looks of it, the backpack itself is licensed by Toyota considering the proper indication of the ‘TOYOTA’ logo on the rear garnish as well as the signature ‘TRUENO’ lettering on the center grill.
Of course, the hachiroku is instantly recognizable thanks to its ‘Panda White’ two-tone, or High Tech Two Tone as per proper Toyota color nomenclature. It also sports what looks to be a rendition of Watanabe’s RS8 eight-spoke banana wheels – also an aftermarket item that is popular with the car over the factory pieces.
Open up the pack and it contains several pockets as well as a section that closes off items that will be placed towards the shell side of the car itself. The shell itself looks to be made with hard plastic, meaning there could be room to personalize this area with stickers – likely starting off with 藤原とうふ店 (Fujiwara Tofu Shop) plastered on the right-hand door.
A quick poke around Japanese web pages pegs this backpack at about JPY 5,400 (Php 2,700) plus handling and shipping. Should you really want one of these though you would have to know your way around ordering online… in Nihonggo.