Newer cars that have the ETC chip can go through the automated barrel like the newer Nissan Cima I sat in. I have also travelled in a first generation Prius that must goes through the manned station.
Bought some magazines there to kill my time in hotel as Misaki City has basically no entertainment after dark as it is the country side. This article shows how Tomica is made step by step.
Another magazine shows some new products which are going to be released by Tomica. This looks like "Sound Tomica" which Tomica released in early 90s and late 90s. I think I will buy these as reminds me of the old "Sound Tomica" and the "Sonic Flashes" made by Majorette in the late 80s. I have a 1999 Toyota Supra Patrol car still in original box but too bad that it doesn't work any more.