I don't have a personal blog anymore (just a twitter which isn't really good for ranting due to that restrictive character count), but I wanted to rant a little, and realized I do have a blog here. Why not put it to use? Especially because what I want to rant about it this wiki, and Tomica itself. Nothing negative.I don't mean anything negative by this, though the term "rant" does tend to have negative connotations. Maybe "ramble" is a better word. But oh well.
Prior to watching Drive Head, I was only tangentially aware of Tomica existing. I'm not a car person. I did have some Matchbox cars and stuff as a kid, but I never really got into them. I'm the kind of person who can appreciate a cool-looking car, but if you put a car in front of me,…Read more >
Nice that we finally have one. But since it requires a yes or no answer and I’m a super verbose person with mixed feeling on the matter, I thought I’d make a blog post.
Theoretically, “Tomica” is not dead. The actual die-cast toy line long predates Drive Head and the two Toku works, and will likely continue perpetually. TBH, I don’t know a lot about the history of Tomica, but it seems to be the equivalent of Hot Wheels or Matchbox in Japan. Constantly releasing different toy cars, often as tie-ins to other franchises such as Disney, and some of them are pricey collectible items.
But, do I want more Drive Head? Yes and no. I find the toys to be super fun, and I would love to buy more. The way they’re all interchangeable with each other allows…Read more >
I have been working on this wiki a lot lately, because I'd love to make it a good source of information on Drive Head (unfortunately I know very little about the earlier Tomica live-action series other than that they exist.) As I am not an admin or anything of the sort, I don't want to go around deleting things, but I think that currently the front page is a mess.
Drive Head is a tiny, tiny fandom in the English-speaking parts of the world, despite its popularity in Japan. I see a few people talking about it on /m/, but that's about it. There's a total of one fanfic, and I wrote it. Point is, I can't delude myself into thinking it even really has a fan community. So I don't expect there to ever be Google and Facebook and Deviantart groups a…Read more >