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    ETC: Tomy car seat uses smartphone to keep tabs on your baby [w/video]

    Parents have a problem and Tomy knows what it is: Babies are super hard to keep track of. Why, we can't count the number of times that we've secured some feisty ankle-biter in his car seat, only to turn around a minute later and find he's jumped the rig. Actually, that's never happened to us. ...

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    Report: Contrary to reports, Dukes of Hazzard merchandise not having Confederate flag removed?

    Fear not, Dukes of Hazzard fans, no one is going to mess with the General Lee. After a forum post on indicated that Tomy Toys, manufacturer of all official Dukes of Hazzard merchandise, would no longer produce scale models of the show's famous 1969 Dodge Charger with its Confederate ...

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    Tomica returns to U.S. with 20 diecast cars

    Tomica's 1:64-scale die-cast playset cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's official: the Tomica transport ship has made the trans-Pacific journey and achieved landfall. In this case, the Tomy ship would be just about as long as a compact car, and its cargo of die-cast models is ...

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    Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox

    Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature ...

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    The Japanese supercar that almost was - the Dome Zero

    click above image for more views of the Dome ZeroWhat do you get when you mix Japan's burgeoning fortunes as an automaker in the 1970s along with a passel of frustrated racers? One of the first Japanese supercars, that's what. The Dome Zero's road to the 1978 Geneva Motor Show was paved with broken ...

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    Takara's palm-sized R/C... Crossovers?

    Click image for photo galleryOk, they're not all crossovers -- one of them's a Prius, the Corolla Fielder's a wagon, and the Honda Stream's an MPV -- but Takara Tomy's new CAUL R/C lineup is still CUV-heavy. The nicely-detailed palm-sized R/C cars cost just ¥600 in Japan (a little over $5 at ...


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