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22Jul/140

The Dream Tomica Series: Top Choices

Tomica has been a leader in innovation since it opened its doors for business in 1970. One of the highlights of Tomica die-cast models is the Dream Tomica Series, which are models inspired by popular children’s characters.

Dream Tomica Series

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21Jul/140

A Brief History about Tomica and It’s Amazing Die-Cast Cars

Tomica began in 1970 under the company banner, Tomy Kogyo Company Inc. Its business product was die-cast model cars for children, and the head of the company was Eijiro Tomiyama. Tomiyama has seven patents as an inventor, including a motor driven rolling toy (1972), a toy parking garage (1972), and a track device for toy cars (1972).

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16Jul/140

What Is the Tomica Limited Series?

The Tomica Limited (TL) series were produced from 2001 to 2013. The target of this series was collectors and true lovers of Tomica. The detailing on the TL series is impeccable with realistic-looking parts like rubberized plastic tires, emblems, and color schemes. Many of the cars in the TL series were popular in their day, discontinued regular models, or new models like the Toyota AA, the 2004 MINI Cooper, and the Nissan Skyline GTB. There are also a couple of models that are not found in the regular series like the Lexus GS300 and the LFA Super Car, as well as racing versions and other types of variations on regular models like the 0035 Mazda MX-5 Eunos Roadster.

Tomica TS Series

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18Jun/140

Japanese Pokémon Figures Guide & Overview

Pokémon figures are made by or for different companies for purposes other than to promote the Pokémon game. For example, the Chibi Poke Models by Tomy Takara was made for the Nagatanien Company Limited in Japan in 2007 to help promote their instant food products. The Chibi Poke Models were tiny figurines with intricate detailing of the Pokémon characters from Gen 1 and 2, namely, Johto and Kanto.

Other Pokémon figures that are in demand up to today as part of a collection or hobby

 

The Chou Getto figures were sold from the Bandai gashapon machines, the Japanese version of coin-operated machines. They were tiny Battle Museum/ Full Color/Stadium/ Full Color Advance encapsulated Pokémon figures considered by many as rare and expensive in the second-hand market. These figures are usually released as part of a set and came out with the Pearl and Diamond games.
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11Jun/140

The Rarest Pokémon Plush Toys: An Overview

Pokémon, a Japanese media franchise owned by Nintendo, was launched in 1996 and is a contraction of Pocket Monsters. On its launch year, the Pokémon plush toys were also introduced like the Bell Plush or the Suzunari Pokémon Plush. This was a series of 3 sets totaling 49 plush toys by Banpresto which stopped production in 1997. These plush toys are about 3 inches high and are sold with a cord and a bell. Many collectors consider these 49 toys to be the rarest of all Pokémon plush toys. In fact, they are now selling for as much as $150 each.

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4Jun/143

Top 10 Rarest and Most Expensive Pokémon Cards Of All Time

In the beginning, Pokémon trading cards were made by Wizards of the Coast in the U.S. in 1999 but as the cards began to gain popularity, Pokémon Company decided to publish the cards themselves. The following year, the Game Boy trading card game was launched and took the trading game to a whole new dimension and global success. This eventually led to trading card collectibles and the top 10 rarest Pokémon cards.

#10 Pokémon Full Art EX Cards

Not all Full Art EX Cards are worth a lot of money or hard to find but there are a few like the Mew EX and the Lugia EX cards that are now being sold for as much $26 and the Diox (Deoxys) EX card that has sold for over $37.

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22Apr/140

Improve Your Tamiya Mini 4WD Performance with Tune-Up Parts!

It is undeniable that there are owners of Tamiya Mini 4WD who want to upgrade their miniature car in order to achieve full speed. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the speed and stability of a Tamiya Mini 4WD. How? Simply by replacing their standard parts with upgraded parts. There are many available upgraded parts that are sold in the market.

Tamiya Mini 4WD Tuning Parts

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15Apr/140

The Connection Between Dash! Yonkuro and Tamiya 4WD Revealed!

If you are into anime series and car racing tournaments, then do not dare to miss Dash! Yonkuro. It is an anime television series that was based on the Tamiya Mini 4WD. For those who do not know about Dash! Yonkuro and what the Tamiya Mini 4WD is, this article will help you to understand about both.

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6Apr/140

The History and Success of the Tamiya Mini 4WD

The Tamiya Mini 4WD has been one of the most popular creations since the day it was produced by Tamiya, a Japanese company, in the early 1980s. Tamiya manufactures radio-controlled cars, plastic model kits, sailboat models, solar- and battery-education models and other modeling supplies and tools. The Tamiya Mini 4WD is a miniature car model that has become popular not just for young kids, but for adults as well. This article will unveil the successful history of Tamiya Mini 4WD.

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30Mar/140

A Beginners Guide to Japanese Fashion Subcultures for Girls Part 2

Note: Japanese subcultures can be considered vintage, since many of them are inspired by the past. They have distinguishing features from the 1960's all the way up to the 1990's. The American Art Culture plays a big part in Japanese subculture fashion till this day.

  • Yamanba-kei. Considered the rarest amongst Japanese fashion subcultures. This look requires the wearer to apply heavy dark brown makeup to the face, which has also already been tanned along with the entire body. The wearer must then apply white makeup around the eyes and long lashes; some Yamanba actually paint theirs on. The hair is big bright and colorful with large flowers or bows. As for lipstick, any color will do, as long as it's neon and bold. The overall outfits have to be bright and the shoes are usually boots or platforms. Accessories are also bright and layered on heavily. There are men who dress in this style too.yamamba
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