This is not from Tomica but from Yamato. It should be Yamato own casting although Tomica do have a Toyota Fruit Delivery van but Tomica van is a little smaller. The base says "Yamato" supporting that they are capable of making toy cars too but of course on a much smaller scale of just 6 models.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Yamato Toyota Delivery Van
My friends feedback to me that I been lazy to update my blog. Ok, I admit that. I shall post one of my favourite vehicles in Japan then. The Yamato Delivery Van. This adorable delivery van (to me) never fail to turn my head whenever I am in Japan. There are many courier service vehicles in Japan and most of them are using striking colours and animals as their trademark. One of the vehicles used by Yamato is actually a Toyota van with colour combinations of cyan and beige. Their "mascot" is a black cat ferrying a black kitten with its mouth. What does Yamato has to do with diecast or Tomica? They do make "Not-For-Sale" toy vehicles of the fleet they own too. To own a complete set of collection, you will have to get all 6 of them which includes 1 long container truck, 2 vans and 3 high roof trucks. I have been pondering if to buy them in Yahoo Japan auction where I usually get my stuff from. This van featuring here has been in my collection for almost 10 years and finally here for the world to see.