[REVIEW] Tomica Mazda Savanna RX-7

Dorito

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Land of the Rising Sun-day, also Tomica time, here we go agan. Today we take a look at Tomica 50-3, the Mazda Savanna RX-7. This casting entered the range in January 1979, remaining until April 1986, a long run to coincide with the popularity of a memorable car of the era:

The RX-7 was a hit from day one, these were a trendy and popular car even in the USDM - I recall when I was a little kid in the early 80s, the family across the street had one, and I loved going for rides in it. As we expect from vintage Tomica, the scale model features ample accurate detail and good proportion. This car also features the springy suspension, crisp glazing, and the snappy door action we have come to expect. Scale is claimed to be 1:60 likely accurate. From all angles, the bright color of this makes it a real period piece and matches the disposition of the car itself:

Doors open to reveal a detailed interior and accurate steering wheel, a famous Tomica trait:

Front and rear have similar quality detail, with the cast-in Mazda badge at front and the license plate model identifier being nice touches:

The base is metal, which adds heft, and contains technical detail and identifying data:

This example is fortunate to live in its original black box:

I'm happy to have this one in my collection. I have a few of this casting, I found this one at a very low price due to the somewhat wrinkled box, and couldn't say no:

A 1:1 from favcars.com:

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