It took a while, but we finally have them. As someone who pays close attention to kiddie toys (since my son is now at that age), I got rather excited to see a complete lineup of Cars / Cars 2 toys from the “Dream Series” of Tomica. I first saw these in Hong Kong, and about 5 months later, they’re finally here. Toy Kingdom (in SM Malls), Metro, Rustan’s … they all have it.
The Dream Series of Tomica consists of re-imagined vehicles from famous franchises such as Godzilla, Transformers, Pixar, Disney Classics (Princess!), and Pokemon among others. The Disney Cars series is the most unique by far. As a toy collector, Tomica cars tend to last longer, albeit still require care in handling as the paint job can get chipped because of wear and tear. The Dream Series is also more expensive, at close to P400.00 per car unlike the regular series which is pegged at P179.00.
The line has since been extended to accommodate other franchises — the biggest of which is Star Wars. The Tomica line includes famous ships such as the TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon, and Slave One.