As part of its new Mario Kart 7 line Tomica will be releasing a pair of circuit playsets inspired by the 3DS racing title. One of the new playsets is the Tomica Mario Kart 7 GOGO! Circuit (pictured above). The circuit is powered by two AAA batteries, which allow for the recently released Karts from the game to race around the track while a “gravel gimmick” makes the patch of each vehicle unpredictable. Continue reading Two New Circuit Playsets Part of Tomica Mario Kart 7 Lineup
Tomica has released a new assortment of model cars from the popular Nintendo 3DS title Mario Kart 7 featuring Mario, Toad, Luigi and Yoshi. Two kart varieties are available for each character, standard and Bumble V, with both vehicles featuring a removable kite. The model karts are due out in the middle of March and will be priced at roughly $8 each. Released in late 2011, Mario Kart 7 has sold more than 4.5 million copies and is the second best selling 3DS title behind Super Mario 3D Land.
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March will see the release of a brand new playset from Tomica, one that looks an awful lot like the Golden Gate bridge. The playset, with the use of batteries, allows Tomica diecast cars to be propelled forward on the roadway and ‘drive’ around the bridge. In addition, there is also parking for four cars at the bottom of one end of the bridge. Continue reading Tomica’s Big Red Bridge
This March is set to see the release of three new Tomica Hyper Series Liners/Trains from Takara Tomy. The three new Plarail compatible Liners include the Rescue Liner, the Blue Police Liner and the Builder Liner. Each liner includes a host of features, such as a train car that can transport vehicles as well as unload them, instruments that pop out when driven over a special Plarail track piece and the ability to attach accessories from other Hyper Series playsets to the individual train cars. In addition, each locomotive car also has a cockpit with space for one figure. Each Hyper Series Line consists of three train cars and will be priced at ¥3,000 or about roughly $30. For more information on the Hyper Series Liners, check out Takara Tomy’s official product page.
While die-cast cars (along with Plarail) are the core of the Tomica brand and world, plenty of other unique vehicles, such as the HyperCity Storm Runner dot the product line as well. In fact, the HyperCity Storm Runner seems to offer all of the modes of transportation available in the world of Tomica: from trains to cars to automobiles and even a submarine, all in one transformable package. Continue reading Trains, Planes and Automobiles: A Review Of The Tomica Storm Runner