The F355 is just about right for TLV. Three are a slew of iconic Ferraris that Tomica Limited Vintage could do, and of course some are have been done. The F40 and Testarossa about as well known as any Ferrari. TLV has yet to go current or recent – I am still holding out hope for an FF – but they have dabbled in the classics.
And they are doing it again with the announcement of the Ferrari 356 GTS4 and GTB4. Due in August, they join the Dino as TLV’s farthest look back. (And they are available for pre-order at Japan Booster.)
But back to the F355. It isn’t necessarily lumped together with the most iconic Ferraris. It is instead mainly linked to a fairly bland time in Ferrari’s history. That is all TLV needs to make one. The one rule for TLV to replicate a car? It needs to exist.
The F355 does, and I have a feeling I might like the model a lot more than the real thing. It is due in September and available for pre-order at Japan Booster as well.
I am really looking forward to all four of these, and with these joining the 18 other Ferraris made so far, the variety is strong.
And that is beyond all the other models coming out. Japan Booster has the list of what is coming.
And what is already out. The Calsonic Bluebirds are out, and while shipping is slow due to Covid-19, it is still worth looking into how to get them to you and waiting. And as always, free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
3 Replies to “Tomica Limited Vintage digs a little deeper into Ferrari with the upcoming F355”
I’m going to disagree with you on that. The 90s was definitely not a bland time for Ferrari. In fact, that was the start of the modern age for Ferraris. The 355 was the first ever Ferrari with 5 valves per cylinder and the first road car F1 paddle shift gearbox (a variation of which every sports car maker uses these days). The looks of the 355 have also aged way better than most other cars from that era, and prices for the manuals are going up. And if it made Jeremy Clarkson go to the dealership and buy one immediately after test driving it then surely it can’t be bland.
Regarding other 90s Ferraris, most people (whose opinion actually matters) as well as owners, say the F50 is just as good, if not better, than the F40, and the 550 Maranello is one of the best cars Ferrari ever made. I think you should watch some more content on these cars, your opinion might change.
Hahahaha you share the opinion of one of Lamley’s writers as well, who took issue with what I said. I actually really like these cars, precisely because they are a bit ugly. Hard to convey that, honestly. Plus, I am not a gearhead, as disappointing as that may sound. Design matters more to me than it probably should. I will take the F40 over the F50, but honestly ugly or beautiful – there is little in between – I’m in on all.
TLV’s ferrari is one of the best series ever made in 1/64 scale and I hope TLV ventures onto older Lambos, Jaguars and Aston Martins like the Countach, E-type and DB5 and even into the modern supercar eras with the Pista, 812 Superfast,etc.