Tuesday, June 23, 2015

First Look: Tomica Limited Neo Vintage Seibu Keisatsu Nissan Fairlady 260Z 2x2...

(Repost from June 24th, 2015)

Who doesn't want to own a replica of a car that jumped a river?

Once again, we should repeat our Lamley rule that we like entertainment-related cars more for the cars themselves than for the nostalgic kick of the shows or movies they came from.  That rule has applied mainly to Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment, but it goes for Tomica Limited Vintage as well.

TLV has released a series of replicas from the Japanese television series Seibu Keisatsu (loosely translated "Western Police"), a fantastically over-the-top police serial most famous for its car chases and explosions.  For the JDM nut these days, you could spend hours on youtube watching all the retro Skylines and Fairlady Z's zip to and fro, and then cringing as almost all of them meet a fiery death.  It is about as bittersweet as youtube can be to folks like us.

So that means when TLV decides to do 1:64 replicas from the series, the cars are going to be pretty damn cool.  And that applies to this Nissan 260Z 2x2, which famously jumped a river in the series.  The car was destroyed, of course.

As cool as that is, we are in love with this model for its signature Z silver, and tremendous mag wheels.  The car is a complete looker, and another home run from Tomica Limited Vintage.

And remember, it is our goal to create a greater presence of TLV all over the world.  That is why we have teamed with ebay seller Japan Booster, who is offering free shipping anywhere in the world on all orders over $50.  That means just-released models and harder-to-find older models.  We love collecting TLV, and we hope many of you will join us.  Follow the link to the Japan Booster Store:

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Tomica Limited Vintage Neo Nissan Fairlady 260Z 2x2 (Seibu Keisatsu Special Edition):


  1. It's beautiful how accurate the casting is. Surely, though, it's a 260Z 2+2.

    1. You say To-may-to, I say To-mah-to - Different terms for different parts of the world?
      Tomytec calls it a Fairlady Z 2by2. Since Tomytec is Japanese and the Fairlady is Japanese and the actual car used was a Japanese car in a Japanese TV show, I bet they're using the proper name for use in Japan.

  2. "And remember, it is our goal to create a greater presence of TLV all over the world."

    Good luck with that, because I've been posting pictures of my collection and trying to garner interest and have failed every time.

    1. Haha.... which is actually fine by me. I've been collecting the TLV models since they came out over 10 years ago. Collectors in the US are still far and few between. Which is a good/bad thing. I want people to know about them, but I don't want the competition when it comes to buying them. Fortunately they are easy enough to get if you know where to look.

  3. That video is no longer available.

    Here's the link to it (highest quality vid of the opening credits I could find; skip to 0:44 of the clip and you'll see the demise of that same car) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsrPWqDERtw

  4. http://en.channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?ref=em_over&ch_userid=jpchan19&prgid=44172832&categid=all&page=1

    This IS the video of the full episode which involves this car.

  5. TLV at its finest. One of my favorites.

    1. And there was another reason that they did this model.

      On April 25th, 1981 Yujiro Ishihara suffered severe pains in his chest and back and had to be hospitalised. He missed out of filming of the show from Episode 81 until Episode 123.

      He was both an actor and the producer for the show.