Monthly Archives: April 2021

Tamiya 58693 TA08 PRO overview video

We are pleased to announce the latest edition to our TA-line of vehicles – the TA08 PRO. This 4WD Touring Car is an all new design, features a unique Stepped-V chassis, dual drive belts, double A-Arm suspension as well as utilizing key parts from our high-end TRF420.
In this video we give you a quick overview of the TC and what comes in the box.
Video source: Tamiya USA

Full scale Tamiya Wild One MAX car coming in 2022

Ask any child of the 1980s what names like the Hornet, Lunchbox, Sand Scorcher & Avante meant to them, and they will likely reminisce about the joys of building and driving the 1/10th scale Radio Controlled cars of their childhood.
The original Tamiya Wild One (58050) was released in 1985 and became one of the brand’s most iconic models. Such was the popularity of the model it was even re-released in 2012 (58525) to further acclaim.
Now, we are delighted to announce that the Wild One will make its return a decade later – only this time, with a difference.

The Little Car Company are developing the Wild One MAX for release in 2022 under Licence from Tamiya. Rather than being 1/10th scale, the Wild One MAX will be an impressive 8/10th scale, and you will not need an R/C controller, because it is big enough to drive yourself!
Yes, that’s right, developed in partnership with the company behind the Bugatti Baby II and Aston Martin DB5 Junior, the Wild One MAX will be a rear-wheel drive, off road electric buggy. At approximately 3.5m long, 1.8m wide and weighing around 250kg, the Wild One MAX will take up a bit more space than the R/C kits of the past. But just like the original, you get the opportunity to assemble these models at home.

Rear wheel drive
Top speed from 48 km/h (30mph)
Peak power from 4kW (5.5 bhp), with a range starting at 40km (25 miles)
15” off road tyres
Hydraulic Brembo disc brakes with regenerative braking
Adjustable driving seat
Racing steering wheel and digital gauges
Multiple driving modes to suit all types of drivers
Lots of Hop-Ups including faster top speeds, more power and even the opportunity to convert your Wild One MAX to be road legal in some countries!

Be the first to receive a Wild One MAX when the project is launched in 2022. Prices are expected to start from £6,000.
Pre-order today by placing a fully-refundable deposit of £100.
We will email you with exciting updates as the project develops.

Source and preorder: The Little Car Company

Introducing Tamiya RC May new products like TA8 PRO, Tamiya Grand Prix, Tamiya RC Photocon and Tamiya RC High-Tech Course

・ Introducing new Tamiya RC products to be released in April and May. Pay attention to the powerful “Arox dump truck”!
・ Rick-kun will participate in the “Tamiya Grand Prix” held at the Kakegawa circuit in April! I will report the pattern.
・ [Special plan] Live broadcast of “TA08 PRO” !!

・ Announcement of the progress of “Tamiya RC Photocon”, which is currently recruiting posts on Twitter! Introducing notable works and advice for those who are thinking about posting.
・ The popular Tamiya RC high-tech course explains the effects and adjustment methods of the “stabilizer”. The range of settings can be expanded by using the stabilizer!

Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono
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Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting Live Broadcast, Introduction of Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix and Tamiya RC History 8 & 9

・ The “Holiday Meeting (morning section)” held at the Tamiya Circuit will be broadcast live from the venue. Introducing your car and driving scene.
・ Introducing the pattern of the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” held on 4/4 (Sun). Interviews with the final races and winners of the Junior, Women’s Grand Prix and Pair Grand Prix!
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑧. The popular “Mighty Frog” is still available as a reprint model!

・ The “Holiday Meeting (afternoon)” held at the Tamiya Circuit will be broadcast live from the venue. Don’t miss the parade run where various machines run in a mess!
・ Introducing the pattern of the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” held on 4/18 (Sun). Pay attention to the close junior grand prix final race!
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑨. “Grasshopper” and “Hornet” that caused the buggy boom of the 80’s will also appear !!

Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya Mini 4WD Live Vol.3 presenting new releases

We will feature the new Mini 4WD products announced at the 59th Shizuoka Hobby Show held on May 13th and 14th, 2021.
Furthermore, a thorough report on the Japan Cup 2020 Satellite Osaka Tournament held the other day!

“Mini 4WD Academy”, which deepens understanding, explains the chassis that was born after “FM chassis”, which still has many fans.
In addition to new product information, we will be the first to introduce the latest information on YouTube Live.
You can post comments and ask questions during the live stream, so please join us in the program as well.

・ Mini 4WD public relations: Master Ueda
・ Mini 4WD event staff: Ushiyama

Tamiya 58685 Comical Hotshot GF-01CB overview video

The 58685 Hotshot is our latest release on the Comical platform. It features a shortened, toon body on the GF-01CB 4WD chassis complete with a pre-painted body, Hotshot livery, large rear wing and dual antennas. Oversized offroad tires are standard as are the two-piece, dual-color wheels. This model comes with a 540 brushed motor and our new TBLE-04S ESC.

• 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit.
• Includes a lightweight and durable stylized polycarbonate version of the Hotshot body and wing, developed specially for this model. The body is pre-painted in PS-2 Red. Stickers based upon the 2007 re-issue Hotshot are included for decoration.
• Stylish bumper and muffler parts are included, as well as dedicated side guard components.
• Separately sold 5mm LEDs can be used to light up the model. Light pods are included.
• ST block bubble tires have stepped block patterns (width/diameter: front 45/99mm, rear 55/99mm).
• The GF-01CB chassis offers efficient gear-driven 4-wheel drive.
• ABS two-part wheels have red and white spoke parts.
• CVA Super Mini oil dampers molded in red ensure your ride has superior cushioning.
• A rear wheelie bar lets you perform thrilling wheelies by slamming on the throttle.
• Includes 540-brushed type motor.
• Includes NEW TBLE-04S ESC. Compatible with brushless motors (sensored) of 21.5 turns and higher, and Tamiya brushed motors 25 turns and over.
• Requires: 2-channel radio, steering servo, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack and compatible charger.
• NOTE: Must use round type stick battery pack. Square shaped batteries will not fit the battery compartment.

Source of video: Tamiya USA