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Tomica is a line of die-cast toy vehicles produced by Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy. The series has been popular with children and collectors alike since Tomica's debut in 1970. While the name "Tomica" is short for "Tomy's Car", the world of Tomica is not just limited to automobiles. Tomica produce a wide variety of vehicles in miniature proportions, including many buses that take real-life routes in Japan. These buses from Tomica are released under a variety of Tomica lines including Tomica Premium, Tomica Limited, Tomica Event, and Tomica Shop exclusives.


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Takara Tomy has collaborated with both the Japanese government and Japanese travel companies to bring out Tomica buses of real-life vehicles. These bus models are some of Takara Tomy's most popular Tomica models, as children can play with the buses they see out and about. As the bus models tend to be Japan-exclusives, these Tomica models are thought to be some of the rarer and more valuable Tomica by collectors. Some popular Tomica buses include the Toyota Coaster Kindergarten Bus Bubble, the Tomica Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R, the Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Queen Bus, the Tomica F15 London Bus, and the Isuzu Erga Bus.

Tomica is a line of small die-cast model vehicles that have been manufactured by Takara Tomy since 1970. The name is a shortened version of "Tomy's Car." Tomica has been one of Takara Tomy's most enduring toy lines, popular with children and collectors alike. What sets Tomica apart from other die-cast toy cars is the many functional details, such as doors that open and close and working suspension.

Tomica first began producing its die-cast toy cars in 1970, with this wave of products being known as the "Tomica Domestic Series". At the time Tomy was only producing Japanese branded cars and trucks and these types of Tomica cars were also known as "Red & White Box" due to their packaging designs. At first cars under this line were coupes and sedans, but later other types of vehicles were added such as taxis, buses, trucks, commercial and construction vehicles. Tomica first began producing Tomica of non-Japanese cars in 1976, to compete in the global toy market.