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Dream Tomica - Capturing the imaginations of children across the world

Dream Tomica is a line from Takara Tomy's (previously known as Tomica Co.) series of die-cast toy cars known as Tomica, first released in 2013. The line features die-cast toys of characters from popular anime, manga, films and other media in the shape of cars. Popular collaborations include Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Thomas the Tank Engine and Super Mario Bros. Due to the widespread popularity of some series that Dream Tomica collaborated with, the toys have found a market with both children and adults. While other Tomica lines have mostly been aimed at male collectors and young boys, the Dream Tomica series was created for all consumers regardless of gender or age.

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Tomica is a line of small die-cast model cars that have been manufactured by Takara Tomy since 1970. The name Tomica is a shortened version of "Tomy's Car." Tomica is one of Takara Tomy's most popular series of toys with children and collectors alike. What sets Tomica apart from other die-cast toy cars are the many functional details such as the doors that open and close as well as working suspension. Dream Tomica is one of Tomica's most popular lines as it combines this renowned quality with some of Japan's most popular characters.

While the first iteration of Dream Tomica was released in 2013, Takara Tomy released its first collaboration product almost 50 years earlier in 1971. This was the Tomica Ultraman Mat Car, Ultraman's trusty vehicle that first appeared in The Return of Ultraman television series. During this period, minicars depicting characters from series such as Moomin and Ultra Seven were released under the Tomica name. From 1998 to 2002, iconic car models that appeared in manga and films such as "Initial D" and "Seibu Keisatsu" were released under the Comic Tomica series.

There are currently more than 60 kinds of Dream Tomica, featuring Pokemon, Super Mario Bros. and Sanrio characters for sale. And Tomica doesn't just limit themselves to the otaku-sphere! In commemoration for Tomica's 45th anniversary, the legendary Japanese pastry chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi designed the adorable "Birth Sweets Bus" series for Dream Tomica. While most of Tomica's toys are modeled on actual cars, this was the first car based on a cake. In 2016 other food-related collaborations have included Dream Tomica working with Japanese food giants Nissin Foods and Calbee.

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