Tamiya Fair 2019 announcement

November 16th (Sat.) 9:00 – 17:00
November 17th (Sun.) 9:00 – 16:00

Twin Messe (Shizuoka City, Japan)

Great news for Tamiya fans, as the Tamiya Fair is back again in 2019! Last year, we welcomed some 25,000 visitors to Shizuoka. The venue will feature a variety of experiences to enjoy, including exhibitions of Tamiya products, interactive events for visitors to take part in, limited edition goods, and a Tamiya Shop corner. We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at Tamiya’s autumn hobby extravaganza!

Product announcements (North & South Halls)
Take a closer look at Tamiya’s new and recent releases for Autumn and the New Year. The displays will feature static, R/C and Mini 4WD models. We await your visit!!

Tamiya Shops (North & South Halls)
A great line-up of products from current items to original goods and more! Don’t pass these special stores by, as it’ll be well worth your time taking a look in the Tamiya Shops.

Tamiya R/C World Championship 2019 (North Hall)
The North Hall will play host to an epic battle of R/C driving as competitors from domestic competitions lock wheels with top-notch drivers from Asia and North America on a specially-designed circuit, to decide who will become this year’s Tamiya R/C World Champions. The racing will take place on both days, with the finale on Sunday. Come and cheer the drivers on!

Shizuoka Plastic Model Club Exhibition (North & South Halls)
Shizuoka, home of the plastic model industry, is also host to a large number of model clubs, and their work forms the main part of this enthralling exhibition of highly realistic models including airplanes, tanks, cars and much more.

48th Figure Remodelling Contest (North Hall)
Take a roughly 5cm Tamiya 1/35 scale Military Miniature Series model, and turn it into a completely different subject: that’s what the Figure Remodeling Contest is all about! Entries for the 48th running will be on display, so don’t forget to take a look.

1/16 R/C Tankers’ Meet (Nov. 16th, South Hall)
On November 16th (Sat.), the South Hall will play host to an R/C tank battle that will pit such historical giants as the Tiger I, Sherman, KV-1 and more against each other in 1/16 scale. With individual and team events, it’s the perfect stage to see these large-scale beasts in action!
Click here for more information about the 1/16 R/C Tankers’ Meet. (Information in Japanese only)

Thrilling Mini 4WD Races! (South Hall)
November 16th (Sat.) sees the showdown between top Mini 4WD racers from the network of 500+ Mini 4WD Station stores. Come and see who is crowned Mini 4WD Station Challenge champion on the 3-lane circuit! November 17th (Sun.) promises an international air as Japan’s best take on Mini 4WD enthusiasts from around the world in the Mini 4WD World Challenge 2019.
*Please note that only racers who have already qualified can participate in the above races.
A Concours d’Elegance will be held showing some of the most stunning Mini 4WD creations of the year.

Beginners’ Programming Workshop! (South Hall)
Programming is fast becoming a key element in education systems around the world. This workshop offers a great introduction to programming with IchigoJam, and all necessary materials come provided. The Cam-Program Robot will be awarded as a present upon completion of the workshop.
★We are presently readying an advance application form.

Self-Defense Force Corner (South Hall)
The ladies and gentlemen of the Japan Self Defense Force are once again planning to honor us with their presence. This is a fantastic chance for you to get up close and personal with 1/1 scale Self Defense Force vehicles and ask questions of the men and women who work with them.
★More details will be provided as and when available.

Comical Grasshopper Hands-On Event (South Hall)
Tamiya’s Comical Grasshopper (WR-02CB) is a super R/C kit. The South hall will host an area where you can experience for free the wheelie-ing fun of this charismatic buggy!

Lunch Box Mini Hands-On Event (South Hall)
Tamiya’s Lunch Box Mini (SW-01) is a little bundle of fun. The South hall will host an area where you can have a go at driving it for free. It’s easy to control, so novices and experts alike will soon get the hang of it!

Decoration Series Workshop Corner (South Hall)
The Tamiya Decoration Series is enjoying a boom among customers in Japan. Come down and take part in this workshop, which gives you a taster of the allure of the fascinating world of the Tamiya Decoration Series.
★Visit the stand on the day to find about the schedule and reserve a place. ★Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Plastic Accesory Workshop Corner (Nov. 17th, South Hall)
Plastic artist Saori Shiba will be in attendance, and running a workshop showing how to make wondrous creations in the medium of plastic.
★Visit the stand on the day to find about the schedule and reserve a place. ★Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Plus a Host of Other Fun Activities!
There is so much else to enjoy at Tamiya Fair 2019: Mini 4WD Construction Corner, R/C Truck Corner and more. You will never be short of something fun to do!

Attend the TRF R/C Tour
Enjoy a hobby-immersed experience with the TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) team at Tamiya Fair 2019! This comprehensive tour includes a look around the Tamiya Fair, an R/C model construction workshop, driving R/C models on a circuit and more.
Click here for more information about the TRF R/C Tour. (Information in Japanese only)