Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dream Again – The First Film Of Mini4wd Cars


Director: Ye Zhengheng / screenwriter Huang Anpei / Photography Zhou Junmin
Starring: Bob Lam / Lo Tsz Lung / Li Yingyi / She Zhuoying / Chen Jialiang
Actor: Li Linen / Zhang Jiaqi / Town Yuan Industry / Huang Anpei / Fenghai Rui / micro aunt / Song Zhuoxi / Zhang Yanbo / Terry Chan / Li Jian Long / Wei㷨/ Cheung Yin Pok / Liujun Rong / Xiao Zhenfeng Ye Zhengheng / Zhang Henghao / Zhou Jian Yi / Li SIR / Ye Junting / Linzhuo Long

Special thanks to:
Wei-high model Hobby Waigo
M4 Club
Yu international bullion Group
Giraffe model house
Camera car will Foto4wd
MaskSpeed Mini4WD Racing Team
Sheng eight shops in Tsim Sha Tsui
Dance doll father of Louis ovo man
Mo Junjie
KTC
Fabio Lee

Source: Waigo Model Hobbies LTD Youtube channel

Tamiya Mini 4WD 35th anniversary start campaign

Since its birth in 1982, the world’s smallest motor sports mini 4WD, which has been loved by everyone, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.
We will hold an over-the-counter campaign to mark the beginning of the memorable year from April.

※ This campaign hosting store is different from the mini 4WD station franchise.

※The image is an image. “VS reinforced chassis (white)”, screws are not included.

Saturday, April 1 (Sat)
VS
reinforced chassis set (white) Item No: 95317 324 yen (main unit price 300 yen)

Handling quantity is limited. It will close as soon as the item is gone.
Since handling may be terminated depending on the store, please ask in advance for details of the organizing store in advance. 〔 Title 〕


 Not for sale yet April 15 (Saturday) Release
35th anniversary logo · Super hard low height tire &
A spoke wheel (gun meta) set

Mini 4WD product at the store Order the prize for first purchase with first come first gift I will do.
The quantity of the prize has a limit. It will end as soon as the prize is gone.
Please note that depending on the store the prize may have been closed, so please contact the organizer beforehand in advance.


 Not for sale yet Release on Saturday, April 29 (Saturday, public holiday)
Thunder Shot Jr. Polycarbonate Body (Carbon Pattern)

Mini 4WD Product at the Shop Mini 4WD Product We will offer 1 set of prizes to customers who purchase over 3,000 yen first-come first-served.
The quantity of the prize has a limit. It will end as soon as the prize is gone.
Please note that depending on the store the prize may have been closed, so please contact the organizer beforehand in advance.

Some thoughts about the new release of the Tamiya 16042 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin 1/6 Big Scale Kit

Like every year, the Team of Tamiyablog reported live from the Nuremberg Toy Fair. But this year was a bit special, because 2017 marks Tamiya´s 50th consecutive year of attendance here in Nuremberg.

Tamiya celebrated this Anniversary with a new kit of the 1/6 Big Scale Motorcycle series. The beautiful Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, including stunning details like metal damper parts and complex spoke pattern of the wheels which were the best we have ever seen. Also an highly detailed metal chain set was presented as a special detail-up part which takes the model to a new level.

It was so good to see that Tamiya is still engineering these big and expensive kits in a time where the market for static model plastic kits is not so big anymore as it was in the 1970´s and 80´s.

I was feeling like a kid again when I saw the new Honda. Like it was in 1979, when i first saw the Big Scale kit of the Tamiya Honda CB750 Four No. 16001 in the showcase of my local hobby shop.

This has something to do with, how should I call it, maybe „stability“ in a way we like it.

Highlighted should be here the classic box art picture too which is a piece of art for itself. We are all big fans of the classic box arts, and we can say that is one of the very best we have ever seen. Especially from the artistic value.

Tamiya is the last company who still produces these big scale cars and motorcycle kits in an unmatched quality, and we hope they will do it in the future. That should be said.

Thank you TAMIYA

Tamiya exhibited at 44th Tokyo Motorcycle Show

Two-wheel festival! Exhibited at the 44th Tokyo Motorcycle Show
Tamiya will exhibit at the 44th Tokyo Motorcycle Show, the biggest motorcycle big event in Japan, held at Tokyo Big Sight from 24th to 26th March 2017. Please come and visit the exhibition of the latest bikes of domestic and overseas and related events to the fulfilling motorcycle festival!
Tamiya held a “Plavan Accessory – Workshop” where children can enjoy casually from adults to children at the Kids’ corner of the West 2 Hall. You can draw a picture of a motorbike with a coloring sensation on “Chi-mimpavan”, and you can experience making your own original accessories (We will distribute tickets for participation on the day).
And, the latest model of 1/6 motorcycle series to be released this year “1/6 Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin” will be displayed! . Please take a closer look at the class’s strongest adventure tourer, precisely reproduced with a powerful big scale! . In addition, Africa Twin will exhibit actual cars along with the model (cooperation: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motorcycle Japan Co., Ltd.). It is an opportunity to take a detailed photograph of a real car in preparation for making a model! . Others Tamiya’s bike model made from a number of commercial vehicles to racers, including 1/12 Kawasaki Ninja H2R, 1/12 Repsol Honda RC 213 V, is on display. We will also sell scale models and Tamiya original goods.

The 44th Tokyo Motorcycle Show
Venue Tokyo Big Sight West 1 – 3 Hall + Atrium – West Rooftop Exhibition Hall
Date and time March 24 (Fri) 10: 00 ~ 13: 00 Special release / 13: 00 ~ 18: 00 Public release
March 25 (Sat) 10:00 ~ 18:00 Public open
March 26 (Sun) 10:00 ~ 17:00 Public open
Advance ticket Adult 1,300 yen High school student 500 yen
Same day ticket Adult 1,600 yen High school student 500 yen Male and female pair ticket 2,600 yen
⇒ For detailed information on “Tokyo Motorcycle Show” please refer to the official website http://www.motorcycleshow.org/

Can a team of Tamiya Bruiser model cars pull a real new Hilux? The experiment of the classic Tamiya ad video redone by Toyota UK and Tamiya UK

Most classic Tamiya RC fans surely know this early 80s Tamiya advertisement video of a bunch of Tamiya 58028 Hilux pulling a real 1/1 scale Hilux:

Toyota UK together with Tamiya UK redid now this experiment with some Tamiya Bruiser to pull the much heavier current 1/1 real Hilux:

How the pull was made @ Toyota UK Blog

Tamiya Cebu Philippines Factory Visit & Photos of 58646 Konghead Prototype and Production

7 years ago we had posted some photos of the Tamiya Philippines Factory and few days ago the Bright Spot Gizmos & Toys Company posted many more photos on their Facebook page.

Interestingly, a few of them show a prototype of the Tamiya 58646 RC 1/18 Konghead 6X6 G6-01 as well the production of its Polycarbonate body and some pre-sale sample chassis:

Below there is a small compilation of more interesting photos of the visit, the source and all of them can be found at Bright Spot Gizmos & Toys Facebook photo album

Tamiya 58646 RC 1/18 KONGHEAD 6X6 – G6-01 chassis

Tamiya’s G6-01 chassis makes its debut with a Bull Head inspired polycarbonate body. The body sits on top of a 6-wheel drive chassis derived from the capable GF-01!

The Konghead 6×6 is Tamiya’s first ever six-wheeled R/C vehicle ready to pound dirt, asphalt lots and neighborhood streets across the country! This model utilizes a new gear-driven 6WD chassis which is partially derived from the capable Tamiya GF-01 machine. The excellent drive it provides will make for extreme fun while off-road driving. Furthermore, its powerful gear-driven setup allows the Konghead to take on slope inclines of up to 40 degrees!

The polycarbonate body, inspired by Tamiya’s classic Bullhead monster truck, features a brand-new sticker sheet with cool graphics. A host of metal-plated parts includes air cleaners and exhaust (both from the Bullhead monster truck), plus chrome-plated deep rim wheels.

Specifications
· R/C model assembly kit. Length: 420mm, width: 270mm, height: 280mm.
· The 6WD chassis employs 3 differential gears to transmit power from the front-center-mounted motor to all of the model’s wheels. These differentials are encased in the durable main chassis.
· 6-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension is paired with friction dampers.
· Brand-new polycarbonate body inspired by the classic Bullhead monster truck.
· The kit manual build creates a front wheel-steering model. It also includes instructions to re-assemble it into a 4WS model with steerable rear wheels. NOTE: Separately-sold 4WS function transmitter and R/C equipment are required.
· Compatible with many GF-01 chassis Hop Up Option and spare parts.
· Requires 2-channel radio with ESC, & 7.2volt battery with charger.
· Requires Tamiya Polycarbonate paint to paint the body. (sold separately)

Mooncraft CO., Ltd. / Yura Design and RCmagazine about the Tamiya BIGWIG 2017

Sources (in Japanese language): Mooncraft CO., Ltd. / Yura Design & RCmagazine

Reissue version “Big wig” released!

From Tamiya Corporation, Yura Design Electric R / C 4WD Racing Buggy Reprint version “Big Wig (2017)” will be released on Saturday March 11 this Saturday.

“Big wig” is the year 1986, 31 years ago.
The 4WD Racing Buggy RC car released as the 10th anniversary model of Tamiya Electric RC car birth.
Yura is in charge of the body design, and the body design is developed jointly by Tamiya (then: Tamiya model).
Tamiya who does not design the model outside the company was also talked about by appointing Yura as a designer.

This time it will be released, “Big wig (2017)” of the reprinted version added with improvements without changing the basic composition at the time.
The logo of the body also differs somewhat.
I think that the mark of our company “MOONCRAFT” is placed large in the rear wing, too.

As for Mooncraft, we are collecting Big wig materials etc at that time in 1986, so we will introduce it again at BLOG later.

Also, the previous magazine’s interview was done before the old and the new two big wigs.
The Big wig of 1986 was exhibited also in the reception room of Mooncraft.

 

Yura Design Electric R / C car “Big wig (2017)” was published in the magazine.

Electric RC car 4WD racing buggy “Big wig (2017)” is published in the latest issue of “RC Model Magazine” currently on sale – April 2017 issue. This “radio control magazine” is a memorial number of 500. In commemoration No. 500, the reprint version of the electric R / C car 4WD racing buggy “Big wig” released by Yura in 1986 and featured in Yuri was featured in “Big Wig (2017)”. “Big wig (2017)” will be on sale March 11th this Saturday from Tamiya Co., Ltd. In this issue, as well as introduction of “Big wig (2017)”, Tamiya adviser Mr. Fumito Taki who was involved in the development of the first model and Yura is talking about the secret story of the first big wig development. (Image: From RCmagazine Ladama’s official web site) Those who knew big wigs in the reprint version are of course, but I think that it is interesting to those who were fans of the original model. And the moon craft wind tunnel is also a little but has appeared. Currently, it is on sale now. Please have a look if you do not mind. For detailed information on ” Radio Control Magazine” April issue of 2017, please see the page of RCmagazine Rajima on official website.