We reported that Tomica was returning to the US market and debuting at the JCCS. Here are the details on where to buy them.
There will be 27 different playsets available and most will include one or two cars. For the first year, Toys R Us will have an exclusive retail deal with Tomy, and they will be located in the educational playsets area (Lego, Brio train sets), not in the same aisle as Hot Wheels and Matchboxes. The launch date was September 26, so they should be trickling into Toys R Us stores near you, if they’re not there already. Prices range from $4.99 to $79.99.
Because of licensing convolutions, cars will be labeled with their JDM names (ie, Nissan Fairlady Z instead of Nissan 370Z). Unfortunately, cars will not be sold separately for the moment, but they are working on that, and plan on bringing over items geared towards the adult collector as well. Also, keep your eye out for some upcoming contest giveaways here at JNC!