|Find the TLV Silvia Super Silhouette at Japan Booster|
It is time.
Really it is time. I am sure you have debated buying a Tomica Limited Vintage in the past. There is no argument, Tomica Limted Vintage produces the best quality diecast in 1:64, and it isn’t close. No model comes close to the look, feel, and quality of TLV. There are plenty of models that look really nice, but aren’t put together like TLV. Those that have a few TLV’s will attest to what I am saying. It is a whole different level.
But with that level of quality comes a high price tag. I have heard a lot of people say they really want to get a few, but the price is steep. And that is totally understandable. They aren’t cheap.
But they are worth it. You might experience a little buyer’s remorse when you first order one, but that quickly dissipates when the model arrives. You just have to be careful and not fall too deep down the whole. Before you know it your kid’s college fund is totally depleted and your significant other is wondering where all these Nissan Cedrics came from.
Because of that I have two pieces of advice when it comes to TLV, if you don’t want to fall too deep down the hole:
- If you see a model coming out that looks interesting, order it right away. TLV’s are cheapest when they are first released, and they only go up from there. Our friends at Japan Booster have started a pre-order page at JapanBooster.com, and I highly recommend it.
- If you don’t want to find yourself order model after model, start with a good standalone. In other words, buy one that stands on its own. TLV tends to released 2 or 3 colors of a certain model at once, and then might revisit it with a few more later. The Nissan GT-R, for example, already has 11 different versions since its first release 15 months ago. So it is prudent to buy a model that stands well on its own, and won’t tempt you as much as others to get more.
All 6 previous Silhouettes (Skyline on the left, Bluebird on the right):
Third-issue Skyline with the Silvia:
The famous Skylines: