Will it be a Ladybug Subaru 360 or a Rhinoceros Beetle UD Trucks Quon?
Japan’s Takara Tomys Tomica basically Japans version of Hot Wheels carsare extremely popular in Japan, so they can do cool collabs with everything from Pokemon to Studio Ghibli. Takara Tomys Tomica releases series of Fukutomi Tomica (Good Luck Tomica) every year. Six Fukutomi Tomicas launched on Dec 29, 2022 on December 29, 2002, each featuring different lucky creature. For the full lineup, look to see why:
Rabbit Suzuki Lapin
Very snug, as lapin is French for rabbit. The Rabbit Celebrates Money and Marriage or Relationships, 2023. It has different colors for New Years: Red, White, Gold.
Nissan Fair Lady Z Peacock
This is the first peacocks feature on a Tomica! Peacocks spread wings serve as protective amulet. Clear green roof removable, Car-wise.
Lion Toyota GR 86
Lions are a lot of signs for super strong luck in this year so if you really need some luck this year, this is the one to hope for. Japan has seen positive changes in the car itself, and it also is mostly red.
Eagle Subaru BRZ
White roof, black body, this cars white roof set to mimic bald eagles coloring. Meaning-wise, eagle said to bring happiness and fortune.
Ladybug Subaru 360
Won’t that be financial wealth, happiness? Get yourself a Ladybug Subaru 360. This cars cute red wheels look like slaps the ladybug.
Rhinoceros Beetle UD Trucks Quon
Arguably the most unique-looking truck of the bunch, this trucks storage unit nearly completely occupied by a giantwell, in terms of the Tomica worldrhinoceros beetle or kabutomushi in Japanese. Along with feeling really cool, rhinoceros beetles symbolize happiness and luck as hard work goes on. If you feel like you deserve something special after working really hard, this may be of interest to you.
Fukutomi Tomica sold as set of six or as individual blind boxes, wherein you cant see the boxs contents before buying. Its almost like a lucky bag!
Set of six has retail value of 4,620 yen (US$35.28), individual boxes 770 yen per piece. Tactara Tomy Mall, other online stores, select toy stores, department stores, Tomica stores all round Japan, can get them.
Source, images: Press Release