This is my first Tomica limited car i.e. Mini Cooper. I finally can find it as i miss it 3 years ago during my secondary schooling. However, I cant spot any of the red Coopers :(
TOMICA LIMITED!!! As you can see from the back of the box, many companies have been involve in producing Tomica limited series.
Their packaging is simple yet nice. First of all, you need to remove the stickers first on both right and left with help of "cutter". Then, you can pull the tranparent layer towards the left or right.
After that, you have to becareful when taking out the car from the box. You have to use your hand to cover the car to avoid your car slip off and shake box towards down so that the car holder plastic can come out as pic shown below.
Here, you have to becareful as well as the car is not "lock" or tied to the plastic holder. The Mini Cooper plate at the plastic holder is made of metal. Cool!!!
There is no parts seperation in the front (All joint metal parts). All the front front details are painted except the number plate "Mini Cooper" is stick with a chrome sticker.. There is a small mini "Mini" logo in front on the bonnet .
The details !!! I really like the details as this small Cooper has the details almost similar to 1/18 scale die-cast cars. However, it doesn't has any doors or boot that can be opened but i still has suspension.
The back lamps are painted close to real Cooper's lamps. The third brake light on the top is painted in red as well while the back number plate is stick with a chrome sticker. I didn't add any additional detailing paintjob on this baby. Really amazing details!!!
Let us take a closer look!!! Heres is the main point for collectors who like small toy car with real details. As you can see from the photo below, this Cooper has Door mirrors and the "mirror" is painted in silver.
The top of is painted with glossy black!!! Cool!!!
This MIni Cooper was produced by Tomy China, 2004. The base is also made from metal which makes the car heavy and solid.
Any points that you must buy Tomica limited series is that the rims are similar with the real Mini Cooper's rims.
The tires have "flower" on their surface like real car!!!
Here are all the yellow mini Coopers that i have in my collection. From left to right are 1/72 Hongwell, real toy and Tomica limited Mini Cooper.
A happy family photo session :)