Posted on June 12th, 2015 at 8:54 AM by admin


That the four wheel drive mini “Aero Avante” in vehicle, will start a big project that dream has become a reality. Production process is delivered in video step-by-step. Also it will work even special movie. Driver enters drove to the cockpit of the four wheel drive mini, and galloping. The joy, the excitement, and the goal of this project that you share all over the world.


And four wheel drive mini is Tamiya development, sell AA batteries two and one full-length about 15cm racing hobby of having a built-in motor.
Late 80’s and the development of a social phenomenon specific boom in the late 1990s.
We counted about 100 million 75 million or more units of sales in total.
Currently popular resurgence around the 20-30 generations and parent-child layer, in recent years has been increasingly growing its popularity overseas, especially in Asia.


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Posted on June 12th, 2015 at 8:40 AM by admin

Original novelty goods

Perfect Tamiya goods to claim the hobby fan in everyday life. Cellphone and ballpoint pen, from the outdoors, such as stickers, which stocks various sizes up to the office, we offer the items that will help in a variety of scenes.

※ Tamiya original goods are all limited edition.

Posted on May 31st, 2015 at 9:21 AM by admin

Tamiya Yoshio, May 15, 1905 – November 2, 1988

Yoshio Tamiya

1905 Shizuoka Prefecture Abe-gun Toyoda village (current Shizuoka Suruga-ku, born in).
1923 Shizuoka Municipal Commercial School (now Shizuoka Commercial High School ) graduation. To help the family business of the tea industry, to learn the tea technology.
1924 and employment in the automobile repair shop.
1925 track cargo transportation industry and taxi approved the acquisition of industry. It opened automobile transportation industry a “Tamiya car company.”
1926 approved the acquisition of vans automobile industry.
1927 opened a “Tamiya bus”. Ikeda from Shizuoka Station, Fawn, do service to Otani direction.
1935 Tamiya car firm, heavy trucks introduced.
1939 Co. Joint lorry establishment.
1942 Tamiya bus, Shizuoka electric railway ( Shizuoka Railway current through the ShizuTetsu just line and integrated into). Joint lorry, Shizuoka lorry is integrated into. Withdrawal from the automotive industry.
1944 Sanwa industrial establishment. We do parts manufacture of military aircraft.
1944 draft card , but has arrived, because they were injured right foot just before, it will fail in the physical examination, it can not be enlisted.
1945 Shizuoka air raid by, all of the business facilities turn into ashes.
1946 Tamiya Shoji joint-stock company founded, I begin the lumber industry.
1947 Tamiya Shoji, providing a wooden model department.
1951 factory leakage burned down in a fire caused by.
1953 Tamiya Shoji, abolished the lumber industry, wooden model department and the allowance for scooter becomes industry of business categories.
1955 ‘s first of the moving model, wooden medium-sized tank released. To become a popular commodity.
1956 Release of wooden battleship model.
1960 plastic model production start. Initially not selling it had launched a battleship, was prepared while parallel with the wooden model.
1961 ” Panther tanks “becomes the first hit product after plastic model migration. This plastic model also starts selling in the wake.
1962 to be independent of the plastic forming department, founded the Tamiya Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. It became president.
1962 plastic injection molding machine introduced.
1964 provide a mold manufacturing sector.
1965 high-performance slot car to develop, sell.
1968 Tamiya plastics industry, complete the new plant.
1969 Tamiya plastics industry, it changed its name to the “Corporation Tamiya model”.
1973 Tamiya Shoji, headquarters and set factory completed.
1974 Tamiya was appointed to the model of the president.
1975 Tamiya model, radio control tank M4 released, and advance to the engine model industry.
1976 Tamiya model, radio control car Porsche 934 launched the turbo.
1976 Shizuoka model teaching material was appointed to the cooperative president.
Awarded the 1976 Isao five, etc. Sacred Treasure.
1978 Tamiya Plastic Co., Ltd. founded. He became chairman.
1980 Tamiya model, new building completed.
1984 Corporation Tamiya establishment. He became chairman.
1985 Tamiya Shoji extension.
1988 died.


Tamiya Yoshio autobiography: of more than 80 years Ayumi (Tamiya Shoji 1987 not for sale)

Posted on May 28th, 2015 at 7:20 AM by admin

The Kakegawa Circuit in Kakegawa City, Japan is a world class facility which offers a 320m road circuit with a long 100m straight, making it a fantastic stage for electric and glow engine radio controlled models to show off their prowess. Tamiya also caters for off-road drivers with its 150m dirt track, and has set up a rock crawling course for big-wheeled vehicles to clamber over.
By providing a venue that is not only for testing, but also for general public use, Tamiya aims to make the enjoyment of radio controlled car racing available to a wider audience.

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Posted on April 13th, 2015 at 2:07 PM by admin


TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) and Akio Sobue contract.
A powerful system, and challenge to the RC race of 2015!


Since the top drivers Sobue Asahi-sei and our domestic leading was concluded the electric touring car driver contract will guide you.
Please look forward to success of TRF which was further power-up in the future.


Also the ability, how not to demonstrate in the country race.


Personal Color of Sobue Asahi-sei players. In the circuit, by all means and your encouragement!

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Posted on April 8th, 2015 at 3:44 PM by admin


TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) and Marc Rheinard contract renewal.
A powerful system, and challenge to the RC race of 2015!


Marc Rheinard who won the electric touring car world champion, our company is will guide because we signed a electric touring car driver contract.
Please look forward to success of TRF which was further power-up in the future.


Marc Rheihnard won the big race of local


Combination with TRF Takayuki Kono is also fun!


trf christopher krapp

TRF join Christopher Clapp players (Tamiya Racing Factory) as a new member.

World Championships, and Christopher Clapp players are active in European countries, our company is will guide because we signed a electric touring car driver contract.
Matsukura players active world champion, Mark liner de players, please stay tuned to the success of future TRF with the Sobue players.
Christopher Clapp
23 years of age
Living in Germany, Dinklage
Tamiya World Champion in 2007
2010 IFMAR World Championships 4th
2012 IFMAR World Championship 7th
Comments from Christopher Clapp player I am very excited and huge Motivated for the Next Races and Challenges. I choosed Tamiya / TRF Because They Always Have the best touring cars on the Market and best quality. For me it IS like coming home Because I Began my Racing with Tamiya chassis and Won the Tamiya World Championship 2007 in Japan. My first RACE with the Team Will BE this week at the ETS in Italy and I CAN not wait to RACE and Work with my new Team members. A big Thanks to Tamiya / TRF for giving me this opportunity and see you at the racetrack.

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Posted on March 30th, 2015 at 10:11 AM by admin


TOTTORI – When scattered wreckage believed to be the remains of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Musashi, which was sunk during World War II in the Philippines’ Sibuyan Sea, was found earlier this month, it sparked interest in the site and the legendary vessel.


An increasing number of people have visited the grave of the ship’s captain and a museum dedicated to the vessel, while related books have been selling well.


Relatives of crew members who perished in the sinking and people with connections to the warship hope the renewed interest will help convey the experience of the war to the next generation.


The Musashi and its sister super-dreadnought, the Yamato, were Japan’s biggest warships and among the largest battleships ever built.


An increasing number of people are vising the museum at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s shipyard in the city of Nagasaki, where the battleship was built. More than 50 items are on display, including a model of the Musashi.


The number of visitors has been on the rise since Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said he had found the warship. Before the news broke of the discovery, the museum had 15 to 20 visitors a day, but that number increased to more than 60 at one point.


Visits to the museum’s website are also up.


Many people are visiting the grave at Tozenji Temple in the city of Tottori, where Vice Adm. Toshihira Inoguchi is buried.


Inoguchi was the last captain of the Musashi. According to Takao Kaneda, 59, the head priest of the temple, the grave had not been well known.


Only members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and those who are related to the Musashi had visited the grave. Since the news that the wreckage was found, more people, mostly seniors who experienced World War II, have visited there with food offerings to pray for him.


“I hope (news of the ship’s discovery) will help younger people know about the war,” Kaneda said.


Shipments of the book “Battleship Musashi” by the late Akira Yoshimura, which is regarded as a masterpiece, jumped between March 1 and March 18, according to publishing house Shinchosha Co. Some bookstores in Tokyo ran out of their stock.


Sales of plastic models of the Musashi have also jumped, said a spokesman for Tamiya Corp.


Relatives of the dead sailors hope the rekindled interest in the warship will help convey the experience of war.


“I’m glad to know that an increasing number of people are visiting the grave,” said Isamu Inoguchi, 76, a son of Vice Adm. Inoguchi who lives in Nakano Ward, Tokyo. “I hope the attention on the Musashi will help them know and learn about the war and history.”


Source: TheJapanTimes

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Posted on February 2nd, 2015 at 12:19 PM by admin

Tamiya circuit is under renovation, till February 21st.

tamiya circuit renovation 2015


Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015 new releases are shown at Tamiya Plamodel Factory showcase till February, 9th.

tamiya nuremberg 2015 plamo showcase


2012 IFMAR World Champion Jilles Groskamp left his electric touring chassis sponsor Tamiya.


Video of Tamiya Buggy Challenge in Shizuoka at the New Year off-road meeting


Video of Tamiya Grand Prix opening race at New Year Tamiya RC GP Shizuoka tournament


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Posted on January 25th, 2015 at 10:26 AM by admin

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