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About Tomica Shop Originals

Tomica Shop Original - the rarest and most sought-after of all Tomica!

Tomica is a line of die-cast toy vehicles produced since 1970 by Japanese toy giant Takara Tomy Co. Tomica Shop Original is the name given to exclusive items exclusively sold in Tomica Shops across Japan. Due to their exclusivity, Tomica Shop Originals are some of the rarest and most sought-after of all Tomica products. The Tomica Shop's flagship store opened its doors in 2005 at the First Avenue Tokyo Station shopping complex. There are other Tomica Shops in Yokohama, Tokyo Skytree Solamachi and Osaka. The first Tomica shop to be opened outside of Japan was in Taiwan in 2010. The following year in 2011, the Tomica Shop online store began operations. Alongside their lineup of Tomica Shop Original cars, you can find other Tomica branded merchandise at the stores.


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The first Tomica Shop Original cars were released on the day that the first Tomica Shop opened in 2005. Three versions of models of Honda Fit, Hino Profia, and Toyota Sprinter Trueno vehicles were made in red, white and black to match the official colors of the Tomica Shop. The second release of Tomica Shop Originals featured models of the Subaru Impreza and the Mitsubishi Fuso Aero Queen. Since then, Tomica Shop began releasing these original products two to three times a year. 2012 saw the opening of the Tokyo Skytree Solamachi store and the Tomica Shop Original Lapping Bus was released. Commemorative Tomica Shop Original products were also released in 2013, to celebrate the Tokyo Skytree Solamachi store's first anniversary.

The Tomica Shop also has a point card reward scheme in which you can exchange points for original items. As these products are not available for general purchase, they are considered especially valuable by Tomica collectors. One of the rarest of these promotional Tomica Shop Originals was a car produced for the now-defunct Fukuoka store, which could be exchanged for 50 points.

At the Tomica Shops in Tokyo and Osaka, you can experience making your very own original Tomica at the store's own "Tomica Assembly Factory." As the parts found in the Tomica Assembly Factory section of Tomica Shops change every 10 days, customers are sure to always find something new and exciting!