Friday, June 29, 2012

Tomica - Satellite Relay Truck




This is a "Satellite Relay Truck" originally modified and renovated from the "Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Truck". This die cast scale model is produced by Takara Tomy thru their Tomica series.

The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (kana:三菱ふそう・キャンター) is a line of light-duty commercial vehicle by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation. The range is currently marketed in Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and a number of other Asian countries. The same range has been marketed by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America in North America since 1985, though it was called the FE model rather than the Canter until the 2012 model year.

When I first started collecting die cast scale car models, I only like those normal saloon/sedan car as well as of course those sports car but slowly I tend to like the other type of vehicle as well like those mini trucks or those big size trucks and also those taxi and bus models amongst others. Sometimes the other segment of land vehicle, especially those offered by Tomica of Takara Tomy have nice features and gimmick and it's a waste if we just ignore them.

Nonetheless, for now, let's have a look at this "Satellite Relay Truck"";












From what I can see on this particular item, the painting finishing is quite nice and the detailing is quite decent too, I'm quite pleased with it.

On the front part, we can see the "Canter" model name and also the typical "Mitsubishi" logo;






On the side part here, we can see the windows detailing and some wording in Japanese character which I don't know what it means but I guess it says "Satellite Relay Truck";





That's the view of the roof;





And since this is a "Satellite Relay Truck" we can clearly see there is a satellite there and good thing about it, at least as a feature, we can lift it up to be like this;





The interior detailing on the cockpit is the typical average level Tomica kind of detailing but at least it's good that we have some sort of detailing in there like those driver and passenger seat some dashboard and steering wheel. Apart from that, not much to shout about. There is no openable doors but I'm OK with it.






Overall, this is quite a humble model as it is. Painting finishing and exterior detailing is good. The satellite can be lifted up and it's quite a novelty. Being a typical truck, we don't really expect the extra "blings" of those sports cars, right? So this is as good as it gets. Simple as that.






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1 comment:

  1. HEHE... what i could say ??? i like trucks as well... i mentioned somewhere that i would love to own a Peterbilt rig in the real life and drive it in a somewhat aggressive way, just to instill respect LOL... now about this truck, i find it nice (not enough to buy it, i must say) specially for the antenna/dish above... i would like to see those windows on the rear panel, not printed but with plastic inserts, i guess is not the kind of things you would find in this basic line... at least this one have something inside the cabin... =)

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