There is only one thing I hate about Tomica Limited Vintage:
When they unveil upcoming models, they hit you from every direction. After seeing what TLV unveiled at the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan, I was like a kid in a candy store, only when that kid can’t make up his mind and figure out what he wants. He just runs around each aisle grabbing all he can and putting it back.
I don’t know where to start.
So let’s start with what was just released. The May batch is now out, and our friends at Japan Boosterhave it. It starts with a brand new casting, Toyota’s Japanese flagship for many years, the Century. I love it when TLV takes on a luxury car. No notion of speed (although it did hold a V8), just weight and comfort, and it looks like TLV captures it perfectly:
We cannot wait to showcase these here on the blog. Alongside the Century are two more Toyota Town Ace Vans (proving very popular), and the GT-R the JDM fanboys have yet to embrace, the Isuzu Bellet.
Lastly, this huge batch (double the size of the April batch) also includes Volume 2 from the new Tayio Series, containing a Mitsubishi Galant Sigma Police car and a Nissan Gloria.
We will showcase all of these models as soon as we get them, and you can find them all right now at Japan Booster:
So that is only part of the news. The other part comes from the Shizuoka Hobby Show, where TLV previewed their upcoming models. We will show the pics, and you can look for these models:
- Nissan Vision Concept
- Alfa Romeo 1300GT Junior
- Upcoming Honda Civics
- Hino Car Transporter
- Toyota Supra
- A new GT-R Casting and new designs on the N-Attack
- Nissan Silvia Super Silhouette (!!)
And in our features on the Super Silhouettes, we mentioned a third Silhouette that needed to be done, the Nissan Silvia: