• Nov 1, 2008
Click above for a gallery of Tomica's new Nissan Cube die-cast

Thanks to alert reader Galvin, we can verify that the 2009 Nissan Cube images we published back in September and (rolls eyes) were subsequently ordered to pull down are indeed accurate. The source? eBay -- in auctions for Tomica's new Matchbox-sized die-cast of the car. As you can see here, the toy shows off the restyled front and rear ends, as well as the roof details of cars equipped with panoramic glass (as seen on the early leaked image of the JDM car). Now, Tomica's a Japanese toy company, so the die-cast shows the JDM config. That asymmetric bodywork is reversed on the USDM car. Oh, and while we were forced to remove the shots we originally posted of the new Cube, you can still check them out at any of the dozens of sites that scrape Autoblog's web feed and repost it verbatim, photos included. Have a look and compare them to the toy gallery below. That's what's heading to L.A. later this month.


[Source: eBay]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Aztec may have been ugly but at least it was the same ugly on both sides.

      This one is two kinds of ugly.

      I guess that is the value of a car from Japan they give you twice as much ugly for your money!

      Go get the ribbons of shame to pass out as there are plenty to go around on this one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "USDM".

      How is the US a domestic market for the Nissan Cube?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This will do well around San Francisco provided it is considerably smaller & more efficient than Honda's Element.

      Enough room to lock a bike or two up inside and a roof rack for the surf boards. Works for me.

      Styling is better than the original xB, love those high tech poly rims :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ugly, yes. But I'm not concerned about the actual car. My question is, how can I get one of the die-cast miniatures? Tomica doesn't sell their toys here in the US, and finding mail-order companies that specialize in imported die-casts in impossible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Cube is ridiculously ugly. Nissan needs to quit while they're ahead in the Japanese Car Styling Department. The Cube looks like a car you'd see in a cartoon
      • 6 Years Ago
      fugly. I liked the Denki Cube SOOO much more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Go to ebay ASAP
      • 6 Years Ago
      The toy looks kinda like a Honda Element to me
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice rims!! :D