Last week, I showed the Canter Refuse Truck, here to remove the old, and here is the truck bringing the new(s)! This is Tomica 107-1, the Nissan Caball Newspaper Truck.
The Caball was a light-duty cab-over commercial truck originally introduced as a cab-over version of the Nissan Junior, sharing the platform and engines. The version depicted here appears to be the 4th generation, produced from 1976 to 1981.
Exterior detail is nice, with turn signals, a CABALL plate on the front, and a Japanese plate on the rear.
The plastic newspaper truck body has DAILY NEWS paper transfers (I think they’re paper transfers, correct me if I’m wrong though), molded tailgate marked PRESS, and a textured-canvas-style top above with simulated bows.
This casting, unusually, lacks an interior, and is also not springy - however, I can’t quite tell if it lacks the springing system entirely.
The base is metal, with cast-in leaf spring detail and transmission detail. The numbers on the bottom, 87 and 88, represent the Nissan Caball Pepsi Truck (87-1) and the Nissan Caball Skymaster (88-1), which probably shared the base and came earlier.
This one is a cheap loose eBay find, and has minor wear on the front fender edges, along with visibly aged paper transfers.
Thanks for viewing!