Sunday, February 1, 2009

Goodbye Tomica

After a few years collecting them, I finally decided to let go of my 1:64 scaled diecast, the first to go are my tomicas, mostly all of my collection except for a very few limited vintage that would stay with me.

Its a good thing a collector friend will take good care of my babies. I have to move on to bigger things (bigger scale that is) hehe! I really need the space and my 1:43 scaled diecast can be stacked one over the other and therefore leaves me enough space for more!

I will miss them, but thats ok, I know they'll be in good hands.

here they are...











including some modified ones...

more regulars...




now safely in a nice box, awaiting its new owner...


Next would be some Matchbox, Johnny Lightnings and other 1:64 cars.... soon!

20 comments:

Fujiwara Takumi said...

Why give away? Is your house that full of cars? It is really a pity, but i envy the new owner.

Starscream said...

A pity to leave the world of miniature diecast.. nonetheless, I hope you will find greater pleasure in the more detailed bigger scale models =) cheers!

benpaul said...

bro, are you serious?? i would be more then happy to help you keep them =D thats alot of 1/64 diecast! drooling over the GTR,civic and the beemers!! wish i had half of those!

btw goodluck with your collection of bigger diecast.. =( but one things for sure i really hope to see more 1/64 diecast customization..

Andrew Cham said...

ah.........you should leave those lancer's and evo's to me !!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks for the replies everyone.
the 1:64 customs will still be on going because my friends still want their diecast to be restored and customized.

and Andrew the tomy evos and other evo brands in small scale will stay hehe!

thanks guys!

Tom said...

What a pity! :( Now, I lost a true 1/64 collector.

P/S: Is there any chance for me to have some your Bugs? I swear I will take care of them with my best :)

ADVedder said...

jd, im also interested keeping them, or buying them also! hehe... got a lot of models i wanted!

Tommi said...

:(

I would like to get the M-21 Tomica Tomy Mitsubishi Lancer Rally car, because I can't find anywhere in Hungary.

Is it solvable to ship it to Hungary a reasonable price? Or it would be only a dream?

Or the new owner took it over soon?

Eric @ Loon said...

Wah... let go your Tomica ....
A lot of my dream collection...
Well, wish you enjoy your big scale collection.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks for the replies everyone, but my friend bought the whole collection already. I still am gonna collect 1:64 scale model cars but would be in a limited choice already.

Melvin said...

Sad to hear, you are giving up most of your Tomica collection for 1/43 scale diecast.
But the good news is, your friend will be the one very lucky to get all of your Tomica.
But I still hope you enjoy the bigger scale car. I am expecting better and greater things you can do on the 1/43 scale diecast you can make the 1/64 scale diecast so well.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Melvin! :-)

yes i'm more happy with the 43's scale. :-)

Anonymous said...

Glad to know you're not disposing of your small-scale evos!

I miss my collection, especially the Tomica Evo 7s. :(

- bany

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike! nice blog, believe me you can dispose other models..... but NOT those precious mitsu evos. im happy the evos its still with you. hehe

Gerf

Jerome said...

Mike! Quiksilver here... Pareho pala tayo! I had to let go of my Tomicas! :(

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

hey guys, sorry i didnt read your comments, yup my tomy evos would be the last to go, thanks Ger, Bany and Jerome! :-)

zehobby said...

oh man, sad to hear that....
luckily u still do customization!

komenda said...

Mike, that's a big move on your part. =literally and figuratively. But you've chosen well. 43's are the best scale to collect IMHO. 64's come second only. Welcome to our world of serious collecting=1/43
Cheers
Erwin

ToMiniCa said...

i'm sad to hear this!

Gaucho Man said...

there is a moment in which the collector must choose the collection to follow.
you cannot collect everything in every size.
no money and no space will ever be enough.