Category Archives: Event Report

Tamiya Mini 4WD History 2021 Special

Touch the history of Tamiya.


2021.4.30 FRI – 5.5 WED
10:00 ~ 17:00 (5 days only 16:30)
* Admission is 30 minutes before closing
Venue
Sapporo Prince Hotel International Pavilion Pamir
(12-chome, Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Admission (tax included)
Adults (high school students and above)
Same-day ticket 1,000 yen / advance ticket 800 yen
Children (3 years old to junior high school students)
Same-day ticket 800 yen / Advance ticket 600 yen * Free for children under 3 years old
Parent-child set ticket
Advance ticket 1,200 yen

The “Tamiya Mini 4WD History 2020 Special” scheduled to be held from August 13th (Thursday) to August 16th (Sunday), 2020 has been postponed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. However, it will be held from April 30th (Friday) to May 5th (Wednesday) this year.

Tickets and various admission tickets purchased last year can be used as they are on the postponement schedule of this year.

Source in Japanese language: Hokkaido Television

Shizuoka is the capital of the model world!

By Takafumi Yabuki

Shizuoka City, which has a concentration of manufacturers such as Tamiya and Bandai Spirits and has an 80% share of the domestic shipment value of plastic models, announced on the 12th that it will install “plastic model monuments” in three locations in the city. It is said that an unveiling ceremony will be held in front of JR Shizuoka Station on the 19th.

The monument, which is about 2 meters high and is made of stainless steel, has the image of a “plastic model before assembly”. It is easy to take a commemorative photo, and the aim was to let tourists and foreigners know at a glance what Shizuoka is like. The Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative (Chairman, Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Tamiya) also cooperated in the design.

The monuments located at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Suruga Ward and the south exit of JR Shizuoka Station, where the largest model exhibition in Japan, “Shizuoka Hobby Show,” will be held, will feature the characters “Model World Capital” and the city emblem of Shizuoka City. It was. In front of the station, an illustration drawn by Eiji Shimamura, who is known for the design of the plastic model box, is also attached. In front of the main building of the city hall, with the cooperation of Japan Post, the posts that can actually be used are expressed in the “before assembly” state.

In the future, he wants to cooperate with private companies to increase the number of plastic monuments that express products and corporate images. Mayor Nobuhiro Tanabe said at a press conference, “It’s better to have more monuments. I hope the company will have a win-win relationship that will attract customers.”

Source in Japanese language: Asahi Digital

Tamiya Introduction of TA08 PRO and TA series history & Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE Vol.2″ Live broadcast of the Japan Cup 2020 satellite Okayama tournament venue



Introduction of TA series history ① and Tamiya RC high-tech course
-Looking back on the history of the TA series, which was the beginning of the current Tamiya touring car RC, from the first “TA-01” (released in 1991).
・ The popular Tamiya RC high-tech course explains how to make “gear differential” and how to select oil. Gear differentials are used in various types of RC, but they are an important part that greatly affects driving performance. We will generously convey professional know-how such as adjustment methods!


Introduction of TA series history ② and new products
・ The second TA series history that continues from the morning episode! .. Introducing the history of belt drive touring cars that started with TA03 (released in 1996). We look back on the chassis layout that has evolved with the times.
・ [Special news] Introducing the details of Tamiya NEW Touring RC car !!
Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara,


Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE
Live broadcast of the Japan Cup 2020 satellite Okayama tournament venue! (plans)

A new corner “Mini 4WD Academy” has also started to deepen the knowledge of Mini 4WD.
In addition to new product information, we will be the first to introduce the latest information on YouTube Live.
You can post comments and ask questions during the live stream, so please join us in the program as well.
Appearance
・ Mini 4WD public relations: Master Ueda
・ Tamiya Mini 4WD Planning and Development Staff

Tamiya RC Condele Results Announcement and Tamiya Engine Workshop Introduction & Introducing Tamiya RC March new products and 2021 Tamiya race event and Tamiya RC history



Tamiya RC Condele Results Announcement and Tamiya Engine Workshop Introduction
・ Announcement of the result of the hashtag project “#Tamiya RC Condele” !! Thank you for posting a lot of original colors, real finishes, and unique customs. Introducing a number of unique machines that are fun just to look at!
・ We will relay the “Engine RC Car Workshop” held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit from the site !!


Introduction of Tamiya RC March new products and 2021 Tamiya race event and Tamiya RC history
・ Introducing new products from Tamiya RC March 2021 !! We will also explain new tires for touring cars and M chassis.
・ Introducing the 2021 Tamiya Challenge Cup and Tamiya Grand Prix Regulations and the key points of race strategy.
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑦. “Wild Willis” used by the main character of the popular RC manga “Radicon Boy” in the 1980s will also appear !!
Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

59th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021



The Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative announced on its official page that it will hold the “59th Shizuoka Hobby Show” on May 13th and 14th. This time, it will be held only on the trader invitation date. The Shizuoka Hobby Show usually has general days that general users can enter, but it seems that there will be no general days this time. Details will be announced in the future.
Shizuoka Hobby Show is a model-based product trade fair held every May. The latest products of Japanese model makers will be exhibited. Japanese models are attracting a lot of attention not only from Japan but also from users all over the world. Last year, it was decided to cancel to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus , but this time it will be held on the day when the contractor is invited. Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, chairman of Tamiya , who is the representative of the Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative , repeatedly said, “I want to hold it as much as possible” at the “Shizuoka Modelers Joint Exhibition”. The Japanese hobby show has important implications for model distributors and model fans around the world.
Source: HOBBY Watch, Tetsuya Katsuta

Introducing the afternoon section of “Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting” and Tamiya RC history to commemorate the renewal of the Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course



Introduction of the afternoon section of “Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting” and Tamiya RC history to commemorate the renewal of the Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course
・ Introduction of the Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting held at the Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course, which will be renewed OPEN (* The content may be changed in case of rain)
・ Tamiya RC History 《RC released in the early 1980s》
Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of Tamiya RC useful goods and Tamiya RC high-tech course & TB-05R release commemoration, introduction of TB series history



Introduction of Tamiya RC convenient goods and Tamiya RC high-tech course
・ Introduction of useful goods of Tamiya RC
・ Introduction of oil damper assembly technique in new project Tamiya RC high-tech course


TB-05R release commemoration, introduction of TB series history
・ Introducing Tamiya TB series history to commemorate the release of TB-05R
-Looking back on the history and evolution of Tamiya Shaft Drive 4WD Touring, which has continued from the “TB-01” developed based on the drive train of the engine car in 1999.

Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Tamiya again among the awards of the Modell Fan magazine


The results of this year’s Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) are in! German magazine Modell Fan has announced its Modell des Jahres (Models of the Year). Tamiya is delighted that our 1/24 McLaren Senna and 1/35 Marder I models were honored with awards, which are chosen by the magazine’s staff and readership.
Item 24355 1/24 McLaren Senna
Item 35370 1/35 German Tank Destroyer Marder I

Tamiya RC Live – RC event concours d’Elegance winner machine introduction and Tamiya RC history part 2



Introduction of 2020 Tamiya RC event Condele winning machines and Tamiya RC history ②
・ Introducing the RC car that won the Concours d’Elegance Award at the 2020 Tamiya RC event
・ Tamiya RC History ② Introducing the RC cars that Tamiya has released so far
・ Introduction of Maezumi’s M-07 CONCEPT
Starring Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara