Monthly Archives: June 2015

Gold and silver plated Tamiya Thunder Shot Jr. 93214 & 93215

Very popular prize only four wheel drive mini series: In the (planning Ltd. SK Japan), metallic version that was well received in the summer of last year, this time appeared in the body of the Thunder shot Jr.! Gold-plated and silver 13th edition which adopted the two types of the body of the plating is “Thunder shot Legend style”.
Red common metal tone original sticker is a black keynote of Thunder pattern. Gold, it will completely finish of different image in each silver. VS Both chassis-tire is black. Wheel gold body is black, silver body will be to the combination of the white.

Tamiya 92314

From around June 24, it appeared as a crane game prize in amusement arcades nationwide. Handling store, etc., refer to the details, SK Japan of prize information site “take character”. Co., Ltd. SK Japan prize information site “take Chara”

Tamiya 92315

Inquiries regarding this matter
, Ltd. SK Japan TEL 03-5806-2122 AM Division Product Planning Division, addressed to
SK Japan website

Flashback Friday – 1963 Tamiya Mokei T-235 Long Tom (World Tank Series)

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 1
Remote control version February 1963 release, price 300 yen. Box art by Komatsuzaki Shigeru art painter.

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 2
Single first edition released in June 1963, price 100 yen.

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 3
Single 2 edition 1967 release, price 100 yen.

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 4
Legendary fanzine Plastic Rete (out of print)! Cover is hand-painted illustrations

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 11
The studio shooting for “tank model Taizen of movement of the Tamiya”. Vehicle body and the lower common of T92 Destroyer.

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 12
All only this was a total 600 yen even if justified!

Tamiya Mokei Long Tom T-235 13
Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store in the “Tamiya Modeler Gallery 2006”. Introduction corner of Tamiya model history laboratory has been made.

Source Y.Matsui



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.


Product information
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Tamiya Original Goods

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.

Manufacture experience of prototype 1/24-scale model Toyoda AA type held at Tamiya plastic model meeting in Toyota Automobile Museum

Tamiya will release a 1/24 scale model “Toyoda AA-type” of Toyota’s first mass-produced passenger car, which was announced in 1936, “Toyoda AA-type” in around June 27. Price is 3400 yen (excluding tax).

On June 9 that was before the launch of new products, Tamiya towards the media officials held a “Tamiya media meeting”, is Takehiro Mr. Unno of the company’s planning and development part 2 Division manager, field of product development of car models and, we were introduced, such as ways to use the latest technologies, such as 3D scanning.

“Toyoda AA-type”, Toyota’s first mass-produced passenger car, which was announced in 1936. Equipped with a series 6-cylinder 3.4-liter engine in the front, such as synchromesh mechanism with 3-speed transmission and hydraulic brakes, a model equipped with the advanced features of the time, 1404 units by 1942 was produced.

When the model of the “Toyoda AA-type”, already it is possible that there is no original model, it is that it has interviewed what Toyota has been restored in such as Toyota Automobile Museum was introduced.

With respect to coverage activity that takes place in the development of scale models, Umino said, “photos seen to shape from every angle, the easy photo that caused in the drawings, hundreds of sheets, nothing thousand sheets to shoot” and talk, and the addition “vehicle You can think of it or trying to split parts how to while taking a how you feel or not important. photo you can see, while writing a punch picture if you came back from the interview, mold and human allocation, things such as whether the development costs is how long it takes for The Iki you “and was revealed to think.

In coverage of this “Toyoda AA type”, but also utilizing the latest technologies such as 3D scanning, basically by taking a photograph of every part, it was shown that the developer is raised to the drawing .

Umino said, “(3D scanning device) originally, it has been introduced in order to make a doll, into play is applicable to those of irregular shape, such as a car hood, be finished to what a more feel it is possible to have become “, and introduce the use method of 3D scanning device.

With respect to the overall development of the anti said scale model, with respect to Umino Mr. important to see the actual vehicle is the person who is responsible for the “development. (Workmanship is asked) deformation, Some people do it to strengthen the stomach also almost done not people This object, it is where the personality of the person in charge comes out. For the model of the car, because the audience that Nasaru emphasizes that “it looks ish” as the model is large, it was revealed relatively deformed is easy. ”

In the future, the Tamiya to match the launch of the “Toyoda AA type”, in Toyota Museum June 14, held a “Tamiya plastic model meeting in Toyota Automobile Museum”. Tamiya is to exhibit the modeled Toyota vehicles “plastic model, seen in RC car Toyota’s finest cars Exhibition”, “Toyoda AA type” the talk show theme was invited experts to the “origin of the Toyota Motor Corporation to revive in the plastic model” Toyoda AA type ” “, we can prototype of production experience of the” 1/24 Toyoda AA type “,” test shot production experience meeting “is performed.

In addition, in be held in Tokyo Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro on July 23 to 28, “Tamiya Modeler Gallery 2015”, “from the past to the future,” the theme to “Toyoda AA-type” and fuel cell vehicles “MIRAI (future).” also conducted special exhibition arranging of the actual vehicle.


Some new official Tamiya Mini 4WD videos June 2015

Japan Cup 2015 Commemorative! Four wheel drive mini special program

MC guts and mini four doctor, is a must-see of the contents of the players to compete the capture method of the four wheel drive mini Japan Cup 2015 “Hyper Dash Circuit 2015” from thorough commentary! Novice in Japan Cup until the veteran racer. At the same time, also four wheel drive mini updates to this summer!

Four wheel drive mini finals Report! Junior class Shimbashi Tamiya plastic model factory adult club four wheel drive mini

Junior class of normal motor rules in the September 13, 2014 Tamiya plastic model factory Shinbashi
And deliver the qualifying and finals in the comments live!

Since April 2014 the second time of war.
Although the last time was the participation in the first month of the four wheel drive mini, and participation of gained experience from there this time. The result is the expectation!

Straight is entirely turf course!
More than half of the course? But I feel turf.
Or brake and minimum ground clearance setting point? !

Slow Motion Hyper Dash circuit 2015 onboard camera video

Every year, it shows a large upsurge “mini four wheel drive Japan Cup”. 2015 mini four wheel drive Japan’s honor “Japan Cup” is such “open class (elementary school four or more year)” and “Junior class (less than 3-year junior high school from 4 grade),” “Champions (Champions Qualified Person)” held. Each class winner will be given the right to participate in the championship held on October 18. Also held other family class to enjoy the race in families. Aiming mini four wheel drive champion, please join us

Flashback Friday – Tamiya at 40th Tokyo Hobby Show 2000

Tamiya Tokyo Hobby Show 2000 (1)

58004 1/12 RC XR311 Combat Support Vehicle
49154 1/10 RC Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler
58267 1/10 RC TB Evolution Limited Edition Chassis
58266 1/10 RC Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge (TA04)
58269 1/10 RC Loctite Zexel Skyline GT-R (TA04)
58263 1/10 RC Opel V8 Coupe DTM2000 (TL-01)
58260 1/10 RC Mercedes Benz CLK DTM2000 Team D2 (TL-01)
44028 1/10 Glow Engine RCC Mercedes Benz CLK DTM2000 Original Teile (TG10-Mk.1)
49173 1/ 8 ESSO Ultron Tiger Supre (TGX) (Factory Assembled)
56011 1/16 RC Tank Tiger I Early Production (Chassis Set)
53446 Multifunction Set (for 1/16 RC Tiger I)
53447 Battle System
56012 1/16 Kubelwagen Type 82
57701 1/10 XB Mitsubishi Pajero Rally Sports (Factory Assembled)
57702 1/10 XB Ford SVT F-150 lightning (Factory Assembled)
58268 1/20 RC Mammoth Dump Truck
TRF414M (Reference exhibition)