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Boxart and higher resolution photo of Tamiya 58710 Hotshot II Blockhead Motors


58710 Hot Shot II Blockhead Motors
Tamiya welcomes back Item 58062 1/10 R/C Hotshot II – originally released in 1987 – with a twist! The Hotshot II is one of the earliest 4WD buggy models and this had not been re-released until today. Following Item 58695 (1/10 R/C Wild One Off-Roader Blockhead Motors), this is the second model of our Jun Watanabe R/C buggy re-releases. This model is the 4WD buggy based on Item 58062, and the sticker is designed by Jun Watanabe’s brand “BLOCKHEAD MOTORS” which deals in stickers and apparel, and customizations of Tamiya off road buggy models from the 1980s, also taking part in the design of collaborative fashion, music, and skateboard projects to expand the horizons of R/C cars.

About the model
• This is a 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit. Length: 390mm, width: 235mm, height: 150mm.
• Polycarbonate body (0.7mm thickness) of the Hotshot II is pre-cut and pre-painted in brilliant blue. (Cutlines and marks to make holes are added from the original Hotshot II (Item 58062) body.)
• New roll cage is positioned higher to ensure raised driver position for more realism. In accordance with this matter, upper frame is also updated.
• Uprights and wheels are matte-finish metal-plated.
• Includes new stickers designed by Jun Watanabe’s brand “BLOCKHEAD MOTORS”.
• Number plates, light pods, side plates, window nets and dummy antenna are also included.
• 4-wheel double wishbone suspension utilizes one front transverse and two rear CVA II oil dampers

Video of Tamiya 58710 Hotshot II Blockhead Motors



Tamiya 58710 Hotshot II Blockhead Motors
Tamiya is pleased to present a new model revisited in collaboration with Jun Watanabe Blockhead motors.
The model is based on the 58062 1/10 R/C Hotshot II released in 1987 and is revised for a new look like the 58695 “1/10 R/C Wild One Off-Road Blockhead Motors” model.
It has a new livery thanks to dedicated stickers. Jun Watanabe group deals with stickers, clothing and customizations of Tamiya buggy models from the 80s, also taking part in the design of fashion, music and skateboard projects to expand the horizons of R/C cars.
Model Features
• This is a 1/10 scale R/C mounting kit. Length: 390mm, width: 235mm, height: 150mm.
• Polycarbonate body (0.7 mm thick) of the Hotshot II is pre-cut and pre-painted in bright blue.
• The new roll-bar is positioned higher to ensure a raised pilot position for greater realism. To achieve this, the upper frame is also updated.
• Uprights and wheels are plated in matte metal.
• Includes new sticker set designed by Jun Watanabe’s brand “BLOCKHEAD MOTORS”.
• Also included are number plates, light holders, side plates, window grilles and dummy antenna.
• The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses transverse oil shock absorbers on the front axle and double shock absorbers on the rear axle.
Includes 540 motor, R/C system sold separately.

Future Tamiya RC releases


58710 HOTSHOT II BLOCKHEAD MOTORS 4WD
Tamiya is pleased to present a new model revisited in collaboration with Jun Watanabe Blockhead motors.
The model is based on the 58062 1/10 R/C Hotshot II released in 1987 and is revised for a new look like the 58695 “1/10 R/C Wild One Off-Road Blockhead Motors” model.
It has a new livery thanks to dedicated stickers. Jun Watanabe group deals with stickers, clothing and customizations of Tamiya buggy models from the 80s, also taking part in the design of fashion, music and skateboard projects to expand the horizons of R/C cars.
Model Features
• This is a 1/10 scale R/C mounting kit. Length: 390mm, width: 235mm, height: 150mm.
• Polycarbonate body (0.7 mm thick) of the Hotshot II is pre-cut and pre-painted in bright blue.
• The new roll-bar is positioned higher to ensure a raised pilot position for greater realism. To achieve this, the upper frame is also updated.
• Uprights and wheels are plated in matte metal.
• Includes new sticker set designed by Jun Watanabe’s brand “BLOCKHEAD MOTORS”.
• Also included are number plates, light holders, side plates, window grilles and dummy antenna.
• The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses transverse oil shock absorbers on the front axle and double shock absorbers on the rear axle.
Includes 540 motor, R/C system sold separately.


58717 TT-02BR RACING Off-Road 4WD
Tamiya is pleased to present a new exclusive version for the popular Buggy TT-02B chassis. The TT-02BR version includes an exclusive selection of Options normally sold separately to guarantee a series of set-up adjustments and provide high off-road performance.
This is a 1/10 scale R / C chassis assembly kit.
• The transmission uses the oil bath gear differential to be able to adjust the traction simply by using different viscosities of oils.
• New front and rear shock mounts offer more oil filled shock and upper link configuration options.
• The use of front and rear homokinetics ensures stable transmission regardless of suspension travel.
• The central axle and joints have plastic parts to limit wear on the joint.
• Includes two rear wings: a standard Neo Scorcher kit (clear) and the TRF201 part no. 54211 wing. The TRF201 wing includes two large design wings to adjust downforce to track surface conditions and are included also wing holder spacers to adjust the rear wing angle.
• The upper adjustable arms are longer than 4 ~ 6mm and help prevent deformation of the plastic adjustment sections and ensure improved suspension movement.
• The connection of the steering with flanged tubes is characterized by a longer life thanks to the fixing with hexagonal head screws and lock nuts compared to the fixing with 3 × 18 stepped screws.
• Features ball bearings.
• Comes with a dedicated carrying case for the TT-02BR chassis.
• Includes Neo Scorcher bodywork (clear). * Please note that Neo Scorcher stickers are not included.
• Engine and R / C system. they are sold separately.
The kit includes as standard
– Aluminum transmission shaft (new code).
– Carbon shock absorber supports (new code).
– XV-02 / TT-02 Differential with oil bath gears (code TO22049).
– Couplings for aluminum transmission shaft TT-02 (code TO54501).
– Pinion 17T module 06 in hardened aluminum (code TO54768).
– TT-02B / DF-03 aluminum shock absorber set (code TO54993).
– Aluminum rear hubs (code TO53793).
– TT-02B Complete set of adjustable upper arms TO54539).
– DF-02 Constant velocity joints (code TO53791).
– Oversized front rims, 62/25 (code TO53880).
– Oversized rear rims, 62/35 (code TO53881).
– TRF201 rear wing set (code TO54211).
– TT-02B Lower arms and reinforced gear covers 2pcs (code TO54815).
– TT-02 Reinforced lower frame black color (code 54926)


58720 TT-02SRX RACING On Road 4WD
The TT-02 frame will soon be available in an exclusive updated version compared to the previous S version.
The TT-02 Type-SRX frame kit features increased durability and performance for racing. This frame kit uses the stock oil differential and front rigid post as well as a selection of options normally sold separately. This kit is perfect for those who want an Entry level frame but who already have an Optional base to be able to configure it for competitions.
Chassis Features
1/10 Scale R / C Chassis Mounting Kit.
• Items 22049 oil differential and 22047 rigid front pole ensure easy assembly and stable driveability.
• This frame kit features a reliable 4 wheel independent double wishbone suspension used in the TRF420 frame to ensure an effective setup.
• Center joints have plastic parts in the joint sections of stainless steel pins and aluminum joints to limit wear of parts.
• Universal joint (code 22054) provides stable steering and cornering grip for superior performance during racing.
• The rear driveshafts have a size of 39mm, specific for this frame.
• High speed gears and 27T sprockets (transmission ratio: 6.55: 1) are included as standard parts of the kit.
• The included servo saver ensures an ideal steering angle and to limit damage to the steering servo.
• Features shielded ball bearings.
• Comes with a dedicated carrying case for the TT-02 Type-SRX chassis.
• Please note that the body, battery, motor, tires and R / C system are not included.
Accessories included as standard
– 37mm cardan for constant velocity joints, 2pcs. (code TO22054).
– XV-02 / TT-02 Oil gear differential (code TO22049).
– Front rigid pole set XV-02 / TT-02 39T (code TO22047).
– 27T module 06 pinion in hardened aluminum (code TO54981).
– TRF419 suspension set (code TO54886).
– TT-02 Hi-Torque Servo Saver Set with metal bracket (code TO54799).
– Central transmission shaft in aluminum TT-02 (code TO54501).
– TT-02 speed gear set, 68t (code TO54500).
– Item 53823: 5mm thick aluminum rim drivers (code TO53823).
– TRF Shock Absorber Oil Seal, 4pcs. (code TO53576).
– Cross joints for low friction constant velocity joints (code TO42357).
– Short ball connector for TRF shock absorbers, 8pcs. (code TO42323)

Detail photos of Tamiya 47489 Egress Black Edition

Overall length = 430 mm The photo shows the kit assembled and painted. *All images are from prototypes.


Reviving the machine of your dreams in a special color
The Egress, a high-performance 4WD racing buggy that was born in 1989 by upgrading the Avante, known as the icon of Tamiya’s electric RC car. A special model Egress Black Edition electric RC car assembly kit that has been updated to suit the modern RC scene while keeping the basic configuration as it is. Unlike the original Egress, which was based on silver, the black edition features a fearless black color with white and blue coloring. And to match the body color, the front and rear dampers and front uprights have been changed to dark titanium alumite, and the 6-spoke wheels are coordinated with a silver color that tightens your feet.

Highly rigid shaft drive 4WD chassis with many carbon parts
The chassis adopts a carbon double deck and boasts high rigidity that does not flinch even when twisted. The power train of the vertical motor shaft drive 4WD is a full bearing specification. The original design of the front and rear ball differentials has been revised to improve smooth operation, maintainability, and durability. In addition, a one-way bearing is built into the drive gear, and the torque splitter effect demonstrates straightforward handling. It is also possible to change to a one-way bearing and make it a locking specification. In addition, the most abused universal shaft in the drive system incorporates the same structure as the current TRF series, providing smooth drive and high reliability. Suspension is 4-wheel independent double wishbone. Equipped with four oil dampers that use aluminum cylinders, and stabilizers on the front and rear. The front upright is made of machined aluminum with high strength. The steering system is equipped with a ball bearing on the wiper arm axis and uses a 2.0mm thick carbon plate to achieve linear handling. Of course, even with the current mainstream brushless motor, you can enjoy a wonderful run.

Basic Specs
●Length: 430mm, Width: 243mm, Height: 157mm ●Wheelbase: 275mm ●Tire width/diameter: Front 32/88mm, Rear 40/88mm ●Frame: 2.0mm thick carbon double deck ●Drive system: Vertical motor shaft Drive 4WD ●Body/under cowl = made of polycarbonate ●Differential gear = front and rear ball diff, center one-way ●Steering = 3-split tie rod ●Suspension = 4-wheel double wishbone ●Dampers = aluminum cylinder high cap oil dampers ●Gear ratio = 8.33: 1 ●Motor = 540 type (sold separately) ●Speed ​​controller = ESC specification (sold separately)

Required separately
●540 type motor ● Fine spec 2.4G electric RC drive set ●4 AA batteries for transmitter

Upcoming Tamiya 45072 TEU-107BK Electronic Speed Controller

Electronic controller for 1:10 scale radio-controlled model cars.
The ESC controller is compatible with Brushed motors and has programmable reverse and brake as well as including BEC to power the receiver. Maximum current 75A for both forward and reverse.

Technical specifications:
– Maximum continuous current (FET specification): 75A (forward/reverse)
– Supply voltage: 4.8 V-6.0 V (four R6/AA/UM3 batteries)/6.6 V-7.2 V (Ni-Cd battery packs such as 7.2 V Racing Pack, LF battery packs, Ni-MH batteries). Power supplies above 7.2V are not compatible with the controller.
– Compatible motor: Brushed motors with 23T turns or more.
– Note that compatible motors vary according to power supply, while brushless motors are not compatible.
– Receiver output: BEC 6V (minimum guaranteed value)/3A.
– Dimensions: 32.2×33.8x17mm (excluding protruding sections).
– Weight: 42.5g
– Compatible with Tamiya 1/10 R/C models using 7.2V or 6.6V Racing Pack and R/C models using four R6/AA/UM3 batteries.
– The following seven configurations can be selected
– 2-level forward and reverse (forward: 100%, reverse: 50% and brake)
– forward and reverse 2-stage (forward: 100%, reverse: 100% and brake)
– forward: 100% and brake (*)
– direct forward and reverse (forward: 100%, reverse: 100% and brake)

Upcoming Tamiya Fair 2022 – the hobby festival will be held for the first time in three years!


The hobby festival will be held for the first time in three years! 19th ( Sat ) 9:00-17:00, 20th ( Sun ) 9:00-16:00
Venue: Twin Messe Shizuoka North Building

Shizuoka’s autumn hobby event “Tamiya Fair” will be held at Twin Messe Shizuoka North Building for the first time in three years. We will prepare various events where customers can participate, play and experience, including the exhibition of new products that will be released from the fall to winter of 2022. Please come to the Tamiya Hobby Festival!

⇒ Click here for the Tamiya Fair 2018

Announcement and exhibition of Tamiya’s new products
New products such as scale models, RC models, Mini 4WD, and work kits that will be released from this autumn to early next year will be exhibited all at once.
Each development staff will be in charge of product explanation. Please feel free to ask us any questions!

Tamiya product sales corner
Many items such as Tamiya products currently on sale and original goods are available. You may find something new to enjoy, such as the scale model or parts you were looking for, or the tools and paint you want to use. The number of products is limited.Please forgive us when we are sold out.In addition, we may limit the number of popular products that can be purchased per person. Please note that the contents are subject to change.

Shizuoka plastic model club joint exhibition
A joint exhibition of works by clubs active in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan’s top producer of plastic models, will be held again this year. Hundreds of scale models such as airplanes, tanks, and automobiles, as well as Mini 4WD and RC car bodies will be gathered.

Exhibition of Doll Modification Contest
The Doll Remodeling Contest is a model contest using soldier dolls about 5 cm tall from the << 1/35 Military Miniature Series >>. From simple remodeling that just changes poses and combining accessories, to skillful works that transform into a completely different person or character, to ideas that are competitive based on the fun of ideas, the soldiers should be the base. Any work is OK! . The 2022 submissions will be exhibited for the first time at the venue. Please enjoy the wonderful work that you can’t believe it’s 1/35 size!

RC Tank Owners Meeting Held!! (19th)
A 1/16 RC tank series with the ultimate realism that reproduces not only the actions unique to tanks, but also sound and light. In the special field, a variety of tanks are gathered, from WWII tanks such as Tiger I, Sherman, and JS-2 to the latest modern tanks such as Type 10, Leopard 2A6, and M1A2 Abrams. Check out the timeless tank battles, including tense one-on-one match battles and team battles where combinations are the key to victory!

Mini 4WD Event (West Building/Saturday 19th only)
Details coming soon

First programming experience class (paid)
Let’s experience “programming”, which is attracting attention because it will be compulsory at elementary schools from 2020! We will hold a robot programming experience session for beginners at the popular classroom “Tamiya Robot School” that is being developed nationwide. Using the teaching materials “Cam Program Robot Construction Set” used in the school and the children’s computer “IchigoJam”, the robot will act according to the program entered in BASIC language. You can understand the mechanism of programming and mechanism while having fun.
◎ Schedule: 19th (Sat), 20th (Sun)
◎ Target: 3rd grade elementary school and above. Junior high school students and younger must be accompanied by a guardian.

Self-Defense Forces Public Relations Corner
The Self-Defense Forces PR corner, which is familiar at the Shizuoka Hobby Show, will also appear at the Tamiya Fair venue!
We are planning to exhibit the Ground Self-Defense Force vehicles, which are rarely seen.

Vehicles to be exhibited
Type 96 Wheeled Armored Car (WAPC)
Light Armored Vehicle (LAV)

Tamiya RC car experience driving event held (free)
Held an RC car assembly class at the Tamiya Fair 2022 venue. A weekend full of hobbies, including a tour of the Tamiya Fair and driving on a special circuit! Full-time staff will thoroughly lecture on the know-how of RC car production. Parents and children are welcome to participate.

RC car assembly class held (paid)
Held an RC car assembly class at the Tamiya Fair 2022 venue. A weekend full of hobbies, including a tour of the Tamiya Fair and driving on the circuit! Full-time staff will thoroughly lecture on the know-how of RC car production. Parents and children are welcome to participate.

Running tank experience corner (free)
Let’s run a large course with a scene with a 1/48 tank that shows comical running. Find your favorite machine and keep trying until you reach the goal!
Cooperation: UMA (Moving Model Association)

Sweets decoration production experience corner (charged)
Why not try your hand at a hobby where you can make sweets that look just like the real thing from materials such as clay. Participation by parents and children is also very welcome. You can take home the finished work. *The works are not edible.

In addition to this, there are many hands-on corners at the venue!!
RC trailer ride experience corner (free)
Let’s ride a 1/14 size RC trailer. We will carry out a trailer riding experience for elementary school students and younger.
Mini 4WD workshop (charged)
Let’s make and play on the spot! ! Reception at any time! A circuit is also available for running the completed machine. The staff will kindly give you a lecture on how to assemble it.

List of exhibiting companies / cooperating organizations (in no particular order)
Many manufacturers and cooperative organizations are exhibiting at the Tamiya Fair. Scale models, RC-related manufacturers, and many unique manufacturers are exhibiting, so please check each booth.
UMA (Moving Model Association) / Natural Style Co., Ltd. / Tamiya Robot School / Kyoto Machine Tool Co., Ltd. / Mizuho Co., Ltd. / Fine Mold Co., Ltd. / SWEET Co., Ltd. / MMP Co., Ltd. / Shimomura Alec Co., Ltd. / Chuo Package Co., Ltd. / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Tressa Yokohama / Model Art Co., Ltd. / Shizuoka Sangyo Service Co., Ltd. Restaurant Suruga / Shizuoka Plamo Club Joint Exhibition / Self-Defense Forces Shizuoka Regional Cooperation Headquarters / Laupen Model / Unit Co., Ltd. Promotion / Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. / Pilot Ink Co., Ltd. / Japan Military Vehicle Association / Studio Yuwa Co., Ltd. / Maruma Corporation / Hobby Shop Gannett / Netz Toyota Kobe Co., Ltd.

Detail photos of Tamiya 61124 Tamiya Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

The unassembled finished product and runner images of the new product “1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II”, which was announced at the 60th All Japan Model Hobby Show, have been released. Please pay attention to the unique shape of the state-of-the-art stealth fighter faithfully modeled and the detailed mold reproduced precisely. We will inform you as soon as the product release date and detailed information are decided.