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LaLD Best of 2019: Wall-D Awards Tomica Basic + Premium Poll

With Tomica rising beyond expectation, choosing the best is tougher than ever

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Welcome to the Live and Let Diecast Awards 2019, and today we'll be polling the almost a thousand tribespeople here on which Tomica is the best this year.

And out of the gate, it's become problematic.

See, there aren't many LaLD users in the Eastern Hemisphere, and those that do don't always have a complete roster of car to critique all by themselves. So I'm delegating part of the job to you. Yes, you get to be part of the LaLD Tribe Award while a select few also get to deliberate for the LaLD Council Award.

Now, then: the nominees...

After copious amounts of chocolate and hand-wringing, I've decided to limit the candidates to strictly the Basic and Premium releases for the year--no specials or limited releases, and Tomica 4D is not included.

Best New Tomica Basic Model of 2019

Admittedly, there are exclusions, partly to thin the herd but mostly because I feel they wouldn't stand a chance anyway. That leaves us with 18 castings, all of which splendid, but at different levels. And we've got a veritable spread: classic Tomica fare like sedans, crossovers, sports cars, kei cars and vans rub elbows with the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren, and even feature a Volvo, the first time it's ever been a Tomica.

Only three, however, will ever make it to the podium places. What would they be? You decide. Take a good look at this list or the Tomica you do have and make your pick.

BEFORE VOTING, ENSURE THAT YOU CLICK "VIEW ALL ANSWERS"

I REPEAT: CLICK "VIEW ALL ANSWERS" TO SEE ALL EIGHTEEN NOMINEES

Best New Tomica Premium Model of 2019

Fortunately, Premium releases far fewer models a year, so the candidates total to half what Basic has. But they're no less special--if anything, this may just affirm my feeling that Premium is the ideal diecast line. Still, one is obviously better than others. What would it be? You decide.

BEFORE VOTING, ENSURE THAT YOU CLICK "VIEW ALL ANSWERS"

I REPEAT: CLICK "VIEW ALL ANSWERS" TO SEE ALL NINE NOMINEES

Meanwhile, I'm opening the comments section for more specific deliberation and picks. The rest can just use the poll. Results will be announced on 21 December.

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Comments (9)

  • Tough choice for me, I would make it a three way tie between the Jimny, Century and the Rock Star. In the end, the Rock Star wins because removable top. The other two don't have any opening features.

      8 months ago
  • Thanks for the hard work! Exams kept me away from the laptop for some time :/ Surprised at the Premium results though, Senna is average at its best for me. The Silhouette / Silvia / F40 and even the Diablo are much better IMO.

      8 months ago
    • The fight for me is on the DevilZ, F40, Diablo and Senna. And had that Senna gotten opening butterfly doors it probably would win. At best, it's third.

        8 months ago
  • I like their GTR for some reason

      8 months ago
  • I did like the new Suzuki Swift Sport...

      8 months ago
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