February 2Miscellaneous Tamiya News, February 2015
Tamiya circuit is under renovation, till February 21st.
Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015 new releases are shown at Tamiya Plamodel Factory showcase till February, 9th.
2012 IFMAR World Champion Jilles Groskamp left his electric touring chassis sponsor Tamiya.
Mini 4WD Tamiya with a history of more than 30 years from the birth.
Successive machine of about 200 models will appear to the latest machine from the four wheel drive mini racer first of the video.
That four wheel drive mini ran with you at that time also, should be found among this kit.
Mini four wheel drive continues to run with you in the future. 30 years old and still going strong. Check out this video, which shows over 200 Mini 4WD cars from the original racing Mini 4WD releases to the latest machines. See some familiar faces from your Mini 4WD racing career, catch the buzz again –
Mini 4WD will keep on running with you!
TAMIYA MINI 4WD
175,000,000 Cars sold
In order of appearance:
Hot shot Jr., Hornet Jr., Fox Jr., Boomerang Jr., big wig Jr., Falcon Jr., Super Dragon Jr., Thunder Dragon Jr., Fire Dragon Jr., Saint Dragon Jr., Saint Dragon Jr. Ricky, Thunder Shot Jr., Super Sabre Jr., Emperor, burning sun, Shooting Star, Cannonball, Dancing Doll, Horizon, super Emperor, Great Emperor, Emperor Geo, Liberty Emperor, Thunder shot Black, Avante Jr., Grasshopper 2Jr., Rising Bird, Bird winning, Vanquish Jr., Sukocha Jr., Emperor (type 3), Burning Sun (Type 3), Neo Burning Sun, egress Jr ., Avante 2001Jr., Crimson Glory, Astute Jr., Manta Ray Jr., Super Astute Jr., proto Emperor ZX, Beahoku Jr., Aero Solitude, top Force Jr., top Force E Jr., Conqueror Jr., Dinah Storm Jr., super Shooting Star, Super Avante, Super Astute Jr. advance, Vanquish Jr., Sukocha Jr., egress Jr., Avante 2001Jr. (VS), Manta Ray Jr. (VS), Top Force Evo Jr. ( VS), Super Avante (VS), Maddoburu Jr., Bahakingu Jr., Avante RS, Thunder shot RS, Boomerang RS, Super Sabre RS, Vanquish RS, egress RS, Terrace code char RS (Super II), Super Avante RS ( Super II), slash Reaper, Super Dragon Premium (VS), Thunder Dragon Premium (VS), Fire Dragon Premium (VS), Saint Dragon Premium (VS), Emperor Premium (Super II), Emperor Super Premium (Super II), Horizon Premium (Super II), dash X1 Proto Emperor Premium (Super II), Great Emperor Premium (Super II), Top Force Evo RS (VS), Astute RS (Super II), Conqueror RS (VS), Dyna Storm RS (Super II), Beahoku RS (Super II), Copen RMZ (VS), Copen XMZ (Super II), Tom Godi special, Xiao Byron, big bang ghost, 10 Boomerang, Boomerang gamma Black, Astro Boomerang, Stratford vector, black stalker , Thunder boomerang double ten, Ray Hawk gamma, Tiger zap, the Big Bang Ghost GPA, Liberty Emperor GPA, Boomerang 10 GPA, Magnum Saber, Victory Magnum, Cyclone Magnum, beat Magnum, Lightning Magnum, Sonic Saber, Vanguard Sonic, Hurricane Sonic, Buster Sonic, Blitzer Sonic, Black Saber, Tridagger X, neo Tridagger ZMC, Rising trigger, spin Axe, spin Viper, Proto Saber JB, beak spider, Fighter Magnum VFX, Brocken Gigant, Ray Stinger, Brocken Gigant Black SP, Shining Scorpion, cyclone Magnum TRF, Dio Spada, gun blaster XTO, Berg Kaiser, Beak Spider Zebra, gun blaster Cusco Special, beat Magnum TRF, Fire Stinger, Dio Spada GPA, beat Magnum GPA, audio Mars Nero, Magnum Saber Premium (Super II), Sonic Saber Premium (Super II), Tridagger X Premium (Super II), Victory Magnum Premium (C super II), Vanguard Sonic Premium (C super II), Shining Scorpion Premium (Super II), Berg Kaiser Premium (Super II), Ray Stinger Premium (Super II), beak spider Premium (Super II), Max Breaker, Breaker shadow Z-3, phantom blade, knuckle Breaker, Storm cruiser, Blazing Max, knuckle Breaker black, vanishing Gaither, dessert Golem, Max Breaker TRF, Blazing Max Prism Blue SP, Blitzer Sonic Black SP, LM (Eruemu) Breaker, dessert Golem GPA, Max Breaker Black SP (Super XX), Rising Trigger White SP, Knuckle Breaker Blue SP (Super XX), phantom blade black SP (Super XX), Dyna Hawk GX, cross Tiger VR, Razor Gill, barrier Tron, synchronous master Z9, Nitro Thunder, Nitro Force, torr cruiser, Berudaga, Reiborufu, ex Florey, TRF Works Jr., Avante Mk.II, Manta Ray Mk. II, Avante XV, Neo Falcon, Keen Hawk Jr., Nitrage Jr., Thunder Shot Mk.II, bison Magnum, Sonic Rodeo, Savanna Leo, hot shot Jr. (MS), Emperor (MS), Avante Mk.3 azure, Avante Mk.3 Nero, Burning Sun (MS), Tridagger XX, Shooting Star (MS), spin Axe Mk.II, super Emperor (MS), rising edge, Astral Star, Blast Arrow, heat edge, Festa Jaunes, try Gale, Avante Aero, Aero Thunder shot, Aero Manta Ray, Shark shadow, flame Astute, Abirisuta
1946, since its founding as Tamiya Shoji joint-stock company, Tamiya had the address of four places on the notation of the kit box, but the head office function does not exist only in two places in fact. Located in the change of address notation by readjustment and business expansion through strong performance tips to solve this mystery. It becomes the means for specifying the release date of the kit by looking at the address notation is written on the side of the box. For example, long-lived Military Miniature Series No. the two German soldiers set, address notation version of all four sites there. We are going to study the address of the four places the time axis notation written in the last box is here. It would be to take a look together brief map, understand and deepen further.
/ 3-1969 / 4
|Since its inception, this address all the earliest logo, initial logo, to mid logo. It means that the road runs on the premises in urban planning later, the land was divided into two east and west. It is on the site of the second distribution center Tamiya Shizuoka Suruga east branch now, but stone monument of “the land of Tamiya originated” is built in the land of Suruga Bank side.
By the way, I thought our laboratory assistant and read the “deer” nearly 20 years after birth, but correctly “stag”
|MM is No. 2
German Soldiers set up
the MT No. 23
No. Etc. up to 11 Viggen.
/ 4-1974 / 9
|When it is hot most of the Military Miniature Series. And completed a new plant in a large site nearby away about 500m just by strong expansion of business performance, and also to relocate headquarters. Girl employees dormitory was also features on-site. Tamiya News Vol for completion of the new plant. It is introduced in the illustrations to 10 (1968/07).
In fact, what this place is the place itself is headquartered current.
|MM is No. 43
Ford GPA Jeep to
the MT No. 38
(S) 1/6 to No. 7
, etc. to Harley.
/ 9-1980 / 12
|Tamiya has secured a new land still was built in 628 address small deer factory set and Tamiya Shoji headquarters. That the place name change occurs in the readjustment soon, headquartered “Kojika 50-1″ is “Ondabara 3-7″ decision.Tamiya management team have a soft spot for the name of the “deer” was set there is the address of the factory Tamiya notational as “deer 628″ but do not transfer any headquarters.
(The named Tamiya Bridge) that bridged the Daiya River flood control channel and adjacent to 1977. be resolved before the bridge can do is had transshipment elsewhere large container truck does not enter the road is narrow, efficiency of delivery UP significantly. Tamiya new circuit was also open before you across the river.
There is a “deer 1-63-20″ and the deer first plant and first distribution center in the readjustment also address the notation of “the deer 628″ now.
|MM is No. 119 of
America mortar set up
in time also
/ 12-2005 / 03
|New building was built headquarters building is finally outgrown. In the construction of the remains left on site the old office building, Tamiya News Vol. Carry the story along with the photos to 101 (1980/11), but the old and new contrast is interesting.Opportunity in this new building inauguration, I was the original as “Ondabara 3-7″ for the first time the headquarters Registered address.
East Building was built in 1989 on the site of the old office building which is adjacent. It is used in various events second floor is named spectrum Lamb Hall, first floor first floor and the basement has a mold factory.
|MM is No. 120
M48A3 Patton from
|Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City
|for Shizuoka City is promoted to major cities, was divided into three wards Suruga-ku, Shimizu-ku, Aoi-ku, in April 1, 2005. There is no change at all in the head office address itself notation change. I have been able to confirm from the blister pack of Mototagu separately launch of 1/48MM. By the way, this Mototagu was pre-release by Tamiya booth 1st Modeler’s flea market that is open in February 2005, but how many people you need really the person who noticed the address notation of “Suruga-ku”?||1/48MM Mototagu|
※ It may be different in practice in theory only the introduction of the kit. With your feedback If you have discovered. . .
|The name of the current||Address||Symbol on the map|
|Co., Ltd. Head Office Tamiya||Shizuoka Ondabara 3-7||B|
|Kojika first plant and first distribution center||Shizuoka Kojika 1-63-20||C|
|Second distribution center||Kojika 915||A|
|Currently on the side there is a stone monument of “the land of Tamiya origin” and Suruga Bank Shizuoka east branch, position marked in A by a * character, to be exact
position of the character of (A east side across the road is the second distribution center I will have to).
(March 29 Sat ) 11:00 to 17:00
(March 30 Sun ) 11:00 ~ 17:00
(Koto-ku, Tokyo) MEGA WEB
Held in MEGA WEB 40 anniversary events Tamiya RC model born!
Tamiya RC model was born in 1974 celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, the product of more than 800 has been released so far. 2014 to become the memorial this year, Tamiya will continue to expand the memory model and a variety of events.
Will be held “MEGA WEB (Mega Web” in the theme park the car in Tokyo’s Odaiba the “Tamiya RC Car Festival” as a first step the 40th anniversary of the event. “Try! Tamiya RC experience run meeting of the electric RC car can ride a large RC and trailers “” trailer riding experience Corner “, to run the RC car a rocky mountain and” rock crawling field “is an event that can be enjoyed with all one’s might the RC Hobby Tamiya.
course RC car race of spectacular full of “Tamiya pattern. race held, will be recording the event to be delivered at a later date YOUTUBE also RC Car Grand Prix. “the venue creator of Tamiya RC model, TRF works driver waterfalls and Dr. is also. then coming popular to” four wheel drive mini tool classroom “(fee required) will also enjoy an electric RC car of Tamiya weekend of Spring Break held at the same time.!
At the venue “child Motor Show Event Dates: 3/21 (Fri) – 30 (Sun)” . be held in a children of course, Please come by all means an adult can enjoy the “MEGA WEB”.
Incidentally at the same venue this time followed by, “Tamiya RC Car Festival” five times in the year 2014 in June, August, October, and December It is scheduled to be held., please stay tuned. ⇒ 1st Tamiya Grand Prix in MEGA WEB race report is here.
40th Anniversary exhibition Tamiya RC model
is the exhibition corner look back on the history of Tamiya RC model, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The products are exhibited in the 1970s decorated with the early days of the RC model This was the first time. Please see tanks, F1, racing cars, such as off-road buggy, a model who full of personality.
(Even RC car festival in the future, make the 40th anniversary exhibition in a different theme each time)
Held talk show creator of the Tamiya RC car by the “Waterfall Doctor” and “RC Car birth secret story”! (Only March 30)
the finest cars of yesteryear No. 1 RC car electric Tamiya and “Porsche RSR 934 Racing” and “Avante”, a large number held a talk show “Dr. Waterfall” was designed and the design of RC car is attended. Will lecture on “RC Car birth secret story”. (Sun) 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. scheduled March 30
Tamiya electric RC car race ” Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix (only March 30) “holding
recruiting large participants first! Let appeared to WEB video with races!
The best part of the RC car race to run at the same time in a multi-volume, even if I say anything. for those who were previously thought to have a high threshold race events recommended is the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix”. (Held in all five classes will be running the new car and “Junior Grand Prix” of elementary and junior high school students only and women only “Neo Frog,” “Buggy Grand Prix”, the unique MEGAWEB such as “Toyota Grand Prix 86″ entry is here ). In addition, the pattern of competition, will be published at a later date YouTube. !, Please join us
(Sun) 13:00 – 16:00 – qualifying race race 30 May ● 3
“Try! Tamiya RC” electric RC car experience run society (Join 29th of March, held on the 30th)
and! “try with all one’s might try to run the RC car of Tamiya! I can challenge the RC maneuvering with a simple mini game Tamiya RC “. Machine ready Tamiya course. Participation is free of course. Please join us and invite your friends.
● (Sun) 11:00 to 17:00 scheduled March 29 (Sat), the 30th
RC trailer passenger experience corner (Only 29th of March)
Let’s ride the 1/14 scale RC trailer. I will conduct the trailer riding experience that targets elementary school age or younger.
● (Sat) 11:00 to 17:00 scheduled March 29
The challenge to Rock Crawling! (Only 29th of March)
Let’s beyond an electric RC car a rocky artificial!
challenge difficult course in the crawling machines, such as “Toyota Land Cruiser 40″!
machine ready Tamiya course . I enjoy free anyone.
● (Sat) 11:00 to 17:00 scheduled March 29
Four wheel drive mini classroom work (Only 29th of March)
I made on the spot, Let play! ! Accepted at any time! The vehicle can travel on a dedicated course the machine was completed. This time the popular “mini 4WD PRO Heat edge” I will hold the tool in the classroom. Upon assembly, the staff will teach you gently.
(900 yen tax included two AA batteries included)
Saturday, 11:00 to 17:00 schedule 29 ● March
Tamiya RC Car Festival will be held
(Sun) June 28, 2014 (Saturday), the 29th
(Sunday) August 23, 2014 (Saturday), the 24th
October 4, 2014 (Saturday), the 5th Sunday
December 13, 2014 (Saturday), the 14th (Sunday)
■ There is a pattern that the event is taking still images, or videos, and is published in various media such as print and website, Tamiya is involved. On your note, please join us. ■ The organizers will pay the best attention to accident prevention as possible, we do not accept any responsibility in the case of damage, such as accident, theft or injury has occurred. ■ Please refrain from drinking in the venue. And also people who have an act to be a nuisance to other customers, the person who can not follow the instructions of the staff, if you are asked to leave, too. Please be forewarned.
March 25Tamiya Logo History
Earliest logo (1953-1960)
With the shape of the earth at an era of Tamiya was making only wooden models only. TMK are the Japanese initials of Tamiya Models Material.
Two types have been identified, one that had been simplified.
Old logo (1960-1966)
The brother of Shunsaku Tamiya, being supervisor of the design office, created a new design for the launch of Battleship Yamato, Tamiya’s first plastic model.
Twin stars, the left one in blue, the right in bright yellow. The early ones have on the left a globe mark towards the blue star. Overall shape of the curve is drawn with a red band on the black vertical bar on the left to shape a “P” as acronym for plastic model. It was written “TAMIYA MOKEI” in English, which was effective at the time of overseas export, although the meaning of “MOKEI” was unknown to most there.
Midterm logo (1965-1968)
Mainly printed on Tamiya slot cars and embodied the three letters of Tamiya in katakana, being rather cryptic it was only used for few kits and years.
New logo (1966 to present)
A popular symbol of the model world (star), this red and blue star twin star illustration is simple and precise with white background.
Red is for creativity and passion, blue for youth and sincerity.
Great design that does not feel at all almost 50 years old!
March 18Tamiya History
It all started in 1946, when Mr. Yoshio Tamiya, the founder, opened a saw mill and lumber business in Shizuoka. Tamiya ventured into modeling in 1948, with a scale wooden ship model kit. Since then, Tamiya has continued to grow, producing models known as “First in Quality Around the World”.
May: A sawmill/lumber company is founded in Oshika, Shizuoka-City, Japan and named Tamiya Shoji & Co.
Apr: A wooden model department is organized within the lumber company.
Jun: Sawmill is closed, and Tamiya becomes a specialized wooden model kit maker.
May: Tamiya releases a wooden motorized tank, whick becomes immensely popular.
Mar: A boom in wooden ship models allows Tamiya to become widely known.
May: Tamiya begins producing plastic model kits, with 1/800 Scale Battleship Yamato.
Dec: Tamiya releases the first 1/35 scale motorized tank, Panther.
Dec: The Tamiya Plastic Kogyo Co. is founded as a plastic molding company with a capital of 4 million yen.
Jan: Tamiya introduces the following categories: 1/21 Scale Deluxe Tank Series with M4 Sherman, 1/50 Scale Japanese Aircraft Series with Type 52 Zero Fighter, 1/72 Scale Aircraft with Type 32 Zero Fighter.
Mar: Tamiya goes into slot-car production with the release of 1/24 scale Jaguar D type
May: Tamiya ventures outside of Japan by exporting to countries abroad, such as the U.S.A., Australia, Europe and South East Asia.
Dec: The 1/25 Scale Military Tank Series is introduced with the German Panther tank.
Jan: The first issue of Tamiya News is published.
Aug: The first issue of Tamiya Junior News is published.
Oct: The 1/12 Big Scale Series is introduced with the Honda F-1 racer (RA273).
Jan: Tamiya participates in the German Nuremberg Toy Fair for the first time.
Apr: The Tamiya Plastic Kogyo Co. builds a new factory. Capital increase to 10 million yen.
Jul: The 1/35 Scale Military Miniature Series is introduced with a WW2 German Army Tank Crew.
Dec: The 1/100 Scale Mini-Jet Series starts with the Mig-19.
Aug: The Tamiya Plastic Kogyo Co. is renamed the Tamiya Plastic Model Co., and capital increased to 14 million yen.
Dec: 1/18 Scale “Challenge” Series is introduced with the Porsche 910.
Jan: Tamiya organizes their first photo album contest.
Dec: 1/6 Big Scale Motorcycle Series is started with the Honda CB750.
May: 27 European agents gather in Shizuoka for the first Tamiya agent meeting.
Nov: Tamiya releases their first R/C model, M4 Sherman tank.
Nov: Yoshio Tamiya is awarded The Fifth Order Of The Sacred Treasure, by the Japanese Government, for his commitment to the industry.
Nov: Tamiya releases the 1/12 R/C Porsche 934 Turbo that triggers the R/C car boom.
Apr: The 1/24 Scale Sports Car Series is started with the Porsche 935.
Apr: The 1/20 Scale GP collection is started with the Tyrrell P34.
Nov: A shipping facility is completed next to the production factory. Tamiya’s first R/C Racing Circuit is completed.
Jul: 1/350 Scale Ship Series is started with the German Battleship, Bismark.
Oct: A new Tamiya Circuit is completed near the production factory. Tamiya Plastic Co. Ltd. is founded.
Feb: Tamiya releases 1/100 Scale Space Shuttle Orbitor.
Dec: Begins construction for headquarters office.
Jan: Tamiya News becomes a monthly issue.
Dec: Finishes the 6 story headquarters building.
Mar: Celebration for completion of the new headquarters office.
May: 72 Tamiya agents gather in Shizuoka for a meeting and celebration of the new headquarters.
Jul: 1/12 Scale Motorcycle Series is introduced with the Yamaha YZR500.
Jan: The production facilities are automated and expanded for better productivity.
Mar: Tamiya Shoji & Co. completes a 3 story warehouse and paint storehouse.
Feb: Tamiya releases the Sound Activated Temple with great success.
Mar: Tamiya Shoji & Co. establishes Tamiya, Inc. with a capital of 50 million yen.
Oct: Tamiya sponsors a televised R/C car racing program that stimulates the market. R/C off-road cars become big sellers.
Mar: The first issue of Tamiya Model Magazine International is published.
Nov: Tamiya Plastic Co. Ltd., completes its own injection molding factory.
Mar: 1/32 Scale Mini 4WD Racing Series is started with the Hotshot Jr.
Oct: The 1/24 Scale R/C Tamtech Series is introduced with the Porsche 962C.
Oct: Begins the expension of the headquarters facilities. Tamiya News clebrates its 200th issue.
Nov: More than 10 million 1/32 Scale Mini 4WDs sold.
May: 1/14 Scale QD (Quick Drive) Series is introduced with the Thunder Shot QD.
Jul-Aug: The first Mini 4WD Racing Japan Cup is held at 16 locations around Japan.
Dec: Tamiya sponsors a private team “ACP” to compete in the 11th Paris-Dakar Rally.
Jan: More than 23 millions Mini 4WDs sold.
Apr: The 8 story east wing addition to the headquarters building is completed.
May: Tamiya America, Inc. is established in California, U.S.A.
Jun: Tamiya Europe GmbH. is established in Neuss, West Germany.
Dec: More than 44 million Mini 4WDs sold.
Dec: Tamiya again sponsors a private team “ACP” to compete in the 12th Paris-Dakar Rally.
Feb: Tamiya, Inc. completes its Abe factory.
Apr: Tamiya, Inc. completes its second shipping facility, a 5,317m2 in Oshika, Shizuoka.
Jul: Monetary Donation to Tank Museum Bovington England. New hall named “Tamiya Hall”.
Jul: Sales of Mini 4WD exceeds 50 million kits.
Sep: 1/24 Scale Sports Car Series reaches 100 cars with the Honda NSX.
Mar: Tamiya becomes a sponsor for Team Lotus’ 1991 F-1 Grand Prix Season.
Apr: 1/35 Military Miniature Series reaches 150 items with the creation of U.S.Navy PBR 31 Mk.II “Pibber”.
May: First solar powered item, Solar Car Assembly kit is released, starting the Solar Mechanics Series.
Oct: Tamiya ties exclusive contract with McLaren International for replication of F-1 cars.
Nov: 1/28 Mini F-1 Series is started with Lotus 102B.
Nov: 1/10, 1/12 Radio Con-trol Car Series reaches 100 cars with the release of “Top Force”.
Jan: Tamiya Model Magazine International becomes bi-monthly.
Feb: As the year before, Tamiya sponsors Team Lotus’ F-1 season for 1992.
May: R/C racers from 12 countries across Eu-rope gather for the Tamiya Euro Cup R/C Cham-pionships.
Jun: The die-cast Lotus 102B is released as the first model in the 1/20 Collectors Club.
Jun: Headquarters for Tamiya America is founded, a 6,800m2, two story complex in Aliso Viejo, Ca-lifornia.
Sep: “Solar Eagle”, the first solar battery powered R/C car is released.
Sep: The All Japan R/C Championships is held, using only Tamiya cars. Qualification races are held around the country, and winners are invited to Shizuoka to determine the best R/C driver in the country.
Jan: It is decided that Tamiya sponsorship of Team Lotus’ F-1 season will continue through 1993.
Jun: 1/32 Super Mini 4WD is kicked off with “Liberty Emperor”.
Jul: 1/14 Scale R/C Tractor Trucks Series is started with “King Hauler”.
Jul: The Dinosaur Diorama Series is started with the first set, “Chasmosaurus”.
Sep: “Yamaha Round the World” starts the R/C Yacht Series.
Oct: The R/C Glow-Engine Car Series is strated with the TR-15T.
Mar: 1/12 Scale Master’s Coachwork Series is started with the Caterham Super Seven BDR.
Jul: 1/32 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD Series is started with “Magnum Saber”, which goes on sale at this year’s Japan Cup.
Sep: Tamiya Philippines is established.
Mar: TamiyaCon, a U.S. national scale modeling contest sponsored by Tamiya America is inaugurated.
May: Tamiya Philippines production facility is established on Cebu Island, Philippines.
Aug: Radio Controlled gli-der, “Peak Spirit RU”, is released and the R/C Aviation Series is started
Dec: Total Sales of Mini 4WD exceeds 100 million units.
Dec: The 1/12 Scale Collector’s Club Special Series is started with the release of the die-cast Honda F-1 RA272.
May: Kakegawa Circuit, a 320m race track for R/C cars is opened in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka. As well as being open for public use, it serves as a testing ground for development of new R/C cars.
May: Winning modelers from American scale modeling contest “TamiyaCon”, are invited to the Shizuoka Hobby Show to display their creations at a modeling club exhibition.
Jul: Popularity of Fully Cowled Mini 4WD explodes. Over 300,000 people in 15 venues across Japan take part in Mini 4WD Japan Cup.
Jul: “Spin Cobra” starts 1/32 Scale Real Mini 4WD Series.
Nov: United States (TCS) and European R/C Championships (Euro Cup) are held, and winning drivers are invited to Japan to participate in the World R/C Championships.
Dec: 1/43 Scale Collector’s Club-Mini, which features metal die-cast models, is started with the Kure Nismo GTR.
Apr: Tamiya establishes scholarship for students of San Carlos University, Philippines.
Sep: Tamiya Philippines production facility receives ISO9002 certification.
Oct: 1/10 Scale R/C Boy’s 4WD Racer Series starts off with release of “Voltec Figther”, which comes complete with R/C system and battery.
Feb: The 1/32 Scale Aero-Mini 4WD Series is started with “Max Breaker”.
May: Additional production plant (8,000m2) is added to existing Tamiya Philippines facility, further improving production capability.
May: 1/32 Scale Mighty Mini 4WD Series is started with “Dyna Hawk”.
Nov: Tamiya R/C World Championships adds the Asian R/C Championships to the Japanese, American and European events, expanding the challenge of R/C driving to an international level.
Oct: Subaru Impreza WRC ’99 marks the debut of the new QD (Quick Drive) Sports Series, which features pre-assembled 1/10 scale R/C cars for entry level users.
Nov: For the first time, Australian drivers attend R/C World Championships, which this year is held concurrently with “Tamiya Fair in Shizuoka” hobby exhibition.
May: Fully operational 1/16 R/C Tiger I, which sets a new standard of sophistication in R/C tanking world, is revealed at the Shizuoka Hobby Show.
May: “Flash-Trigger”, first car of the 3-D track racing, Dangun Racers Series, is also introduced at the same show.
Sep: XB (Expert Built) Series, which features R/C built-up and ready to run versions of existing Tamiya chassis, is inaugurated with the 1/10 Scale Mitsubishi Pajero.
Source: Tamiya, INC.