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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.

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)

Limited Tamiya Mini 4WD Festa Jaune with Kakegawa version sticker with logo of Tsumakoi

Tamiya Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 Spring will be held on March 29, 2020 (Sunday) at the green resort “Tsumakoi Resort Sai no Sato” in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture! To commemorate this tournament, a Mini 4WD Kakegawa city limited version will be in advance and limited sale!

Limited 4WD PRO series Festa Jaune with limited Kakegawa version sticker with Tsuma Koi logo

Limited quantity advance sales
Price: 1,380 yen (tax included)
Sale period: Ends as soon as it is sold
Sales location: Tsumagoi Resort Sai no Sato

On the day of the “Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2020 SPRING” tournament, there are also fun lotteries, Tamiya original sales corners, and food and drink sales corners! Call for races will be announced at a later date.

Tamiya scale models and RC cars winning again the Model Awards of the year by German model magazines

The results of the 2020 “Model of the Year” selection, selected by the German scale model magazine “Modell Fan”, were announced at the “Spielwaren Messe” venue. This award will be selected from among the new models announced in Germany in 2019, and the best models of each genre will be selected by reader votes of “Modell Fan” magazine and a selection committee by editorial staff. This time, “1/48 Lockheed P-38F/G Lightning” and “1/12 Honda Monkey 125” were awarded. “Modell-Fahrzeug,” a miniature model magazine specializing in a wide range of scale models, RCs, diecasts, slot cars, etc. of cars and motorcycles, selected for the 2019 model award the “1/10 RC Volkswagen Type 2 (T1)”, “1/14 RC Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 6×4 Timber Truck” and “1/10 RC Citroen 2CV Rally”. Furthermore, we won “Premium Brand 2019 (Best Brand of the Year)” as Tamiya.

Awards Roll in for Tamiya!
The results of the 2020 Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) have been announced by German magazine Modell Fan at Spielwarenmesse! Tamiya is delighted to report that our 1/48 Lockheed® P-38® F/G Lightning® and 1/12 Honda Monkey 125 were both honored with the awards, chosen by the magazine’s staff and readership.This
great news follows German scale and RC auto model magazine Modell-Fahrzeug recognizing no less than three Tamiya models in the 2019 Modell-Fahrzeug des Jahres awards : 1/10 RC Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) (M-06 Chassis), 1/14 RC Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 6×4 Timber Truck and 1/10 RC Citroën 2CV Rally (M-05Ra Chassis). Tamiya itself was honored with the Premium Brand award.