Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Tiny Tuesday

Okay, I’m a day late (and, if truth be told, a couple dollars short) for Micro Monday but I think this still counts... I spent the weekend out toward the coast visiting my folks, only to discover that it was “Land Of The J Cases” and there was little to tempt me in any local stores...

But on a whim I dropped a couple of coins into a Hot Wheels capsule machine (what the Japanese call a “gatchapon”) to see what I’d get...

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Out popped these two little guys; Tooned-style plastic versions of the Baja Truck (here renamed the Jump Truck) and the Loop Coupe.

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The tampos are pretty rough, but these little suckers can certainly move. They’ve got pull-back-and-go motors, and the bigger front tires give them a wicked shimmy! The Italian company that makes these things calls them Drifting Turbo Cars.

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Size comparison with a ‘69 COPO Corvette...

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Die cast Loop Coupe versus tiny cousin...

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Baja Truck versus Jump Truck...

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Just wondering... Does this make it a TH?

Here’s the full set:

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