Yes, they're the Japanese answer to the Matchbox and not just because they're die-cast miniature cars: Tomica are also a cultural barometer showing what was popular at any given time. And because anime, especially those by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, is always central to pop culture, Takara Tomy has brought all its know-how to bear to create a beautiful model of the airplane flown by Marco Rossolini, aka Porco Rosso, aka Marco Pagot, the protagonist of Miyazaki's 1992 film Porco Rosso. And the result is the Dream Tomica Porco Rosso Savoia S.21 Airplane!
Bright red and with every small detail reproduced, the Dream Tomica Porco Rosso Savoia S.21 Airplane is a really beautiful piece and an instant collector's item. It measures 93.8 x 35.7 x 78 mm (3.6 x 1.4 x 3") and even comes with a movable propeller for an extra touch. The only thing missing part is the man (well, pig) himself but even without the pilot, any true fan of Miyazaki's work will recognize this important piece of anime history!
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