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  • Tomica Hummer H2

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    This came by way of Tom Z. I know enough about Tomica to get myself into trouble, so I invite anyone who knows more to shed some light on this model.
    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.

  • #2
    Funny, I was re-arranging my collection after a move and I happen to have that one right behind me now.

    I can tell you a bit about the model, because it's an interesting case. Technically, this is actually a pretty normal model, as it's part of the main numbered line, and still in print. However, the Hummer H2 model originated as a Toys R Us exclusive, in yellow, and was later released in the main line as the black version shown above. Most Tomica debut in the main line first and then variants turn up elsewhere, so this was backwards. It's also unique in that Tomica has released very few Hummer models (just this and the limo that came out December, if I remember correctly.) They mainly focus on Japanese domestic cars, and if it's foreign then it's probably a luxury sports car. Personally I'd like to see more like this.

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    • #3
      Looks great!

      I think part of Tomica's lukewarm reception in my recent revivals has always been its focus on JDM-market cars. From what I've read, the majority of the Pocket Cars lineup in its final years was F-Series US and European cars. Yet we've only gotten a handful in recent revivals, and those in the Japanese Tomica lineup have only rarely been offered in the US. I think the recent Walmart (and later other stores) line did better, as it dropped the ugly figures and hideous trains (not based on any real prototype) and gave us just the cars and boxes.


      I only found it as a part of a set with a non-powered locomotive and a flat car. If I remember correctly ,these were pricey, even at the heavily discounted Ollie's prices, so I only bought one, and it was the set contaning the Morita CD-1 fire engine.
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      • #4
        Nice casting, but I don't understand the gray windows in the back, does it have a pullback motor, either way, don't you think it would have been better if they had used black plastic inserts. At least I think so, but then I don't get to design them do I. LOL
        Doug

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Douglas View Post
          Nice casting, but I don't understand the gray windows in the back, does it have a pullback motor, either way, don't you think it would have been better if they had used black plastic inserts. At least I think so, but then I don't get to design them do I. LOL
          The gray windows in the rear is to hide the hinge for the opening tailgate.

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          • #6
            i agree that it is a very good casting.but like Doug,i would like to see it with clear rear glass.rather than with what looks the glass was painted gray.

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