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How Many Motorized Road Vehicles Are There?
#46
Courtesy of Member Chrisjo, a picture from what looks like a Tomica Catalog fro 1997 showing what motorized vehicles were available then.

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#47
Try this hashtag in Twitter, you may be about to get blown away!

#モータートミカ

Radio-controlled Motor Tomica anyone?
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#48
how come they don't make Motorized Toyota Coaster (it is a mini bus and very popular in Asia)?
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#49
OMG...Dr Chris that is a fantastic site. I don't have Tweetie so I am really glad I can see that. Looks right off the bat that there is a custom using a container truck. And wow...like you pointed out...a Remote Controlled Motor Tomica.....Fantastic...I want one.

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Nigels may be interested in this store that looks to have Motor Tomica's https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E6%96%B0%E4...7?src=hash
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#50
Why did TOMY drop the motorized cars and trucks in favor of the Tomica diecast cars? Having battery-operated trains and cars side-by-side was always fun to see. They discontinued Bertie, Bulgy, Lorry and Elizabeth in the Thomas & Friends line around the same time, too.
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#51
Thats a great question Fred. Wonder why? Wonder if there was a specific reason like poor sales or problems with the vehicles. Maybe there was a small parts and young children issue. Might anyone have an idea?
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#52
for one thing the N batteries are harder to find (you can't find them in Dollar stores) and more expensive.
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#53
I can't speak for other country's but the 'N' batteries are readily available in the States and not expensive like this set of 2 Duracells on Ebay Duracells plus I have found that about half of the motorized vehicles us AAA's. I would also assume that the 'N' batteries are also easy to find in Japan as I wouldn't think they would create a vehicle where the batteries are hard to find in their normal market.
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#54
It cheaper to buy online in NZ. In shop it 8 dollars for 2 battery. On online in NZ you get 50 for 32.50 NZD (20.64 USD) Link here
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#55
I have to go to a watch repair shop just to get N batteries.
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#56
I see that Amazon.ca has lots of listings for N Batteries Leyland.
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#57
I think I found some more
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If anybody here has deep pocket, you may want to consider this listing on ebay

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#58
Thanks for still looking out for the list Leyland

I do see 2 that aren't in the list in this Lot, both being not seen by me before. There is a variation of a Zoo Bus that is not in the List (close but not the exact same) and that red Tanker that I have not seen before. Does anyone have more info on these especially that red Tanker and possibly so closer pictures?

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#59
Tobu Group Bus

Somewhat hard to find but I managed to get a hold of this new one. A bit disappointed as it is all plastic when I thought the body was going to be diecast. Also what is odd is that on the box the Model is C-01 but under the chassis it is E-04. Brings our total to 68 so far and I know there are a few more if not more than that.

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#60
say doesn't the 75th anniversary tomy book lists all the vevhicles out there?
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