Monthly Archives: May 2023

First photo and details of Mini 4WD Tamiya 95647 Ray Spear Asia Challenge VZ Chassis 2023 Special

This is a special release kit that commemorates the 2023 Mini 4WD Asia Challenge, which takes place in Thailand for 2023. This kit incorporates a special color variation of Item 18099 Ray Spear (VZ) which has been a popular Mini 4WD assembly kit based on the VZ chassis. This kit also features dedicated stickers and new packaging that commemorates the event.

About the Ray Spear
The Ray Spear, a Mini 4WD racer with body designed by Japanese “Hyper Designer” Takayuki Yamazaki. The body features a thrusting design and is lightweight and compact, contributing to a low center of gravity for the car; it features a detachable canopy which reveals a jet fighter-type cockpit interior. Like the body, the VZ chassis is a lightweight and compact design.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 158mm, width: 98mm, height: 40mm.
• The ABS plastic body is molded in Smoke and paired with the compact and lightweight VZ chassis molded in black, plus other parts molded in fluorescent yellow.
• 5 spoke-wheels molded in black are paired with black super hard small-diameter low-profile tires.
• It features detachable canopy parts.
• The model features a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
• Includes a Type 130 motor and dedicated stickers.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your car.

Videos of the Tamiya booth at the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2023 and details of the new scale releases

Introducing the new product corner in the Tamiya booth at the 61st Shizuoka Hobby Show! (May 10, 2023, Twin Messe Shizuoka)

Tamiya 2023 Spring/Summer Release Scale Model New Product Introduction – Military Model Edition
00:32 1/35 German Jagdpanzer IV/70(A)
13:14 1/35 German Infantry Set (Late War)
23:16 1/35 JGSDF Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle C5 (Winch)

Tamiya 2023 Spring/Summer Release Scale Model New Product Introduction – Car & Motorcycle Model Edition
00:28 1/24 GMA T.50
13:42 1/20 Porsche 935 Martini
19:06 1/12 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 30th Anniversary
20:51 Tire coating agent