Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Model of the Day: Tomica Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG...
We interrupt the regular scheduled Hot Wheels First Looks with another jump across the sea to Japan. Or Germany. Call it a Tomica, it's Japanese. Call it a Mercedes, it's German.
Another basic Tomica model that I am sure will get mixed reviews from our readers. This is an exception to the rule I keep with Tomica. I normally want just Japanese cars done by Tomica. They tend to do many Japanese cars that you just won't see anywhere else, and I want those. I got this one mainly because there just aren't that many diecast examples out there. Of course, those that are willing to play by the licensing rules Mercedes has set forth can do this one. So we have a Greenlight version that I am still looking for, a Kyosho version that I hope to get, and an upcoming Majorette version that looks fantastic.
But the Tomica version is great too. Yes the wheels don't look great at certain angles, but the body looks pretty spot on. The A pillars are a little thick, but that allows the gullwing doors to open, and that is a cool thing.
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Tomica Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: