Tomytec has recently unveiled the Tomica Limited Vintage releases scheduled for May 2018.
The Isuzu Bellett releases (LV-150) are recolours of the 1600 GTR model first released in May 2015 in red and orange. The Bellett was Isuzu’s compact car, designed to replace the license-built Isuzu Hillman Minx. The Bellett GT-R was introduced in 1969 as a racing version, available only as a coupe with the 1.6L twin-cam engine and a matte-black hood. Other Belletts released by TLV include a number of ordinary sedans (LV-10, LV-11, LV-16, LV-17), a police car (LV-103), a 1600GT coupe (LV-136), a late-model 1600GT Type R coupe (LV-137), and a 1800GT coupe (LV-140), as well as a club-racer version in the Crazy Ken’s Car Club line.
The Fruehauf Wing Trailer (LV-N 167) is a new casting, paired with a new colour of the existing Hino HE 366 semi tractor cast. The upper sections of the trailer open up like gullwing doors, a style that seems to be common in Japan. Lower sections drop downwards for loading, and there are side guards and a spare tire mounted underneath. The rear loading doors, however, do not appear to open. The cab is the Hino HE 366, which was previously released in a standalone model (LV-N 90) and also paired with each release of the car transporter. The listed price, though, is an eye-watering 16,000¥ (~$180.00 CAD; ~$145.00 USD; ~€118,00; ~$182.00 AUD), beyond the realm of affordable for anyone, really.
Another variant of the R34 Skyline 4-door is planned for May, this time a Skyline 25 GT-V model (LV-N 170). The R34 was the last Skyline with traditional inline-six engines, and while the GT-R catches nearly everyone’s attention, Tomytec has released a number of R34 sedans. Earlier R34 sedan releases include a Mobile Investigation Vehicle (LV-N 126), a regular police car (LV-N 127), and the Skyline 25 GT Turbo sedan (LV-N 128).