Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Land of the Rising Sun-Day: Tomica Toyota Corolla Levin Police

I really try not to buy more variations of castings that I already have. I also really, really fail quite a lot. Sigh... Here's another failure - the Police Version of the Corolla Levin. I am not sure that the Police ever used this car - but that didn't stop me from wanting it anyway.

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Illustration for article titled Land of the Rising Sun-Day: Tomica Toyota Corolla Levin Police

I already had two regular versions of this casting, but despite my best intentions, I ended up getting this one too. It is a special model, exclusive to Apita Uny stores. They cost a bit more than regular Tomica - but also often have a bit more tampo detail, like this one.

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Illustration for article titled Land of the Rising Sun-Day: Tomica Toyota Corolla Levin Police

As a former owner of a two-door Corolla sedan of this vintage, I can assure you that catching speeding drivers might not have been all that easy - but there's a good chance you'd be doing some awesome sideways action through the corners. Even with a tame 1.5l engine, it was oversteer all the way.

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Illustration for article titled Land of the Rising Sun-Day: Tomica Toyota Corolla Levin Police

Arriving in this car, you probably wouldn't impress the local Yakuza boss too much - but you don't want to mess with these boys anyway.

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Illustration for article titled Land of the Rising Sun-Day: Tomica Toyota Corolla Levin Police

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