Monthly Archives: February 2023

Tamiya 58688 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 (CC-02 Chassis) official product video

Since the first generation model release in 1951, the Toyota Land Cruiser has been one of the most famous 4WD vehicles in the world. This R/C model assembly kit recreates the Land Cruiser 300 series announced in 2021. The polycarbonate body realistically depicts the eye-catching, dignified form with separate parts to capture the distinctive large front grille’s horizontal fins and metal-plated sections. Light case and door mirror components are metal-plated, and door handles and shark fin antenna on roof are rendered by separate parts for more realism. Silver color 12-spoke wheels are paired with block pattern tires.
CC-02 chassis
Designed for a wide range of off-road scenes including rocky terrain, the CC-02 chassis’ ladder frame is inspired by full-size vehicles and is the base for its superior durability. A 4WD setup employs the motor longitudinally behind the front axle, with separated gearbox and transfer case, and propeller shafts transmitting power to the differential gears front and rear. 20 gear ratios between 11.09:1 and 29.28:1 are possible. 4-link rigid suspension is employed front and rear, with CVA oil dampers.

Spielwarenmesse 2023 introduction, Tamiya Spring Cup 2023 advice, Tamiya RC new products in the first half of 2023 & Tamiya RC history

Introduction of German Spielwaren Messe 2023, Tamiya Spring Cup 2023 advice information and Tamiya RC history!
Spielwaren Messe 2023 held in Germany in early February 2023, Tamiya booth where many new products were announced Introducing!
・ We give setting advice for the “Tamiya Spring Cup 2023” scheduled to be held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on March 18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun). A lot of useful information, such as a comparison video of the “M-07” and “MF-01X” that can be used in the new class “M Rally Grand Prix”! ・Tamiya RC history introduces RC released from 1999 to 2000. “Juggernaut 2” which boasts the largest size in Tamiya RC history, “Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI WRC” which won the world rally championship for 4 years in a row in 1999, and “F103LM-TRF Special Chassis Kit” appear.

Introducing Tamiya RC new products in the first half of 2023 and Tamiya RC history!
・ We deliver the details of the new products announced at the “Spielwaren Messe 2023” held in Germany in early February 2023 and the first half of 2023 at the local venue. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out the details of the BBX and MB-01, which have been attracting a lot of attention! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 2000. The first model in the TB series, the Subaru Impreza (1999 German domestic rally championship winner), the Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM 2000 Team D2, and the first two-belt machine in the TA series, the TA04 PRO!

Tamiya Grand Prix in Osaka Auto Messe and Tamiya RC History

Introducing the Tamiya Grand Prix in Osaka Auto Messe and Tamiya RC History!
Introducing the “Tamiya Grand Prix in Osaka Auto Messe” held at Intex Osaka on February 10 (Friday) and 11 (Saturday). Please pay attention to the “Rally Grand Prix” class, which has become a heated race! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 1999. The “Peugeot 206 WRC” and “Toyota Aristo” that Peugeot sent to the WRC since 1999, and the special version of the still popular off-road car “Blitzer Beetle His Chrome Metallic Special” will appear.

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Introducing the Osaka Auto Messe Tournament and Tamiya RC History!
We introduce the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Osaka Auto Messe Tournament” held at Intex Osaka on Sunday, February 12th. Please pay attention to the hot race of the “JJ Grand Prix” class, which is exciting with Jr. drivers and female drivers! ・Tamiya RC history introduces RC released from 1999 to 2000. “Toyota GT-One TS020” and “Raybrick NSX” which won the second overall position at Le Mans in 1999, “Calsonic Skyline GT-R (R34 )”.

Another Tamiya 58719 BBX (BB-01 Chassis) details video

Tamiya’s designers have taken inspiration from its back catalog of iconic 2WD off-road buggies to bring fans of radio control the ALL-NEW BBX! This 1/10 R/C 2WD off-road buggy model features a combination of classic design and modern performance. Its brand-new chassis, reminiscent of 1980’s sand rail dune buggies, is a hybrid monocoque-roll cage and employs rear trailing arm suspension inspired by full-size UTV’s. The new body is designed by famed Japanese artist Atsushi Arino and utilizes a classic 1980’s inspired livery with retro wheels and tires to match!
Key Features:
• 1/10 R/C assembly kit. Length: 414mm, height: 136mm, width: 233mm. Wheelbase: 283mm.
• The classically designed 0.7mm thick polycarbonate body is split into three sections to recreate the tapered lower shape of the actual dune buggy.
• NEW: Newly designed 2WD chassis is based on the one-piece monocoque frame and roll cage to allow use of realistic bodies.
• The BB-01 chassis employs new front double wishbone suspension with A-shaped arms and rear trailing arm suspension with long trailing arms which are inspired by UTVs and give impressive performance.
• The 2WD chassis with rear motor features rear-position, inspired by the same layout of the actual vehicles of the era and allows great rear traction.
• The four-wheel double wishbone suspension system uses CVA oil front/rear aluminum aeration dampers for impressive performance and classic look.
• Features full ball bearings and universal drive shafts.
• Rear roll cage can be removed by detaching screws, which ensures ease of maintenance around motor.
• NEW: New metal-plated bead lock type wheels are paired with NEW large-diameter tires.
• Includes driver figure and light cases for extra realism, and 5th spare tire mount adapter. (Spare tire may be purchased separately for added realism)
• Requires 2-channel radio, steering servo, 540 motor, ESC, 7.2-7.4volt battery with compatible charger and Tamiya PS paint to complete.

Daytona Monster Beetle BLOCKHEAD MOTORS decals collaboration

Custom Monster Beetle to Daytona specifications
At the Daytona RC Car Grand Prix, which is being serialised in every issue, a collaboration with Blockhead Motors (BHM), a popular RC custom brand, has been realised. Jun Watanabe, designer of BHM “Daytona Monster Beetle BLOCKHEAD MOTORS ” was created with a single phrase, “I want to make an RC design for Daytona!”

Source and more: Daytona Mag

Tamiya models receive again awards from prestigious German magazines

More Awards for Tamiya
The results of the latest Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) contest have been announced by German magazine Modell Fan! Tamiya is delighted to report that three of our models – 1/35 British Cruiser Tank A34 Comet, 1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35A LightningII and 1/12 Ducati Superleggera V4 – were honored with the awards, which are chosen by the magazine’s staff and readership.
This great news follows German scale and R/C auto model magazine Modell-Fahrzeug honoring Tamiya with the 2022 R/C Premium Brand award, for the 13th year in a row.

Tamiya official international release list March 2023

R/C Models
 58710  1/10 R/C Hotshot II Blockhead Motors
 58717  1/10 R/C TT-02BR Chassis Kit
 58720  1/10 R/C TT-02 Type-SRX Chassis Kit
 22062  TT-02BR Gearbox Joints
 22063  TT-02BR Gearbox Joints for Ball Differential
 22064  TT-02 Type-SRX Front Direct Cup Joints

Static Models
 32604  1/48 U.S. Howitzer Motor Carriage M8
 12037  1/12 Lotus type 78 (w/Photo Etched Parts)

 15382  Bumperless N-03/T-03 Units

Tools & Paints
 70252  3mm Hex Shaft Set