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Tamiya 67511 T-shirt (90cm, kid size)


A simple and striking piece that can be worn for any occasion!
The familiar Tamiya T-shirt with a red and blue twin star print on a white background that will appeal to model fans is now available in a 90cm size. Made of 100% cotton, it is soft and natural to wear and gentle on the skin. It has two hooks on the left shoulder, making it easy to put on and take off. The simple logo mark is sure to catch the eye of not only model fans, but many others as well. If the whole family goes out dressed in the same fashion, it will be even more fun wherever you go.

★100% cotton. Color: White. Size: 90 (height 85-90cm. Recommended age 3-4 years old)

Tamiya 63781 Official Mini 4WD Guide 2024-2025


The annual super-speed mook book that condenses the fun of Mini 4WD
The “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Guide”, loved by people who enjoy Mini 4WD, is on sale again this year! It introduces detailed explanations and strategies for the “GREAT TATSUDOSHI AR CIRCUIT 2024”, the official circuit of the Japan Cup 2024. It also explains the know-how for “making” a machine that will win the race, from a complete catalog for “selecting” a machine. In addition, it is full of information for enjoying Mini 4WD, from a guide to participating in races to “play” with Mini 4WD to the core of settings as talked about by champions.

Contents
・Powered by FDK Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2024 Drive on Yokohama Tire GREAT TATSUDOSHI AR CIRCUIT 2024!
・Celebrating! “Bakusou Kyodai Let’s & Go!!” 30th anniversary of the start of serialization by Koshita Tetsuhiro-sensei ・Question and answer!
・Current machine all-catalog ~ Thank you! 30th anniversary of the birth of full-cowl mini 4WD
・Super-fast data file for upgraded parts
・How to build MS Flexible chassies ~ How to make MS Flex
・The world of attractive and unique machines selected by the Mini 4 Doctor
・Expanding Mini 4WD x Learning
・Real Concours d’Elegance is fun after all!
・Let’s try competing in the Mini 4WD Station Challenge!
・22 Mini 4WD Stations across Japan
・Let’s compete in the highest level race! Guide to participating in the Japan Cup
・Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2023 & Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2024 Champion Machine Gallery
・Held for the first time in 4 years! MINI4WD WORLD CHALLENGE
・Champions talk! How to set up a super fast machine

Appendix: Special paper parts tray

○ Format and number of pages: A4 wide, 102 pages
○ Appendix: Special paper parts tray
○ Published by: One Publishing
○ Author: Get Navi Editorial Department

Tamiya 58740 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 (BT-01 Chassis)


The BT-01 2-wheel motor frame offers FF/MR/FR configuration choices.
Tamiya introduces a new short pass model that uses this frame in the rear track configuration (MR).
The body shop recreates the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8.
The Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 is a legend of the Porsche 911 series, developed to compete in the European GT races in 1973, and featured a 2,687cc, six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine capable of producing 210 hp.
The Corsa Carrera RSR 2.8 version has increased cylinder capacity to 2,808 cc and power over 300 CV; In 1973 he became European champion of Corsica GT and won numerous global victories.

Information about the model:
• R/C model assembly kit in 1/10 scale. Length: 457mm, width: 204mm, height: 138mm. Height: 251mm. (Short).
• The shape of the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 is thoroughly restored in light polycarbonate.
• The silver-colored rims (front: wide, back: wide / red rims and co-pricers are separate) are combined with slick running rubber (front: item 50454, back: item 50547). Please note that the kit does not have internal splinters either front or back.
• Stamped plastic parts to recreate rear view mirrors.
• The 2WD BT-01 frame offers the possibility of switching between two types of pass and front or rear tracking systems. Without removing the battery, the motor and the R/C impeller parts, it is possible to change the configuration of the model, for example: front or rear track (FR), or it is possible to choose the position of the rear motor towards the centre (MR) for the car in rear track. The double oscillating arm on the 4 wheels and the suspensions feature a uniform structure and friction shock absorbers. Single sections such as engine support, final gears and suspensions facilitate assembly and limited maintenance. A wide range of options allows you to personalize the model.

Tamiya official international release list update June 2024

R/C Models
22081 TA08R ALUMINUM MOTOR MOUNT
22082 TA08R CARBON UPPER DECK (2.0mm THICK)
22083 TA08 ALUMINUM FRONT UPPER ARM MOUNTS
22084 TA08 ALUMINUM REAR UPPER ARM MOUNTS
22085 TA08 REINFORCED REAR BODY MOUNT SET
22086 4x18mm TITANIUM TURNBUCKLE SHAFTS
22087 33T STEEL IDLER GEAR
22088 BB-01 ALUMINUM DAMPER STAYS (FRONT)
22089 BB-01 ALUMINUM DAMPER MOUNT BAR (REAR)
22090 BB-01 ALUMINUM STEERING ARMS (L/R)
22091 BB-01 ALUMINUM STEERING BRIDGE
42384 1/10 R/C TRF421 CHASSIS KIT
47509 XM-01 TITANIUM SCREW SET
51732 BT-01 C PARTS (WHEEL AXLES)
51733 BT-01 E PARTS (SUB FRAME)
51734 BT-01 F/L PARTS (R/C DECK, REAR BODY MOUNT BASE)
51736 BT-01 T PARTS (SUSPENSION ARMS)
51737 BT-01 FR SETUP SPUR GEAR SHAFT SET
51738 OIL SEALS (4PCS.) for TRF-USBB DAMPERS
51739 TRF421 A PARTS (UPPER ARMS)
51740 TRF421 BB PARTS (REAR BODY POSTS)
51741 TRF421 C PARTS (UPRIGHTS)
51742 TRF421 D PARTS (SUSPENSION ARMS)
51743 TRF421 V PARTS (DAMPERS)
51744 TRF421 FRONT DIRECT PULLEY (37T)
51745 TRF421 GEAR DIFFERENTIAL UNIT SET
51746 TRF421 DRIVE BELT (116T)
51747 XM-01 B PARTS (BUMPERS)
51748 XM-01 C PARTS (UPRIGHTS)
51749 XM-01 D PARTS (SUSPENSION ARMS)
56375 1/14 R/C VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL 750 4×2 TRACTOR
58729 1/10 R/C OPEL KADETT GT/E (MB-01)
58730 1/10 R/C TOYOTA CELICA GT-FOUR RC (ST185) (TT-02)
58731 1/10 R/C 1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-GTR (TC-01 CHASSIS)
58733 1/10 R/C TOYOTA SUPRA (JZA80) (BT-01)
58734 1/10 R/C CITROEN DS (MB-01 CHASSIS)
58735 1/10 R/C MOTUL AUTECH Z (TT-02)
58736 1/10 R/C FORD BAJA BRONCO (CC-02)
58737 1/10 R/C HOTSHOT II (2024)
58738 1/10 R/C XM-01 PRO CHASSIS KIT
58739 1/10 R/C 1998 Honda NSX RACING (TT-02)

Static Models
24366 1/24 “FULL-VIEW” MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL
25209 1/35 GERMAN TANK PANZERKAMPFWAGEN IV Ausf.G EARLY PRODUCTION & MOTORCYCLE SET “EASTERN FRONT”
60204 1/35 PTERANODON

Mini 4WD
18103 CROSS SPEAR 01 (VZ)

Tools & Paints
69945 MODELER’S SIDE CUTTER α (WHITE)
87226 ULTRA THIN ALUMINUM STICKERS (2PCS.)

Construction & Craft
70258 UNIVERSAL SLIDER SET

The 89 year old Tamiya chairman Shunsaku Tamiya speaks powerfully at the Shizuoka Hobby Show about the current state and future of the model industry


On May 8th, the Shizuoka Hobby Show, one of Japan’s largest model trade fairs where domestic hobby manufacturers announce new products, opened at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City (Duration: May 8th – 5th). 12th of the month). In 2024, which was the 62nd time, approximately 100 companies exhibited, the largest number ever. It was crowded with many buyers from the first day.

On the first day, which is the day when vendors are invited, the customary event is an interview with the media by Shunsaku Tamiya (Chairman and President of Tamiya) of the Shizuoka Model and Teaching Materials Cooperative, which hosts the hobby show. Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya, who was born in 1934, will be 89 years old this year and once again this year he spoke in powerful words about the current situation of the hobby industry and its future prospects. For several years up until last year, the impact of the new coronavirus had been a major concern for media personnel, but at this year’s hobby show, which has almost escaped the coronavirus pandemic, reporters asked questions about the historic depreciation of the yen.

Q.The yen is at a historic low. What is the impact on the industry?
<Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“Exports and foreign products are based on dollars, so it’s definitely cheaper in Japan. It’s good because the quality is good and it’s cheap. However, the Japanese domestic market is still a weak yen.” It’s very difficult, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. I thought things would get better now that the governor of the Bank of Japan has changed, but things are still as bad as ever.

Q. Is the weaker yen a positive thing for the model industry? Is it negative?
<Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“Of course it’s negative. However, the coronavirus was not a headwind for our industry. On the contrary, it’s a follow-up window. However, from now on, life will become difficult. The model industry is all small and medium-sized enterprises, so it will have an impact. There’s no way they won’t. That’s why I want them to stop this trend of yen depreciation.”

Q. Is it because domestic people’s wallet strings are tight that is a negative for the industry?
<Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“I’m sure you’re adamant, of course. I’m not just saying that people will buy the model because the yen is weak. But the yen is too weak. That’s what it is.”

Q. How can the model industry overcome this crisis?
<Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“Companies in the same industry are doing this in their own ways. The factory that Tamiya opened in the Philippines in October last year can operate at full capacity with 500 people at night and 500 people during the day. This is not possible in Japan. 500 people are working at full capacity at night. We’re taking measures for each of them. In our case, it’s fine, but it’s still better if the yen isn’t weak.

In October 2023, Tamiya started operation of a new factory of its manufacturing subsidiary “Tamiya Philippines” in Cebu province. At the hobby show venue, a model of the new factory is also on display along with panels explaining the new factory. This new factory is important not because of the weak yen, but because we are looking at future global expansion and ensuring a stable supply of products.

Q.What is your intention in holding workshops for children?
<Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“Governor of Kawakatsu Prefecture, who recently resigned from School Children’s Day (a day for inviting elementary, junior high, and high school students), made the decision for us, but we were hit by a blind spot. Children in Shizuoka need more models. I thought I was making things, but I wasn’t. I want them to develop the habit of making things with their own hands.”

Q.What changes in children when they make things with their hands?
<Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“Please see it once. You can’t understand how excited I was to see the model I made running. I was in the 5th grade of elementary school when the war ended. I made the motor myself (from materials) and used dry batteries. I was so satisfied when I hooked it up and started swinging it. Even at this age, I can’t forget that.

The “elementary, junior high, and high school student invitation day” during the hobby show was started as an idea by Shizuoka Prefecture Governor Heita Kawakatsu (retiring on May 9th). This is an opportunity for children in Shizuoka Prefecture to deepen their understanding of the local industry of plastic models through hands-on plastic model production experiences.

Q. Do you feel there is a possibility that the overseas market will expand in the future?
<Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya>
“It’s expanding. However, it depends on the manufacturer. I went to America when I was 31 years old, and I’ve done it every year for over 10 years. I leave on January 20th and come back in March. I studied a lot of things overseas, and the conclusion I came to was that “Japan is a small country.” Another problem is that “Japanese people also think small.”

“Don’t think about Japan in terms of Japan. Think about it from overseas. That’s why people from other countries came here to get people to come here. It took 65 years to get to this point. I’m 89 years old now. Yes, I will do my best! Thank you.”

In 2023, Chairman Tamiya answered reporters’ questions while sitting on a chair, but in 2024, he stood for a 15-minute interview. He sometimes answers reporters’ questions with sharp tongues and “Shunsaku-bushi,” and even at the age of 89, it seems that his power has not diminished, but has even increased.

Chairman Tamiya concluded the question from SBS with the reassuring words, “We will continue to do our best!” The legend of the plastic model world will continue to lead the hobby industry in Shizuoka, Japan, and the world.

Source in Japanese language: Shizuoka Shimbun SBS

Tamiya 58738 XM-01 PRO Chassis Kit video review



The world of RC Rally just got better with the release of the Tamiya XM-01 Pro. Tamiya has continued to support this segment and although some of their releases are fun model builds, those who demand racing performance handling and features will surely want to gravitate to this kit. Inside the full build up kit, you’ll find aluminum shocks, oil filled diffs, full ball bearings and more which Greg will break down for you in this video. Then you need to see this run. It’s just a fun run, but you’ll see how good the XM-01 looks ripping around in the dirt!
Source: RC Driver