2015 will certainly be a busy year for one of the best Japanese scale car makers. Tomytec already unveiled true winners for the beginning of the year, as well as many new sub-lines. Let’s take a look at what’s coming.
LV- 148 a/b Toyopet Crown Deluxe
This evolution of the first Crown introduced in December 1955 brings a few comfort improvements and ornaments.
LV-N98 a/b Toyota Mark II Grande
After the ’84 version (LV-N95), Tomytec will release the ’86 version of the Mark II fifth generation. The differences are not obvious and the color choice is similar, making this release quite forgettable.
LV-TS01 Nissan Cedric 330 Deluxe
Like Seibu Keisatsu, Tokusô Saizensen is a police TV Show aired in Japan from 1977 to 1987. Although less popular than Seibu Keisatsu, Tomytec decided to give the show the TLV NEO treatment. This first release is the black Cedric driven by one of the heroes. You can see it in the opening. No explosions but there is a helicopter at least.
February 2015 :
LV-15d Datsun Truck (Yamashin) / LV-NJ02 Datsun Truck (left hand drive)
Fourth version of the Datsun 1200 truck, LV-15d is the delivery vehicle of Yamashin soy sauce. Second release of the new Nihonsha no Jidai sub-collection, the red Datsun is the left hand drive version sold in the USA. The bed is slightly different than its Japanese counterpart. Note that the first release in the Nihonsha no Jidai collection seems to have been delayed or canceled, probably due to licensing issues.
LV-N99 a/b Daihatsu Delta
Based on the Townace, the Delta from 1980 is another example of a succesfull transformation of an utility van into a family car.
LV-N100 a/b Nissan GT-R nismo
February 14th 2015 will mark Tomytec’s history with the release of this GT-R that redefines the TLV-Neo guide lines. Tomytec announced that the collection will grow and offer many types of cars from various periods. The GT-R nismo 2014 will be available in white (a) and silver (b).
LV-TS02 Nissan Gloria 2000SGL
Second release in the Tokusô Saizensen line, this white Gloria is another one of the main cars.
March 2015 :
LV-NJ03 Toyopet Crown (left hand drive) / LV-NJ04 Toyopet Crown Australia Rally version
In the Nihonsha no Jidai line, the US left hand drive version of the Crown will be released in March, as well as the reproduction of the car that ran the Mobilgas Australian Rally in 1957. Note that the rally type was supposed to be the first release in the Nihon no Motorsport Shi wo Furikaette line, but it appears it was finally merged with the Nihonsha no Jidai line.
LV-N101 a/b Nissan GT-R nismo N Attack package
The N Attack package edition of the GT-R includes elements developed for the GT-R nismo that ran the fastest lap on the Nurburgring track (production car division). Tomytec will offer a beautiful replica in gray or red.
LV-N102 a/b Nissan Gloria 280E
Tomytec chose the Brougham 1979 de la Gloria 280E.
LV-SM06 Toyota Crown Hard Top
‘Beat’ is the nickname of Takeshi Kitano, founder of Snake Motors. This Crown looks like a stock car and fits perfectly well in the Snake Motors line.
LV-TH01 Toyota Crown
After Seibu Keisatsu and Tokusô Saizensen, a new collection based on a Japanese police TV show : Taiyô ni Horeo. Aired from 1972 to 1986 the show was sponsored by Toyota. Unlike Seibu Keisatsu, there wasn’t many crashes and stunts in Taiyô ni Horeo. Maybe that’s why it’s less popular.
Tomica Limited Vintage 43 :
Next to its main 1/64 production, Tomytec keeps producing 1/43 scale with regular releases. This is what’s coming in 2015’s first quarter :
LV-N43-10a Nissan Cedric 230 Taxi (Nippon Kotsu) – January 2015
LV-N43-11a Nissan Cedric GL – March 2015
LV-N43-12a Nissan Cedric Patrol Car – March 2015
That’s all that Tomytec has annouced so far. Rest assured that we will share any new information.