Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tomica Isuzu, Mitsubishi, & Hino Buses

More TOMICA here on the Super Fun Hot Wheels Blog! I pay more for these imports, but Tomica cars are exotic and fun with their Japanese vehicle models. I'm a sucker for diecast buses- city, school or tourist- and love the treatment on these Tomica. The Mitsubishi has hinged cargo doors on one side, but the Isuzu and Hino have no working parts, sadly. They all have nice detail, particularly dainty due to the 1:159 sale these claim on the chassis.

Isuzu Gala JR Tohoku

Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Queen

Hino S'elega

Like Hot Wheels and Matchbox, Tomica can vary in scale from casting to casting. Pictured below for size comparison are some 1:64 scale Toyota Vitz subcompact, 1:59 scale Toyota Vellfire van, as well as the Isuzu Elf medium duty cargo truck with the 1:159 scale Isuzu Gala JR bus...

These these cheap little imported buses may be commonplace in Asia, but their slight differences are appealingly exotic to me. Like Matchbox and Hot Wheels, they have their own history, style and endearing features that make them singular.

Make It FAST- Make It FUN!

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