Monthly Archives: April 2019

List of upcoming Tamiya Mini 4WD and Educational kits

18654 Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT/Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)
95116 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 25th Anniv. Low Friction LP Tire Maroon x2
95118 Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2019
95119 Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-Cup 2019
95120 Baron Viento Japan Cup 2019 (FM-A Chassis)
95121 HG Carbon Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-CUP 2019
95122 HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm) J-CUP 2019
95123 HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate Set for 13/19mm Roller (1.5mm) J-CUP 2019
95485 Festa Jaunes L Green Special (PC Body/MS Chassis)
95493 19mm Aluminum Rollers (5 Spokes) w/Plastic Rings (Green)
95494 FM-A Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
95495 MA Fluorescence Color Chassis Set (Yellow)
95496 Lightweight Plastic Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm) (Fl.Yellow)
95497 HG 13mm All Aluminum Bearing Roller (Tapered)
95499 13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers LW/Ringless (Black)
95506 Japan Cup Junior Circuit Straight Section Set Black (4 Pieces)
95507 Mini 4WD HG Aluminum Setting Board (Black)
95514 Mini 4WD HG Maintenance Base (180x210mm)

70233 Twist Crawler Construction Set (2ch Remote Control)
71201 Microcomputer Robot Construction Set (Crawler Type)
74150 Modeling Template (Round/1-12.5mm)

Upcoming Tamiya 1/10 RC MAZDA 3 (TT-02) [Tentative name]

Tamiya 58671 1/10 RC MAZDA 3 (TT-02) [Tentative name]
Tamiya 57910 1/10 RC XB MAZDA 3 (TT-02) [Tentative name]

This TAMIYA R/C model recreates the Mazda 3, which was first unveiled at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show. The polycarbonate body faithfully captures the lines of the 2019 Mazda 3 and it sits on top the easy to build and drive TT-02 chassis.

TT-02: Adaptable, Balanced Shaft Driven 4WD
The shaft-driven 4WD TT-02 chassis employs a longitudinal layout with the battery on the left and the motor on the right, to give excellent stability. In addition, it features identical left and right suspension arms and uprights for ease of assembly, plus easy-to-maintain gearboxes. It is a highly adaptable chassis, as it offers 2 different wheelbases, 2 ground clearance settings and 2 tread set-ups in addition to a range of 10 possible gear ratios. It is not short on looks either, with brake disc-shaped wheel hubs and stylish front bumper supports.

• 1/10 R/C model assembly kit. Length: 436mm, width: 187mm.
• Body is molded accurately in lightweight and durable polycarbonate.
• Features separate parts for side mirrors.
• A special red version of the TT-02 Lower Deck (Hard) is included, giving the model superb rigidity.
• Includes Tamiya logo stickers.
• Twin 5-spoke wheels are gun metal color, and paired with racing radial tires.
• The TT-02 chassis is an adaptable and balanced design with excellent stability, plus features such as identical suspension arm and upright components for ease of assembly.
• 4-bevel differential gears and 4-wheel double wishbone suspension.
• Hop-Up Option parts are available to tune the TT-02 chassis to your needs.
• Includes 540-type motor.
• Includes Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC (electronic speed control) Capable of running sensor brushless motors and brushed motors alike. (21.5 Turn BL motor limit) (23 Turn brushed motor limit).
• Requires: 2-Channel Radio, servo, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack & compatible charger, and Tamiya PS paint.

New upcoming RC comical car and chassis – Tamiya 57409 Lunch Box Mini (SW-01 Chassis) Star Unit RC [tentative name]

Tamiya 57409 Lunch Box Mini (SW-01 Chassis) Star Unit RC [tentative name]

Suggested retail price in Japan: approx. ¥ 10600
Expected release date in Japan: July 2019

★ Condensed various mechanisms in a compact new design chassis that fits in both hands of adults
★ Uses an upper arm that works in conjunction with the steering wheel. Reduce the roll of the body at the time of cornering, reduce the fall.
★ The chassis is a gear drive 4WD that transmits the power of the motor located in the center to the front and rear wheels with a gear.
★ The body reproduces the popular Lunch Box in polycarbonate. Adoption of magnet type one-touch body mount makes it easy to attach and remove the body.
★ It can run with four AA batteries.
★ Upgrade to the 4WS (four-wheel steering) specification is possible simply by installing the “Upper Connect Bar (provisional name)” scheduled to be released as an optional part.

Some upcoming Tamiya static kits

24350 1/24 Leon Cvstos AMG
24352 1/24 Mazda 787B
35367 1/35 German Hummel Late Type
12688 1/35 German Hummel Metal Gun Barrel (Detail Up Parts)
25190 1/350 IJN Destroyer Yukikaze Detail Up Set

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Tamiya Baron Viento Japan Cup 2019 (FM-A chassis), Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Ultra-Speed ​​Guide (2019-2020), Mini 4WD app and some hop up parts for the Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2019

Baron Viento Japan Cup 2019 (FM-A chassis)
A special limited version of the Japan Cup based on the popular car-style mini 4WD “Baronbient”. The body is made of shock-resistant black color ABS resin, and the machine is finished in a classic and elegant machine different from the racing taste of successive Japan cup models.
The FM-A chassis with a front motor layout is used, and the battery holder and gear cover are made of low-friction resin. Also, in addition to the red-colored dish wheel, 26mm super hard low height tires printed with white wall, which is a classic style of classic cars, and metal-type stickers for exclusive use.

Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Ultra-Speed ​​Guide (2019-2020)
The 2019-2020 version of Tamiya’s Official Mini 4WD Guide will be released to introduce the latest techniques of tune-up and dress-up! A detailed explanation of the section of the official course “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019” of the Japan Cup 2019 is also published Many of the winners of the association are also posted. The bonus appendix comes with a specially made sticker that gathers logos of people appearing in the mook.

[Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Ultra-Speed ​​Guide (2019-2020)]  ● Issue: Gakken Plus ● Format: A4 Wide ● Number of pages: Not determined ● Release date: May 2019, the end of the schedule ● Price: Not determined

Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-CUP 2019
Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-CUP 2019

Of course, two types of the Japan Cup commemorative motor, which has become a regular, will also appear. In order to commemorate the holding of the Japan Cup 2019, the motor full of premium feeling which made special design on the motor label and mount. Even as a souvenir, it is an item that is expected to have high demand for racing.

HG carbon multi wide stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2019
HG carbon multi wide rear stay (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2019 HG
13 · 19 mm roller carbon multi reinforcement plate (1.5 mm) J-CUP 2019

Three popular 1.5mm thick carbon plates (multi wide stay multi wide rear stay multi reinforcement plate) with special colors and gold prints of the Japan cup specification are available as Japan cup specifications.

Japan Cup Champion Cap 2019 is presented to the tournament winner
Continuing from last year, it is decided that New Era’s special “Japan Cup Champion Cap” will be presented to junior class, open class and champions winners in each venue and winners of the Competition De Reganz New Era Award! New Era items will be presented to the winners of the Trial Class.

App Store, Mini 4WD app for Google PlayTM (provisionally)
Tamiya x Bandai Namco Entertainment x Koro Koro Aniki’s
powerful tags are under intense development

“Mini 4WD” App Store, a new game application for Google Play under development at Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.! Full-scale races easily with a machine that is realistically reproduced with all the parts and sounds in mind. I can experience it. Please keep an eye on future trends!

● Title: Mini 4WD App (provisional)
● Genre: Mini 4WD Racing
● Delivery Platform: App Store, Google Play
● Copyright: © Shogakukan © ShoPro © TAMIYA © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc .
● broadcasting: NAMCO BANDAI Entertainment

This year’s circuit is “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019”
A total length of 225m “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019” with a number of sections placed in 14 venues across the country. The official course of 2019 has three course layouts: North (North), East (East), West (West) and the division of the tournament area. The course image above is “Miracle Ballon Circuit 2019 North”. We will make timely announcements about other layout images and divisions. Look forward to the follow-up!

All three layout patterns! Check the circuit section of “North”
-“Digital Zone 2” (new section)
Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2019 Spring “Step Circuit 2019” appeared in the “Digital Zone” is a combined section that was further increased in power and more digital. Two consecutive digital dragonbacks where the machine jumps up and down after two consecutive digital corners where the machine is vigorously shaken to the left to the right are waiting for two more consecutive digital corners. It is important to prevent the deceleration here to put the machine on top speed immediately after the start. Be careful with the second and third laps as you rush into the section with speed.
● “kicker flap” (new section)
Install a flap-type device in the part where the straight with height jumps discontinuously. A light machine jumps upward without flaps falling, a heavy machine jumps parallel to the track surface with flaps falling. The weight of the machine changes the movement of the flap, and the lightweight machine has the risk of jumping off the course. The weight and angle at which the flap responds may vary from venue to venue.
● “Rising Phantom Changer” (New Section)
Rare Section “Phantom Changer” is further evolved. The caution section where speed and power are required that the machine on the speed climbs a gentle slope and lands on a wide landing, and then runs up a steep slope with an angle of 60 degrees.
● “Balancing straight” (new section)
The width of both sides of the straight course spreads, the road surface on both sides of the straight of the machine width becomes low, and if it does not run straight, the chassis contacts the road surface and significant speed loss Could lead to Only those sections that have a major impact on the running stability of the machine need careful setting.
● A 90-degree curve named “Fujitsu Pop” with the name of Fujitsu dry battery offering “Fujitsu Pop” Japan Cup. A sharp curve section that looks easy, but doesn’t look like it looks as the machine passes at high speed.
● “New Era Turn”
A corner bearing the name of the cap brand New Era that supports Champion Cap. The point is to pass the corners smoothly to accelerate the machine towards the second half of the course.
● “Flap Straight”
An area that uses special materials for the track surface that stands by straight after the up slope. What kind of material is it? Let’s wait for the appearance of the actual course!

“Trial class” new establishment! ~ New class to support your “Mini 4 wheel tried”!
A new class “trial class” for mini 4WD beginners starts!
Among those targeted for the open class, we will establish a “trial class” for those who want to participate in the tournament for the first time and want to enjoy and run “Mini 4WD” and who are not yet competitive.
In the trial class, you can enjoy the first qualifying round, the second round qualifying round, and the finals using the same circuit as the open class.
The winners of the trial class will not be represented in the Japan Cup Champions match held in October. In addition, Champions certification will not be performed.

You may practice warriors while having fun in the trial class, or you may try strong players in the open class. Japan Cup 2019 aims to be a summer festival for racers to enjoy widely!

★ Trial class Recommended for people like this!
If you just started mini 4 wheelers / If you graduated from junior class / If you are studying a tune-up on a machine / If you want to race with your favorite body or chassis /

※ Trial class, open class is one per competition Only apply and participate. We are also planning to carry out the official competitions after the Japan Cup.

Tamiya Plamodel Factory 20th Modeler’s & Sweets Decoration Contest Winning Works

Source in Japanese language: Tamiya plastic model factory Tressa Yokohama store

Tamiya Mini 4WD is hot in the Philippines

Mini 4WD is very popular now in the Philippines. The Mini 4WD specialty shop “Brick Yard”, which opened in Manila last year, is actively developing a Mini 4WD competition event locally, and more than 600 athletes take part each time the event is held. It is a big event with over 2,000 visitors, including family members and friends who come together with cheers and attendants.
In addition, the final tournament of TMAC (Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge) will be held on June 22nd and 23rd of this year, and representative players from Asian countries will gather in Manila and hot races by top racers will be unfolded It will be.

You can see Facebook of “Brick Yard” at the following link.

First photo and description of Mini 4WD Tamiya 18654 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT Yaris WRC (MA Chassis)

This TAMIYA Mini 4WD racer recreates the 2019 version of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT Yaris WRC. The model is based upon the aerodynamically advanced MA Chassis.

About the MA Chassis:
The MA (Midship AERO) Chassis has its motor in the center and features a design which focuses upon achieving outstanding aerodynamic performance. It has six individual low-friction rollers, a rear skid bar and other speedy features developed thanks to years of design experience. The single-piece monocoque frame also guarantees that assembling and keeping the car well-maintained is a task that can be performed by beginners and veteran racers alike. Here, the MA chassis features a 4:1 gear ratio.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit.
• The stylish Yaris WRC body is molded in 4 pieces (body, rear wing parts x2, nose).
• Includes stickers recreating the car’s distinctive livery.
• Silver color dish wheels are paired with Black low-profile tires.
• Type 130 double shaft motor included.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.