There is no weird dream quite like the one where a tow truck shaped into the visage of Chewbacca hauls away a car version of C-3PO. Wait, sorry, what? That's real? You can buy an actual toy of that delirious dreamscape? Well. Huh.
We loved the first series of Tomica's bizarre Star Wars die-cast cars, but now the company is back with a whole series of 3" vehicles based on The Force Awakens, and they're just as delightfully absurd (and slightly creepy).
Aside from Chewbacca, The new set features three villains — Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, a First Order Stormtrooper — and one hero, BB-8, who looks like an obscenely adorable Star Wars version of "The Homer" from The Simpsons' second season. Like before, they have done a fantastic job of injecting the personality of these Star Wars designs into cute little vehicles. Somehow, even Kylo Ren looks strangely perky as a teeny matchbox care.
The Force Awakens series will be available next month, and will set you back $US10 ($14) each.