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Official update on the possibility of Tamiya not participating at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

We are very happy to be informed from Tamiya, Inc. International Division that the information in the previous article about the possibility of Tamiya, Inc. not participating in the future at the Nuremberg Toy Fair is not confirmed but was incorrectly reflected in the original Japanese news article, here is their official statement:

Dear TamiyaBlog,

It has come to our attention that your blog features an article about
the interview of the Shizuoka Model and Educational Materials Association
Boards held at the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show.

We wish to point out that the article, or more exactly, the original
Japanese text by the local newspaper, does not correctly reflect what our
President/Chairman Mr. S. Tamiya meant.

Namely, an expression is found which can be understood as Tamiya would not
participate in the 2020 Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg, Germany. However, this is not

We understand that this is partly a responsibility of the original Japanese
text, but you are also kindly requested to rectify your article.

Thank you in advance for your kind and prompt attention.


Tamiya, Inc. International Division

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya and other model company presidents talking at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 – possibility of Tamiya not participating at Nuremberg Toy Fair!

Chairman Tamiya (front row left third person) et al. at Twin Messe Shizuoka

On the morning of the 8th, the Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative organized a press conference in its guest room.

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, president of the union, said that it was a meaningful day for children to discover a plastic model about the newly created “Invitation Day for Junior and Senior High School Students,” and said it intends to continue from 2020 onwards. The meeting was attended by Noriyuki Aoshima, chairman of Aoshima Bunka Shoji Co., Ltd., President Daisuke Aoshima, Akihisa Suzuki, chairman of Japan Radio Control Model Industries Association, Katsuhito Hasegawa, President of Hasegawa, and Mr. Keigo Tsutsui, General Manager of Deputy General Manager of Bandai Spirits Hobby Division.

The main questions and answers are as follows:

– The meaning of the invitation date is
Mr. Tamiya, “Japan’s education for manufacturing has been delayed in Southeast Asia. The children are now stunned to know that they can not make plastic models by looking at the illustration. I want to convey the pleasure of making and moving myself. All the children who are doing are very happy and excited. Today we have a rediscovery of plastic models, a big day. ”
Chairman Akihisa Suzuki “I have a feeling that I can enter education through the invitation day.

―Manufacturers at the venue are very happy to be in touch with their children. How did you feel at the venue
President Tamiya “I’m happy. The children are very excited. It is big that the prefecture has issued a decree. It was not possible for us alone. There may be more than half the children who are making plastic models for the first time today. ”
Mr. Aoto, “The children were sitting and talking. I feel I was really happy to do it.”
President of Hasegawa “Dozens of people are standing in the model class, and everyone is concentrating on it. I felt that the essence of the child has not changed.”
Mr. Tsutsui “Conversely, the children are given the power. Everyone who is standing on the scene will be the vitality from tomorrow. I am grateful for having such an opportunity.”

― How do you see the model market?
Mr. Tamiya “The domestic market is not active. Germany is sluggish, and the Southeast Asian market is larger than the euro zone. It has been exhibited for 52 consecutive years at the German Spielwaren Messe show, but from next year (think not to exhibit.) There is no open to the public, entrance fee is high, and the number of people is not increasing.
President Hasegawa “The burden of stay expenses and exhibition costs is heavy, and the exhibition of Spielwaren Messe will be discontinued from next year”

― Is the product conscious of teaching materials increasing?
“I think that there are some manufacturers that have changed the course of study and provided teaching materials with IT in mind, but I’m working as much as possible on the development of products that cultivate the creative power to make things by themselves.” the creative force that moves the hand build things on their own.”

Source in Japanese language: Shizuoka Shimbun

More detail photos of Tamiya 57409 Lunch Box Mini on SW-01 chassis and 58671 Mazda 3 with red TT-02 chassis


More detail photos of new Tamiya 1/35 Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Light Armored Vehicle & 1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel Late Type from the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show

Tamiya 1/35 Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) (tentative name)
With the Iraqi dispatch specification on sale, and the domestic specification that has been improved in the details has been modeled. Driver figures included.

Tamiya 1/35 German Heavy Self-Propelled Howitzer Hummel Late Type
Open top car, unique indoor and immersive figures

Free trial drive of upcoming Tamiya Lunchbox Mini at Tamiya RC Car Festival in MEGA WEB (6/1, 6/2)

Tamiya RC Car Festival Held on MEGA WEB!

We will hold an event “Tamiya RC Car Festival” that you can enjoy by touching, riding, and operating Tamiya RC cars at the theme park “MEGA WEB (Mega Web)” in Odaiba, Tokyo. Experience travel event for the electric RC car “Trial !! Tamiya RC”, “trailer riding experience corner” where you can ride on a large RC trailer, experience travel party for the Tamiya latest RC car “Triple Wheel Series Dancing Rider”, comical style It is an event that you can enjoy the RC Hobby of Tamiya, such as the driving experience of “Comical Grasshopper & Hornet” where you can enjoy driving and the experience traveling of the new product “Lunch Box Mini” that will be announced at the Shizuoka Hobby Show. The popular “Mini 4WD Workshop” (charged) will also be held simultaneously. Please come by all means.

Tamiya 57409 Lunch Box Mini SW-01 Chassis

Fun Points of RC Car Festival Compact RC “Lunch Box Mini” Let’s Experience the Run!
Held a free trial run of a compact RC car that can be run with four AA batteries scheduled to be released in July. Affordable speed and easy operation make it easy for women and small children.
● Holding hours: 11:00 to 18:00 (Free of charge)