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!
Thanks for the update guys . Right now you can only get Tomica cars from the Capsule machines (mini-vending machines) or the Toy & Collector shows here in Canada. Hope they reissue the second generation Sylvia !
guess i’ll be heading to Toys r Us this weekend. 🙂
id be looking forward to some JNC giveaways as i already have access to regular tomicas 😀
some videos from a tomica nut guy
I’ve been working on a Q&A interview with TOMICA USA – part 1 has already been posted to my blog, and I’m awaiting answers to part 2.
I should be reviewing some products soon on the Tomica Fan Club forum.
If you decide you’re really a Tomica fan, then join their Facebook page, as well as the Tomica Fan Club. 🙂
As of now, many sets are already posted on the Toys R US website. These include the car dealership, fire station, launcher and others. Prices are good compared to grey market imports from years past. The play mat with a Daihatsu and Mitsubishi i go for $4.99. The auto dealership that comes with a green Mazda2 goes for $15.99 on the site but double or more on Ebay. Check them out! Search “Tomica” on the trus website, it didnt come up when “Tomy” was searched for some reason.
@Nigel: I can get behind that Silvia!
Let’s see the individual cars sold next to MB and HW, then we’ll talk.
YES! My Tomica Murcielago, Lancer, (Japan-only) Coke truck, NSX, R32, Prelude, and Toyota Crown Athlete (if I can find it!) will not be so lonely anymore!
I’m 19, by the way haha. 😀
This just came out in the Philippines:
Hmm. I need to go check these out. 😉
Second portion of interview posted. See ToyotaGeek blog. Tomiyama-San! If you guys still have any 40th anniversary freebies from the show, email me!
Are you able to please sell Tomica in St Louis, Mo, in the United States? Tomica is my favorite type of toys, and I love them so much! I want them to be at stores in the United States, so that I can get Tomica without ordering it on amazon or eBay!