Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sneak preview of Tamiya 58628 RC Racing Fighter DT-03 and some more future releases to be presented at Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016

Colour photos in one week from today when, like every year, we will report live from the first day (27.01.2016) of the Nuremeberg Toy Fair 2016.

Also we will show photos from the other upcoming RC car models including
56348 1/16 Mercedes Actros 3363 Gigaspace
58627 1/10 Mitsubishi Pajero Lowrider (CC-01)
58628 1/10 Racing Fighter (DT-03)
58629 1/10 Mercedes Benz G 320 Cabrio (MF-01X)
58630 1/10 Plasma Edge Edge II (TT-02B)
58631 1/10 Subaru Impreza Monte Carlo (TT-02)
84424  1/10 M-05 V.II R Chassis Kit
84427 1/10 TB EVO 6 Version II
93042 1/10 Ferrari 458 Challenge (TT02D)

several new static kits including
14130 1/12 Repsol Honda RC213V 14
24343 1/24 Ferrari FXX K
32587 1/48 British 7Ton AC MK IV
37022 1/35 M109A3G
89636 1/35 Russian T55A Metal Gun Barrel

as well as new Mini 4WD and Educational kits, Tools & Paints.

Mazda engine cover and Tamiya RC chassis (from Tokyo Auto Salon 16)

Toyobo, in the “Automotive World 2016” which has been held up to 15 days for foam molding the “Guraimaido” was and Mazda vehicles for engine cover adoption, Tamiya for radio-controlled chassis using GF composite material for press molding “Quick Forms” It exhibited, and the like. Heat resistance, wear resistance, self-extinguishing, for Mazda vehicles for engine cover made ​​of Guramaido with such as oil resistance, contributing to improved fuel economy by further lighter than “normal resin engine cover. Conventional about 30% lightly became “the company staff than goods says. The booth was also placed corner that can compare the weight of the conventional model and the new material model of the engine cover. In addition, impact resistance, high strength, as adoption track record of quick form with high elasticity, part of the radio-controlled car chassis kit “TRF 211XM” the works team of Tamiya to expand has been exhibited. Quick parts that form has been adopted, bathtub chassis of TRF 211XM. The company staff, “while the weight of a conventional aluminum model was 223g, this quick form material model is 120g and about half. Machine lighter, the radio control car that runs. Off-road that contributed to speed up is, flexibility and high rigidity is required. In the bending strength and bending modulus of elasticity is also high this material, I was talking with supposed RC Tamiya becomes even faster. ” This quick form, “plans to also advance Some of realistic car” that (same). I was talking to as a “collision energy absorption and the front and side, the reinforcement of ABC pillar, bumper beam, is set to such an assumption applications engine under cover.”


12th Shizuoka prefecture junior high school tournament robot contest report

tamiya 12th shizouka robot contest

★ Toward a national convention Shizuoka tournament held
Robot contests that are actively held in various places. Shizuoka science Kanru-Ku-Ru planning exhibition room at the venue on November 21, 2015, creative ideas Robot Contest Shizuoka qualifying tournament for Junior High School Students was held. Robot design and production, it aims to improve the knowledge and skills through the announcement, and it has become a place of Shizuoka Prefecture exchanges each district of junior high school students through the tournament.
The tournament participation of 30 teams from 12 junior high schools in the prefecture (about 50 people). Competition foundation sector and utilization department, is composed of three applications division, each team takes up the challenge of the competition by using your own robot that was manufactured by using the classes and after-school technology department, by making full use of the remote control robot, mechanism degree of completion of the I competed the accuracy of the maneuver. This Shizuoka Prefecture team that topped the tournament won the berth to the Tokai-Hokuriku block tournament (Gifu held). In addition, you can participate in the national convention of January 2016 when winning higher in block tournament.

★ Basic department: “the first time for your 2015”
※ The department by the walking robot having a mechanism that can be manufactured in basic and basic knowledge and skills of teaching junior high technology and home economics.
· During the competition time of 90 seconds, the competition to compete the speed of up to come back and got the items in the shop area, starting from the start area.
Item 2 AA size batteries. It mounted on the robot team members entered the shop area.
– Competition, competition by remote control using a one-to-one wired remote control.
The size of the robot is, none of the limit height within width 200mm × length 200mm. It is assumed that moves are always walking, there shall be those that assist independence on something other than the foot.
Motor can be used up to two pieces of 130,140,260 type.

★ Advanced department: “Reversal of Paper cup”
※ Leverage fundamental and basic knowledge and skills learned in class of junior high technology and home economics, and department by advanced robot than the foundation sector.
· During the competition time of 90 seconds, and the competition to keep in the middle of the seven spot.
– An item that was connecting the two-color paper cup down on the color of the player’s side is pointing in the center of the spot
and Komu can win the spot.
– Competition, competition by remote control using a one-to-one wired remote control.
And size of the robot, within width 300mm × length 300mm × height 300mm.
Motor can be used up to four 130,140,260 type.

★ Application department: “The tug-of-war”
between-competition time 150 seconds, and the competition to attract the 9 ropes in the court center in the robot.
– Surprise Shot mechanism and by using automatic control robot that, it is possible to pull the rope for surprise Dokkiri mechanism.
– Competition, competition by remote control using a one-to-one wired remote control.
Robot at the time of the start of the competition, that fit within the width 400mm × length 400mm × height 600mm. Deformation after start free. The total weight of up to 5kg.
Motor can be used up to six things to a diameter of 20mm. Surprised Shot type and number of the mechanics of the motor is free.

Tamiya 1/24 Mazda Roadster launch special talk show video

Dates December 19, 2015 (Sat)
Venue Tamiya plastic model factory Shimbashi shop 2F Modeler’s Square

★ Starring
Nakayama Ya Mr. (Mazda Motor Corporation Roadster chief designer)
Asano Gyochi Mr. (Mazda Motor Corporation Roadster clay modeler)
Shinichi Hirata (Corporation Tamiya Planning and Development Department 1/24 roadster designer)

Tamiya 1/24 Sports Car Series appeared attention of NEW model “Mazda Roadster” is! . Its Release Date become December 19 (Sat). In the “Tamiya Model Car Factory Shimbashi store”, Ya Mr. Nakayama was involved in the development of the actual vehicle roadster from Mazda Motor Corporation (chief designer), we will hold a talk show invited Asano Gyochi Mr. (clay modelers) to a guest. Essence whether the model of Tamiya is transmitted of the new roadster and the new generation design concept of Mazda “Tamashido design”?  And sprinkled with scale model development staff of Tamiya, from the “model” their respective positions as the “vehicle”, we would like to talk about your commitment and roadster to manufacturing.
And modeled the first model the first time since ’26 Roadster by Tamiya. Such as design and development techniques of plastic model to change with the times, also will deliver a variety of episodes.

“Let’s talk with Dr. Waterfall!” Guidance of the 7th Tamiya RC Classic Fan Meeting

February 7, 2016 (Sunday), will be held the RC Classic Fan Meeting in our 2F Modeler’s Square. Also Dr. Waterfall will attend this time! Customers have a proud of the classic RC car was released in 2000 before Come join us! Please enjoy the RC lecture. Spectators are also welcome. Please refer to the nostalgia of the classic RC car.

★ ☆ Dates: February 7, 2016 (Sun) 10:15 ~
★ ☆ Venue: Tamiya Plastic Factory Shimbashi shop 2F Modeler’s Square
★ ☆ entry: Pre-application (free)
★ ☆ How to Apply: Tamiya Plastic Factory Shimbashi shop
★ ☆ We will receive the second floor Modeler’s Square counter or by telephone
★ ☆ ※ Accepted from January 11, 2016 (holiday).
★ ☆ ※ When accepted, please tell also models to become a have.
★ ☆ Deadline: will be closed if you now to capacity each class.
★ ☆ You can also triple entry.
★ ☆ Wanted persons:
★ ☆ Classic 1 (2000 years ago the launch of Tamiya Buggy RC car): 10 people
★ ☆ Classic 2 (2000 years ago the launch of Tamiya Touring RC Car): 10 people
★ ☆ Classic 3 (2000 before the launch of Tamiya on-road RC car year): 10 people
★ ☆ Contact: Tamiya Plastic Factory Shimbashi shop tel: 03-6809-1175

7th Tamiya RC Classic Fan Meeting

1:1 Mini 4WD Black Spin Viper Waigo Hobby Limited Edition

Exhibited from 8th to 10th January in Honk Kong Kang Yi Plaza in Taikoo Station Exit C

Official Tamiya New Products List February 2016

R/C Models
47308  1/12 R/C Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 Racing Group 2 (M-05)
54671  MF-01X Aluminum S Wheelbase Propeller Shaft
54672  MF-01X Aluminum M Wheelbase Propeller Shaft
54673  MF-01X Aluminum L Wheelbase Propeller Shaft
54674  White Split 5-Spoke Wheels (26mm Width, Offset +2) 4pcs.
54675  Tire Cover & Metal-Plated Side Mirror Set
51584  1/10 Scale R/C Motul Autech GT-R Body Parts Set
51585  1/10 Scale R/C Raikiri GT Body Parts Set
56538  Reinforced Output Shaft Set

Scale Models
37021  1/35 U.S. Self-Propelled Gun M107 (Vietnam War)

95212  Thunder Shot Mk.II Red Special (MA Chassis)
95244  Mini 4WD Carbon Reinforced Wheel Set (Large Diameter)
95245  Mini 4WD Carbon Reinforced Wheel Set (Low Profile)
95246  MS Reinforced Chassis Set (White)
95247  Avante Jr. Body Parts (w/Smoke-Colored Canopy)
95250  AR Chassis (Red)
95251  AR Reinforced Chassis (White)
95253  HG Carbon Front Stay for Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (1.5mm) 20th Anniv.
95268  Aero Avante Blue Metallic (AR Chassis)
95269  Aero Avante Black Metallic (AR Chassis)