I visited my friend's home on the first day of the new year. This is the "x" times I've been to his apartment but it's the first time I took some serious thoughts to take pictures of his collection and post into "Go! Go! Tomica". An hour was spent on taking at every corner of the room since it is totally filled up with treasures (diecast cars) from all over the world. Just to name a few, vintage cars coming from Great Britain, West Germany, Israel. Japan, Spain etc. The core collections are the retired Dinky, Corgis, Tomica/Dandy, Diapet, Lesney MB and many different makers which are really hard to find or almost unheard of. As mentioned that being been to his apartment "x" times, I still spend time to view the whole collections every visit and ask tonnes of questions about the history of the maker and car model which I am unsure of. My world used to be only limited to vintage Tomica but I have to admit that there are better made Tomica sized car out there which I might show case in future face off series. However, Tomica is still my favourite as I grew up with Tomica and the way of buying Tomica in the past is so different from today. I can still recall the times when I was brought to a Tomica store or counter to choose my own Tomica. It's the sentiments that cannot replace Tomica with any other diecast. This visit to Aaron is fruitful for me as I bought 2 cars from him. A Mandarin Chevy van and a Majorette Golf MK I. I might feature my Mandarin Toys in the near future as this Chevy van will be my 9th Mandarin diecast. These Mandarins are actually Made in Singapore in the 60s to the 70s, it's a part of Singapore toy history and our national "pride & joy" (ha ha). The Golf Mk I will likely be the next player in my face off series. Stay tuned.