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Tamiya Fair 2018 November 17-18

Hobby’s festival, held this year too! Saturday , Sunday 17th ( Sat ) 9: 00-17: 00, Sunday 18th ( Sunday ) 9: 00-16: 00 ※ Opening may be delayed depending on the situation.
Tamiya fair was established as a hobby event in autumn of Shizuoka. Last year we had over 24,000 visitors. This year, which is the 20th time, we will also exhibit noteworthy new products, various events that you can participate in by participating in the customer, you can also sell limited items that can only be purchased at the venue, and spot sale of bargains etc. Expand. Tamiya’s hobby festival is held again this year! 

⇒ The report of Tamiya Fair 2017 last year is here.
Presentation of new products of Tamiya, exhibition (North / South Building)
We will display Tamiya’s new products such as scale model, RC model, mini 4WD and so on which will be released from this autumn to early next year at once. Please have a look and have a look.

Tamiya product sales corner (North / South)
We have all Tamiya products and original goods on sale now! If you purchase more than 1,000 yen you get a discount voucher that you can use at the venue! (※ The discount ticket is effective only at the Tamiya fair 2018 period venue, shopping with discount tickets only is not possible.)

Shizuoka Joint Work Exhibition (North Building / South Building)
Plastic model production This year also held joint work exhibition centering on clubs active in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. As well as scale models of airplanes, tanks and cars, as well as hundreds of mini 4WD and RC car bodies etc. are gathered.

Electric RC car World champion decision game! (North Building)
In addition to 15 domestic competitions in Japan, representatives who have won the preliminary contests in nine countries and regions in Asia, the United States and Canada, each area gathered, and the world’s best match of the Tamiya Electric RC car will be held. We develop a super close match that competes for 0.01 seconds. Even just watching the race development full of speed, it is powerful to hold sweat in hands. I can not stop sending cheers. A big race at a large special circuit is a must-see!

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS 050 HYBRID exhibited (North Building)
Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID (Toyota TS050 HYBRID) is a prototype racing car developed by Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota Motorsport) for participating in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2016. It is the successor model of Toyota · TS 040 HYBRID who participated in two seasons of 2014 · 2015. (Cooperation: Toyota Motor Corporation)

The 46 th Annual Doll Modification Contest Work Exhibition (North Building)
The puppet reconstruction contest is a model contest using a soldier doll of about 1/5 “tall height of” 1/35 Military Miniature Series “. From a simple remodeling just changing the pose or combining accessories, a technique work that transforms it into a completely different character or character, even a fight idea work with the fun of ideas, anyway the soldier dolls are based on Even a bad work OK! The recruitment received this time is exhibited in the venue. You can actually see stunning works that I do not think is 1/35 size.

Stage Event (North Building)
Popular female modelers holding model lectures etc all over the country, such as air brush painting courses by Ogosi Tomoe and talk shows related to product development etc. At the North Building stage there are plenty of attractive events. Please have a look.

1/1 mini 4WD actual vehicle project Aero Avante exhibition (Promenade)
A dream big project to make Mini 4WD “Aero Avante” a real vehicle. Please see the powerful style at close range!
⇒ 1/1 Mini 4WD actual vehicle project (YouTube)
⇒ 1/1 Mini 4WD · actual car version Aero Avante & F1 TYRELL 019 Suzuka Circuit video (YouTube)

RC Tanks Owners Meeting held! (17th · South Building)
Radio control tanks such as Tiger I, Sherman, KV – 1, etc, which attract the ultimate realism that reproduces sound and light, as well as actions unique to tanks, are active. Match battle of tension which is carried out one to one and competition against the team where combination is key of victory are done. All the tank fans, please come.
⇒ The details of the event are here!

Mini 4WD event (South Building)
“Mini 4WD Station Champion Decision Battle 2018” “Mini 4WD World Challenge 2018” is held !!

Saturday 17th (Saturday)
More than 500 shops nationwide, held the “No. 1 Lane Course” Mini 4WD Stationary Champion 2018 “by the racer elected by the” Mini 4WD Station Challenge “held over 1000 meetings ).
18th (Sunday)
“Mini 4WD World Challenge 2018” held by overseas representative racers gathered from all over the world and about 100 top racers in the country held! Do not miss it!
* Participation in the race will be only for players who have won participation rights.

17th (Sat), 18th (Sunday)
Concours Deregans work remodeling of exhibition
machine, painting contest “Competition Deregans”. At the Tamiya Fair venue, the Japan Cup 2018 exhibition of the NEW ERA award-winning works of each competition is displayed.
※ “Minna 4/4 Gallery of Everyone” is not available due to space reasons.

Free participation event Free running and mini racing using the long straight course (planned to turn back 180 ° turns), which will be newly emerging at Tamiya Fair
only on Sunday 18th (Sunday),
and free practice course installation are under adjustment.

First time programming experience class (charged) (South Building)
The importance of STEM education for children in all over the world increases, and experience “programming” which is attracting attention now because it will be compulsory in elementary school from 2020! It is a classroom for beginners for programming with children’s computer IchigoJam. All necessary equipment is prepared here. You can actually move the robot just by entering the program with the keyboard under the teacher’s lecture. After the classroom, we will give you a cam program robot working set that you can enjoy analog programming without computer.

◎ Schedule: 9 (Saturday), 18 (Sunday)
3 times a day ( 1 hour of experience)
● 9: 30 ~ ● 12: 00 ~ ● 14: 00 ~
◎ Participation fee: 3,456 yen (tax included) / Cam program robot working set included)
◎ Target: over 3rd grade elementary school students. Those under junior high school students should attend with parents.
◎ Capacity: 12 people for each first come ※ Reserved in advance ※ Starting from 10/29 (Monday) 10 am

Self Defense Force public relations section (South Building)
A familiar Self Defense Force public relations section also appears at the Tamiya Fair venue at Shizuoka Hobby Show and others!
I plan to exhibit a Ground Self Defense Force vehicle with few opportunities to see usually.
For children there is a uniform shooting corner at uniform uniforms.

※ Scheduled exhibition vehicle
17th (Saturday)
Unit: The 34th ordinary department regiment (flat-house residential area>
vehicle: light armored mobile (LAV), scouting motorcycle

18th (Sun)
unit: 1st tank battalion (Komamoto Temple )
Vehicle: 96 type wheel armored car (WAPC)
* Since the unit will change on a daily basis, the vehicle exhibition will also differ on Saturdays and Sundays
Cooperation: Self Defense Force Shizuoka District Cooperation Headquarters, 34th Regular Regimental Regiment, 1st Tank Battalion

Tamiya latest RC car “Comical Grass Hopper” Experience Running Meeting held (Free) (South Building)
Tamiya’s latest RC car experiencing running meeting will be held. It is characterized by a comical body, it is also perfect for wheelie driving. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.
⇒ Check the running of comical grasshopper! (YouTube)

Tamiya latest RC car “Triple wheel series dancing rider” Experience running meeting held (free) (South Building)
It is a new sense of three wheel RC car that cornering by tilting the car body. “Dancing rider” featuring affordable speed and cute body. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.
⇒ Check the running of the RC dancing rider with a video! (YouTube)

Sweet Decoration Production Experience Corner (charged) (South Building)
“Sweets decoration” which is becoming popular among women now. Why not challenge the hobby to make real sweets like clay and other ingredients? Both girls and mothers’ participation are welcome as well. You can take home the completed work. ※ Works can not be eaten.

In addition to this, a lot of experience corners are prepared at the venue !!

RC trailer passenger experience corner (South Building) (free)
Let’s take a 1/14 size RC trailer. We will conduct trailer riding experience for primary schoolchildren and below.

Mini 4WD Workshop (South Building) (charged)
Make it on the spot and let’s play! ! Receiving at any time! We also have a circuit to run the finished machine. For assembly, the staff gently talks about lectures.

Separate event

Let’s enjoy with parents and children. The latest RC Baguiga’s assembly class !!
Visit Tamiya Fair 2018 and travel at the Tamiya circuit, Hobby Zankei’s weekend! “Tamiya RC Tour with TRF” held
We planned “Tamiya RC Tour with TRF” of Hobby Zamani with TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) staff. You can enjoy RC car assembly class, RC run at Tamiya Circuit, Tamiya fair venue and Tamiya head office visit. Please join us with parents and children.
⇒ For more details please click here. 

List of exhibitors / cooperating organizations (unordered)
Tamiya fair has been exhibited by many manufacturers and cooperating organizations. Manufacturers of scales models and RC relationships, as well as many unique manufacturers are exhibiting, so please check each booth.

Mazda Co., Ltd. / Shizuoka Mazda Co., Ltd. / UMA (moving model lover association) / Kyoto Machine Tool Co., Ltd. / Kondo Science Co., Ltd. / Sanwa Electronics Co., Ltd. / Futaba Electronics Co., Ltd. / Mizuho limited company / Marto Hasegawa Temiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store / Tamiya Plastic Model / Fine Mold Co., Ltd. Actin / Limited Company Fine Mold / SWEET (Suite) / Limited Company Emmp / Shimomura Alec / Co., Ltd. Shiokawa Kodeno / Central Packaging / Ojja Design Co., Ltd. / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Torresa Yokohama Store / Hobby Japan Co., Ltd. / Dainippon Painting / Co., Ltd. Model Art Company / Shizuoka Industry Service Co., Ltd. Suruga Restaurant / Shizuoka Joint Works Exhibition / SDF Shizuoka District Cooperation Headquarters / Public Interest Foundation Corporate Planning Tourism Bureau / Showa printing processing limited company Lau pen model / Fuji Araki Co., Ltd. / Unit Promotion / Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. / Boeks / Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd. / Pilot Ink Corporation / Matchmoor Racing Co., Ltd. / Twilight model / Ueno Shokai Co., Ltd. / General corporation Japan Military Vehicle Association / Toyota Motor Corporation

Tamiya 57908 1/10 RC XB Comical Grass Hopper (WR – 02CB chassis)


Released in Japan around Saturday, December 15, 2018
Price 31,104 yen (main unit price 28,800 yen)

Total length = 356 mm

★ Yukai style and action Comic glass hopper that plenty of running is fun is also appearing in XB.
★ Body as well as driver dolls are painted and marked already.
★ The rear wheel drive WR – 02CB chassis which can enjoy the wheelie running has been assembled with the RC mechanism using 2.4 GHz with less worry of interference. You can play with batteries immediately.

Photos and details of some new Tamiya Mini 4WD releases

Tamiya 18093 Koala Racer VS Chassis

This Mini 4WD race car kit includes a driver figure featuring a Koala bear. The Koala sits atop the tried and true VS chassis.

VS Chassis
The VS Chassis is a lightweight and compact chassis with a short wheelbase. Hinged gear cover and battery holders make maintenance a simple task, so this chassis really is an excellent blend of easy use and high performance!

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 150mm, width: 97mm, height: 49mm.
• The VS Chassis is molded in White ABS.
• Comes with dedicated new sticker designs with a light green and sky-blue theme, and bamboo accents.
• Adorable Koala Racer figure comes pre-assembled and -painted.
• Large diameter narrow, lightweight Yellow wheels are paired with Green arched tires.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

Tamiya 95439 Gun Bluster XTO Light Blue Special FM-A Chassis (PC Body)

2019 marks 25 years since the start of the Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series, and what better way to celebrate than with a special version of the Gun Bluster XTO. It is one for the racers – it features a lightweight clear polycarbonate body, and is mounted on the cutting-edge FM-A chassis, a front motor unit with refined aerodynamics and an easy-access motor position. The muscular body comes with dedicated clear stickers.

Aerodynamic Front Motor Chassis
The FM-A chassis is a front motor unit with advanced aerodynamic themes that – thanks to its center of gravity toward the front – is at home on a whole variety of track types including those with frequent elevation changes. It comes equipped with low-friction front skid bar and roller (4 included) parts, while rear rollers are 8mm thick for superb stability. The chassis underside allows easy access to the motor and quick setup changes. Includes 3.5:1 gears and a motor.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit.
• The FM-A Chassis and A parts are is molded in Light Blue.
• The racy Gun Bluster XTO body is molded in clear polycarbonate, which provides a weight savings of around half, compared with its plastic counterparts.
• White spiral type 6-spoke wheels are paired with hard small diameter low-profile tires (Light Blue).
• Dedicated clear stickers are included to decorate the body.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

Tamiya 95440 Dash-X1 Proto Emperor Black Premium Special Super II Chassis

This is a Black Special version of the Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor Premium (original model: Item 18074), the car piloted by Jin Kidouin in the popular Japanese Mini 4WD cartoon “Dash! Yonkuro.” The model is mounted on the adaptable and speedy Super-II Chassis.

Super-II Chassis:
The Super-II Chassis is the next generation of the Super 1 Chassis, and it features race-ready advancements such as a reinforced bumper, rear stay secured by 2 rotating switches and screw-secured cover. The chassis also offers excellent adaptability.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 150mm, width: 97mm, height: 50mm.
• The Super-II Chassis is molded in Yellow ABS.
• The body comes molded in Black PS.
• Comes with updated, dedicated metallic stickers with a black and old gold theme.
• Black large-diameter, lightweight narrow wheels are paired with Yellow arched tires.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 4.2:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

Tamiya 95456 Basic Mini 4WD Car Box with Sleeve Avante JR 30th Anniversary

This special box celebrates the Avante Jr. 30th anniversary! It is a special version of the Basic Mini 4WD Car Box, with a new design and special sleeve! The handy box lets you both store your Mini 4WD machine safely and check against official Mini 4WD dimension regulations.

• Parts are included for one box and sleeve.
• Avante name and legendary “Being nuts is NEAT!” phrase printed on the blue box.
• Made from durable cardboard. Simple fold-together assembly.
• Sleeve is made from clear PET plastic, and will keep dust away from your car.
• Approx. 105x165mm internal dimensions correspond to Mini 4WD race regulations.
• External dimensions: 110 x 175 x 53mm. Fits neatly into the Mini 4WD Portable Pit.

Details of Tamiya 64417 R/C Guide Book Volume 12 (2018 Autumn-Winter)

Released around Saturday, October 27, 2018 432 yen (main unit price 400 yen)

Tamiya RC guidebook Vol.12 published carefully selected Tamiya’s main RC model is issued. Touring cars and formula cars with high-speed driving charm, buggies that do not choose a place to run, comical models that are overflowing with action, 3-wheel RC with a new sense that the big size turns by tilting the car body and a powerful tank and trailer truck Dancing rider “, XB of completed model which you can enjoy running right out of the box, Tamiya’s main RC model is released at once. Also featured a noteworthy new product “Comical Glass Hopper” announced at the hobby show in October 2018. If you also print a popular QR code and jump to the Tamiya homepage using smartphones and mobile phones, you can enjoy RC videos. In addition, the RC start guide introduced the basis of the gear ratio setting which is the key of the machine’s tune-up. Of course, the page which becomes a reference of fans who start RC from now on such as race participation guide, introduction of popular “Try !! Tamiya RC school” is enriched. At the end of the book I also took a guide to the nationwide hobby shop and Tamiya ‘s RC circuit. All-color A4 size, 38 pages with plenty of volume.

First photo of Tamiya 58660 Dynahead 6×6 G6-01TR

Coming by years end is the new Tamiya R/C 58660 Dynahead 6×6 G6-01TR!!

The Dynahead 6×6 takes inspiration from the big trucks used in grueling off-road world of truck trials. The sleek body appears on the G6-01TR chassis, which is based upon the G6-01, with hub reduction axles providing extra height for taking on rougher terrain.

• 1/18 scale 6WD R/C model assembly kit. Length: 453mm, width: 244mm, height: 232mm. Wheelbase: 173+126mm.
• The cab-over truck body is a special design by Takayuki Yamazaki of PDC Design-works.
• Hub reduction axles raise ground clearance by 15mm; in conjunction with the traction provided by a 37.35:1 gear ratio (with kit-included 18T pinion), the Dynahead 6×6 has awesome off-road and crawling capability!
• 5-spoke wheels are paired with V-tread block tires (Item 53854) for superlative bite.
• With suspension reassembly and a separately-sold transmitter with 4WS function and R/C equipment, the rear wheels can be made steerable.
• Type 540 brushed motor included.
• Requires: 2-Channel Radio, servo, ESC (electronic speed control) 7.2volt battery pack & charger, and Tamiya PS paint.

Tamiya New Item Release list November 2018

R/C Models
42326  1/10 R/C TA07 MS Chassis Kit
47382  1/10 R/C TT-02RR Chassis Kit
48215  1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force Type 10 Tank (w/Control Unit)
47376  1/18 R/C King Yellow 6×6 (Painted Body) (G6-01)
54815  TT-02B Reinforced Gear Covers & Lower Suspension Arms (w2pcs.)
54828  On Road Racing Truck H Parts (Chrome Plated)
54832  T3-01 Rear Wide Pin Spike Tires (2pcs.)
54833  T3-01 Wheels for Rear Wide Pin Spike Tires (Chrome Plated, 2pcs.)
54837  1/8 Scale R/C Dancing Rider Lightweight Body Parts Set
54844  Marking Stickers (for 1/14 R/C On Road Racing Trucks)
51607  1/10 Scale R/C Land Rover Defender 90 Body Parts Set
51608  1/10 Scale R/C TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT/Yaris WRC Body Parts Set

Scale Models
35363  1/35 M3A1 Scout Car
24348  1/24 Nissan 370Z Heritage edition
25182  1/35 German Tank Panther Ausf.D Special Edition
25183  1/35 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.J Special Edition
35072  1/35 Russian Tank Destroyer SU-85
35093  1/35 Russian Tank Destroyer SU-122
35138  1/35 T34/85 Russian Medium Tank
35142  1/35 Russian Tank KV-1B Model 1940 w/Applique Armor

95422  Mini 4WD Owl Racer GT
95425  Avante Mk.III Red Special
95432  Fighter Magnum VFX Premium (Super-II Chassis)
95446  Mini 4WD Oval Home Circuit (2-Level Lane Change) plus Cyclone Magnum Prem. & Hurricane Sonic Prem.
95474  Mini 4WD Avante Jr. 30th Anniversary Special
95260  HG Carbon Rear Multi Roller Setting Stay (1.5mm)
95429  Large Dia. Stabilizer Head Set (11mm, 15mm) (Blue)
95430  Large Dia. Stabilizer Head Set (17mm) (Blue)
95435  Slimline Mass Damper Set (Silver)
95441  Mini 4WD Motor Case 2 (Smoke Colored)
95457  Mini 4WD Setting Gauge (Gold)
95458  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Gold, 5pcs.)
95459  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Dark Blue, 5pcs.)
95460  Large Dia. Narrow Fiberglass Wheels & Arched Tires (Fluorescent Pink)
95461  Low Friction Front Under Guard (Black)
95473  Mini 4WD Compact Bag (Blue)
10319  Mini 4WD Propeller Shaft C Set

Tools & Paints
70232  Chain-Program Robot
87198  Paint Retarder (Lacquer)
89982  Modeler’s Knife (Dark Yellow)
89983  Modeler’s Knife (Olive Drab)