Monthly Archives: July 2023

Tamiya RC Live – Kakegawa Grand Prix Tournament, introduction of BBX option specification car and Tamiya RC history

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Kakegawa Tournament, introduction of BBX option specification car and Tamiya RC history!
・ Introducing the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Kakegawa Tournament” held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on Sunday, July 16th. We will also deliver the pattern of the “Tamiya Touring” class where the incandescent battle was developed! ・ TRF Maezumi modifies the BBX, which will be released in August 2023, with optional parts. We introduce points for assembling and effective optional parts all at once! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 2003. The “Xanavi Nismo GT-R (R34)” with a V6 layout engine, the “Blackfoot Extreme” with big tires with a diameter of 130mm, and the “Raybrick NSX 2003” sponsored by light manufacturer Raybrig will be on display.

Tamiya Official Mini 4WD Package Art Collection book

Tamiya Official Mini 4WD Package Art Collection
A must-have collection for fans with over 300 pieces of #Mini 4WD package art from the first appearance in 1982 to the present day in the upper and lower volumes. Scheduled to be released on 28 Aug.

An art book that includes the package art of Tamiya’s hit series “Mini 4WD”!
More than 300 mini 4WDs from the first appearance in 1982 to the present in 2023 are posted in the upper and lower volumes!
Many package arts created by famous illustrators led by Masami Onishi are vividly revived.

The first boom in the late 80’s led by “Dash! Yonkuro”, and the second boom in the late 90’s that became a social phenomenon due to the big hit of “Bakuso Kyodai Let’s & Go!!”. When the Tamiya official race “Japan Cup” was revived in 2013, the mini 4 racers who became adults returned and the popularity revived in earnest. Mini 4WD will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022, and it is widely enjoyed by both men and women, from children to adults. With the increase in “home time” due to the corona crisis, the number of people enjoying it has increased further. In any era, the mini 4WD package shines with beautiful illustrations and CG (some are photos) machines. In this book, more than 300 package arts of those Mini 4WD are posted in the upper and lower volumes. Completely covering the standard model, it is a fulfilling content that also includes some special models.

In the first volume, we mainly introduce the machines from the first boom led by “Dash! Yonkuro” to the eve of the second boom. It is a book of fan drool that contains valuable materials such as flyers of the time that are treasured at Tamiya headquarters.
Source: Shogakukan Creative

New Tamiya 58727 Mitsubishi Pajero CW-01 Chassis

New 1:10 scale RC model from Tamiya. The model reproduces the Mitsubishi Pajero combined with the CW-01 chassis. After its concept car was announced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1973, the Mitsubishi Pajero was one of the most recognisable Mitsubishi 4WD cars, sold from 1982 to 2021 through a fourth model update.
At the 1983 Paris-Dakar rally, this car won the championship in an unmodified production vehicle division and subsequently showed its great performance value around the world.
This kit recreates the first generation model produced from 1982 to 1990. Based on item 58499 1/10 R/C Mitsubishi Montero Wheelie, the tyres are changed from huge 115mm to rock block tyres, and the kit features the short CVA II type oil shocks.
Model features:
– 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 385mm, width: 240mm, height: 255mm. Wheelbase: 207mm. (approximate).
– The ABS plastic bodywork (like the original 58499) realistically reproduces the shape of the first-generation Mitsubishi.
– The CW-01 chassis uses short CVA II oil shock absorbers. (as an alternative to the friction dampers supplied as standard in earlier versions of the CW-01 chassis).
– The newly designed 5-spoke wheels are matched with rock block tyres.
– The stickers depict the design of the road car.
– Please note that the bodywork is not pre-painted.

Tamiya Wild One Max video presentation

This is the kind of car that reminds us all that being childish isn’t a bad thing at all. In a genius tie-up, The Little Car Co – whose usual 75 per cent remakes are of famous classics like the Aston DB5 or Bugatti Type 35 – is building a Wild One you can drive.

You get a spaceframe long and wide enough to take two full-sized adults in proper Cobra Racing bucket seats, a 38bhp electric motor and eight swappable, modular battery packs that make up 14.4kWh of juice. That’s enough for roughly 68 miles of off-road driving or 125 miles on-road if you’re careful.

Brakes are by Brembo, springs are by Eibach, adjustable dampers by Bilstein. Tyres are Maxxis front and rear on 14s, and there’s not much else to it. Although the first 100 Launch Edition cars do get a little plaque and a limited edition Wild One R/C car included in the price. Which is £35,000 (excluding VAT and shipping), by the way, so not beans.

There’ll be a cheaper one later, possibly that you can build yourself, possibly without the road-legal bits (windscreen, lights, wipers, number plates etc), but that’s all yet to be finalised.

And if that sounds expensive, then it probably is, for a toy. But for a little car that makes absolutely everyone grin when they see it, it’s cheap at half the price.
Source: Top Gear

Mika Häkkinen and Tamiya in 1991

Some more future Tamiya RC (re-)releases

47429 Porsche 911 GT3 VIP 2008 TT-01E Chassis
47487 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Body Pearl White CC-02 Chassis
58384 Subaru Brat

Tamiya official international release list August 2023 and full details and photos of BBX

R/C Models
 58719  1/10 R/C BBX (BB-01)
 58721  1/10 R/C Fiat Abarth 1000 TCR Berlina Corse (MB-01)
 51711  BB-01 A Parts (Front Bumper Stay) (2pcs.)
 51712  BB-01 Front Uprights (2pcs.)
 51713  BB-01 D Parts (Suspension Arms) (2pcs.)
 51714  48 Pitch Spur Gear (86T)
 51715  BBX Chrome Plated Wheels (26mm Width, Offset +2mm) 4pcs.
 51716  Ribbed “Rough Ride” Tires (w/Inner Sponge, 2pcs.)
 51717  Block Pin “Rough Ride” Tires (w/Inner Sponge, 2pcs.)
 51719  MB-01 A Parts (Uprights)
 51720  MB-01 B Parts (Dampers)
 51721  MB-01 C Parts (Wheel Axles)
 51722  MB-01 D Parts (Gear Case)
 51723  MB-01 G Parts (Gears)
 51724  MB-01 M Parts (Suspension Arms)
 51725  MB-01 Lower Deck
 51726  06 Module Pinion Gear (29T)
 22026  MB-01 Full Ball Bearing Set
 22068  63mm Swing Shafts
 22069  BB-01 Aluminum Front Uprights
 22070  BB-01 Aluminum Servo Stays
 22071  BB-01 Slipper Clutch Set

Static Models
 14141  1/12 Honda CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 30th Anniversary
 24364  1/24 GMA T.50
 25210  1/24 Lancia Stratos Turbo
 25211  1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I & Light Utility Car 10HP Set
 25212  1/48 Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik & GAZ-67B Set
 25216  1/35 M1A1 Abrams Tank “Ukraine”
 35070  1/35 U.S. Armoured Personnel Carrier M3A2 Half Track
 35081  1/35 U.S. Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M16
 35083  1/35 U.S. 81mm Mortar Carrier M21
 35139  1/35 U.S. Assault Tank M4A3E2 “Jumbo”
 35162  1/35 German Infantry Combat Vehicle Marder 1A2 with MILAN

 95466  Manta Ray Mk.II Black Special
 95508  Neo-Tridagger ZMC Carbon Special (Super-II Chassis)
 95157  HG Carbon Front Stay For Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (1.5mm) J-Cup 2023
 95160  19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Roller Set J-Cup 2023
 95442  Aluminum Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm, 2pcs. each) (Gold)
 95458  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Gold, 5pcs.)
 95459  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Dark Blue, 5pcs.)
 95597  HG 17mm Tapered Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)

Tools & Paints
 70257  Walking & Swimming Duck

58719 1/10 R/C BBX (BB-01)

About the Model
The BBX is Tamiya’s latest rear-wheel drive buggy, a powerful model inspired by Stateside full-size single seater racing buggies. It is based upon the realistic BB-01 chassis, which features a lower deck with flat underside, mounted upon which is a roll cage, frame and suspension; the battery pack is in a longitudinal position, and the motor is placed at the very rear, giving the rear traction a helping hand. The sealed gearbox contains a ball differential, while four aluminum cylinder oil dampers ensure exemplary performance. Our designers selected front double wishbone (A arms, 25-degree caster) and rear trailing arm (adjustable) setups for the suspension, and the stylish body is a polycarbonate six-piece design.