Monthly Archives: March 2019

Photos of Tamiya exhibition at 46th Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2019



The 46th Tokyo Motorcycle Show, one of Japan’s largest motorcycle big events, will be held at Tokyo Big Sight. Tamiya also exhibited at this event. We will exhibit the latest models such as “1/12 Honda Monkey 125”, sell plastic models of various bikes and original goods, and experience the craftsmanship, dancing rider and dual rider maneuvering experiences. Please come by all means.

■ Date
March 22 (Fri) 13:00-18:00
March 23 (Saturday) 10:00-18:00
March 24 (Sun) 10:00-17:00

■ Venue Venue
Atoake 3-11-1 Ariake Koto-ku,
Tokyo 1st, 2nd and 3rd halls of the Tokyo Big Sight, and the Atrium / West Rooftop Exhibition Hall
* The Tamiya booth is located in the West 2 Hall and Kids Corner

The 46th Tokyo Motorcycle Show Official Site

Fun Buggy Blitz! Tamiya WR-02CB Comical Hornet & Grasshopper with options video review by RC Driver



Tamiya has introduced so many people to the world of radio control and they do so with build up kits that stand out and are pure fun to drive. The Tamiya WR-02CB Comical Hornet & Grasshopper are among some of their latest releases and are a fresh take on some classics we’ve loved over the years. In this video we take a close look at the new Tamiy Comical Hornet and show off all of its features. Then we turn our attention to the Comical Grasshopper which was the first WR-02CB to be released and we show you some of the Option parts Tamiya offers for this chassis. We of course take the Comical Hornet & Grasshopper out for a drive so you can see these fun RC buggies in action. Want something fun? Want something different in your stable of RC cars? Tamiya is the perfect company to turn to.

Intro 0:17
Comical Hornet Features 1:03
Hop-Up Options 10:04
Action 14:06
Performance Discussion 17:19

Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel

Tamiya Mini 4WD Astral Star Tressa Yokohama Shimbashi Plamodel Factory Special

In response to customer requests, we have organized the 2nd “Tamiya Plastic Model Factory 10th Anniversary,“ Mini 4WD Astral Star Tressa Yokohama / Shinbashi Special ”. The plated wheel is set on an original design sticker that makes you feel like a festive flower in a lacy atmosphere. We greatly change machine image and plate wheel to original decal based on blue. A dignified atmosphere is transmitted. Like Reikiri Special, it’s a commemorative kit, so please add it as a part of the collection.

Please buy it as one of the collection by all means. We look forward to your visit.

■ Tamiya Plastic Model Factory 10th Anniversary of Shinbashi Branch! “Mini 4WD Astral Star Tressa Yokohama / Shinbashi Special” ※ Add our original decals + plated wheels!

■ Date of sale: March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

■ Price
Astral Star Special 1.300 yen (excluding tax)
Astral Star Special First Try Set 2.000 yen (excluding tax)

※ We do not have reservation, reserve, mail order. ※ Excuse me, but one person, I will consider it as a sale of one piece. ※ There is a limit to the number of preparations. Thank you for your understanding. ※ Please refrain from the purchase for resale purpose.

■ Contact
TEL 03-6809-1175 (12:00 to 22:00 on weekdays / 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and holidays)

Sole sale source: Tamiya Plamodel Factory – Shimbashi

Few Tamiya Mini 4WD April 2019 special project releases

95480 MINI 4WD PIG RACER GT


Round and cute pig driver operating a GT machine It is a plastic model assembly kit of a four-wheel drive racer that is fun for high-performance running and racing. The Pig GT is a machine with a painted pig driver on a clear pink body. The body adopts Zilborg who imaged the GT car of Europe, and the combination with a chubby pig driver is comical. In addition, the chassis made of ABS resin is magenta (pink), A parts such as battery holder and gear cover are black, A spoke wheel is finished with fluorescent pink, and white small diameter low height tires are attached. We also have a dedicated metallic-style sticker. In addition, torque tune 2 motor PRO, which has excellent acceleration power, is equipped as standard. The cuteness is, of course, also a machine with a focus on running.

MA chassis in pursuit of driving efficiency “MA” is an abbreviation of Midship AERO (midship aero). The “MS chassis” with a midship layout, with a double shaft motor mounted at the center of the vehicle body, and the “AR chassis” designed with particular attention to air flow during driving (aero). It is “MA chassis” that put together each excellent feature in one chassis. Of course, taking advantage of the racing know-how accumulated so far, we have thoroughly improved the running performance, including the 3.5: 1 superspeed gear, six low-friction resin rollers and rear skid bars as standard equipment. . In addition, the integrated monocoque structure also makes it easy to assemble and maintain. It is a chassis that can handle a wide range of events, from beginners to veteran racers, from small town races to small races, and from the official competition of a large 5-lane special circuit.

Basic specs ● Length: 156 mm at completion, Width: 97 mm, Height: 45 mm ● Torque Tune 2 Motor PRO included ● Assembly does not require adhesive.

Tamiya 63696 The History of Armor 100 Years book

Released March 18th, 2019 4860 yen

One volume to look back on the history of the Department of Athletics of the Ground Self Defense Force 100 years
We introduce the history that spans many years from Taisho to Heisei, with detailed materials and photographs. In addition, there are also many columns that make the tank unit feel more familiar. The activities of the Ground Self Defense Force can be understood well from a different point of view. In addition to the mark and origin of all tanks and reconnaissance units, a QR code that allows you to listen to the company song is also included. A4 size, 160 pages, issued by Defense Home Newspaper, 4,500 yen (excluding tax). It can not be purchased at general bookstores. Please contact Tamiya Shop Online or Defense Home Newspaper.

Number of pages: A4 size 160 pages all color
Publication: Corporation Defense home newspaper company

ABB FIA Formula E Miniature RC Masterpiece based on Tamiya F104



Behind the scenes of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s epic radio-controlled car film, Street Level… Find out how the model cars were painstakingly made, and how the production team captured the incredible shots that made up Street Level. From drones and miniature tracking vehicles to close calls with trams and city traffic, here’s how this remarkable film came together.
Source: ABB Formula E YouTube channel

Tamiya Korea opening a store where models and cafes converge

Reporter: Kim Hyungwon
The combined store, which combines plastic goods and cafes, enters Busan.
Tamiya, a model specializing company, announced on April 4 that it will open ‘Tamiya Family Cafe’ at Lotte Factory Outlet located in Busan, Korea.

Tamiya Family Cafe bird’s eye view. / Provided by Korean Tamiya


The Tamiya family café is a combination of a café and a model merchandise store. Inside the store, there is a resting area where you can enjoy food and beverage, and a model sales corner that sells plastic models, RC cars, and mini 4W D items. On the side of the store is a track for a mini-car game.
An official from Korea’s Tamiya said, “This is the first time a model restaurant and a cafe have been combined in Korea.”
To celebrate the opening of the Family Cafe in Korea, Tamiya Korea sells a Tamiya model at a 10% discount, and offers a mug with a Tamiya logo on shoppers over 50,000 won.
Source in Korean language: !T Chosun