TLV Week: Tomica Limited Vintage’s obsession with 1/64 scale

Welcome to TLV Week!

With Tomica Limited Vintage unveiling the Mazda RX-7, which is coming in September, I get the feeling that many collectors will be jumping into the TLV pool for the first time.  So, in preparation, I am dedicating this week to TLV features.  I will still do other features from other brands, but look for a Lamley Daily TLV photo showcases every day, along with a smattering of videos.

As always, my TLV come from Japan Booster, and I highly suggest you check them out, especially since they will ship anywhere in the world for free on purchases of $50 or more:

TLV at Japan Booster

And we start with one of many amazing attributes of Tomica Limited Vintage: it’s dedication to 1/64 scale.  From the tiny to massive, TLV makes sure that every model is exactly to scale, and here is a look.  Enjoy:


2 thoughts on “TLV Week: Tomica Limited Vintage’s obsession with 1/64 scale

  1. Out of sheer curiosity, can you put the Basic Tomica version of the Ford GT in the big car hauler? The box and base of the car say exact 1:64, so I wanna see it lined up against TLV models like an EK9 Civic or R35 GT-R or suchlike.

  2. I have my S600 displayed i such a way that it is right next to a Toyota Crown from the 1950s. The size difference is startling – to the point of me never wanting to get behind the wheel of an S600 on the road.

    I think I bought my first TLV on eBay a few years ago because I wanted a Nissan IDx (so sad). I didn’t really start collecting them en mass until my first trip to Japan. The prices of the new ones are fairly comparable to what we pay here before shipping. Maybe a little lower unless you buy them at a Tomica Shop. But the second hand market in Japan is (or was) fantastic. I got a few for as little as 300 yen (less than $3). The average price I paid for TLV there (again, outside the Tomica Shop) was about $10.

    I don’t have a Land Cruiser but I have a Nissan Safari which is approximately the same size. I was a bit shocked at how light it is. Since it has a plastic base it seems fairly insubstantial, especially compared to some smaller models. Is it the same with the Land Cruiser?

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