This R/C assembly kit is inspired by 1950s American panel vans. The stylish body with rounded hood, unique tire housing shape and low headlight and grille positions is molded in lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Stickers feature designs such as squash illustrations, name logo, and triple pin stripes in gold, black and blue. The gear-driven 4WD GF-02 chassis utilizes 4-wheel double wishbone suspension equipped with friction dampers, and is fitted with 123mm diameter tires, which ensures powerful performance on both on- and off-road.
Introduction of Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Aichi, Tamiya RC History and additional new products for the All Japan Model Hobby Show!
The Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix Aichi held on Sunday 17 September at the Port of Nagoya Garden Pier Rinko Midori-en will be introduced. Please pay attention to the “Wheelie Grand Prix” class, which is also fun to watch!
Tamiya RC History introduces the RC cars released in 2004. The “Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 Rally Japan” driven by Petter Solberg, the “Raybrick NSX 2004” and the “Mercedes-Benz C-Class DTM2004 Complete Body Specification” equipped with a large displacement engine will appear.
The new Tamiya RC product ‘TA08R’, which will finally be additionally announced at the ’61st All Japan Model Hobby Show 2023′ scheduled to be held at the end of September, is unveiled for the first time. Tamiya Maezumi explains the NEW points in an easy-to-understand manner!
It’s something that at least I no longer believed in. Especially nowadays, when real innovations are now rarely found, especially from the many other manufacturers in the market.
The new BBX builds a bridge to its legendary role models, such as the “Rough Rider”, “Sand Scorcher” and the “Super Champ”. The “Super Champ” in particular could almost have served as a visual model for the new BBX. And with this Tamiya once again confirms its number 1 status in the world of RC Cars. That’s why I couldn’t wait for the BBX kit to arrive. And when he finally got there, things soon started.
I would like to go into the construction a little more, as it is a completely new chassis platform. Even if you come across a few parts every now and then during construction that you also know from many other Tamiya kits. The BBX is the first model based on the new BB-01 chassis. And the kit is already very complete as standard. The BB-01 comes completely with ball bearings, which also includes the extremely play-free steering. CVDs and excellent shock absorbers, including TRF X-rings are already standard from the factory. Another small innovation is that Tamiya almost exclusively uses hex screws on the BBX. Tamiya also recommends using modern brushless motors for the BBX. We did that too and decided on a sensor-controlled 13.5T brushless drive.
To make it short. Building the BBX gave me great pleasure. It actually compares well with building a classic Tamiya SRB buggy kit. The construction of the tubular frame is very well thought out, as is the wonderfully designed body made up of several parts. If the willing builder makes an effort here and also paints the driver figure borrowed from the Tamiya “Fox” nicely, he will be rewarded with a beautiful model that not only looks good but also drives excellently. For our own BBX we chose a classic Tamiya PS-12 Silver. We also painted the original chrome-plated rims with Tamiya LP-69 clear yellow. Technically, only the optionally available 22071 slipper clutch was installed. After completing the model I was really impressed and really had the feeling that I had a very special model standing in front of me.
Tamiya is doing everything right with the new BBX. Practically completely new technology in a very well implemented retro design, with classic box art. Tamiya fans worldwide will love this kit.
Looking back on 40 years with beautiful art
This is a fan-favorite art book that includes kit package art released from 1982, when the Mini 4WD series was born, to 2023. The number of machines to be posted is over 300 points in total for the upper and lower volumes. In addition to completely covering the kits that are normally sold, it is a spectacular content that includes some special models. Another highlight is the vivid reproduction of the colors and brushstrokes of the original, realized by high-definition printing technology. There are also many illustrations that reveal for the first time the parts that were hidden during packaging. In addition, don’t miss the many valuable materials that revive the enthusiasm of the boom, such as leaflets from the 1980s and 1990s that were kept at the Tamiya headquarters. At some stores such as Tamiya Shop Online and Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi, you will receive a replacement cover with a chic design with a black machine decorating the cover as a purchase privilege.
Condensing the birth of the Mini 4WD and the enthusiasm of the first boom
his is the first volume of the art book that contains the successive package arts of the Mini 4WD, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022. From the pickup truck that marked the beginning of the mini 4WD history in 1982, the junior version of the RC car, “Dash! Introducing the first boom led by Shikuro, and the machines up until just before the second boom. A total of more than 160 beautiful art pieces from the Mini 4WD series, the Wild Mini 4WD series, the Tracking Mini 4WD series, the Racer Mini 4WD series, the Super Mini 4WD series, and some special models. In addition, there are plenty of highlights from the end of the book, including flyers from the time, Gaiden manga and columns that were said to be phantoms, successive motor catalogs, etc. At some stores such as Tamiya Shop Online and Tamiya’s Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi store, you will receive a replacement cover designed with a black special version machine as a purchase privilege.
Format / number of pages: B5 size landscape / 176 pages
Publisher: Shogakukan Creative
Covering from the beginning of the second boom to the Laser Mini 4WD
This is the second volume of the art book that includes the successive package arts of the Mini 4WD, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022. From the second boom in the late 1990s when “Bakusou Kyodai Let’s & Go!!” Full cowl Mini 4WD series, Aero Mini 4WD series, Real Mini 4WD series, Mighty Mini 4WD series, Mini 4WD PRO series, Mini 4WD REV series, Laser Mini 4WD series, and some special models, 160 points I posted a lot of beautiful art that exceeds. Also, the flyers and posters at the time posted at the end of the book are all precious things that are sure to excite fans of “Let’s & Go”. At some stores such as Tamiya Shop Online and Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi, we will present a chic replacement cover designed with Black Saber and other “Let’s & Go” machines as a purchase privilege.
Format / number of pages: B5 size landscape / 176 pages
Publisher: Shogakukan Creative
Source: RC Driver
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
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