Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2018 Releases

TAMIYA 2018 ?

Like at the previous changes of the year

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

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reader base and support and wishes everyone a fantastic 2018!

104 thoughts on “Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2018 Releases

  1. Robert Adolphus

    a) Could Release = 1/48 F-14B/D Tomcat
    b) Would like 1/48 Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B FAA/RAF or 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6

  2. Blakbird

    I missed my chance to get the 58456 Gallardo Super Trofeo body and would love to get another chance at it. An Aventador body would also be welcome. I’d also like to see a scale hard body for the TXT-2.

  3. Denuss

    In addition to my last comment (“Toyota Yaris WRC 2017! (Or 2018, depending on how it will look like.. :D)”). Preferable as a 1:10 RC body. The XV-01 is great. With the Yaris WRC body it would be perfect!

  4. Heng

    Re re the Tamiya Radio Control Guide books in the 80s. Maybe in the form of a bundled 5 to 15 years series.

  5. MD

    Please, please, please!

    CC01 Jeep Wrangler YJ re-re

    Or

    CC01 Jeep Wrangler JK/JL

    Make it happen Tamiya!!!

  6. Eric Wong

    (a) Following the release of several TA-02S(W) models, it is logical to predict that TA-02 common optional parts (such as propeller shaft, motor mount, carbon or FRP chassis, FRP damper mounts, etc) would come back. It would be best if some new option parts are designed following re-release of the chassis as in the case of CC-01.

    (b) I personally love the TA-03 series because it is the time where I got addicted into RC. Plus some un-replaceable iconic bodies like the Benz CLK-GTR, Porsche 911 GT1, Mitsubishi EVO 4 and 5, etc. (Aside from licensing issues, which I know is expensive to deal with,) it would be beneficial to your sales if most (if not all) old bodies would be re-released on modern chassis, as in the case of mini-4wd. Many of us simply bought a kit (maybe when we were a kid haha) just because of its attractive body. I can see the TT-02 and the previous TT01 lines are doing this but please release more, more and more bodies.

  7. Bob

    a)
    – The 1/12 RC213V from a satellite team, with different rims, fork and brakes.
    The sprue of the Repsol is ready for that !
    – The 1/12 RC213V from new Marc Marquez Title
    – The XL1000 Africa Twin in 1/12 scale

    b)
    – All plastic kits related to Dakar race : NXR750, R80G/S, 405T16, Pajero 92′
    – 1/24 Mazda 787 B
    – 1/12 500GP and Early Honda RCV

  8. Joe

    Would like to see re-release of the 1/10 “Astute” R/C.
    Also new Battleships, Have you every thought about partnering with “World of Warships?” the online gaming….and offering new 1/350 battleship/Destroyer/Cruiser/Aircraft Carrier Models.

  9. FromageTheDog

    Still pining for a Hotshot (or similar chassis — Fire Dragon, Thunder Dragon, etc.) re-re-re…

    Otherwise: Falcon, Striker, Sonic Fighter, Bearhawk would all be nice to see again…

  10. David

    If I can throw in my two cents, I strongly feel that Tamiya should release the Top Force EVO in its full glory. I personally purchased three 2017 Top Force as soon as they were available, and if the Top Force EVO would be brought back I could see myself stocking up with no less than 3 EVOs.

  11. Alex Bishop

    a) static, RC, accessories – paints, tools…
    b) Churchill tank in 1/48 scale, SU-76M self propelled gun in 1/48 scale.

  12. Gamepuppy

    Please re-release the Porsche 959 4WD & Celica Gr.B 4WD or at least the easily doable classics like the Hotshot II and Blazin Blazer. I also have been waiting for Tamiya to re-release the 80’s RC Guide books, possibly as suggested already as a collectively bound book editions.

  13. william Julian Allen

    Dear Tamiya
    I have been recently collecting and building your beautiful 1/6 scale motorcycle series.
    My latest purchase is your recent release of the Honda Africa Twin.
    It is the state of the art in model kits.
    I have purchased the Suzuki Katana.Kawasaki Z1300,Yamaha Midnight special,Harley Davidsons,etc but was wondering why you have never made a model in 1/6 of a British Motorcycle?
    Old British Motorcycles such as Triumphs,Royal Enfields,BSA’S are Beautiful works of art and are very Desirable.
    I cannot believe that you have never produced a model of the ‘Rolls Royce’ of all motorcycles,the Brough Superior?
    You make Japanese bikes,German bikes,American bikes but you do not cater for us British.WHY?
    Come on Tamiya,Play fair.
    Thank you
    Julian

  14. Wolfgang

    Happy new year !
    1:35 Scale -US Army Dodge Ambulance WWII
    1:35 New US.Half Tack-M2 ,M3
    1.35 new Stug IV
    1:72 Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    1:72 B-26 Marauder
    1:48 /1:32/1:72 P-38 Lightning

  15. Win

    Happy New Year
    Still waiting for the following re-release products
    Hot Shot II
    Vanquish
    Terra Scorcher
    Astute
    Porsche 959 4WD
    Please, make it real. Thank you.

  16. Ricardo Gonzalez

    Dear Tamiya

    1/12 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2017
    1/12 Aprilia RSV4
    1/12 Yamaha YZR1 2017
    1/12 Moto Gp Bike, Suzuki, Aprilia, KTM
    Thanks

  17. Ricardo Gonzalez

    Dear Tamiya
    Please
    In 1/12 New Ducati Panigale V4
    1/12 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
    1/12 Ducati Multistrada 1260
    1/12 MV Augusta F4
    Thanks

  18. andrea

    A) I do not have idea

    B) I’m expecting the re editions of 2 mini 4wd for a long time. Thom Ghody special Premium and Shao Bai Ron premium. I hope reliese soon and the keep the original colors of body (tom ghody > red and shao bai ron > gold) whit premium stikers metallized (original color). For last i hope to see a red pc-abs chassis for FM-A.

  19. John

    A-Porsche 928S4 ?
    B-
    1.Tamiya 1/10 RC Toyota FT-1 Concept car.
    2.Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 based on G6-01 chassis st
    Minimum.
    3. Mazda Furai based on F104 pro GT chassis

  20. Tim

    A happy new year from Norther Germany:

    Being a Tamiya Fan for over 30 Years now, both Plastic and RC, I started to re-collect all the iconoc Tamiya RC Cars, I was wanting as a kid in the 80s, when I spent every free Minute at a local hobby-stor in front of the Tamiya RC-Car Shelf…..

    I would really like to see the following RC Cars re-released, to get my Collection of childhood-dreams more completed:
    – Astute
    – Super Astute
    – Vanquish
    – The Falcon
    – Egress
    – Porsche 959 4WD
    – Mazda 787B 24h Le Mans

    A….and yes, a re-release of the 80’s and 90#s Radio Controlled Handbooks…..PLEASE!

  21. Shane Peterson

    My wish list is:
    Vanquish
    Terra Scorcher
    Hotshot II
    Astute/Super Astute
    Love the ones I have already though! Plus I see there are a couple new pre-painted & trimmed body options now, that is AWESOME!!!!

  22. J. Perez

    I would like to see the following from Tamiya: 1. 1:35 T-14 Russian Armata tank. 2. 1:48 Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger 3. 1:48 F-22 Raptor 4. 1:48 F-35 Lighting II 5. 1:48 North American X-15
    There are several kits of the Armata out (Svezda & Panda Hobby), but I would appreciate one with Tamiya’s superb fit and engineering. There is a need for an up-to-date kit of the Avenger. Likewise, there are kits of the Raptor and Lighting II out, none to Tamiya’s standards. Finally, the X-15. It broke many records, and helped open the frontiers of space. Thanks.

  23. John Phillips

    A. No idea really but keeping in line with the release of the TA07, 419 and the brilliant M07. More development on the RC front reflecting the current vehicles in WRC, WTC and maybe even MotoGP

    B. The development of the M08X – SWB/Scales down version of the TA07. 4WD and the ability to have the traditional 210, 225 & 239 WB. Tamiya set the mark at 210mm and the world has followed. The TA05 M-Four was superb (all be it expensive) but the concept was sound. It’s a same that people like Xpress are now seemingly beating Tamiya at there own game.

    The absence of Tamiya EuroCup in the UK for some years has left other companies to cease their chance within the UK Market. Knowing that EuroCup was based largely on standard kits was all part of the fun. Tamiya JP seems to have rekindled that passion with the Dancing Rider, to bring back EC in the UK would allow the UK to show yet again that we have drivers capable of winning World Championships as has been done in the past. Either that or I move to Spain, Germany or any European state that still runs the series.

  24. Mr Bean

    I really hope that Tamiya will come out with a 2018 Toyota Yaris WRC Rally car with a XV chassis ( same sort of the good old ( Delta Integrale, Subaru WRC or Lancer Evo WRC or old Corolla WRC car)

  25. AG

    B:
    I would love to have :
    Dyna Storm
    Toyota Hilux (58086)
    Astute / Super Astute
    Top Force Evo
    Ford Escort RS (Not WRC)

  26. eric

    I wish to see the Porsche 959 and the Toyota Celica to be reproduced. I’d be first in line to get both!!

  27. Josh

    Would love to see the 1/10 R91CP. I missed it when they brought it back. Finished body would be even better. Would go nice with my 787B and XJR12.

    Would also like to see the 1/24 787B.

  28. Sanny

    I’d like a re-release of the Tamiya Thunder Dragon (58073) or equivalent series (Thunder Shot, Fire Dragon).
    I regret I trashed it as it was a wonderful fast and easy handling car (for me)

  29. John

    I’d love to see something very unique, the Casspir Mark 3 “106” Recoilless Rifle Weapons Carrier in 1/35 scale. Or the Buffalo MRAP.

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