Monday, October 24, 2011
Tomica - Mini Cooper
This is a a nicely finished tiny die cast car model of Mini Cooper from Takara Tomy.
Out of the box;
And now out of the plastic packaging;
This car is basically at almost the same scale like those tiny die cast car models from the popular Hot Wheels brand. However this particular model from Takara Tomy have better finishing result especially in terms of details and painting.
More importantly for me, this particular car comes with right hand steering wheel (British/Japanese style) - I consider this as a bonus. Takara Tomy also provide the side mirror which are usually missing from those Hot Wheels version ^__^
Overall, at typical retail price of SGD 5.50 (about USD 4.30 / 330 yen), this a brilliantly finished and detailed Mini Cooper at a "mini package". The painting quality is a whole lot better than those from Hot Wheels (see the link below) and we are so happy with this item.
Hot Wheels Mini
And since we are so happy with it.... we grabbed 2 units at once ^___^
Though now, I think I should grab another one, 3 are better than 2 LOL....