Well, since we showcased the latest Hot Wheels 240Z today, why not keep the theme going? Except, as nice as the Hot Wheels version is, this one might upstage it a bit.
But comparing the two is not a fair deal. One is a $1 car, and the other a highly detailed version that is about 20 times the price. So compare we will not. We will just enjoy this fantastic TLV-Neo Japanese Police car.
I will once again sing the praises of Tomica Limited Vintage. They are on a completely different level than the Tomica most folks are used to. Everything top to bottom, wheels to interior, are made as real as a 1:64 model can be done. Between these and Kyosho, a collector can be very happy.
To me this model exemplifies what TLV is all about. An iconic Japanese car in Japanese Police livery. And…how great are those hubcap-less wheels? Maybe my favorite feature on the model. Show these photos to a friend, and until they inspect things closely, there is no way they think this a tiny car smaller than a computer mouse.
One warning. Be careful if you jump into Tomica Limited Vintage. It is VERY addicting, and these models do not come cheap. Most fall between $16-$20, and many are a lot more. I would always try our friends at Daboxtoys Model Cars first. Their prices and shipping, especially to international markets, is the best, and we are thrilled to have them as a Lamley partner. Find TLV at their online or ebay stores…
(Of course, you can always check out ebay as well…)
Tomica Limited Vintage Neo Nissan Fairlady Z Police:
With another TLV, the Nissan Laurel:
2 Replies to “DMC Model of the Week: Tomica Limited Vintage Neo Nissan Fairlady 260Z 2by2 Police…”
Although 20 times the price of a Matchbox model, this is one of the reasons why I am spending more time looking at and collecting these models.
The detail is fantastic and I am happy to pay a premium for these.
TLV-Neo's are mainly being collected with the odd TLV thrown in. If you are specific and restrained, this is an affordable series to collect.
Shut up and take my money!