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Official update on the possibility of Tamiya not participating at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

We are very happy to be informed from Tamiya, Inc. International Division that the information in the previous article about the possibility of Tamiya, Inc. not participating in the future at the Nuremberg Toy Fair is not confirmed but was incorrectly reflected in the original Japanese news article, here is their official statement:

Dear TamiyaBlog,

It has come to our attention that your blog features an article about
the interview of the Shizuoka Model and Educational Materials Association
Boards held at the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show.

We wish to point out that the article, or more exactly, the original
Japanese text by the local newspaper, does not correctly reflect what our
President/Chairman Mr. S. Tamiya meant.

Namely, an expression is found which can be understood as Tamiya would not
participate in the 2020 Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg, Germany. However, this is not
correct.

We understand that this is partly a responsibility of the original Japanese
text, but you are also kindly requested to rectify your article.

Thank you in advance for your kind and prompt attention.

Sincerely,

Tamiya, Inc. International Division

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya and other model company presidents talking at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 – possibility of Tamiya not participating at Nuremberg Toy Fair!

Chairman Tamiya (front row left third person) et al. at Twin Messe Shizuoka

On the morning of the 8th, the Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative organized a press conference in its guest room.

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, president of the union, said that it was a meaningful day for children to discover a plastic model about the newly created “Invitation Day for Junior and Senior High School Students,” and said it intends to continue from 2020 onwards. The meeting was attended by Noriyuki Aoshima, chairman of Aoshima Bunka Shoji Co., Ltd., President Daisuke Aoshima, Akihisa Suzuki, chairman of Japan Radio Control Model Industries Association, Katsuhito Hasegawa, President of Hasegawa, and Mr. Keigo Tsutsui, General Manager of Deputy General Manager of Bandai Spirits Hobby Division.

The main questions and answers are as follows:

– The meaning of the invitation date is
Mr. Tamiya, “Japan’s education for manufacturing has been delayed in Southeast Asia. The children are now stunned to know that they can not make plastic models by looking at the illustration. I want to convey the pleasure of making and moving myself. All the children who are doing are very happy and excited. Today we have a rediscovery of plastic models, a big day. ”
Chairman Akihisa Suzuki “I have a feeling that I can enter education through the invitation day.

―Manufacturers at the venue are very happy to be in touch with their children. How did you feel at the venue
President Tamiya “I’m happy. The children are very excited. It is big that the prefecture has issued a decree. It was not possible for us alone. There may be more than half the children who are making plastic models for the first time today. ”
Mr. Aoto, “The children were sitting and talking. I feel I was really happy to do it.”
President of Hasegawa “Dozens of people are standing in the model class, and everyone is concentrating on it. I felt that the essence of the child has not changed.”
Mr. Tsutsui “Conversely, the children are given the power. Everyone who is standing on the scene will be the vitality from tomorrow. I am grateful for having such an opportunity.”

― How do you see the model market?
Mr. Tamiya “The domestic market is not active. Germany is sluggish, and the Southeast Asian market is larger than the euro zone. It has been exhibited for 52 consecutive years at the German Spielwaren Messe show, but from next year (think not to exhibit.) There is no open to the public, entrance fee is high, and the number of people is not increasing.
President Hasegawa “The burden of stay expenses and exhibition costs is heavy, and the exhibition of Spielwaren Messe will be discontinued from next year”

― Is the product conscious of teaching materials increasing?
“I think that there are some manufacturers that have changed the course of study and provided teaching materials with IT in mind, but I’m working as much as possible on the development of products that cultivate the creative power to make things by themselves.” the creative force that moves the hand build things on their own.”

Source in Japanese language: Shizuoka Shimbun

More detail photos of Tamiya 57409 Lunch Box Mini on SW-01 chassis and 58671 Mazda 3 with red TT-02 chassis

 

More official product photos of Tamiya 57409 Lunch Box Mini SW-01 Chassis

This is a compact, maneuverable, and above all super-fun addition to the world of Tamiya wheelie models! It’s a familiar face, too, as the legendary Tamiya Lunch Box has been shrunk down to 1/24 scale.

The classic shrunken Lunch Box body sits on top of the 4WD SW-01 chassis.

SWD-01 chassis key features:
• The steering uses 1-piece upper arms for a tight turning circle and the body leans to help suppress tumbles. It can be converted into a 4-wheel steering setup with separately sold Item 54898 SW-01 Upper Arm Connectors.
• The body is attached to the body mounts using magnets for quick attachment.
• The Type 370 motor is located right in the center of the SW-01 chassis, in a gear-driven 4WD setup with a gear ratio of 21.875:1.
• 1/24 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 190mm, width: 146mm, height: 140mm.
• The famous Lunch Box body is molded in lightweight and durable polycarbonate and is pre-painted.
• The body leans in the direction in which the model steers, achieving remarkably tight turning circles.
• Responsive 4WD.
• Strut style suspension.
• Can be used with standard size servos and R/C equipment despite its compact nature.
• Big, tread patterned tires give superb traction and add to the overall cartoonish look of the Lunchbox Mini.
• Dish type wheels.
• Compatible with Tamiya LF Battery LF1100-6.6V Racing Pack (M-Size) as a power source.
Aftermarket battery note: Battery pack size must be under 66x36x15mm in size.
• 370-type size motor included.
Requires: 2-Channel Radio, standard size servo, 7.2-7.4volt battery pack & compatible charger.
• Compatible with: item 51610 RC T301 Battery Case for use with 4 AA batteries if desired.

More detail photos of new Tamiya 1/35 Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Light Armored Vehicle & 1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel Late Type from the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show

Tamiya 1/35 Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) (tentative name)
With the Iraqi dispatch specification on sale, and the domestic specification that has been improved in the details has been modeled. Driver figures included.


Tamiya 1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel Late Type
Open top car, unique indoor and immersive figures