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Tomytec has recently unveiled the Tomica Limited Vintage releases scheduled for August 2018.

Four models have been announced on the website, Twitter, and Instagram, with one being a completely new casting, two new variants of existing castings, and a recolouring.

The Hino Heavy Equipment Transporter (LV-N 173) is the second new trailer offering after the Fruehauf Wing Trailer (LV-N 167) introduced for May. The trailer is paired with a Hino cab, this time a HH 341, a 6x4 tractor unit like the one released for March (LV-N 166). This is the type of trailer usually paired with large construction equipment or other similar heavy machinery, but none have been released so far in the TLV lineup. The pricing will be lower than the wing trailer, but it’s still rather far beyond affordable.


The sixth-generation Toyota Corolla 1600 GT releases for August (LV-N 147) are recolours of the 1989/1990 Corolla sedan with the twin-cam 4A-GE engine.


The Nissan Gloria Y31 (LV-N 172) will be released in the 1:64 lineup, after having been released many times in the 1:43 lineup. The version depicted here is a facelifted (1989) Gloria Gran Turismo SV, the sporty 4-door hardtop variant with a bodykit and a 2.0L turbocharged V6, and differs only slightly from the Cedric Gran Turismo SV (LV-N 171) announced for July.


Finally, two more releases of the 1:43 Y31 Nissan Cedric (left)/Gloria are planned for August, this time depicting VIP Turbo Brougham models.