Looking back to the Tamiya RC 35th anniversary and introducing new items and promotions.
Unfortunately only in Japanese.
As every year the visitors of the Japanese Tamiya hopepage voted for their favourite new releases.
As overall #1 the 1/350 Japanese Battleship Yamato was determined.
# 1 1/350 Japanese Battleship Yamato
# 2 1/10 RC Avante (2011)
# 3 1/24 Lexus LFA
# 4 1/10 RC TA06 PRO chassis kit
# 5 1/20 Team Lotus Type 78 1977 (with Etching Parts)
# 6 1/32 North American P-51D Mustang
# 7 1/35 BT army assault gun -42 in Finland
# 10 1/12 RC Tom’s Toyota 84C (RM-01 Chassis)
# 10 1/10 RC Fast Attack Vehicle (2011)
# 10 1/12 Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha YZR-M1 ’09 Estoril Edition
Top 5 scale models:
#1 1/350 Japanese battleship Yamato
#2 1/24 Lexus LFA
Top 5 RC models:
#1 Avante (2011)
Top 5 Mini 4WD:
#1 Slash Reaper
Top 5 other:
#1 Panel Line Accent Color
At 00:25:00 and 00:51:00
Update 1.11.2011: Competition is closed now, results will be posted on 14th November.
Exactly 5 years and 299 posts ago this blog was started by a small group of Tamiya fans to gather interesting information about our favourite company in one place, but we never thought it would be such a success with over one million page views in this time. Therefore we would like to thank you for your continuous and growing support, Tamiya INC. for keeping up releasing an enormous amount of superb new models and thus keeping us busy building and reporting about them as well as all other sites who sent or allowed us to use their material. In the past years we have received several offers to get sponsors and add advertisements, but we declined and decided to pay all the running costs ourselves to guarantee being as neutral and objective as possible. Something we hope you appreciate.
For the celebration of the 5 first years, we decided to give a new Sand Rover kit (also paid by ourselves) as the original version was released almost exactly 30 years ago (22nd August 1981) and also 5 years after Tamiya’s first RC-car and also because of being kit number 58500. To participate, please send only one of your own made Tamiya related photos or drawings (maximum size 300 kilobytes) together with your full name, age and country to the address shown in the below picture until the 31st October 2011. The team of tamiyablog will choose and present the entries they liked the most on 14th November 2011 and one of them will win the 58500 Sand Rover kit. The kit will be shipped to the winner’s address from Japan or Hong Kong at tamiyablog’s cost, but the receiver may have to pay for customs or taxes depending on his/her country’s import laws.
We are looking forward to your continuous support also during the next 5 years!
The team of tamiyablog.com
April 11Tamiya Open House Report
Tamiya 58493 1/10 RC Savanna RX-7 (SA) (M06) (prototype)
Price: 14,490 yen (including tax)
Debuted in 1978, first attracted attention as a sports car Rotary Savannah RX-7 RC reproduced electric car assembly kit. Retractable (Retractable) beautifully realistic style employed in polycarbonate headlamp. Rear wheel drive chassis with tub battery vertically, M-06. RC mechanism placed side to side, creating a feeling of stability operations by the high weight balance.
Prototype product testing and marketing. (Body stickers)
The prototype for each Body Stickers Customer Service is available for order.
A limited quantity for each prototype.
Source: Tamiya, INC.
We pray the revival whose also one day is quick.
March 19th (Saturday) 20 days (day) Mini- F-1 champion decisive game [tamiya] Kakegawa circuit -> discontinuance (* The alternative event is held on April 10th)
March 26th (Saturday) RC [pakutamiya] Kakegawa circuit -> execution (* Only crawler MTG modification on April 23rd)
April 2nd (Saturday) 3 days (day) [tamiyaguranpuri] in Tokyo Asakusa ROX3 -> discontinuance
April 16th (Saturday) 17 days (day) [tamiyaguranpuri] in Kansai Kobe fruit flower park -> execution
April 23rd (Saturday) 24 days (day) [tamiya] F-1GP electromotive durable [resutamiyasakitsuto] -> execution
<Mini- four running events>
March 19th (Saturday) 20 days (day) Spring GP/Shizuoka [tsuinmetsuse] Shizuoka -> discontinuance
March 25th (gold) ~27 day (day) Mini- four running fair 2011 [tamiyapuramoderuhuakutori] Shinbashi stores -> execution
March 27th (day) Spring GP/Osaka Kyocera dome Osaka -> execution
April 3rd (day) Spring GP/Okayama toy kingdom -> execution
April 17th (day) Spring GP/Sendai Sendai business support center -> discontinuance
April 30th (Saturday) Junior cup/Yokohama [toretsusa] Yokohama -> undecided
<Company seeing academic society>
March 24th (the wood) ~25 day (the gold) spring day off parent and child seeing academic society -> execution
About the use of the ■RC car circuit
[tamiyasakitsuto] and the [tamiya] Kakegawa circuit open alongside the circuit calendar.
* About the business of [tamiyapuramoderuhuakutori]
<Shinbashi store> March 14th (month) temporary suspension of business, 15 days (the fire) ~18 day (the gold) business hour 12 o’clock is shortened at the time of the ~18.
<Yokohama store> March 14th (month) and 15 days (the fire) temporary suspension of business, 16 days (the water) business hour 10 o’clock is shortened at the time of the ~18.
* Description above is information as of March 14th. When it is modified according to circumstance, it is.
In addition because also the fact that you make illuminating and heating etc inside the store moderate it is please acknowledge.
Above, understanding of the customer that it can receive cooperation, we ask may.
Changing, we pray the restoration revival whose also one day of suffering area is quick.
Source: Tamiya, INC.