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.
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.
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.
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.