Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Time again for something different. Today we take a look at the same car over a period of time, made by the same maker. Everyone is familiar with the Celica - the sporty Toyota coupe. Early ones are gaining value as collectibles, and are genuinely cool cars. Here’s a selection of Tomica Celicas spanning the ages:

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And some closer shots. First, unboxed 1st gen models:

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A normal fastback (which has box) and racer, showing that they are different castings:

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This red 2nd gen (which seems to have escaped the group pics) and the racer are unboxed:

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Boxed 1st gens:

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Boxed 2nd gens:

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Boxed 3rd gens:

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I am sure you all know what the 1:1s look like, so no pics of those.

That is all

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