Monthly Archives: October 2018

Announcement of the 78th Tamiya Pachi Contest winning work

The AFV model photo contest “Pachi” celebrated its 50th year this year. The page which introduces the contribution photograph of everyone’s readers posted to Tamiya news as “Your picture masterpiece collection” Pachi “is the beginning. Many works filled with ideas were sent this time as well, but unfortunately there was no corresponding gold prize work of “Scene photography department”. Kentaro Minami won the gold prize of “Work photography department”. It is a powerful work of the topic Shaman Easy Eight (Korean war) with “red devil” overturning the conventional theory. Many works were taken on M3 Stuart which was released in June this time, and as recent trends, works taken with smartphone cameras are increasing. And the participation of teens and women has also increased. The patch contest is closed on September 1 every year. After completing the model, I am not concerned about the shooting equipment, but first it is a smartphone. Please take a picture of everyone’s work and please apply.

The 77th prize-winning piece of the Pachi Contest

New manga with classic Tamiya RC

First episode: Reunion with the Buggy Champ

“Elite Yankee Saburo” “Bancho Association” Dr. Shuji Abe became 40 years old, and the story begins by having the radio controlled car that was longing for a boy again.
If you read it you will want to control the radio!
Coverage for coverage / TAMIYA’s real radio control experience!
This is a story of 40 men fierce fighting and rebirth!

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Vol.25 video report

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Vol.25 video report

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix was held at Okadenda sightseeing spot MEGA WEB Toyota City Showcase. Junior Grand Prix and Junior Buggy Grand Prix for elementary and junior high school students, Women’s Grand Prix for women’s drivers, parent / child dancing rider to participate in a pair of elementary / junior high school students and parents. Participating players had a good time.

Tamiya 70232 Chain-Program Robot video

Get With the Program!
This assembly kit creates a robot whose movement can be programmed by the use of 3 types of special link put together to form a chain. The chain is pushed through the model by the chain gear, and the reader translates the different links into positions of the rear wheel, steering the robot. Attaching the chain ends to one another creates an ongoing cycle. Arms and head move along with the front wheel. Separately sold Educational Construction Series universal arm and plate parts can be added, thanks to compatible 3mm holes. Likewise, the Chain-Program Robot can be paired with microcomputers and circuit boards for more advanced creations. Includes 2 motors and everything needed for easy snap-fit/screw-together assembly.★Length: 185mm, width: 138mm, height: 162mm (measurements are approximate). ★Requires one R6/AA/UM3 battery (not included).

Radio Control Magazine Classic 2 special issue

Finally old car fan-Long-awaited Mook Second Bullet,”Radio Control Magazine Classic 2″ will be on sale! From The 1970s to 90s, we have introduced the name of the machine and name items that have been popular in the world. It’s perfect for the save version too! Especially the ichi special DVD of the appendix! The machine of those who participated in the ” Classic meeting ” hosted in this magazine is also included in ” that ” former name driver, and an interview that tells us about that time. In the gp edition, a member who created Japan whirlwind in the Geneva tournament in 1979, in the ep edition, a member of the 1th Japan championship komazawa tournament, with a hot talk. I hope you enjoy it. The release date will be on October 30th at the National Bookstore, Amazon!

Source: RCmagazine

Tamiya 14133 1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M release memorial · Video of actual vehicle & talk show by model development staff

In September 2018, at the Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store, we held a commemorative talk event for the release of the latest model of the Tamiya 1/12 motorcycle series “Yamaha YZF-R1M”. 20 years since the birth of the first YZF-R1 that made a new era of super sports super sports. Since 2015, Tamiya modeled the latest flagship of Yamaha Road Sports that fans worldwide admire from circuits to public roads, such as the 4 consecutive victories of Suzuka 8 resistance. In this event, we invited the development staff of each model of the actual car and the model, and held a talk session to enjoy both bike fans and model fans such as charm and story behind.
● Cast: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Mr. Hirano (YZF-R1 Project Leader), GK Dynamics Co., Ltd. Isao Sakata (YZF-R1 Designer), Tamiya Planning & Development Department staff Shigeki Araki
● Cooperation: Yamaha Motor Co., GK Dynamics, Inc., Presto Corporation

63679 Takarajimasha Tamiya Pochette Book


Release on Monday, October 29, 2018
1,933 yen (main unit price 1,790 yen)

TAMIYA POCHETTE BOOK with appendix released

Posted Tamiya product and Tamiya Plastic model factory Shimbashi store, Tamiya Plastic model factory Yokohama store mini 4WD work experience notes, goods and event information, Tamiya fan’s celebrity interview etc This book is a set of booklets and “Tamiya logo entered Pochette” that can store mini 4WD and so on.

Format · Number of pages: A4 · Booklet 16 pages
Special appendix: Tamiya logo entered Pochet
issued: Takarajima Corporation

Booklet overview

★ Introduction / history of Tamiya
★ Tamiya Plastic model Factory Yokohama store Mini 4WD production experience
★ Tamiya fan interview / comment
· Kenjiro Yamashita (Third generation J Soul Brothers)
· Takashi Murakami (artist)
· Toshiyuki Itakura (Impulse)
· Koitoin Sho (Golden Bomber)
· Tokui Aozora (voice actor)
· Kae Hiromi (Mini 4WD idol)
★ Product introduction (Mini 4WD · Sweet Deco · Goods · Collaboration Item etc)
★ Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store Go !!
★ Event introduction

Outline of Appendix · TAMIYA POCHETTE

★ Adopt durable materials outdoor specifications.
★ Tamiya’s classic logo entered.
★ Length adjustable adjuster strap
★ Size into which a mini 4WD or PET bottle enters beside
★ Equipped with a rope strap of authentic outdoor specification at the opening.
★ SIZE (approx): H16 x W 22.5 x D 10 cm, strap: 130 cm [longest]

Tanita and Tamiya announced the release of 4 limited products including body composition meters and pedometers with Avante design elements

Designed with a mini 4WD “Avante” and a logo “Twin Star” as motif

Scheduled to be released mid December

Body composition indicator

Price: 6,000 yen (excluding tax)


Price: 2,800 yen each (excluding tax)

 Tanita will release a total of 4 products, totaling 2 body composition testers and 2 pedometers collaborated with Tamiya in the middle of December.

 This time, we will release the body composition meter “Tamiya Model (Total Body Composition Total)” (Avante Jr.) “with the mini 4WD hit model” Avante Jr. “as the motif, with the pedometer” Tamiya model (TAMIYA) “, a pedometer” Pedometer Tamiya Model (TAMIYA) “, a body composition meter featuring a pedometer Tamiya model (Avante Jr.) and a Tamiya logo mark” Twin Star ” In the product, the price is “Tamiya model of the body composition meter” 2 kinds are 6,000 yen (tax excluded), 2 kinds of “pedometer Tamiya model” 2,800 yen (tax excluded).

In addition to “Tanita Online Shop” , they will be also sold at “Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store”, “Shizuoka Hobby Square”, “Tamiya Shop Online” . Prior to selling, “Tanita Online Shop” will start accepting reservations from October 23rd.

2 kinds of Tamiya body composition meter

 The collaboration body composition meter to be released this time is “Tamiya Model (Avante Jr.) of the body composition meter” with the motif “Avante Jr.” released in December 1988, and the original which treated Tamiya’s logo all over Two kinds of “body composition meter Tamiya model (TAMIYA)” of design.

 ”Tamiya model of body composition (Avante Jr.)” is designed based on the illustration of the body with the main body color of “Avante Jr.” As the basis. Also, the phrase “Being nuts is NEAT!” Which is also a trademark of “Avante Jr.” written in the wing is printed. In addition, the package has been created tribute to the package of “Primary Avante Jr.” at the time of 1988.

 Meanwhile, “Tamiya model of body composition (TAMIYA)” is characterized by a design that studded with “Twin Star” which is a symbolic logo of the company based on black. With nostalgic design with newness, it has become a product that can tackle health making while enjoying generations.

 Both measured / displayed items are “body weight”, “body fat percentage”, “BMI”, “visceral fat level”. The size is 210 × 297 × 25 mm (length × width × height) and weighs about 1.4 kg (including batteries). Power is turned on by simply riding, and the measuring person is identified automatically, so health checks can be easily done everyday without button operation.

Source: GAME Watch

Tamiya Fair 2018 November 17-18

Hobby’s festival, held this year too! Saturday , Sunday 17th ( Sat ) 9: 00-17: 00, Sunday 18th ( Sunday ) 9: 00-16: 00 ※ Opening may be delayed depending on the situation.
Tamiya fair was established as a hobby event in autumn of Shizuoka. Last year we had over 24,000 visitors. This year, which is the 20th time, we will also exhibit noteworthy new products, various events that you can participate in by participating in the customer, you can also sell limited items that can only be purchased at the venue, and spot sale of bargains etc. Expand. Tamiya’s hobby festival is held again this year! 

⇒ The report of Tamiya Fair 2017 last year is here.
Presentation of new products of Tamiya, exhibition (North / South Building)
We will display Tamiya’s new products such as scale model, RC model, mini 4WD and so on which will be released from this autumn to early next year at once. Please have a look and have a look.

Tamiya product sales corner (North / South)
We have all Tamiya products and original goods on sale now! If you purchase more than 1,000 yen you get a discount voucher that you can use at the venue! (※ The discount ticket is effective only at the Tamiya fair 2018 period venue, shopping with discount tickets only is not possible.)

Shizuoka Joint Work Exhibition (North Building / South Building)
Plastic model production This year also held joint work exhibition centering on clubs active in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. As well as scale models of airplanes, tanks and cars, as well as hundreds of mini 4WD and RC car bodies etc. are gathered.

Electric RC car World champion decision game! (North Building)
In addition to 15 domestic competitions in Japan, representatives who have won the preliminary contests in nine countries and regions in Asia, the United States and Canada, each area gathered, and the world’s best match of the Tamiya Electric RC car will be held. We develop a super close match that competes for 0.01 seconds. Even just watching the race development full of speed, it is powerful to hold sweat in hands. I can not stop sending cheers. A big race at a large special circuit is a must-see!

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS 050 HYBRID exhibited (North Building)
Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID (Toyota TS050 HYBRID) is a prototype racing car developed by Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota Motorsport) for participating in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2016. It is the successor model of Toyota · TS 040 HYBRID who participated in two seasons of 2014 · 2015. (Cooperation: Toyota Motor Corporation)

The 46 th Annual Doll Modification Contest Work Exhibition (North Building)
The puppet reconstruction contest is a model contest using a soldier doll of about 1/5 “tall height of” 1/35 Military Miniature Series “. From a simple remodeling just changing the pose or combining accessories, a technique work that transforms it into a completely different character or character, even a fight idea work with the fun of ideas, anyway the soldier dolls are based on Even a bad work OK! The recruitment received this time is exhibited in the venue. You can actually see stunning works that I do not think is 1/35 size.

Stage Event (North Building)
Popular female modelers holding model lectures etc all over the country, such as air brush painting courses by Ogosi Tomoe and talk shows related to product development etc. At the North Building stage there are plenty of attractive events. Please have a look.

1/1 mini 4WD actual vehicle project Aero Avante exhibition (Promenade)
A dream big project to make Mini 4WD “Aero Avante” a real vehicle. Please see the powerful style at close range!
⇒ 1/1 Mini 4WD actual vehicle project (YouTube)
⇒ 1/1 Mini 4WD · actual car version Aero Avante & F1 TYRELL 019 Suzuka Circuit video (YouTube)

RC Tanks Owners Meeting held! (17th · South Building)
Radio control tanks such as Tiger I, Sherman, KV – 1, etc, which attract the ultimate realism that reproduces sound and light, as well as actions unique to tanks, are active. Match battle of tension which is carried out one to one and competition against the team where combination is key of victory are done. All the tank fans, please come.
⇒ The details of the event are here!

Mini 4WD event (South Building)
“Mini 4WD Station Champion Decision Battle 2018” “Mini 4WD World Challenge 2018” is held !!

Saturday 17th (Saturday)
More than 500 shops nationwide, held the “No. 1 Lane Course” Mini 4WD Stationary Champion 2018 “by the racer elected by the” Mini 4WD Station Challenge “held over 1000 meetings ).
18th (Sunday)
“Mini 4WD World Challenge 2018” held by overseas representative racers gathered from all over the world and about 100 top racers in the country held! Do not miss it!
* Participation in the race will be only for players who have won participation rights.

17th (Sat), 18th (Sunday)
Concours Deregans work remodeling of exhibition
machine, painting contest “Competition Deregans”. At the Tamiya Fair venue, the Japan Cup 2018 exhibition of the NEW ERA award-winning works of each competition is displayed.
※ “Minna 4/4 Gallery of Everyone” is not available due to space reasons.

Free participation event Free running and mini racing using the long straight course (planned to turn back 180 ° turns), which will be newly emerging at Tamiya Fair
only on Sunday 18th (Sunday),
and free practice course installation are under adjustment.

First time programming experience class (charged) (South Building)
The importance of STEM education for children in all over the world increases, and experience “programming” which is attracting attention now because it will be compulsory in elementary school from 2020! It is a classroom for beginners for programming with children’s computer IchigoJam. All necessary equipment is prepared here. You can actually move the robot just by entering the program with the keyboard under the teacher’s lecture. After the classroom, we will give you a cam program robot working set that you can enjoy analog programming without computer.

◎ Schedule: 9 (Saturday), 18 (Sunday)
3 times a day ( 1 hour of experience)
● 9: 30 ~ ● 12: 00 ~ ● 14: 00 ~
◎ Participation fee: 3,456 yen (tax included) / Cam program robot working set included)
◎ Target: over 3rd grade elementary school students. Those under junior high school students should attend with parents.
◎ Capacity: 12 people for each first come ※ Reserved in advance ※ Starting from 10/29 (Monday) 10 am

Self Defense Force public relations section (South Building)
A familiar Self Defense Force public relations section also appears at the Tamiya Fair venue at Shizuoka Hobby Show and others!
I plan to exhibit a Ground Self Defense Force vehicle with few opportunities to see usually.
For children there is a uniform shooting corner at uniform uniforms.

※ Scheduled exhibition vehicle
17th (Saturday)
Unit: The 34th ordinary department regiment (flat-house residential area>
vehicle: light armored mobile (LAV), scouting motorcycle

18th (Sun)
unit: 1st tank battalion (Komamoto Temple )
Vehicle: 96 type wheel armored car (WAPC)
* Since the unit will change on a daily basis, the vehicle exhibition will also differ on Saturdays and Sundays
Cooperation: Self Defense Force Shizuoka District Cooperation Headquarters, 34th Regular Regimental Regiment, 1st Tank Battalion

Tamiya latest RC car “Comical Grass Hopper” Experience Running Meeting held (Free) (South Building)
Tamiya’s latest RC car experiencing running meeting will be held. It is characterized by a comical body, it is also perfect for wheelie driving. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.
⇒ Check the running of comical grasshopper! (YouTube)

Tamiya latest RC car “Triple wheel series dancing rider” Experience running meeting held (free) (South Building)
It is a new sense of three wheel RC car that cornering by tilting the car body. “Dancing rider” featuring affordable speed and cute body. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.
⇒ Check the running of the RC dancing rider with a video! (YouTube)

Sweet Decoration Production Experience Corner (charged) (South Building)
“Sweets decoration” which is becoming popular among women now. Why not challenge the hobby to make real sweets like clay and other ingredients? Both girls and mothers’ participation are welcome as well. You can take home the completed work. ※ Works can not be eaten.

In addition to this, a lot of experience corners are prepared at the venue !!

RC trailer passenger experience corner (South Building) (free)
Let’s take a 1/14 size RC trailer. We will conduct trailer riding experience for primary schoolchildren and below.

Mini 4WD Workshop (South Building) (charged)
Make it on the spot and let’s play! ! Receiving at any time! We also have a circuit to run the finished machine. For assembly, the staff gently talks about lectures.

Separate event

Let’s enjoy with parents and children. The latest RC Baguiga’s assembly class !!
Visit Tamiya Fair 2018 and travel at the Tamiya circuit, Hobby Zankei’s weekend! “Tamiya RC Tour with TRF” held
We planned “Tamiya RC Tour with TRF” of Hobby Zamani with TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) staff. You can enjoy RC car assembly class, RC run at Tamiya Circuit, Tamiya fair venue and Tamiya head office visit. Please join us with parents and children.
⇒ For more details please click here. 

List of exhibitors / cooperating organizations (unordered)
Tamiya fair has been exhibited by many manufacturers and cooperating organizations. Manufacturers of scales models and RC relationships, as well as many unique manufacturers are exhibiting, so please check each booth.

Mazda Co., Ltd. / Shizuoka Mazda Co., Ltd. / UMA (moving model lover association) / Kyoto Machine Tool Co., Ltd. / Kondo Science Co., Ltd. / Sanwa Electronics Co., Ltd. / Futaba Electronics Co., Ltd. / Mizuho limited company / Marto Hasegawa Temiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store / Tamiya Plastic Model / Fine Mold Co., Ltd. Actin / Limited Company Fine Mold / SWEET (Suite) / Limited Company Emmp / Shimomura Alec / Co., Ltd. Shiokawa Kodeno / Central Packaging / Ojja Design Co., Ltd. / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Torresa Yokohama Store / Hobby Japan Co., Ltd. / Dainippon Painting / Co., Ltd. Model Art Company / Shizuoka Industry Service Co., Ltd. Suruga Restaurant / Shizuoka Joint Works Exhibition / SDF Shizuoka District Cooperation Headquarters / Public Interest Foundation Corporate Planning Tourism Bureau / Showa printing processing limited company Lau pen model / Fuji Araki Co., Ltd. / Unit Promotion / Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. / Boeks / Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd. / Pilot Ink Corporation / Matchmoor Racing Co., Ltd. / Twilight model / Ueno Shokai Co., Ltd. / General corporation Japan Military Vehicle Association / Toyota Motor Corporation