|I think of Tomica diecasts females using electro-chemical rays to first pacify the host before finding a place on the host's lower back to burrow into an lay her clutch of approximately 500 fertilized eggs within a sealed cocoon. Followed a 30 - 45 seasonally dependent incubation period - the young Tomica hatch - break free of the cocoon - and make their way down to the hosts legs to the floor. Here they are at their most vulnerable as they grow from the larval stage to their MicroMachine stage - where their greatest risks of death are by dust bunnies - crushed by feet - or by being consumed by doges. By 9 weeks - the Tomica have reached their adult size and mating rituals begin - often in childrens sandboxes - but increasingly on wooden shelving. Upon fertilization - the cycle begins again.