Tomica has recently released the latest Unimog in December 2011 and I finally got my hands on them. I haven't seen the new Unimog in real life but based on the scale of the new truck, it is scaled 1/88 versus the old 1/70. Has the new Unimog has grown in size? I think Tomica could have made them bigger at 1/76 even the new truck has put on some weight over the years.
The new truck looked somehow more sportier than the old classic look. Obvious change is the bigger windscreen and a small bonnet. We can see the old Unimog still serving our SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) and I wonder if SAF will purchase the new one.
Parking the new one alongside with the old one, it seems like the new truck is slightly smaller although it should be bigger in 1:1 scale. It seems like Tomica has shrink their cars way smaller than the older generation especially the Vietnamese made ones. The overall presentation of the new Tomica is still good as compared to previous releases of 2011 only if they could make it slightly bigger.