Achievement unlocked: add a McLaren F1 to the collection.

PSA: Diecast Models Wholesale has this 1/18 TSM McLaren F1 GTR currently on sale for $150 (EDIT: they also have the Ueno Clinic one for the same price!).


I thought this was the perfect time to add the legend of legends to my exponentially proliferating fleet of toy cars. If you’ve been holding out like me, now’s the time to jump on this deal while you can. Between the two liveries, I disregarded racing history/finishing place/iconic-ness and chose the flashier one. The world is a better place with bright colors.

This is not only my first TSM model, but also my first model with a retail price surpassing the $200 mark. Therefore, to me this F1 GTR represents the upper echelon of diecast as far as detail is concerned. It’s a total masterpiece, inside and out, as you will see in the photos below. There are a few misses here and there from a quality standpoint, but TSM has earned a customer for life. Like I’ve said before, I don’t collect racecars. At least I didn’t.

I’ll be back for more.