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Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship 2020 General Information

RC race’s biggest event “Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship 2020

Regarding Schedule
The schedule is to start every June, but due to the situation related to the new coronavirus, it is “undecided” as of May 13, including the opening day of the tournament and the champion decision match. We will inform you again when the event can be held.

Regarding the venue
We plan to hold 13 venues (districts) and 15 tournaments from Hokkaido to Kyushu last year, but in consideration of infectious disease countermeasures for those who participate. The venue and the blocks that can participate are subject to change. We will inform you again when the event can be held.

Regarding the holding class
In consideration of the situation related to the new coronavirus, the holding class is the minimum number considering the expected number of participants and venue space. We are also considering increasing the number of held genres depending on future changes. In that case, we will inform you again.

2020 season race regulation
Beginner drivers welcome at the “Tamiya Grand Prix All Japan Championship” where incandescent races are held on-road machines! This is the race regulation of “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” where you can enjoy racing with a wide variety of class settings.
* Each district tournament will be held over two days, and “Tamiya GP All Japan Championship” and “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” will be set on each day (may vary depending on the tournament).

↓ Regulations can also be downloaded from here.
Tamiya GP All Japan Championship Class (as of PDF / 2020.5.13)
Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Class (as of PDF / 2020.5.13)

Tamiya RC live broadcast on March 29 & Toyota RC School on March 28

Detail page (in Japanese language)
From new product information in spring to setting method that must-see for beginners, practical advice on participating in races such as Tamiya Grand Prix, etc.
The latest information of Tamiya RC car is delivered live. It will be delivered from March 29 (Sun) @ 10:00. Do not miss it!

Detail page (in Japanese language)
The world’s first! Toyota RC Club staff delivers RC car assembly classes live. Under the theme of a touring car, it introduces how to use tools, the mechanism of the car, and the points of assembly in an easy-to-understand manner.
It will be distributed from March 28 (Sat) @ 10:00. Enjoy your RC school experience on the web!

Over 1.5 million downloads in about one month! “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix” has started broadcasting a new TV commercial

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. will announce the broadcast of a TVCM featuring a jungle pocket belonging to Yoshimoto Kogyo on the game app “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix” distributed on the App Store and GooglePlay. In addition, the jungle pocket in the middle of the Mini 4WD generation also released a control created exclusively for “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix”! Please check it by all means.

Jungle pocket appearance “What is this?”
A new TV commercial will be broadcast on March 7 (Sat) in some areas!
In this CM, trio entertainer “Jungle Pocket” has appeared as a classmate.

Three people gather after a long time at the alumni reunion Three people who can’t easily remember the
familiar parts
“What is it?”
If you are a mini 4WD experienced person, it is a commercial that will involuntarily get caught.

Shooting scenery
This CM was shot at a pub in Tokyo.
The three people in the middle of the Mini 4WD generation were excited by Mini 4WD talks during the shooting.

Hidden elements
Something related to the Mini 4WD is in the CM.
By all means, please watch and find many times!
* The answer will be released on the official Twitter at a later date.

“Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix” TVCM-What is this? 15 seconds

“Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix” TVCM-What is this? 30 seconds

Jungle pocket creates original cont only for “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Grand Prix”!
The title is “Classmate”.
After the reunion at the elementary school, the three people drink again as a second party, but there is a problem with the jungle pocket “ Mini 4WD generation ” and the center “ Mini 4WD ” It is a content that shows the knowledge and affection of mini 4WD like 3 people who spent with 4WD.

Also available on a special site!

Jungle pocket
Belongs to Yoshimoto Kogyo.
Comedy trio by Shinji Saito, Takeshi and Hirohisa Ota.
Formed in April 2006. NSC 12th grader.

Get gorgeous items that can be used in the game! TVCM & contest release commemorative Twitter campaign!

A retweet campaign is being held to commemorate the release of the new TV commercial!
Every time the number of RTs increases, you will receive luxurious in-app items!

Target Tweet

Ongoing-Until 23:59 on March 16, 2020

Source in Japanese language: AppMedia – Largest in Japan! Game capture information media

Tamiya Mini 4WD Hornet Jr. Tanahashi Special, Dash X1 Primitive Emperor & Step Up Gasha various types

〇Mini 4 world new event! “Challenge from Hiroshi Tanahashi!”
Event date: Now being held-Wednesday, March 18 10:59 (planned)
〇 “Dash X1 Primitive Emperor” has arrived! “Super Speed ​​Gasha Series 4”
Event Date and Time: Now Open-Wednesday, March 18 14:59 (planned) 〇Release
Commemorative Step Up Gasha Various types will be back for a limited time!
Event date and time: Currently being held-March 18 (Wed) 10:59 (planned)
* Please check the details in the application.
* Screens and specifications are under development.
* Subject to change or termination without notice.

One racer in 100 years! New Japan Pro Wrestling Challenge from Hiroshi Tanahashi!

Hiroshi Tanahashi
Ace of New Japan Professional Wrestling who loves Mini 4WD! The wrestler who produced the ultimate machine produced by himself in 2018 and has the connection to the Mini 4WD!

“Challenge from Hiroshi Tanahashi” is an event to compete with the ace of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Hiroshi Tanahashi, who loves Mini 4WD sincerely, in the Mini 4WD race in the app!
Furthermore, if you win all races, you will get special parts such as “Hornet Jr. (Tanahashi SP)”!

Super fast gasha series 4! “Dash X1 Primitive Emperor” Appears!

“Dash X1 Primitive Emperor” appears in “Super Speed ​​Gasha Series 4”!
〇Event period: now being held-Until 3/18 (Wed.) 14:59 (planned)
〇Featured parts are here ↓
Body parts “Dash X1 Primitive Emperor”
Rarity: ★ 4 / Course aptitude: Corner / Body characteristics: Corner speed UP +
Roller “13mm ball bearing for rollers”
Rarity: ★ 4 / Course aptitude: Corner
motor “Torque Tune”
Rarity: ★ 4 / Course aptitude: Uphill
* For details, please check in the app.
* Screens and specifications are under development.
* Subject to change or termination without notice.

“Release commemorative step up” Gasha reappears!

〇Event period: now being held-3/18 (Wed.) until 10:59 (planned)
★ 4 bodies to be picked up (partly)
“Tamiya Famous Car Collection” Gasha: “Avante Jr.”, “Falcon Jr.”, “Thunder Shot Jr.”, etc.
“Dash! Shishiro” Gasha: “Dash 1 Emperor” “Dash 3 Meteor” “Crimson Glory” etc.
“Bakuso Brothers Let’s & Go !!” Gasha: “Magnum Saber”, “Sonic Saber”, “Tridagger X”, etc.
* For details, please check in the application. * Please check all pickup targets from the provided ratio.
* Screens and specifications are under development. * Subject to change or termination without notice.

Source in Japanese language: ファミ通App

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

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.