Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Another 80s car coming right up. This is Tomica 22-3, the Nissan Pulsar Coupe EXA. This casting entered the range in April 1983, and is a car once common that is now seldom-seen:

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This is an excellent little casting of a now-obscure car. I remember these angular things being in high school parking lots in the early 90s, but can’t recall the last time I saw one. As usual for Tomica, this model features excellent detail and proportion, and has a pleasing metallic blue finish with accurate lower body tampos. Scale is claimed to be 1:60, likely accurate. This model features the snappy door action, crisp glazing, and springy suspension we all enjoy from the brand. This is from what I call the “sunroof era”, and the sunroof on this casting adds further realism. From all angles (and there are many on this car), one can imagine 80s pop coming from the tape deck inside:

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Doors open to reveal a detailed interior with excellent seat detail and an accurate steering wheel:

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Front and rear feature similar quality:

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The base is plastic, a trend of the time, and contains ample technical detail and identifying data:

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This example is lucky enough to live in its original black box:

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I am very pleased to have this casting. Per my reference book, it exists in 3 color variations, and I have them all. It’s just a fun cool piece:

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And a 1:1 from youtube:

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