In this series I will showcase DLM cars ranging within the 1/64 and smaller or sometimes larger. It’s time to deliver some refreshing ice cold soda from my 46th post and who better to do that than the Nissan 3.5t soda delivery truck by Tomica under their TLV series.
As promised, this is the 2nd vehicle from the Tomica TLV Coca Cola 2 models Vol. 1 set.
Did you know that soda, also known as a soft drink, was first introduced to the public in the 18th century as a cure for a variety of illnesses because of the belief that naturally carbonated water contained healing powers. The bubbly beverage was initially sold at pharmacies and was mixed with various medicines and flavoring to make the carbonated water taste better.
There was also a time when soda pop were sold in glass bottles instead of cans and plastic bottles. These are placed in wooden crates and the crates are loaded in these delivery truck.
Without a doubt, Tomica created a wonderful 1/64 replica of the truck.
This also includes a figurine of the driver/soda pop deliverer, dolly, coke bottle crates and side mirrors (which are still in the sprue).
I score this model 5 out of 5 for quality control, 5 out of 5 for detail and 4 out of 5 for play value. To be more specific, it is 5 out of 5 in play value for young adults and older as this has extra accessories while 3.0 out of 5 for kids younger than 14 due to small parts and it’s pricey.