Repost: The insane detail of the Tomica Limited Vintage Hino Ladder Fire Engine & Chemical Fire Engine

With TLV releasing another Hino Truck in May, I thought it prudent to revisit this post from four years ago.  Just to whet your appetite.  This fire truck might be the most insane model in my collection.  And yes, it's coming out when I do a Hino feature in May with the Wing Roof.  I … Continue reading Repost: The insane detail of the Tomica Limited Vintage Hino Ladder Fire Engine & Chemical Fire Engine

Tomica Limited Vintage is set to release another epic truck. Better get it now.

I have touted Tomica Limited Vintage for awhile now, and I promise that won't stop.  Quality-wise it remains the best 1/64 brand out by a mile, and I don't see any competitors. Every month, TLV releases a new batch, sometimes with great fanfare - think Super Silhouettes or other vintage racing cars - and other … Continue reading Tomica Limited Vintage is set to release another epic truck. Better get it now.

Building the Tomica Limited Vintage Shell Service Station Tomicarama…

We have said in the past that whenever we receive another package from Japan Booster it is like Christmas all over again.We got a double dose in December, when a package full of these goodies arrived just a couple of days before Christmas:In it were the new Daihatsu Delta Vans (one pictured), the North American … Continue reading Building the Tomica Limited Vintage Shell Service Station Tomicarama…

From the Lamley Tomica Limited Vintage Collection: The Isuzu 117…

Japan plus Italy.  We haven't shown the TLV Isuzu 117 here on Lamley for some reason, and we should.  The Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Isuzu (Giugiaro also designed the Lotus Esprit and BMW M1 - You can see the resemblance.) doesn't look like a lot of other nostalgic Japanese cars, but to us it fits in nicely. TLV … Continue reading From the Lamley Tomica Limited Vintage Collection: The Isuzu 117…

First Look: Tomica Limited Vintage Hino/Antico Car Transporter…

This is what was waiting for me when I returned home from work yesterday:That is a large package from Japan, which essentially means Christmas has come again, as it seems to every month now.  Another order of Tomica Limited Vintage has arrived from our good friends at Japan Booster.We have been excited to get this … Continue reading First Look: Tomica Limited Vintage Hino/Antico Car Transporter…

The insane detail of the Tomica Limited Vintage Hino Ladder Fire Engine & Chemical Fire Engine…

Does it seem a certain red Datsun Wagon is just a tad overexposed right now?  It is everywhere, and it hasn't even hit the pegs yet.  We are obviously big fans of said wagon ourselves, but we acknowledge it might represent the peak of Hot Wheels JDM hype, yo.So, we are going to help you … Continue reading The insane detail of the Tomica Limited Vintage Hino Ladder Fire Engine & Chemical Fire Engine…

First Look: Tomica Limited Vintage Daihatsu Midget (along with some much larger Hino Buses)…

We haven't done a model like this before.With our obvious obsession with Tomica Limited Vintage, we were bound to go deep at some point.  We could continue to try and show TLV's that contain the number 510, or the letter Z, or the word Skyline.  That would keep it familiar to all of the JDM-loving … Continue reading First Look: Tomica Limited Vintage Daihatsu Midget (along with some much larger Hino Buses)…

Cool is Cool is Cool: The Japanese City Buses of Tomica Limited Vintage…

My guess is you won't find too many buses showcased here on Lamley.  Along those same lines, you probably won't see many models here that can't fit in a standard Hot Wheels/Matchbox blister, or TLV box, or Kyosho display.  Or to make it more clear, the Lamley displays made by Carney.But today we have some … Continue reading Cool is Cool is Cool: The Japanese City Buses of Tomica Limited Vintage…

A Matter of Scale: Tomica Limited Vintage Suzuki Fronte SS360 and Hino KB324 Truck…

We have spent more than a few posts touting the amazing models of Tomica Limited Vintage.  True 1:64 models with amazing detail, and almost always more obscure than what we normally see in 1:64, and the majority are fantastically Japan-centric.Today we show two that are very much Japanese, and are wonderfully detailed, but that is … Continue reading A Matter of Scale: Tomica Limited Vintage Suzuki Fronte SS360 and Hino KB324 Truck…