Tomica Pocket Cars

I liked the Tomica cars when I was a kid because of how realistic they were. I also liked the opening doors. But these days I have to say they seem to lack a little bit of the soul of the Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars of the same time period. Still, I have some pretty nice examples from my childhood collection.

IMG_6912.JPG IMG_6913.JPG1975 | | Toyota Crown | black and white with cherry | 1/65

IMG_6914.JPG IMG_6915.JPG1976 | F2 | Cadillac | metallic pink | 1/77

IMG_6920.JPGIMG_6922.JPG1976 | F6 | Rolls Royce Phantom VI | metallic champagne | 1/78

IMG_6925.JPG IMG_6926.JPG1978 | F38 | Ford Mustang II Ghia | white with black top | 1/63

IMG_6916.JPG IMG_6917.JPG1974 | 75  TV Bus | white and turquoise with TV Truck label | 1/122

IMG_6918.JPG IMG_6919.JPG1976 | 16 | Nissan Diesel | red | 1/102

IMG_6923.JPG IMG_6924.JPG1975 | Hino Semi Trailer | green cab, orange trailer (24 Panel Van)


Husky Cars

Huskys were made from 1964 until 1969 and were sold exclusively at Woolworth’s. They were less expensive than Matchbox cars, which would probably explain why there were several of them in my family’s communal collection of cars.

This Citroen used to have a little blue plastic rowboat that snapped on top.

IMG_6896.JPG IMG_6897.JPGCitroen Safari | metallic green

IMG_6898.JPG IMG_6899.JPGFord Thames Van | red with yellow labels

IMG_6900.JPG IMG_6901.JPGVolkswagen 1300 | blue with black plastic luggage

IMG_6902.JPG IMG_6903.JPGForward Control Land Rover | army green

IMG_6904.JPG IMG_6905.JPGSunbeam Alpine | metallic gold

IMG_6906.JPG IMG_6907.JPG242 E Type Jaguar | maroon

1978 Ford Escort RS2000

In 1978, I would have been 12 years old. I actually remember standing in front of the Matchbox display at the Osco Drug. I knew I was too old to be playing with cars, but I really wanted this one. I was interested in the idea of rally racing and I loved the look of this “normal, everyday” car plastered with sponsor decals, racing stripes and the big number 9. It was the last car I bought as a kid.

IMG_6889.JPG IMG_6890.JPG1978 | 9 | Ford Escort RS2000 | white with tan interior, Dunlop, Ford, Shell labels

1977 Ford Transit Pickup and Fork Lift Truck

I thought this pair from my childhood might have been another Two Pack, but I couldn’t find them listed as one. So I must have bought them individually. Either way, they make a great pair.


IMG_6891.JPG IMG_6892.JPG 1977 | 66 | Ford Transit Pickup | orange with blue-green windows, cream interior, unpainted base, fragile spares cargo | Superfast wheels

IMG_6893.JPG IMG_6894.JPG1977 | 15 | Fork Lift Truck | red with yellow forks, cast steering wheel, Lansing Bagnell stickers