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Tamiya President Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya talking about the cancellation of the Shizuoka Hobby Show

The Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative officially announced that it will cancel the “59th Shizuoka Hobby Show” scheduled at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City in May due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

“I thought of it intensively and its impact. It was a blow to the industry, but many buyers from overseas had to make a quick decision,” said Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya. It is said that cancellation is the first time.
Mr. Tamiya said, “Model makers make new products to match the show and have the highest sales in the year. I still want to do it, but I thought that life should be given priority.”
For the future, “If the situation improves, we can invite suppliers and hold business meetings for each manufacturer.” Next year, we will also expanded the venue to the southern city gymnasium next to Twin Messe Shizuoka, and show that we would enrich the hands-on events.

The Shizuoka Hobby Show is known as one of the largest model fairs in Japan and was expected to be visited by more than 70,000 model lovers and elementary, junior high and high school students again this year.

Source in Japanese language: @S

Tamiya Upcoming Releases April 2020

R/C Models
 58676  1/24 R/C Volvo A60H 6×6 Dump Truck (G6-01)
 58677  1/10 R/C Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (M-06)
 47439  1/10 R/C TT-02 Type-SR Chassis Kit
 47443  1/10 R/C 1996 Porsche 911 GT1 Street (TA03R-S)
 54897  Buggy Champ Ball Differential Set 2
 54932  T3-01 Aluminum Bearing Holders (Rear)
 54933  T3-01 Rear Axle Weight Set
 54944  CC-02 Aluminum Arm Pivots (A, B)
 54945  CC-02 Low-Friction 6mm Ball Collars (18pcs.)
 54949  TA07 Adjustable Ackerman Set
 42352  Clamp Type Aluminum Wheel Hubs (Narrow Tread, 4pcs.)
 47434  1/10 Scale R/C Eunos Roadster Lightweight Body Parts Set
 56554  Reinforced Axle Shaft Set
 56555  Metal Display Antenna Set

Static Models
 60328  1/32 North American F-51D Mustang Korean War
 32598  1/48 Russian Medium Tank T-55
 25196  1/35 U.S. M8 Light Armored Car “Greyhound” Combat Patrol Set
 25200  1/48 Swiss Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3
 21098  1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3a Zero Fighter 188, 582nd Air Group (Finished Model)
 24033  1/24 Toyota Celica Supra Long Beach GP Marshal Car
 35049  1/35 Russian Tank T34/76 1942 Production Model
 35138  1/35 Russian T34/85 Medium Tank

 95549  Lightweight 13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Red)
 95554  Mini 4WD Multipurpose Tape (20mm Width/Red)
 95555  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Purple, 5pcs.)

Tools & Paints
 69934  Box Wrench Bit (7mm)
 69935  Hex Wrench Screwdriver Bit (Ball End, 2.5mm)
 81792  Acrylic Mini XF-92 Yellow-Brown (DAK 1941)
 81793  Acrylic Mini XF-93 Light Brown (DAK 1942)
 82176  LP-76 Yellow-Brown (DAK 1941)
 82177  LP-77 Light Brown (DAK 1941)

18094 Neo VQS (VZ Chassis) The release has been postponed from planned release on March 7, 2020, will update information when it is decided.
15524 VZ chassis FRP front wide stay The release has been postponed from planned release on March 7, 2020, will update information when it is decided.

59th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2020 and more events cancelled due to the Coronavirus

The Shizuoka Model & Eductional Material Cooperative Association has announced that the 59th Shizuoka Hobby Show planned for May 13-17 has been cancelled. Please click this link to visit their site for their announcement.

Also these Tamiya events have been cancelled already:

3/1 (Sun) Shizuoka Hobby Square Decoration Experience
3/1 (Sun) Tamiya RC School in KTC Manufacturing Technology Center
3/7 (Sat) Engine RC Car Workshop in Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit
3/8 (Sun) Engine RC Car Race Kakegawa GP Grand Prix Series Rd.1
3/8 (Sun) Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 Spring Tokyo Tournament 1
3/14 (Sat) The 15th Tamiya Grand Prix Inn Yokohama
3/15 (Sun) Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Plaza
3/15 (Sun) Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 Spring Okayama Tournament
3/21 (Sat) Electric RC Car Racing Tamiya Spring Cup 2020
3/22 (Sun) Electric RC Car Racing Tamiya Spring Cup 2020
3/22 (Sun) Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 Spring Hokkaido Tournament
3/28 (Sat) RC Car Assembly Class Trial !! Tamiya RC School in MEGA WEB
3/29 (Sun) Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 Spring Kakegawa Tournament

Other events Other events held in March 2020 may be cancelled in the future.

Off-Roadin’ & Haulin’! Tamiya 58676 Volvo A60H Hauler G6-01 6×6 RC Off-Road Truck Review by RC Driver

Get ready heavy equipment enthusiasts! The G6-01 platform from Tamiya gets a new body style and a new look to the chassis with the release of the Volvo A60H Hauler kit. The G6-01 is a full build up 6×6 truck kit that comes with the motor, you get to add your choice of electronics. The big features on this G6-01 are the pre-painted Volvo A60H cab body and abs molded dump bed. The chassis and other supported parts are now molded in a bright yellow to match the body. We assembled our kit and took this hauler out bashing. The G6-01 is a fun all around kit and delivers a lot of action whether you’re speeding around your backyard or a dirt lot. Love the look of heavy equipment, but still want the fun of running an RC at full throttle? Then you need to check out the Tamiya Volvo A60H Hauler G6-01 6×6 Truck!
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Cancellation of the Tamiya Headquarters 2020 Spring Tour due to the coronavirus

The translated statement of Tamiya, INC.:
Tamiya Co., Ltd. will give priority to the health and safety of participants and stakeholders, and will stop this “2020 Spring Tour” from the perspective of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Was. We are sorry for all those who are going to participate, but please understand. (2020.2.20)