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Tomica usually dishes out Japanese cars, some of which are very desirable and highly collectible, such as the Mazda MX-5, the Toyota 86, the Nissan GT-R, and the Honda NSX.

They do make some European ones, but not too often. After the BMW i8's release late last year (it didn’t arrive here) and the Lamborghini Centenario earlier this year, we now have the Audi R8, which was made available earlier this month. It comes in blue as the limited color and red as the regular counterpart.

With a simple silhouette and a powerful appearance, the R8 looks fast even while standing still. It’s one of the most visually striking sports cars, and this miniature version will look good on your desk.

Details worth looking at closely are the Singleframe honeycomb grille, air inlets front and rear, trapezoidal exhaust, diffuser, and of course, the side blades--which are matte silver on the blue and gloss black on the red. The fixed rear wing, meanwhile suggests this little R8 is meant to be the top-spec V10 plus.

Better act fast, though. A close source tells us stocks are limited and that Takara-Tomy has lessened production of the special color cars, in this case, the blue. That said, you have more chances of scoring the red. But keep an eye out for the blue. They might still be available in some toy and department stores. The retail price is P230 each.


Jason Dela Cruz
Editor at Large
Cars, cars, cars--that is all this guy would ever think of since he was a little boy. He loves Formula 1 and thinks it's a religion. He has a soft spot for dogs and cats, too.
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