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[REVIEW] Tomica Datsun Sunny 1200 Coupe Racing [REVIEW] Tomica Datsun Sunny 1200 Coupe Racing

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today’s model fits in with the prior Tomica review, and also suits Easter with its strong colors. This is Tomica 15-2, the Datsun Sunny 1200 Coupe Racing. This casting entered the range in January 1976, remaining until May 1979, and is indeed a racy little car:

[REVIEW} Siku Range Rover [REVIEW} Siku Range Rover

One may notice today would usually be a Lesney Matchbox review, instead, let’s mix things up a little. Today we examine Siku 1338/1341, the Range Rover. This casting entered the range in 1978, remaining until 1986, is an excellent model:

[REVIEW] Tomica Mazda Savanna GT - racing version [REVIEW] Tomica Mazda Savanna GT - racing version

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine Tomica 80-2, the Mazda Savanna GT racer. This casting entered the range in January 1978, remaining until February 1980, and is a fine example of an obscure racer:

Tomy Tomica cars set to re-enter North American market, hoping third time is the charm, will revive "Pocket Cars" brand Tomy Tomica cars set to re-enter North American market, hoping third time is the charm, will revive "Pocket Cars" brand

Breaking news! Some of you may have already heard about this.  With a void in premium diecast left by the departure of Majorette, Tomy is slated to bring back Tomica products to North America later this spring, using the 1970s-80s “Pocket Cars” brand for mainline products. Tomy is said to have several warehouses of…

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Jeep Gladiator [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Jeep Gladiator

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, and today we visit a red vehicle of a different type. This is Lesney Matchbox 71b, the Jeep Gladiator. This casting entered the range in 1964, remaining until 1968, and is a shining example of the high quality products Lesney was able to produce by the mid 60s:

[REVIEW] Tomica Colt Galant HT GS [REVIEW] Tomica Colt Galant HT GS

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine the first installment in a series of unboxed Tomica models. This is Tomica 13-1, the (Mitsubishi) Colt Galant HT GS. This casting entered the range in March 1971, remaining until June 1975, and is representative of the early days of Tomica:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox London Bus [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox London Bus

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a bus. This is Lesney Matchbox 5b, the London double decker bus. This casting entered the range in 1957, remaining until 1960, and represents the evolution of the line:

[REVIEW] Tomica Isuzu 117 1800XE [REVIEW] Tomica Isuzu 117 1800XE

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day, is here again. Today we examine Tomica 10-2, the Isuzu 117 1800XE. This casting entered the range in August 1974, remaining until December 1980, and is a pleasure to behold:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Wolseley 1500 [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Wolseley 1500

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, and time again for another classic. Today we examine Matchbox 57a, the Wolseley 1500. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining only until 1961, a short run. Although this model had a short tenure and is of diminutive size, it has plenty of charm:

[REVIEW] Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES [REVIEW] Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day is here again, and this installment is suitable in every way. Today we examine Tomica 20-4, the Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES. This casting entered the range in July 1982, remaining until December 1986, and is a trip back in time to the 80s:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Maserati 4CLT [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Maserati 4CLT

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 52a, the Maserati 4CLT. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1965, and is something from a bygone era of racing:

[REVIEW] Tomica Fiat 131 Abarth Rally [REVIEW] Tomica Fiat 131 Abarth Rally

Tomica time is here again. Like the last installment, this one is a Land of the Rising Sun-day only via the maker of the casting. Today we examine Tomica F11-2, the Fiat 131 Abarth Rally. This casting entered the range in March 1979, and is something from another era:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Ford Thames Van [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Ford Thames Van

Lesney Matchbox time is here again, time again for a classic. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 59a, the Ford Thames Van. This casting entered the range in 1958, remaining until 1963, and is a perfect representative of the era:

[REVIEW] Tomica Ford Continental Mark IV [REVIEW] Tomica Ford Continental Mark IV

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day is here again. The last installment was traditional JDM luxury, today we examine traditional USDM luxury. This is Tomica 4-1, the “Ford” (Lincoln) Continental Mark IV. This casting entered the range in April 1976, and is a real period piece:

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Not the best pic as it is from a dashcam at a slight distance, but I know a few here like Mopar minivans and things which have been El Camino-ized:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Morris Minor 1000 [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Morris Minor 1000

Lesney Matchbox time is here again. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 46a, the Morris Minor 1000. This casting entered the range in 1958, and experienced a short run, remaining until 1960. As one might know, this is a vehicle that couldn’t be more British:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Morris Minor 1000 [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Morris Minor 1000

(note: I had another copy of this scheduled, it vanished, maybe it will show up again, kinja?)

[REVIEW] Tomica Nissan President [REVIEW] Tomica Nissan President

Tomica time, Land of the Rising Sun-day is here again, and today’s entry couldn’t be more of a JDM product. Today we examine Tomica 81-1, the Nissan President. This casting entered the range in May 1974, and is something seldom seen in small scale:

[REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Pickford Removal Van [REVIEW] Lesney Matchbox Pickford Removal Van

Lesney Matchbox time is here once again. Last week we saw a Tomica van, here is a Matchbox van. Today we examine Lesney Matchbox 46b, the Pickford Removal Van. This casting entered the range in 1960, and was popular, remaining until 1968. As one can see, this model has all of the niceness we expect from a Lesney…

[REVIEW] Tomica Volkswagen Microbus [REVIEW] Tomica Volkswagen Microbus

Tomica time is here again. This is Land of the Rising Sun-day only via the maker of this model. This is Tomica F29-1, the Volkswagen Microbus. This casting entered the range in October 1977, and is a nice way to end my reviews for the year:

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