Tomica R30 Skyline Super Silhouette is among the most detailed 1/64 cars ever

Since Tomica‘s sponsorship of Masahiro Hasemi‘s actual Group 5 R30 Skyline Super Silhouette back in the early 80s, the insanely be-winged racer has been replicated in countless forms. The latest iteration will be released this May in Tomytec‘s Tomica Limited Vintage Neo lineup and — with full interior, bespoke wheels, and a removable nose just like the real thing — promises to be one of the most detailed 1:64 scale model cars ever made. 

In 2009 TLVN issued a similar model of the 1984 Skyline Super Silhouette, and here’s what it looks like with the engine cover off. For those of you not in tune with diecast scales, this is about the size of your typical Matchbox car. For more images, check out DiecastLife.

However, that version had the radially-finned SSR meat slicer wheels that gave the 570 PS monster a modern, 1980s aero look.

We prefer the raw, old school look of the 1983 car and its old school gold mesh with polished lips.

Sometime in between, Tomica also produced Haruhito Yanagida‘s 910 Nissan Bluebird Super Silhouette racer, in both red 1982 and white 1984 Coca-Cola livery. Endearingly, little plastic figurines of both our Skyline heroes are included with the cars. At over ¥4,000 each (over US$50) each these toys ain’t cheap, but it’s another example of Only-in-Japan levels of auto obsession.

[Images: Tomy]

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8 Responses to Tomica R30 Skyline Super Silhouette is among the most detailed 1/64 cars ever

  1. banpei said:

    That is impressive!
    It is even more detailed than my Tomica 1/64 Carina AA63 GT-R (also from the vintage NEO lineup) and I thought that was already sick with its level of details.
    I’ll definitely buy one as the KDR30 Tomica Skyline Super Silhouette is one of my favorite cars ever. :)

  2. Nigel said:

    One of each please.(The 83′ car does look more aggresive).

  3. Ken said:

    Okay, doesn’t seem that my usual suppliers carry this line. Where would be a good place to purchase this, other than Ebay. I really like this one and would love to have it.

    • Toyotageek said:

      Hate to give away my secrets….
      But you can try AmiAmi, http://www.amiami.com/

      • Ken said:

        Crap! I wish you had kept that to yourself… now I am not going to have any money for car parts!!!

      • banpei said:

        Thanks for the link!
        I can see another Carina Vintage Neo (TLV-N68a) is coming up: the Roadrunner!
        Also the Skyline VC110 NHK Broadcasting van (TLV-N54b) is amazing!

      • Toyotageek said:

        lol…. Don’t buy from them! If you do, you’ll be sorry!

        Besides, I don’t need the competition.
        Hmm, unless I can get points for referring new cusatomers…. ;-)

      • Brian said:

        I love that website you posted!! I could get real broke there really quick! On that note does anyone know were to find or if they were even ever made a kit or diecast of a Datsun 510 wagon? 1972 would be preferred but any year would work. Thanks!

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