Category Archives: Future Releases

Tamiya RC Live – Story of electric touring car & TC-01 formula E capture story

Story of electric RC touring car capture
・TRF Kono first appeared in Tamiya RC live!! We will introduce electric RC touring car capture along with TRF Kono’s favorite car, TRF420, TA07RR, TB05!!


TC-01 capture story
・Comparing TRF Kono and Maesu Paisen’s favorite car, I will talk about TC-01 capture.

Satoshi Mamiya, Takayuki Kono

Some future Tamiya static kit releases – Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Olio Fiat, Lotus Europa Special, Lotus Super 7 Series II, Porsche 935 Martini, German Tank Destroyer Marder I, German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F, Campus Friends Set II

12057 1/12 Porsche 935 Martini
20xxx 1/20 Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Olio Fiat (Tentative)
24356 1/24 Campus Friends Set II
24357 1/24 Lotus Super 7 Series II
24358 1/24 Lotus Europa Special
35370 1/35 German Tank Destroyer Marder I
35374 1/35 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F

Tamiya 63717 Korokoro Aniki Comics First Issue Legend Volume 5

Released on Sunday, July 12, 2020, 641 yen

The true story of the guys who created “Koro-koro! Mini 4WD edition”
The story of the men who created “Koro-Koro” Volume 5 is “Mini 4WD Bakusetsu Densetsu”. This time, the author, Nomura Shinbo, will be in-depth coverage of the person in charge at the time and the people involved in Tamiya. Every anecdote is hot enough to cause burns, such as the moving drama of the editor in charge with the author, Tokuda Zaurus, the reason why the Tamiya no Mae-chan talked about the “mini 4WD hit”, and the life of Dr. Tokuda’s comics! It’s a gorgeous, not-so-luxurious book with bald-marus that is full of benefits, such as newly drawn columns and valuable photo galleries obtained from related parties.

★ “Mini 4WD” development legend
★ Manga artist / Tokuda Zaurus legend
★ Mae-chan talks about “the reason for the hit”
★ “Dash! Four-wheeler” explosive legend
★ “Jump study group” legend

○ Type/Number of pages: 192 pages of B6 size
○ Publisher: Shogakukan Co., Ltd.
○ Author: Nomura Shinbo

Comment from Dr. Shinbo Nomura
The 5th volume of “Korokoro’s First Legend”, which I have continued to write, is finally here.
This volume is only one story about “Mini 4WD”. It’s just the “Mini 4WD Legend”!!
Hobby gold tower that enthusiastically enthusiastically shines in the history of Korokoro! That is Mini 4WD.
CoroCoro editorial department, the maker Tamiya, and the manga artist Tokuda Zaurus provided the trio with readers, and the result was a big boom involving adults and children all over Japan.
Mini 4WD boys who were hot at that time, look back at the time and read it by all means!!

What is Korokoro’s first legend?
“Todoroke! The true story of a manga artist and editor who created “Korokoro” by betting everything, created by Nomura Shinbo, the author of “Ichiban” and “Tsuru Pikahage Maru.” It is a comic of “Korokoro First Issue”, which has been talked about in various places such as TV, magazines, and SNS since it was serialized in “Korokoro Aniki” for adults. From the time of its publication to the present, the author, who has been painting for 40 years, has made a comic book about how the elementary school boy’s bible “Monthly Korokoro Comic” was created. The story behind the birth of “Game Center Synopsis” and a heartwarming episode with Fujiko F. Fujio-sensei are full of stories that must have been read by former readers! A realistic depiction of the current pinch of personal life, such as divorce and debt, is another highlight, and it is a book about life.

⇒ Click here for information on “Korokoro Online”

Cancellation of the 60th All Japan Model Hobby Show 2020

Source of image:

The 60th All Japan Model and Hobby Show, originally scheduled to take place Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29 (both public and private days), has been cancelled for 2020 due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus. We have made the decision to cancel this event with our utmost concern for the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff.

We would like to express our sincerest apologies to all those who had been looking forward to the event, to all the exhibitors who had been working hard to prepare for the event, and to those affected by the disaster. Thank you for your understanding.

Source: All Japan model hobby show official site

More videos and box art of upcoming Tamiya 58684 Toyota GR Yaris (M-05 Chassis)

We exhibited the real GR Yaris at the surprise announcement venue of the new RC car “GR YARIS” scheduled to be released by Tamiya. At the Toyota RC Car Club, we are quick to deliver impressions from the perspective of our strong RC car.

The TRC representative will give you an impression of the body shape of the new RC car “GR YARIS” scheduled to be released by Tamiya. It introduces points that can lower the vehicle height and corner characteristics.

Source: Toyota RC Car Club YouTube channel

Future Tamiya 58684 1/10 RC Toyota GR Yaris (M-05 Chassis) !!!

Front wheel drive M-05 Chassis, total lenght 372 mm, wheelbase 239 mm, 60D tires.

More details and images of Tamiya 63715 Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Guide 2020-2021

Tamiya 63715 Official Guide Mini 4WD ​​Guide 2020-2021
Released on Monday, July 6, 2020, 990 yen

Annual book that covers the fun of Mini 4WD
“Tamiya Official Guidebook Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Guide 2020-2021” for beginners to advanced users will be released! Japan Cup 2020 official circuit “MAX Surprise Circuit 2020” measures setting and course detailed explanations, as well as basics of machine making, a wide range of techniques such as the production method of trend modification methods such as the attention “MS Flexi”, dress-up method of pro modeler. In addition, thorough dissection of the new chassis “VZ chassis”, explosive machine manufacturing technique of the mini 4WD game application “mini 4WD super speed grand prix”, interview with voice actor “Aozora Tokui”, “all mini 4WD” kit catalog etc. There are plenty. The special appendix is ​​a special sticker for various purposes.

○ Format/Number of pages: A4 wide 100 pages
○ Appendix: Special dress-up sticker
○ Publisher: One publishing
○ Author: Getnavi editorial department
⇒ Click here for the “Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020” event information

Appendix: Special sticker

First official photos and details of Mini 4WD Tamiya 18096 Dual Ridge Jr. (VZ chassis) & 18097 Toyota GR Yaris (VZ chassis)

1/32 Racer Mini 4WD Series 18096 Dual Ridge Jr. (VZ chassis)

Sharp “junior” driving
This is a plastic model assembly kit for a high-performance racer that employs shaft drive four-wheel drive. The Dual Ridge Jr. is a machine that reproduces the RC dual buggy ” Dual Ridge ” by Hyper Designer Kayuki Yamazaki (pdc_designworks representative) with a mini 4WD under the supervision of himself. It features a smooth, futuristic body with a large cockpit and a sharp rear wing that cuts the air. In addition, the 8 vents on the top of the body are original designs only for Mini 4WD. You can expect not only the custom mood up but also the cooling effect of the motor. The chassis is a lightweight and compact VZ with a high degree of freedom in setting. The silver-plated five-spoke wheels are fitted with superhard small diameter low-height tires with a white logo printed on them to ensure high running performance. The blue graphic that makes the silver body look even cooler, the machine name logo, etc. are expressed with metallic stickers. [VZ which evolved VS chassis]

The VZ chassis is a highly refined VS chassis with a small size, light weight, and short wheelbase that is also popular in racing. While maintaining the excellent features of the VS chassis such as small turning performance and high maintainability, the strength of the bumper, rear stay base, propeller shaft bearing, etc. has been improved. The point is also a moderate “bend” that absorbs shock. In addition to the rear roller stay, the front bumper can also be split. The degree of freedom in setting is also greatly improved. And, the bearing of the shaft is 620 plastic bearing made of POM resin with low friction resistance. A parts such as the chassis body and gear cover are made of ABS resin, and the gear ratio is set to 3.5:1.

Basic specifications
● Completed length 158 mm, width 98 mm, height 48 mm
● With motor
● Body = ABS resin (silver)
● VZ chassis body, A parts = ABS resin (black)
● Tire = black superhard small diameter Low height (with white print)
● Wheels = 5 spokes (silver plated)
● Gear ratio =3.5:1
● With metallic stickers
● Can be assembled by fitting and screwing without using an adhesive

Matching list for upgraded parts
Click here for January 2020 version and here for gear ratio list.

1/32 Racer Mini 4WD Series 18097 Toyota GR Yaris (VZ chassis)

● Toyota’s new sports 4WD, “GR Yaris” has been reproduced with Mini 4WD.
● Realistically modeled powerful wide form.
● Lightweight and compact VZ chassis is gray.
● Small diameter low-height tires are attached to the black fin-type wheel to give the vehicle a real-world finish.
● Comes with stickers such as windows, lights and front grill.

Tamiya New Item Release list for August 2020

R/C Models
 51652  1/10 Scale R/C Suzuki Swift sport Body Parts Set
 51661  TC-01 A Parts (Body Mounts) (2pcs.)
 51662  TC-01 B Parts (Bumper)
 51663  TC-01 C/D Parts (Suspension) (2pcs.)
 54955  TC-01 Aluminum Rocker Arms (2pcs.)
 54956  TC-01 Stabilizer Set
 54966  M-08 Aluminum Frame Posts (4pcs.)

Static Models
 25199  1/48 Lockheed® P-38®H Lightning® (White Box)

 18097  TOYOTA GR Yaris (VZ)
 15527  Stainless Steel Countersunk Screw Set (6/8/15mm)
 95581  Lightweight Double Aluminum Rollers (13-12mm/Gold)
 95582  HG Lightweight 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Gold)
 95591  Mini 4WD Japan Cup Junior Circuit Bank-Approach 20 (Black)

Tools & Paints
 74564  Spray-Work Airbrush Stand III
 74565  Airbrush Regulator (w/Meter)