The brand that needs no introduction is back again for my 98th post.

Known as the Toyota Hilux Surf in Japan, this is a mid-size SUV marketed in different parts of the world. This is sold in the U.S. as the 4Runner.


Here is a mainline Tomica model release as #112 High-Way-Public Co. Patrol car. This model somehow feels like it was made by Mattel for their mainline Hot Wheels/Matchbox as it seems to be lacking in certain detail like painted tail lights.

The thing that differentiate this from Mattel are features like suspension, opening doors and separate headlights and grill. Adding an opening lift gate would have added more play value to this. Since there’s none I’m giving it 4 out of 5.


This model seems to be based on the 2nd generation Surf made from 1989 - 1995. I think this has the potential to look really nice if Tomica decides to release it as a TLVN.