Friday, May 14, 2010

Tomica Lorries!!

Normally, I would only buy die-casts of sports cars, Japan GT cars, American muscles, and some exotics, as you could see in my previous posts. I never thought I would buy anything else. But this week, I bought myself 4 lorries from Tomica! Not one, not two, not three, but four! Why? Let's take a look at them one by one to find out the answer.

The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Sakai Moving Service. Apparently, JGTC cars aren't the only ones with ridiculously long names like the Hasemi Tomica Ebbro GT-R 2009 Sepang Spec.

The container's made out of plastic. The pictures on the container are just stickers. And the space within the container is practically useless. So why did I buy this particular lorry? Well... it's the panda! Is this the cutest lorry ever or what?

This is the Animal Carrier (Penguin). I'm not sure about the specific model of the lorry, but I do know it's a Nissan Diesel judging from the logo. Anyway, it doesn't matter what model it is. What matters is the cargo it's carrying!

Okay, the penguins are abnormally huge if you compare it to the size of the lorry. Relatively, they are about 2.5 meters tall, and that's friggin' huge! They should be joining the NBA instead of the zoo. But there's a reason Tomica made them that big. It's because they're cute and they need to be seen! If Tomica scaled down the penguins using the same ratio they scaled down the lorry, the penguins would only be 4mm tall, and that's about as big as a pinhead. And it wouldn't be as cute, provided you could even tell it's a penguin.

The back of the container could be opened. Don't worry about the penguins trying to escape, as they're literally glued to the floor of the container. I do pity the one lying on its tummy though. It's going to hurt like hell trying to rip off the chest hair glued to the floor.

Now let's move on to the third lorry. The Nissan Diesel Quon Tank Lorry. They really should stop giving long names to vehicles... Anyway, why did I buy this one even though there isn't a picture of a cute panda bear on it? Well, it's because...

It's because of the chrome container! For some reason, I think it looks really cool, even though it's really just plastic painted with chrome paint. Anyway, does anyone know the meaning of the Japanese character on the back of the lorry?

The Nissan Diesel Quon. And that's it. Looks like they're finally giving up on the names.

Here's a riddle: What's red, has 400bhp and gull-wing 'doors'? Hmm...

This is one of my favourites. I bought this one 'cos it has 'Tomica' written all over it.


  1. Nice choice of models, keep them coming! =)

  2. Thanks! bought a few more Tomicas today.. will upload pics soon! :D

  3. Just an update: The Animal Carrier (Penguin) is a Nissan Diesel Big Thumb. It's embossed on the bottom of the chassis.

  4. i like your comments bro... penguins should join NBA instead of zoo... LOL !

  5. haha, then NBA would be the cutest game ever! lol :p