Masami Hirosaka visiting the Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store with 20,000 yen


There are Japanese & English subtitles (with Japanese & English subtitles) Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing ✨ What does Legend Masami choose under the shackles of 20,000 yen or less! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of Tamiya Corporation. Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing. What does Legend Masami choose in the shackles of less than 20,000 yen! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of TAMIYA Inc. U20000 What is an off-road class? The car body is manufactured at a list price of 20,000 yen or less (excluding tax) including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc. It is a class that competes with a car body manufactured within a limited budget. What is the U20000 Off-road Class? The car body, including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc., http://www.gforce-hobby.jp/event/GFCC-2022/image/regulation-GFCC2022.pdf
Source: G-FORCE Hobby

Tamiya Lunch Box Mini XSA Gold Edition video review


We have another Tamiya Lunch Box Mini SW-01 found to feature! This time however it’s an XSA version. This means it’s an Expert Semi-Assembled kit from Tamiya. The iconic little mini size van comes built from the factory with the motor installed, body painted and decaled and the only thing you need to do is drop in your choice of electronics. For some drivers, this is a great opportunity to reuse some old RTR electronics they may have lying around. In this video Greg shows how easy it is to install some spare radio gear he has and then takes the Van out for a drive and remembers just how much fun this Tamiya model is!
Source: RCDriver

Exhibition of Tamiya “Until a plastic model is made”

Article and photos from Takahito Nakamura
The peak of the “Shizuoka Hobby Show” is the Tamiya model. Every time, I had the biggest booth at the back of the North Building. This time, there was a must-see exhibition for fans at the Tamiya booth, “Until a plastic model is made.”

Beginning with planning interviews, we explain in order how the plastic model is completed through the processes of design, mold making, and molding, showing the process. A larger injection molding machine was installed to demonstrate how the plastic model was actually made, and at least on the trader’s day, it was distributed to those who were looking at the completed plastic model.

The latest ones are designed using 3D-CAD, but in an era when there wasn’t such a thing, it was far more handy than it is now to make details from the design drawings and make a wooden pattern from them. It is a valuable exhibition that shows that the model was completed by such work.

In addition, the Tamiya model is open to the history museum of the head office during the hobby show (until May 15th). In addition to historic Tamiya products, you can see real F1 exhibits such as Lotus and Tyrrell with 6 wheels. If you have time, I definitely want to go there.
Source in Japanese language: Response

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya: “The 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show has already exceeded its capacity for the first time in three years”

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative


The “60th Shizuoka Hobby Show” sponsored by the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative opened on May 11th at Twin Messe Shizuoka. The dates are: Contractor invitation date: May 11-12, elementary, junior high and high school students invitation date: May 13, open house date: May 14-15, free admission. In addition, “advance application” on the website is required for the entire period to take measures against the new corona, and the reception has already been closed from May 14th to 15th, which is the open day, because the capacity has been reached. The Shizuoka Hobby Show was be canceled in 2020, and will be held only on the trader invitation day in 2021. It will be held for the first time in 3 years including the public day.

On the first day of the event, Shunsaku Tamiya, the chairman of the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative, attended the press conference. Mr. Tamiya said that he was “happy” for the first time in three years, and said, “Last year, I did it only on the trader’s day without opening to the public, and after all the sales performance is higher than before Corona. It’s better to do it”, he emphasized the importance of real events.
Source in Japanese language: Car Watch

Full size Tamiya Monster Beetle shown at the 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2022

60th Shizuoka Hobby Show Tamiya New Product Full Official Photo Report

Static Model Products
◇ 1/48 Lockheed® P-38®J Lightning®
◇ 1/48 British Main Battle Tank Challenger 2 (Desertised)
◇ 1/48 German Heavy Tank Tiger I Early Production (Eastern Front)
◇ 1/35 U.S. Infantry Scout Set
◇ 1/12 Renault RE-20 Turbo (w/Photo-Etched Parts
◇ 1/12 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/12 Tyrrell 003 1971 Monaco GP
◇ 1/20 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
◇ 1/24 McLaren Senna (Orange) (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 McLaren Senna (Gray) (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (Finished Model)
◇ 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Street Custom (Finished Model)

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ Super Avante Jr. (VZ)
◇ Lord Knight (VZ)
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2022
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2022
◇ Super Hard Low-Profile Tire & Wheel Set (Spiral) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Front Stay for Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ HG Carbon Rear Brake Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2022
◇ Super Hard Small Dia. Narrow Tires (24mm) & Reinforced 3-Spoke Wheels

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 R/C XV-02 PRO Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Ford Bronco 2021 (CC-02)
◇ 1/12 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Pick-Up Quadtrack (GF-01FT)
◇ 1/14 R/C Scania 770 S 6×4
◇ 1/10 R/C TRF420X Chassis Kit
◇ 1/10 R/C Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1977 Argentine GP
◇ 1/10 R/C 1990 Mercedes-Benz C 11
◇ 1/10 R/C Alpine A110 Jägermeister 1973 (M-06)
◇ 1/10 R/C Astute 2022 (Painted Body) (TD2)
◇ 1/10 R/C 1990 Land Rover Defender 90 (Light Blue Painted Body) (CC-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C Avante (2011) Black Special
◇ 1/10 R/C Thunder Shot (2022)
◇ XV-02 Titanium Screw Set
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Ball Differential Set (39T)
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Front Direct Coupling Set (39T)
◇ XV-02 Slipper Clutch Set
◇ XV-02/TT-02 Oil Gear Differential Unit
◇ 06 Module Spur Gear (70T) for XV-02 Gear Differential
◇ TD4 Ball Differential Set
◇ The Hornet Clamp Type Aluminum Wheel Hubs (2pcs.)
◇ 1/10 Scale R/C Ford Mustang GT4 Body Parts Set )Corsa Gray/Painted)

Tools & Paints
◇ Swimming Sea Otter
◇ One-Way Clutch (2pcs.)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Extra Small)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Small)
◇ Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Flat Brush (Medium)
◇ Conical File