Monthly Archives: April 2023

Newest Tamiya RC Live videos

Introduction of Spring Cup / Rally / Formula E and Tamiya RC history!
・We introduce the “Spring Cup / Rally” and “Spring Cup / Formula E” held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on March 18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun). Please pay attention to the “M Rally” class, which was held for the first time this time, and the “Formula E” class, which excited the venue with high-level race development! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 2001. “Subaru Impreza WRC 2001 complete body specification”, “Lancia 037 Rally” featuring a styrene resin body, and “Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM 2000 Team Original Tire” that fought the reborn DTM (German Touring Car Championship) revived under new regulations.

Introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix Inn Kansai, Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Kansai Tournament and Tamiya RC History!
Introducing the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Kansai Tournament”. Please pay attention to the hot race of the “Tamiya Touring” class, which was a close battle from beginning to end! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 2001. The “TXT-1” that reproduces the monster truck that runs through the stadium, the “Ford Focus RS WRC 01” that appeared in 2001 and was very successful in the WRC, and the “TA04-R Chassis Kit”, the highest peak of the TA04 series.

Introduction of Tamiya Grand Prix Inn Aichi, Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Aichi Tournament and Tamiya RC History!
“Tamiya Grand Prix in Aichi” held at Nagoya Port Garden Wharf Rinko Ryokuen on April 22nd (Sat) and 23rd (Sun) and “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Aichi Tournament”. Also pay attention to the race of the “4WD buggy” class, where many of the new TT-02BRs released last month participated! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 2001. The “Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car”, which has been active in world races such as JGTC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the “TB Evolution II Chassis Kit”, which is an evolution model of TB Evolution, and the combination of Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Satoshi Motoyama will compete in All Japan. The “Calsonic Skyline GT-R 2001” that competed in the GT Championship will appear.

Some of Jun Watanabe’s customised Tamiya off-road cars at Blockhead Motors

Mr. JUN WATANABE|Representative of the design company “HANAKUMO INC.”
He designs collaboration products with sneaker brands such as Reebok and works such as numerous anime and games. In charge of the design of the RC car “Hornet by JUN WATANABE” with Tamiya. Currently developing “TAMIYA by JUN WATANABE” specializing in apparel
Blockhead Motors has become a hot topic for finishing the reprinted off-road RC released by Tamiya just like an American racer in the 1970s. We asked designer JUN WATANABE about this unprecedented style.

“I’ve always liked RC cars, but when I was a kid, I thought Tamiya buggies were fantasy things. I found out that it actually existed.Looking at the photos of the actual car at that time, I also found that there were details that were omitted when it was modeled as an RC.Therefore, including the graphics, I tried to recreate the atmosphere of the actual car in Tamiya’s reproduction buggy.”

A number of Tamiya RC cars displayed on the walls of Blockhead Motors stores. The point is that it is displayed in the atmosphere of a hobby garage. Each RC car is finished with a unique taste and can be used as a reference for painting.
Blockhead Motors is now recognized as a custom brand that makes RC cars cool. With a lineup ranging from RC stickers to various RC gears and apparel, it has gained popularity worldwide. From the official Tamiya, the block head motors specification of the reprinted RC “Wild One” has appeared. And in March 2023, it was decided to release the Blockhead Motors specification of “Hot Shot II” as well.

Source and more in Japanese language: Nifty News

Tamiya Products to be displayed at the 2023 Shizuoka Hobby Show

35383 JGSDF Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle C5 (with winch) *The photo is a prototype.

Static Model Products
◇ 1/24 GMA T.50
◇ 1/20 Porsche 935 Martini
◇ 1/35 German Panzer IV/70(A)
◇ 1/35 German Infantry Set (Late WWII)
◇ 1/35 JGSDF Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle C5 with Winch
◇ 1/72 Lockheed Martin® F-35®A Lightning Ⅱ®
◇ 1/12 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 30th Anniversary

Mini 4WD & For Kids
◇ Estoura (MA)
◇ Dash-1 Emperor (MS Chassis) Black Special
◇ K4Tasche (FM-A)
◇ Neo-VQS (VZ) Advanced Pack)
◇ Hyper-Dash 3 Motor J-Cup 2023
◇ Hyper-Dash Motor PRO J-CUP 2023
◇ HG Carbon Rear Brake Stay (1.5mm) J-Cup 2023
◇ HG Carbon Front Stay For Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (1.5mm) J-Cup 2023
◇ Super Hard Low-Profile Tire & Wheel Set (Spiral) J-Cup 2023
◇ 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Roller Set J-Cup 2023

R/C Products
◇ 1/10 R/C BBX (BB-01)
◇ 1/10 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 300 (CC-02)
◇ 1/14 R/C Scania 770 S 8×4/4
◇ 1/10 R/C Fiat Abarth 1000 TCR Berlina Corse (MB-01)
◇ 1/10 R/C Porsche 911 GT3 (992) (TT-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG Racing Version (TT-02)
◇ 1/10 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 40 (CC-02)
◇ 63mm Swing Shafts
◇ BB-01 Aluminum Front Uprights (2pcs.)
◇ BB-01 Aluminum Servo Stays
◇ BB-01 Slipper Clutch Set

Tools & Paints
◇ Monorail Train
◇ Rail Set (for Monorail Train)
◇ Tire Coating Fluid

* The list on this page is tentative and subject to change without notice. The information on this page is current as of April 20, 2023.

Some new Tamiya Mini 4WD hop up parts

95158 Hyper Dash 3 Motor J-CUP 2023
This is a special commemorative model of the Hyper Dash 3 motor, a high-output motor that demonstrates high performance on various courses, from high-speed courses to technical courses. Uses a silver carbon brush that balances electrical efficiency and durability. The mount and motor label are laid out with the “JAPAN CUP 2023” logo and graphics reminiscent of lightning to make you look forward to winning the race. The motor label is refreshing silver x green, and the end bell is red. It is a motor that you will want to get as a souvenir as well as for racing. *8T pinion gear sold separately.

Basic specifications
Appropriate voltage: 2.4-3.0V, Recommended load torque: 1.4-1.9mN・m, Rotational speed: 17200-21200r/min Current consumption: 1.6-3.0A

Available machines
Mini 4WD vehicles ( Cannot be used for Mini 4WD PRO series).

95159 Hyper Dash Motor PRO J-CUP 2023
This is a special commemorative model of Hyper Dash Motor PRO, a high-performance dual-axis motor for advanced users for Mini 4WD PRO. The “JAPAN CUP 2023” logo and graphics reminiscent of lightning are laid out on the mount and motor label. The motor label is gold x black with impact, and the end bell is coordinated with red color. It is a motor that you will want to get as a souvenir as well as for racing. Uses a silver carbon brush that achieves both high electrical efficiency and durability. Dual axis motor for Mini 4WD PRO. *8T pinion gear sold separately.

Basic specifications
Appropriate voltage: 2.4-3.0V, Recommended load torque: 1.4-1.9mN・m, Rotational speed: 17200-21200r/min Current consumption: 1.6-3.0A

Available machines
Mini 4WD PRO vehicles

95324 Adjustable Mass Dampers (2.5g Weights x6)
Mass dampers are indispensable on courses with ups and downs.The adjustable mass dampers come with 6 weights of 2.5g. Yes, 2 x 25mm stainless screws, 2 x 30mm stainless screws, 3mm aluminum spacers, stabilizer balls, etc. are included.

Basic specs
In addition to six 2.5g brass weights, mounting screws, nuts, and stabilizer balls are included.

Available chassis
MA , MS, VZ, FM-A, AR, VS, Super II / X / XX / TZ-X chassis (some bodies require processing)

First release
March 2017

Information on the 61st Shizuoka Hobby Show

■Vendor Invitation Day *General public cannot enter
May 10, 2023 (Wednesday) 9:30-16:30
May 11, 2023 (Thursday) 9:30-16:30

■Elementary, Junior High and High School Student Invitation Day
2023 Friday, May 12, 9:00-17:00

■Public Day *Advance registration is required to enter
May 13, 2023 (Sat) 9:00-17:00
May 14, 2023 (Sun) 9:00-16:00
■Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka
■Admission free
■Organizer: Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative

⇒ 61st Shizuoka Hobby Show Official Homepage (in Japanese language)

The 61st Shizuoka Hobby Show, the largest model hobby event in Japan, is full of topics. At the Tamiya booth, new products that will be released by summer will be exhibited at once. This time, there are a lot of hot new products in each genre! . Not only can you take a closer look at the new products before they go on sale at the venue, but you can also directly ask the explanation staff about the points you care about. You can also enjoy shopping at the “sales corner” where various products and goods are available. On the public day, “Tamiya Headquarters Special Tour 2023” (please register in advance) and “RC Car Festival in Hobby City Shizuoka” will be held at a nearby venue at the same time. Bring your whole family to Shizuoka in the fresh greenery for a big hobby event!

⇒ Tamiya head office special tour (13th and 14th) (in Japanese language)

Tamiya 14141 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary

Tamiya is pleased to announce that the Honda CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP with special colouring to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first generation “FIREBLADE” has been added to the 1:12 scale motorbike line-up.
This kit is based on the 14138 Honda CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP presented in 2020.
The Honda CBR900RR FIREBLADE presented in 1992 impressed with its innovation, its exceptional power, handling and size enabled the development of a whole new genre of sports bikes. In 2019, Honda announced the CBR1000RR FIREBLADE (the third “R” in its name stands for “race”) as the first complete update of the FIREBLADE in twelve years, and this version features an extraordinary motorbike design with a highly circuit-oriented feel and plenty of race technology: 218 hp high-performance triple engine inner fairings.
Last year was the 30th anniversary of the first FIREBLADE motorbike and Honda announced the release of the special CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP 30th anniversary version. With numerous performance upgrades, one of its highlights is the tricolour livery inspired by the CBR900RR coordinated around a pearl white base colour with elegant red and blue accents. Additional goodies include dedicated 30th anniversary logos on the tank top and silencer, an engraved serial number on the top yoke plate and a stunning ring of fire graphic on the LCD instrument panel when on.

Model features:
– Model assembly kit in 1/12 scale. Length: 176mm (191mm including stand), width: 68mm, height: 96mm (97mm including stand).
– The aerodynamically refined shape of the CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP is stylishly reproduced, including rendering of the inner fins in the side fairings.
– High-quality Cartograf decals faithfully depict red and blue elements of the elegant tricolour livery.
– The Akrapovic silencer is a slide-moulded component with integrated silencer sections.
– The fuel tank and fairing are also slide-moulded, helping to reproduce their complex shapes in style.
– The main units such as the engine, swingarm, front fork and muffler are attached to the frame via micro-screws.
– The side and lower fairing components and the fuel tank fairing can also be removed after assembly is complete.
– Choose whether to assemble a passenger seat with or without the optional single seat design.
– The synthetic rubber tyres have an authentically reproduced tread.
– Use metal transfers to realistically reproduce the mirror parts.
– Comes with a racing stand and masking stickers for use during painting.
– A metal fork set, sold separately part number 12690, allows for additional detailing.

Tamiya 67495 Quick Drying T-Shirt (White) 130cm

* The color of the posted image may differ slightly from the actual product.

A highly functional dry type joins the familiar Tamiya T-shirt with red and blue twin stars printed on a white background. The first high-performance material is the use of “Polygiene” processed fibers. In addition to suppressing the growth of bacteria that cause sweat odor and preventing odor from the beginning, the point is that the effect lasts semi-permanently even after repeated washing. The second function is to block ultraviolet rays (UV) that are harmful to the skin. And the third is the water absorption and quick drying function. Uses 100% polyester honeycomb (honeycomb) mesh material to quickly absorb and dry sweat. The surface is glossy, and the 2 cm wide rib around the neck keeps the style. Of course, it doesn’t smell bad even when you sweat, and it’s always light and comfortable to the touch. In addition, twin stars are printed on the chest and back to appeal to model fans. There are 8 types of sizes from 130 to XXXL. You’re sure to find the perfect size for kids, ladies, and men.

★Material: 100% polyester ★Color: White What

“Polygiene Processing”? An antibacterial and deodorant processing technology that suppresses the growth of microorganisms and bacteria using natural silver ions. Suppresses the growth of odor-causing bacteria and kills more than 99% of bacteria within 24 hours.

Tamiya official international release list May 2023

R/C Models
 56371  1/14 R/C Scania 770 S 8×4/4
 58715  1/10 R/C Toyota Land Cruiser 40 (CC-02)

Static Models
 35381  1/35 German Panzer IV/70(A)
 25207  1/35 Leopard 2 A6 Tank “Ukraine”

 18659  Estoura (MA)
 95296  Dash-1 Emperor (MS Chassis) Black Special
 95434  Stainless Steel Screw Set (15/20/25/30mm) (Black)

Tools & Paints
 87220  Tire Coating Fluid