Event Report : Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015 – Tomytec

Last year Tomytec took everyone by surprise with the Nismo GT-R. This year they did it again with some very unanticipated and beautiful models !

The most interesting one is the Nissan Vision GT 2020 Concept GranTurismo.

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Designed as a virtual concept car for the videogame Gran Turismo last year, Nissan built a real version recently. After the IDx this is the second Nissan concept car that Tomytec reduce to 1/64 scale, and we hope that more will come from different manufacturers. Release date to be announced.

The other big suprise comes in three : the Alfa Romeo 1750GTV, GT1300 Junior and GT1600 Junior.

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All foreign cars TLV have a big success and those three will certainly be very popular with such an attention to detail. Release date to be announced.

Tomytec also revealed prototypes of the Nissan Skyline 2000 4 door Sedan at a very early stage.

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Different headlights are being worked on. Release date : October 2015

More Nismo GT-R are coming with a black version and the Time Attack version. Release date to be announced.

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The prototype of the Nissan GT-R 2014 was also displayed. Release date to be announced.

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More Nissan cars with the prototypes of the Silvia Turbo Silhouette (S12 and S110). Release date to be announced.

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The models scheduled for June and July were also on display, but we saw them already. Let’s take a look at the models coming later revealed at the show.

LV-153 Nissan Skyline. Release date : August 2015.

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LV-N108 Toyota Crown Custom. Release date : August 2015.

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LV-N89c Hino HE366 Transporter. Release date : September 2015.

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LV-N109a Nissan Safari. Release date : September 2015.

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LV-75b Nissan 3.5 tons Truck (Nissan Service). Release date : October 2015.

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LV-80b Nissan 3.5 tons Truck. Release date : October 2015.

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Nissan Prairie. Release date : October 2015.

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Tomytec didn’t forget to bring the new Volkswagen ChoroQ Zero to the show :

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That’s it for Tomytec coverage, more is coming soon !

 

 

 

Event : All Japan Model & Hobby Show – Tomytec

Tomytec powers up ! The biggest surprise of the show (in 1/64th scale) was the prototype of the GT-R Nismo that will be released in the Tomica Limited Vintage Neo line. Tomytec always said that the TLV line would include only “common cars from the Showa period”. A few cars from early 90’s made it through the TLV Neo but hope to see cars from late 90’s or even 2000’s were very low. It seems the succes of the Nissan IDx pushed them to change their mind. The GT-R as LV-N100 opens new horizons and is very exciting news for collectors.

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LV-N100 Nissan GT-R Nismo (available in February 2015)

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LV-N101 Nissan GT-R Nismo N-attack Package (available in March 2015)

 

The prototype of the Toyota Town Ace from the 80’s was on display too, and to prove the new position of the TLV line the prototype of the Toyota Century second generation (1997) was also present.

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A new model with a nice livery will be added to the Snake Motors line, the Toyota Crown Hard Top from the 2 Beat synchronized driving team.

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The Nagashi Curry Clipper was displayed with the fake commercial published in Setagaya Base magazine it originated from. Yes, that’s Takeshi Kitano disguised as a japanese farmer.

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After Snake Motors and Crazy Ken’s Car Club, Tomytec is ready to introduce two new sub-collections called Nihonsha no Jidai (that can loosely be translated as ‘Japanese Cars Generation’) and Nihon no Motorsport Shi wo Furikaette (‘Remembering Japanese Motorsport’).

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Top : ‘Nihonsha no Jidai’ Datsun 1200 Truck and Toyopet Crown American versions with left hand drive.
Bottom : LV-15d Datsun 1200 Truck Yamashino and ‘Nihon no Motorsport Shi wo Furikaette’ Toyopet Crown Australia Rally version.

 

More models for 2015, with no reference number yet.

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Isuzu 117 Coupe 1800 and Mitsubishi Galant Sigma 2000GSR/1600GL

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Nissan Cedric 2000 SGL-E and Nissan Cedric Taxi

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Nissan Gloria 280E and Toyota Mark II Grande Limited

 

Fans of Seibu Keisatsu will be happy to see this :

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Carried on by the huge succes of the Seibu Keisatsu line, Tomytec decided to give a try at less popular japanese police shows :

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Left : ‘Tokusô Saizensen’ Nissan Cedric Deluxe and Nissan Gloria 2000 SGL

Right : ‘Taiyô ni Horeo’ Toyota Celica 1800GT-TR and Toyota Mark II GT Twin Turbo

 

And all the late 2014 TLV products were of course displayed.

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LV-N96 Toyota Town Ace Van / LV-N97 Daihatsu Delta

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LV-N98 Toyota Mark II Grande / LV-N99 Toyota Town Ace Wagon

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LV-147 Toyopet Crown / LV-148 Toyopet Crown Deluxe

 

Only two models on display for the 1/43 scale TLV line :

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LV-43-09a Nissan Gloria and LV-43-10a Nisan Cedric Taxi

 

On the ChoroQ Zero side, here is what’s coming :

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And to finish, a look at other Tomytec activities : 1/150 model trains and dioramas, 1/144 planes and 1/12 guns.

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Stay tuned for Kyosho and more !

 

 

 

 

News : ChoroQ Returns

It’s been a while since TakaraTomy dropped the ChoroQ license. The last release from the toy company was the ChoroQ Hybrid line in 2010. In 2011 Tomytec got the licence to produce high-detailed ChoroQ cars, called ChoroQ Zero, aimed at collectors.

Next month TakaraTomy will finally relaunch the traditionnal Choro Q line with a mix of japanese, foreign, old and new cars.

Q-01 Suzuki Hustler (2014)

Q-01 Suzuki Hustler (2014)

Q-02 VW New Beetle Cabriolet (2005)

Q-02 VW New Beetle Cabriolet (2005)

Q-03 Subaru 360 (1958)

Q-03 Subaru 360 (1958)

Q-04 Lamborghini Countach LP400 (1974)

Q-04 Lamborghini Countach LP400 (1974)

Q-05 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 (1969)

Q-05 Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 (1969)

Q-06 Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 (1983)

Q-06 Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 (1983)

 

Those 6 cars are scheduled to hit the shelves on September 27th with a retail price of 540 yen (plus tax). Further plans to develop the line are unknown yet. Tomytec’s ChoroQ Zero line will continue alonsige the regular ChoroQ line, pretty much like it’s already the case with regular Tomica and Tomica Limited Vintage lines.

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The full launch lineup on display at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2014 (ChoroQ Zero in the back)

 

At the same time of the relaunch of the regular ChoroQ, TakaraTomy will start a new line called ChoroQMIX. This line will be very similar to the Dream Tomica line, with special models made in association with another licence. There will be 4 products at launch :

QM-01 Rilakkuma

QM-01 Rilakkuma

QM-01 Hello Kitty

QM-02 Hello Kitty

QM-03 Mario Kart 8 (Mario)

QM-03 Mario Kart 8 (Mario)

QM-04 Line (Cony)

QM-04 Line (Cony)

Retail price will be 830 yen (plus tax).