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  • Tomica Lamborghini Cheetah

    Cheetahs never prosper...

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    At least two variants were made by Tomica of this obscure Lambo "Jeep"
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Oh, there are more. I didn't realize they were so obscure. I remember seeing them often on ofas as the years have gone by. And the prices were always high but I never could understand why. Because the Jungle Safari one was always more affordable than any other variant. Could it be because it was offered in the pocket cars line of blisters by Tomy? Which I am guessing is a cheaper division of Tomica or the USA offshoot, I am not sure of their history. But here are a couple of pics pulled from ofas. The first pic shows a variant with cheetah spots and a cheetahs' face lines on the hood. I have seen it offered with brown painted spots and also with black painted spots. I would've bought them but their prices have always been so high, it was ludicrous. And it is just getting worse. The prices are in the hundreds! The second pic shows another variant in white with a red cross on the hood. There was another in military dsrk green with a red cross on the hood but I couldn't pull the pic off the site for some reason.

    Russ

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    • #3
      Good to know about the variants, by "obscure" I was referring to the real car. Lambos are typically known for their high powered sports cars and occasional farm tractors, they aren't usually thought of in the same context as Jeeps, Land Cruisers and Land Rovers.
      The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

      Thank you for your understanding.

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      • #4
        Wow - the red cross version has me . First time i have seen that one! Way back, I had the zebra stripe version in my collection. The model was one of those surprising ones from Tomica since it was not a very common, or well known model to have been made in small scale. Of course, I am not sure how many people were aware that Lamborghini had made a farm tractor - recall getting some strange comments, again years ago, when I posted pictures of the Siku Lamborghini tractor along side the Porsche tractor.

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        • #5
          Well, hold on to your socks! I was just able to pull the pic of the military red cross one.

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          • #6
            And here's a nicer pic of the cheetah print one with a diorama background. Seeing these again makes me want to get one but then I see the prices and I have to back away.

            Russ

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            • #7
              Originally posted by russ7865 View Post
              Well, hold on to your socks! I was just able to pull the pic of the military red cross one.
              Sorry...loss my socks looking at this one!

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              • #8
                And your socks were just for looking! It's available to purchase but you'd lose your shirt paying for it! They want hundreds, yes plural, for it!

                Russ

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by russ7865 View Post
                  And your socks were just for looking! It's available to purchase but you'd lose your shirt paying for it! They want hundreds, yes plural, for it!

                  Russ
                  Yeah I'd seen those listings, crazy money for sure, although I'd seen a loose tan with red cross sold for just under $40, but it had like 25 bids on it, they must have been going like a dollar more each bid. Anyway even $40 is too much for me, but I do have the zebra stripe I got at a train show for like $5.
                  Doug

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                  • #10
                    Yes, that is so strange. How come every variation except for the zebra striped one is so high? Did Tomica mass produce this one for the US market but no other variant? That's what I theorize.

                    Russ

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                    • #11
                      I just noticed an obvious difference of the zebra striped one...the wheels! All the other variants have the hubcaps but the Jungle Safari has spoked looking wheels. This must mean something. It's probably relative to the fact that this one was mass produced over all the others.

                      Russ

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                      • #12
                        Not the best pictures, but here are the variations...


                        These came first... F65-1

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                        Then the number changed and these came out... F28-2

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                        I count 17 variations

                        No's 65-1.8 & 65-1.9 were for export sales (US market).
                        I collect what I like, and I like what I collect.

                        Michael the "Toyotageek"
                        Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                        • #13
                          PENSNO1 - do you have any of these? Want to share?
                          I collect what I like, and I like what I collect.

                          Michael the "Toyotageek"
                          Japanese Minicar Garage https://japaneseminicargarage.weebly.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by toyotageek View Post
                            PENSNO1 - do you have any of these? Want to share?
                            Wish I could. I like this casting, yet I've never had the chance to get another variation for a decent price. I only have the Zebra striped one that Wes originally posted pics of.

                            Rick

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                            • #15
                              Well, how about one at an obscene price? That picture is probably worth a thousand...er, words? lol

                              I notice in those catalog variation pics that two have the spoke looking wheels while all the rest have hubcaps. Yet of the two that were exported to the US, one has spokes and one has hubcaps. Any theories why? I have never seen the variant with cheetah print having spokes. And strangely, why didn't they ever offer the zebra striped one with hubcaps? Inquiring minds...

                              Russ

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