So Tomica put out a new casting - and almost no one noticed. It’s the Countach LP400. And if you know your Tomica history, you will know that there already was an LP400 casting - the F37. A good excuse to pull that one out and compare the two.

As you can see from the top view, everything looks very similar - though nothing is quite exactly the same.

The black bumper on the new casting on the left has a few more details, the “F037" script on the licence plate is gone, and there are some tampos on the front.

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Towards the rear, once again more tampos, the air vents now have more detail and have sharper contours.

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The wheels are the typical Tomica design, but the older version sports gold 4 spoke items, vs the new version with silver 5 spokes.

On to the engine bay - where there used to be a separate chromed piece, now a more restrained silver piece.

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Around the back, you can see that the new casting sits just a bit lower. Once again, the F037 script is gone. But the tail lights look sharper on the old one - or is there just too much paint on the new one? You can also see some rough casting edges on the older version. The new one is squeaky clean in that department.

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The base is also totally different - the reference to the scale is gone, and the copyright is now 2018, not 1977.

So it’s a very good, improved recreation of the F37. But the question remains - why did they bother? After all, they already have the new Premium LP500S.

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At the moment, it is only available through the Tomica Online Shop, but I can’t believe that this will be the only time we will see this model. A Lamborghini History set perhaps? Time will tell.