The hatchback STi comes in second place on this list.

As my favorite generation of the STi, it had to be on here somewhere. I had my share of Tomica as a child, but this is the one I consider to be my first. It was just a random stop at TRU that prompted me to pick this up. I had just gotten into seriously collecting diecast a year or two prior, knew very little of anything not named Hot Wheels or Matchbox, and had no idea what the model would look like because Tomica boxes depict the 1:1 rather than the toy.

So that’s how the Tomica craze started for me: this little Subie.

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