Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Samurai Sunday: Tomica Dandy Skyline KPGC110

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Here we have a nice example of a special Tomica Dandy model - the “KenMary” Skyline GT-R - the last of its kind for 16 years.

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This model couldn’t be anything but a Tomica, with all the details cast in metal and the usual crisp lines. But being a larger scale Dandy model, you get even more opening parts. The doors, engine and boot all open as you’d expect.

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The engine is part of the exterior casting, the engine bay part of the interior, giving the whole a pretty realistic appearance.

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There is a nicely detailed interior with a correct steering wheel too.

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As is typical for a casting of its age, it is a pretty heavy piece with a metal base, made from rather thick pieces of metal. You can tell how chunky the parts are from the opening boot:

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There’s nothing here that would easily break off. But although the casting dates back the 70s, this model is a lot newer, from the 1990s, The box gives the game away:

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This is a special re-issue by the II Ado Company, a famous model car shop in Japan. These issues have a couple of advantages over the original Dandy issues: They have a higher level of detail and now are a lot cheaper to buy. A win-win as far as I am concerned.

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