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Pictures of new Tomytec products for 2nd half 2007

At a recent sales announcement meeting, rumour has it that Tomy are concentrating more on their ‘Hobby’ line of products, and the following new/forthcoming items were presented …

  • ‘The Bus Collection’ #10 – this is due out in August.

Here is a test shot of the 3 types of Hino Serega buses. I think it is the ‘FD’ type at the back, ‘new’ type in the middle, and ‘GD’ type at the front.

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And here are the colour schemes for each bus. The list is as follows from top to bottom …

  • Hino Selega GD Super High Decker ‘Donan Bus’
  • Hino Selega 2005 (High Decker) ‘Keihin Bus’
  • Hino Selega GD Super High Decker ‘JR Kanto Bus’
  • Hino Selega FD High Decker ‘Tokyo Kokukotsu Bus’ (the well known ‘Friendly’ Airport Limousine bus)
  • Hino Selega FD High Decker ‘Keio Dentetsu’
  • Hino Selega 2005 (High Decker) ‘Fuji Kyuko’
  • Hino Selega 2005 (High Decker) ‘Ina Bus’
  • Hino Selega GD Super High Decker ‘Nara Kotsu’
  • Hino Selega GD Super High Decker ‘Kintetsu Bus’
  • Hino Selega 2005 (High Decker) ‘Hiroshima Dentetsu’
  • Hino Selega FD High Decker ‘Iyo Testudo Bus’
  • Hino Selega FD High Decker ‘Nangoku Kotsu Bus’

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I just wish someone would hurry up and do the Tokyo ‘Hato’ bus 😦

  • Here is a photo of the items in the ‘Tree Collection’s – #2 is on the left and #1 is on the right.

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  • No date yet, but the most exciting news is the next release in the ‘Tatemono Collection’ – a full 30cm x 17cm Shinto Shrine complex 🙂

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  •  Also good news is some more modern type city buildings in the ‘Machinami Collection’ #7 – they all seem to be 3 floors, but I can see these being kit-bashed a little. Also no date on this one yet, but series #6 isn’t out yet anyway.

Here we have  a couple of useful corner buildings, including a tea room  …

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… a couple of restaurants …

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… and some amusement (Pachinko?) type buildings.

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As I said, there are no release dates on the 2 building sets yet, so no ordering deadline yet either, but you WILL hear about it here FIRST. As already posted, the deadline for ordering the Bus set is April 30.

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April 26, 2007 - Posted by | Tomytec

5 Comments »

  1. […] modern that the previous releases in the Machinami series. You can see sample pictures of them in this post. As usual, there will be 2 colours of each building type, making a set of 12 buildings. I am sure […]

    Pingback by Tomytec new releases for September 2007 « JMTN blog | June 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. I think you are right, the left building in the last pic is obviously a pachinko hall. It says “crown” at 2 sides which is often used for a pachinko hall. If that were a bowling center, a huge pin needed at the roof 🙂

    Comment by gamera63 | May 12, 2007 | Reply

  3. Please note that the 2nd entry in the Bus 10 collection is Keikyu Bus, NOT Keihin bus.

    Comment by redracer | April 30, 2007 | Reply

  4. I don’t know (yet). You can see joins in the base, as it is obviously too big to package as a single unit, but wethre each buildings will be sold separately will probably not be known until the official release announcement.

    Comment by redracer | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  5. The shrine looks excellemt. Will it be sold as one or in sections?

    Comment by Malcolm Scoular | April 27, 2007 | Reply


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