Plastic fantastic: F-Toys, Aoshima and Japanese plastic miniatures

A bit like any diecast collector, I spend a lot of time trawling through eBay listings looking for bargains and oddities, restoration opportunities and our personal holy grail cars. It's on these eBay trawls I discovered all these cars, and while they're the scale we are used to on Lamley, they're perhaps not the material …

The Tomica Limited Vintage January Release is out: Savannah RX-7, Skylines, and a sweet Toyota Bus

A quick heads up that Japan Booster has the newest release from Tomica Limited Vintage, and it is listed in their store now: Tomica Limited Vintage at Japan Booster The January release sees the second round of the new Mazda RX-7 casting in two colors, as well as the brand new Nissan Skyline GTS25 Type …

The Tomica Limited Vintage “Damaged Box” Holiday Sale at Japan Booster starts at 6pm PST today. Here is the link you need.

It is here again. Maybe the best holiday tradition in diecast. The Japan Booster TLV "Damaged Box" Sale begins today. For those of you familiar with this event, you will find the link you need below. For the rest of you, read up because you want to be ready. Here are all the key points …

How does your wallet look? It’s going to look a little thinner after you see the Tomica Limited Vintage Yokohama Tire Shop Tomicarama coming out in 2020.

Just order it now. Tell your significant other this is your Christmas present. Or your Ides of March present. Whatever. If you are a diecast nerd you will want it. Tomica Limited Vintage recently announced two more Tomicaramas for 2020, including a completely new set. That is the Tire Shop, and it debuts in a …

New Integras, Ferraris and the rest of the Tomica Limited Vintage November Release are now available at Japan Booster

A quick heads up to head over to the Japan Booster eBay store to pick up the latest from Tomica Limited Vintage. Two more Ferrari Dinos, the brand new Honda (Acura?) Integra, and of course a couple of wheelhouse TLV Toyota Crowns. Don't forget Free Shipping anywhere in the world for all orders over $50. …

The next batch of Ferraris from Tomica Limited Vintage have been released. Here is a first look.

About this time every month, I expect an email to come from Akiyo at Japan Booster. It just came, and it was a doozy. The second group of Tomica Limited Vintage Ferraris have been released. The first batch set the collector world on fire with the F40 and Dinos, and now we have a 512TR …

Black Ferrari F40, return of the Datsun 510 Wagon highlight the just announced Feb 2020 Release from Tomica Limited Vintage

Tomica Limited Vintage announced the February 2020 Release this week. I think you will like it. First off, rumors of a black F40 have been confirmed, and it is coming. That red interior takes this one up even another level, if that is even possible. Next, we finally get two more versions of the surprisingly …

The August Release from Tomica Limited Vintage is out, and available at Japan Booster

Just a quick heads up that Japan Booster has the latest from Tomica Limited Vintage, and they are available now at their ebay store: Tomica Limited Vintage at Japan Booster It's a medium sized batch, with the crowd-pleasers being the 3rd and 4th releases of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. But the real stars might be …

The June Release from Tomica Limited Vintage is out at Japan Booster, including the GT-R Police

Head over to Japan Booster now, if you didn't preorder, and grab yourself the latest Tomica Limited Vintage: TLV at Japan Booster The June Release is here, and runs the gamut of why we nerd out for TLV. Two Nissan GT-R, including a Police version, the Isuzu Elf vacuum car, and the Nissan Gloria Gran …

Another overlooked Tomica Limited Vintage: Toyota Townace Wagon 1800 Custom EX

Here is another TLV from the collection that hopefully makes you smile. As a refresher, I am essentially grabbing TLV's from my collection at random and showing them here, just to give those new to the brand an idea of what TLV is all about. Mainly TLV is about realism, quality, and true scale. No …

How about another non-Ferrari Tomica Limited Vintage: Mitsubishi Galant GTO 2000 GSR

I'm having too much fun just staring at my Tomica Limited Vintage wall display trying to figure out what models to shoot for this blog. The purpose is to jump a little deeper into TLV, flying right past the Ferraris, RX-7s, and 787b's that have demanded so much attention. But I haven't gotten that deep. …

Your non-Ferrari, non-Skyline, non-Honda Tomica Limited Vintage Model of the Day: Seibu Keisatsu Nissan Gloria Police

So here is my fear with a post title like the one above. Many of you won't read this and throw our your "all these fanboys who only want to scalp the Ferraris and Civics! That is what is wrong with the hobby" comments. That is NOT what this post is about. Remember I try …

Here is what Tomica Limited Vintage teased at the 2019 Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan

One day I will attend. Those that have attended the Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan have all mentioned how bonkers it is. Then again, "bonkers" might describe anything toy or hobby related in Japan. I'd go to take it all in, cars or whatever. But obviously there would be a few booths I would make …

Tomica Limited Vintage announces the June 2019 Release; May now available for pre-order at Japan Booster

Lots of TLV news this week. Tomytec announced its June Release, highlighted by a new Nissan GT-R Police car and a new Nissan Gloria casting: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt01_J_lqsa/ We are still waiting to see more Ferraris, which are hopefully coming soon, but these models are all well embedded in TLV's roots. A utility truck, a modern classic, …

The latest Hino 5-car Transporter and the rest of the Tomica Limited Vintage February 2019 Release is now available at Japan Booster

Long blog post title. Maybe appropriate considering Tomica Limited Vintage has released the fourth version of one its largest models, the Hino 5-car Transporter. And that, along with the rest of the February 2019 Release is available now at Japan Booster. Tomica Limited Vintage at Japan Booster The Transporter ain't cheap, but worth the price. …

Still trying to get a TLV Nissan Atlas Hauler? The third version is out with the January release.

Haulers have become a must for us 1/64 nerds. There is just something about seeing our favorite cars on the back of a truck. Lots of brands have put out haulers, and there are a ton of really nice releases. But nothing surpasses the Nissan Atlas Hauler by Tomica Limited Vintage. Ultra-realistic, perfect 1/64 scale, …

Try not to drool while watching this video celebrating Tomica Limited Vintage’s 15th Anniversary

Tomytec released this video on their YouTube Channel in late December, and I thought I would share. I have said, and will continue to say, that there is nothing like TLV. They are expensive, but worth it. You don't need to have a lot either, just pony up for the replicas that you really want. …

The first release of Tomica Limited Vintage Ferraris are available to order now at Japan Booster

Just get it done now.  Don't take a chance and miss out when they are released. I have already professed that the release of the Tomica Limited Vintage Ferraris is one of the biggest events of 2019 in our 1/64 world.  TLV unveiled the first three last week, due in March, and now this week …