Diapet is the name of a line of mostly 1:40 scale die-cast toys, made by Yonezawa toys from Japan. This was after Yonezawa took over the Cherryca Phenix brand. Yonezawa is best known for making tin toys of particular accuracy in the scale of 1:24 to 1:18, but Diapet toys are smaller replicas. Their quality and realism made them very popular among children and collectors, but they have never made much of an impact in the USA. The word "pet" is the Japanese equivalent of "small" or "cute." Diapet toys continued being produced through the 1990s.

Other popular diecast brands to come out of Japan include: Micropet, Tomica, Asahi Model Pet, Collectoy, Miniature Pet and Cherryca Phenix. Of them, Tomica (from Tomy of Japan) is the best-known to American collectors.

Diapet value and price guide

What's your 'Diapet' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date sold Price
1979 Lincoln Continental Hearse Funeral 06/2019 $169.00
Hino Hi Power Crane Truck Blue 1 43 07/2019 $107.97
6085 Fmc Link Belt Ls 3400j Sumitomo 06/2019 $79.00
Dandy Yonezawa Tomica G96 Sunny Coupe 05/2019 $102.50
Komatsu Bulldozer D455a Japan 1 50 K 48 06/2019 $107.00
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Stosh - January 12, 2019

Good morning. I have a Diapet bullet train toy, NIB, my Dad brought me back from Japan in the 1970s. It's model 08-0927, and while there are other Diapet bullet trains, I can't find this anywhere online. Does anyone have a resource which can tell me what it's worth? Thanks.

Nalaka - October 16, 2017

ive like to truck model i wont to know free shipping low prices thank you im here nalaka from sri lanka (model collector)
►reply: Some sellers ship for free, so you have to look for them on eBay and you have to filter the results for 'free shipping'.

Ron - March 16, 2015

I have a vintage toys komatsu bulldozer model D335A, I obtained it around 1978. It has your name on it. (Yonezawa toys -DiadetI'm looking for a new set of rubber tracks for it. Could you supply or at least point me in the right direction to get these.I'm located in the USA. Thanks
►reply: There are some shops specialized in vintage toy parts, for example Thomas Antique Toy Parts, but there are more which you can find with Google.

A - January 12, 2013

Hi I have a diapet h.o model 1,80 scale no. 014-09190 bullet train mint condition never used in box. Any idea of its value.Regards
►reply: One was sold on eBay in nov. 2012 for around 6 USD. But I have no idea in which state and if it was boxed or not. Search Google or eBay with 'diapet bullet train' to see what other models fetch.

Henry - December 4, 2010

I have a 1/30 scale rolls royce yonezawa toys. diadet made in japan. whats it worth? thank you.