1/64, Tomica Limited Vintage

Collection Update: A TLV, a Chinese oddity and a Soviet saloon.

The mail call is a bit more of a rarity these days in my household. Bills, mortgage, food. Day to day life means the diecast collecting (especially for the more expensive brands) is sporadic at the very best. But sometimes I have a little bit left over to treat myself and given Tomica just released one of my favourite Kei trucks of all time, I decided now was a good time.

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Single File

Lamley Single File: DyDo (Konami) Mazda R360

You may recall seeing this in my earlier post on the Schuco BMW Isetta, where I had used this in a comparison with the German “bubble car” and vintage Kei trucks from Tomica. Given it’s such a cool little car, I thought it’s about time it gets space for itself, and given that it’s the only R360 in this scale, the new Single File feature is a perfect platform.

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Lamley Daily, Tomica

Lamley Daily: Tomica Dandy Hino petrol tanker

Tomica’s Limited Vintage Hinos have been some of the most desirable 1/64s of the past few years. Monsters, full of tiny details, opening trailers and oozing with retro Japanese chic. And the demand has been high, prices have quickly risen to the point where to some of us they have fast become unobtanium. But today we’re not going to be serving up any more (highly deserved) hyperbole on those. We’re taking a little step back into the Japanese brand’s back catalogue to look at the one of the ancestors of the modern TLVN Hinos.

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Lamley Daily, Welly

Lamley Daily: Welly Polish Series Part 1 – Polski Fiat 126p

Welly have done a fabulous service to Polish and Eastern Bloc vehicles recently, and I’d originally planned to cover them all in one go, but the article sat in my drafts for a while, needing some tweaks to wording and photography. Then the new Single File series came along and gave me a good opportunity to split the cars up as some of them are unique to this scale.

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1/64

Lamley Single File: Grell Robur LO 2500

Keen eyed Lamley readers will have seen this before when I introduced you all to the High Speed manufactured models comissioned by German marketing company Grell. The other day I recalled a conversation I had a few years ago in Berlin, and it gave me the idea to take this particular model on my daily walk.

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Hot Wheels, Lamley Daily

Lamley Daily: Hot Wheels Volkswagen SP2

Hot Wheels have always done a sterling service to air cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts. The Beetle and T1 and T2 vans have been present in various forms for a while in a multitude of Hot Wheels lines. The Type 181. The Variant “Squareback”. I could go on. Even the VW Brasilia has featured.

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Lamley Daily, Minichamps

Lamley Daily: A pair of Minichamps Porsches

Model: Minichamps Porsche 934 RSR (Helmut Kelleners, ADAC Eifelrennen, 1976) & Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Seikel Motorsports, Le Mans 24, 2007) Line: Minichamps 1/64 Ebay link: Minichamps 1/64 Porsche Why I am featuring it: The fact that this was published before I’d even begun writing has been a bit of a godsend really, as I’d […]

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Lamley Daily, Tomica

Lamley Daily: Tomica Mooncraft Special

Model: Tomica Mooncraft Special Line: Tomica mainline eBay link: Tomica Mooncraft Special Why I am featuring it: This has to be one of my all time favourite Tomicas, and one I discovered thanks to my love of Japanese motorsport. For those into their Japanese cars, Mooncraft might be a name that sounds familiar. The motorsport […]

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