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Christmas: Tomica Limited 1/64 scale Carina GT-R

A few days I go I already posted about winning the tail lights and the very same day I received a package from Japan (from a different AY source) containing a set of Soarer Z10 centercaps, Carina mudflaps, Carina brochure and this little yellow 1/64 scale Toyota Carina GT-R:
Tomica Limited Vintage Neo 1/64 scale Carina AA63 GT-R
I got it for a bargain price and did not expect much from it until I read this posting last week and was very impressed by it.

I compared it against the Hotwheels Skyline KPGC110 GT-R I bought some last week and I was shocked by the difference in quality! See also this picture: Continue reading

Carina Sightings: Tomica Limited Vintage

A few weeks ago I bought this Toyota Carina GT-R AA63 on impulse and yesterday it finally got shipped (actually they forced shipment because it was too long in the warehouse) so I searched for it on Minkara. To my surprise I found there actually were two versions of them:
Tomica Limited Vintage Carina GT-R
A white and a yellow Carina? I only got the yellow Carina, so now I need to find a white one as well! :(

A better shot of that lovely pair: Continue reading

Auctions Yahoo: bought a Carina AA63 on impulse

Presumably you thought I was going nuts and bought a full size yellow Carina AA63 on impulse? Don’t worry: I’m not completely nuts and it is only 1/64th in scale…
Tomica 1/64 Toyota Carina AA63 GT-R
According to the auction this Tomica Limited Vintage TLV-N59a is a yellow Carina 1600 GT-R scale model from the retro series released by Tomica back in 1999. The picture provided with the auction is not resembling the actual product, so I’m really curious what I’ll end up with.

On Google Images I found this little picture: Continue reading

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