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Samurai-Inspired Toy Cars

Samurai Cars Toys Souvenirs

In Japan, though, toy cars are second only to little robot toys that connect together to make one giant robot in terms of cool factor, and toy maker Takara Tomy has just made these playthings even cooler for kids and adults alike with this new series of Sengoku Era samurai/warlord-inspired Tomica toys.

The series pretty much nails all the cool feudal-era warrior highlights, with Sanada Yukimura, Oda Nobunaga, Uesugi Kenshin, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Takeda Shingen and Tokugawa Ieyasu all represented. Each car in the series rocks a cool aesthetic inspired by each warrior’s family seal, flags and/or signature armor.

For some reason, the Sanada Yukimura car will arrive first and will be significantly larger and double the price of the rest of the series at ¥1,200 (about US$9), while the rest will roll out over time at ¥600 apiece in the pretty small standard Tomica size.

You can find a list of where to buy these cool samurai-inspired cars here, but you might want to have Google Translate handy since the PDF is in Japanese.

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