|12.13.2014 – Probably the inhabitants of the 100 Acre Woods wasn’t ready to see Winnie the Pooh if so happens he ever be interested to participate in a race. But Takara Tomy’s Tomica sub-line of diecast cars like the Disney Motors series could be a rare possibility.
If Sulley of Monsters Inc. could own a Jamboree Cruiser this would be the same for Winnie the Pooh to participate and own a racing car. But for those who have not read A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh must have bee living in a rock not to see this happening.
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In 2008 Takara Tomy introduced the first set of cars included in the Disney Motors a series of Disney themed vehicles based from its well-adored characters. Winnie the Pooh is one of the characters to have his image based on the cars that came out from this series.
Disney Motors and A. A. Milne
So far there have been several variations but in the Philippines there have been three, which include a limited released Christmas themed version. But the “Disney Motors Racing” version seems to be the most attractive among the three cars that have Winnie the Pooh’s identity is being based from.
There have been Easter eggs that are incorporated in this car compared to the first two versions. The first one has it too but not as much detailed as this racing version. For those who have read the book by A. A. Milne originally published in 1926 and prior to being Disney-fied you can see all the elements of Winnie the Pooh is there.
For all the Winnie the Pooh cars they used the “Corollo” mold the most used Disney Motors vehicle in the line that was also used to produce versions of the Alien from Toy Story films and Stitch from Lilo & Stitch.
But this racing version of the Corollo uses a different type of button tires. Compared to the previous versions based from Winnie the Pooh, and other Disney characters that also used this same type of car.
What’s different about this “racing” version is it has more about Winnie the Pooh as the character in the car. If you have noticed the name “Mr. Sanders.” is labeled in the hood and sides of the car doors.
For those who have wondered why “Mr. Sanders” or rather “Mr. Sander” that little trivia goes back to the first chapter of the book, where Winnie the Pooh lived “under the name” which means he had the name over the door in gold letters and lived under it.
The other additional details includes a similar “Hunny” pot logo that you see in the first Winnie the Pooh car can still be visible in the door and rear. But this time it has a labeled number “821”, which depicts Winnie the Pooh’s birthday on August 21, 1921.
For those who have seen variations of the Winnie the Pooh car there’s one consistent thing that you’ll definitely see that it’s HIS car. The bee on top of the roof can be seen now have checkered type motif as part of its design.
Overall the “Corollo” racing type version using Winnie the Pooh theme stands out compared to the previous versions. At first the car can be mistaken as a “Pizza Delivery” vehicle but it turns out it had a racing theme that made it more unique than its previous versions which had plain straight colors.
Disney Motors “Racing” designated DM-18 Winnie the Pooh Corollo is manufactured by Takara Tomy under the Tomica sub line, which is locally distributed by Ban Kee Trading Corp. retailed at PhP 329.75 pesos. For more Tomica line of diecast cars LIKE Tomica Philippines on Facebook!