Category Archives: Event Report

Tamiya Mini 4WD Live Vol.8 – New Mini 4WD products to be released in the second half of the year 2021 & Japan Cup Course Introduction Mini 4WD Academy

Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE is a live webcast of Tamiya’s Mini 4WD Academy, which introduces new products to be released in the second half of 2021, new Mini 4WD products to be released in the near future, the Japan Cup course, and other Mini 4WD information.

Tamiya 92429 Thunder Shot Mk.II Waigo Hobby 45th Anniversary Special & 92430 Avante Mk.III Azure Tamiya Plamodel Factory Hong Kong Special

In order to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Waigo Hobby model Waigo Hobby and to thank customers for their support over the years, we deliberately cooperated with Tamiya to launch two mini 4WD limited products!
For the first time, the two limited products are equipped with the classic Tamiya Mini 4WD with a soft shell of carbon fiber pattern. I believe Tamiya fans will definitely feel its uniqueness!

Waigo 45th Anniversary Limited
The first limited product is “Thunder Shot Mk2 Waigo Hobby 45th Anniversary Special” (article number: 92429), with a carbon fiber patterned soft body shell and a fluorescent orange MS mid-mount chassis, plus a special TAMIYA The designed body stickers and dark blue tires are matched with a strong contrast. The rarity of its accessories is believed to be a favorite for car fans!


Tamiya China Hong Kong store limited
TAMIYA PLAMODEL FACTORY Hong Kong store limited product is “AVANTE Mk3 TAMIYA PLAMODEL FACTORY HONG KONG SPECIAL” (article number: 92430), which is designed to celebrate the opening of the TAMIYA PLAMODEL FACTORY store in Hong Kong. It also uses carbon fiber patterns. The soft shell body is equipped with a pure black MS chassis and transparent tires, plus a unique body sticker and transparent tires that show the ingenious design of the words “TAMIYA PLAMODEL FACTORY”, which is extraordinarily stylish!

Source: Tamiya HK

Cancellation of the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021 Autumn

The Hobby Promotion Council Shizuoka and the Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative have cancelled the “Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021 Autumn” on August 18.

The “Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021 Autumn” was originally scheduled to be held from September 9th to 12th. In response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection that has continued since August, the venue has also requested a state of emergency in Shizuoka Prefecture, so the union decided to cancel this event and official website Announced above.

Message from Tamiya:
Unfortunately, the autumn Shizuoka Hobby Show has been cancelled, but we are planning to announce it at the venue. Many new products will be announced on Tamiya’s official website and SNS. We have attractive items such as scale models, RC models, Mini 4WD, and crafts, so please look forward to it. Please spend your time safely while enjoying the model hobby.
Akira Yamamoto,
Public Relations Officer, Tamiya Corporation

Source in Japanese language: Impress Watch

Tamiya RC Live – New RC model announcement and TC-01 one-make challenge report & Tamiya RC history

NEW RC model announcement and TC-01 one-make challenge report & Tamiya RC history!
・ Details of the NEW RC model will be unveiled for the first time!
・ We will deliver the pattern of “TC-01 One Make Challenge” scheduled to be held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on August 8th (Sun). This will be the first one-make big race for the Formula E chassis!
・ Tamiya staff Sunahara, also known as “Rick-kun,” will participate in the Formula E class, and Tamiya Maezumi, also known as “Paisen,” will participate in the TS050 Sprint class. We will report on the qualifying and final races.
・ Tamiya RC History is a close-up of the off-road model that appeared in 1986. Super Shots, Falcons and Boomerangs will be presented!

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of Tamiya Off-Road Meeting held in August and Tamiya RC History

Introduction of Tamiya Off-Road Meeting held in August and Tamiya RC History! -We will deliver the pattern of “Off-Road Meeting” held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on August 1st (Sun). Introducing “Comical 4WD”, “Comical 2WD”, “Classic Buggy”, “Off-Road 2WD”, “Off-Road 4WD”! ・ Introducing the model released in 1985 in Tamiya RC History. Racing Master Mk.6 and Road Wizard will be released !! ・ Additional information on “Tamtech Gear Glass Hopper Mini” and “Super Avante” introduced at RC Live!
Appearance: Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE Vol.7 – JC2021 opening, Sendai & Niigata tournament report & new product introduction

Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE The Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2021 has finally begun! We will send you the final races and venues at the Sendai Tournament (Sunfesta) and Niigata Tournament (Hive Nagaoka) held on 8/1 and 8/8. .. In addition, we will look back on the successive Japan Cup courses at the upcoming Japan Cup related products, information on the upcoming Laser Mini 4WD “Road Spirit”, and the popular corner “Mini 4WD Academy”.
Appearance: Ussy & Master Ueda

Tamiya Mini 4WD event venue limited products sold at “Tobu Online Shopping”

“Tobu Tamiya Modelers Gallery” is a well-known summer event. “Mini 4WD event venue limited products” can be purchased at “Tobu Online Shopping” until August 1st (Sun). Products will be handed over during the exhibition period and additional August 27th (Friday) -August 29th (Sunday), Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro store 8F event Please come to the special corner. Please enjoy yourself with Tamiya products this summer as well.

Event venue limited product 2021 new products

Modified trucks based on the Tamiya 1/14 RC trucks driving huge distances in convoys

One of our readers kindly sent us photos and details about their hobby project based on Tamiya 1/14 RC trucks which we gladly publicise here:

I am happy I can show you our project. We did start Trucking 3-4 years ago, mainly we use them just as support vehicle for our tank battle days, recovery or just as spare part supply trucks in the fields. Surely sounds strange but our playground is always relatively far away from the parking place so the trucks help us. Than a cheap truck brand showed up and I wanted to test it what is possible with it and start a walk but mostly it did break down after 4km. After a wile some of our tank battle friends showed up to and the first Konvoi was made about 10km.

Some of us got heavy problems with the feets so we did break of after 60km. That was a pain, but we also had a lot of failures, but now we are 300% better than last year so I think it could be successfull in 5 weeks.
Here you can find our website and most of our trucks listed or here in Facebook If you have questions or want to hear more stories of our trails let me knew. Our drives are normally: 10km for technical measurements, 30 and 40 km for conditional training and long term tests. So it becomes a join between marathon sports and modelling lol but that’s whats make it so impressive and challenging for us. I can tell everyone, just to try it. Surely old guys trailing with little truck looks funny, but all kids love us and most of the people we meet on the trails.