Tomica Limited Vintage Neo Mazdaspeed series is based on the real-life rotary engine race cars, manufactured by Mazda in the 1990’s. Nowadays, 787b is being presented at many events to attract people with its beautiful engine sound.
Number 55 car was released in September 2017, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mazda’s launch of the vehicles, and based on the first Japanese car in the Le Mans 24-Hour Race Championship, driven by Volker Weidler, Johnny Herbert and Bertrand Gachot. It is in orange and green. The front and rear cowls can be attached and removed. We could clearly see the engine and main mechanism of the car. It is quite a brilliant diecast toy car as in the 1:64 scale with so much detail and colours being printed. It’s one of our favourite car. It is in orange and green.
Number 18 car in blue and white was released in February 2018. In the race, the car was driven by David. Kennedy, Stefan Johansson and Maurizio Sandro Sala, and finished 6th overall. With the casting adopted from the number 55 car, the mechanism by attaching and detaching the front and rear cowls are the main reason why this diecast toy car is attracting a lot collectors.
Number 201 followed in this series, released in September 2018. Tomica made some changes to the look of the car – the cowl without a headlight was used in daytime races. Tomica called it ɛ̃fini アンフィニ (Anfini) as this is the name Mazda called their luxury division operated between 1991 and 1997 in Japan. This is based on the introduction of RX-7 by Mazda during the time – they were using white and green for this number 201 car, as they are the theme colour to this ɛ̃fini brand.
The fourth car came in with the number 202. Tomica used the same colours set as car number 55, while the colours setup is a flipping version – a reverse charge to the originally chassis 002, which was permanently stored in place. Mazda had produced chassis 003 and Tomica followed with this diecast toy car. It is named “Renown”,without headlight for daytime race. This diecast car was released in December 2019.
The last one came in with black and red, as a test car. As a test car, headlights are being used for day and night time testing. The chassis was numbered 001 and being tested on race track in April 1991.