HISTORY - TOMICA
Tomica is the line of die-cast toy vehicles and related products produced by Takara Tomy Co. of Japan (formerly known as Tomy Co.). Tomy Co. of Japan was founded in 1924 and produced various toys throughout its existence, but it was not until 1970 that it started to produce Tomica as a result of the surge of interest in die-cast cars. Although Tomica of various scales have been made, the term “Tomica” when used alone refers to the 3-inch models. The cars shown are all first issue cars with hub cap style wheels.