Category Archives: Future Releases

Tamiya official international release list September 2023

R/C Models
58714  1/10 R/C Volkswagen Golf II GTI 16V Rally (MF-01X)
58724  1/10 R/C 2003 Ford Focus RS Custom (TT-02)
58726  1/10 R/C XV-02RS PRO Chassis Kit
22072  XV-02 Aluminum Steering Arms (L/R)
22073  XV-02 Carbon Bumper Support
22074  XV-02RS Stabilizer Set (Front & Rear)

Static Models
12046  1/12 Team Lotus Type 72D 1972
25213  1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190 D-9 JV44 & Citroën Traction 11CV Staff Car Set
25215  1/48 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a w/Kettenkraftrad
35060  1/35 German Tank Destroyer Marder II

95463  Thunder Shot Mk.II Clear Special (Polycarbonate Body)
95486  Raikiri Pink Special (Polycarbonate Body) (MS Chassis)
95426  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Pink, 5pcs.)
95555  2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Purple, 5pcs.)
95563  HG Lightweight 17mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless)
95393  Rubber Body Catches (Blue/Red)
95208  Low Friction Low Profile Tire (Maroon/2pcs.)

Tools & Paints
87221  Diorama Texture Clay (Soil Effect, Dark Brown)
87222  Diorama Texture Clay (Soil Effect, Dark Earth)
87223  Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Rounded Flat Brush (Extra Small)
87224  Tamiya Modeling Brush HG II Rounded Flat Brush (Small)
69943  Modeler’s Knife (Blue)

Tamiya RC Live – Kakegawa Grand Prix Tournament, introduction of BBX option specification car and Tamiya RC history

Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Kakegawa Tournament, introduction of BBX option specification car and Tamiya RC history!
・ Introducing the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Kakegawa Tournament” held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit on Sunday, July 16th. We will also deliver the pattern of the “Tamiya Touring” class where the incandescent battle was developed! ・ TRF Maezumi modifies the BBX, which will be released in August 2023, with optional parts. We introduce points for assembling and effective optional parts all at once! ・Tamiya RC history introduces the RC released in 2003. The “Xanavi Nismo GT-R (R34)” with a V6 layout engine, the “Blackfoot Extreme” with big tires with a diameter of 130mm, and the “Raybrick NSX 2003” sponsored by light manufacturer Raybrig will be on display.

Tamiya Official Mini 4WD Package Art Collection book

Tamiya Official Mini 4WD Package Art Collection
A must-have collection for fans with over 300 pieces of #Mini 4WD package art from the first appearance in 1982 to the present day in the upper and lower volumes. Scheduled to be released on 28 Aug.

An art book that includes the package art of Tamiya’s hit series “Mini 4WD”!
More than 300 mini 4WDs from the first appearance in 1982 to the present in 2023 are posted in the upper and lower volumes!
Many package arts created by famous illustrators led by Masami Onishi are vividly revived.

The first boom in the late 80’s led by “Dash! Yonkuro”, and the second boom in the late 90’s that became a social phenomenon due to the big hit of “Bakuso Kyodai Let’s & Go!!”. When the Tamiya official race “Japan Cup” was revived in 2013, the mini 4 racers who became adults returned and the popularity revived in earnest. Mini 4WD will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022, and it is widely enjoyed by both men and women, from children to adults. With the increase in “home time” due to the corona crisis, the number of people enjoying it has increased further. In any era, the mini 4WD package shines with beautiful illustrations and CG (some are photos) machines. In this book, more than 300 package arts of those Mini 4WD are posted in the upper and lower volumes. Completely covering the standard model, it is a fulfilling content that also includes some special models.

In the first volume, we mainly introduce the machines from the first boom led by “Dash! Yonkuro” to the eve of the second boom. It is a book of fan drool that contains valuable materials such as flyers of the time that are treasured at Tamiya headquarters.
Source: Shogakukan Creative

New Tamiya 58727 Mitsubishi Pajero CW-01 Chassis

New 1:10 scale RC model from Tamiya. The model reproduces the Mitsubishi Pajero combined with the CW-01 chassis. After its concept car was announced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1973, the Mitsubishi Pajero was one of the most recognisable Mitsubishi 4WD cars, sold from 1982 to 2021 through a fourth model update.
At the 1983 Paris-Dakar rally, this car won the championship in an unmodified production vehicle division and subsequently showed its great performance value around the world.
This kit recreates the first generation model produced from 1982 to 1990. Based on item 58499 1/10 R/C Mitsubishi Montero Wheelie, the tyres are changed from huge 115mm to rock block tyres, and the kit features the short CVA II type oil shocks.
Model features:
– 1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 385mm, width: 240mm, height: 255mm. Wheelbase: 207mm. (approximate).
– The ABS plastic bodywork (like the original 58499) realistically reproduces the shape of the first-generation Mitsubishi.
– The CW-01 chassis uses short CVA II oil shock absorbers. (as an alternative to the friction dampers supplied as standard in earlier versions of the CW-01 chassis).
– The newly designed 5-spoke wheels are matched with rock block tyres.
– The stickers depict the design of the road car.
– Please note that the bodywork is not pre-painted.

Tamiya Wild One Max video presentation

This is the kind of car that reminds us all that being childish isn’t a bad thing at all. In a genius tie-up, The Little Car Co – whose usual 75 per cent remakes are of famous classics like the Aston DB5 or Bugatti Type 35 – is building a Wild One you can drive.

You get a spaceframe long and wide enough to take two full-sized adults in proper Cobra Racing bucket seats, a 38bhp electric motor and eight swappable, modular battery packs that make up 14.4kWh of juice. That’s enough for roughly 68 miles of off-road driving or 125 miles on-road if you’re careful.

Brakes are by Brembo, springs are by Eibach, adjustable dampers by Bilstein. Tyres are Maxxis front and rear on 14s, and there’s not much else to it. Although the first 100 Launch Edition cars do get a little plaque and a limited edition Wild One R/C car included in the price. Which is £35,000 (excluding VAT and shipping), by the way, so not beans.

There’ll be a cheaper one later, possibly that you can build yourself, possibly without the road-legal bits (windscreen, lights, wipers, number plates etc), but that’s all yet to be finalised.

And if that sounds expensive, then it probably is, for a toy. But for a little car that makes absolutely everyone grin when they see it, it’s cheap at half the price.
Source: Top Gear