Tiny Comfort

This is not a new casting from Tiny, who are hammering the diecast landscape with authentic Hong Kong castings representing excellent value and detail. Maybe TLV’s forthcoming Crown Comfort has given them a kick up the backside, but they release another iteration of their Crown Comfort, this being the latter model. I have already got…

Crown Hardtop SL

As much as I like having the diecast creations on display within the Garage, you sense that there is always something missing, namely that to see those re-created diecast on the road. Most have rusted away or been scrapped – metal does not hold out that long. But pictures live on. This Crown SL Hardtop…

My kick start to 2020 – TLV’s HiAce

Sorry 2020 was meant to be the start of writing again but it had somewhat stalled. However the recent notification of the new TLV’s caught my eye and re-inspired me to muse. Let’s look at the new releases for July 2020: the main one here is the Hiace. I have a huge thing for boxing…

I am looking forward to 2020.

TLV will continue to focus on famous cars in the early Heisei period. Tomica, September 2019 Possibly the best statement announced in diecast this year. For those not in the know: The Heisei era (Japanese: 平成) refers to the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Akihito from 8 January 1989 until his abdication on 30 April 2019. So for Tomica to…