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One week till the Nuremberg Toy Fair Spielwarenmesse 2017 – Tamiyablog Online Poll

Exactly one week left from the biggest toy fair in the world, the Nuremberg Toy Fair Spielwarenmesse 2017, from which we will report live like every year on the news from our beloved model company, Tamiya.

To match even better your needs in getting information as quickly as possible we have prepared just a single question poll which would kindly ask you to follow, its just a couple of seconds and does not need any registration. The question is only about where the live news will be posted first, our website or our facebook site, as a bit later anyway both will be “synchronized”.

Tamiyablog Online Poll

By the way our reports are not just the usual new official item lists and catalogue photos which anyway mostly leak already before the show. We try to encapture and share you the feeling of this great celebration and excitement of our hobby.

Thank you for your support and hope you enjoy our efforts.
The team of tamiyablog.com

Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2017 Releases

TAMIYA 2017 ?

Like at the previous changes of the year

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

Feel free to use the comments link at the end of this entry (comments are shown after being checked which can take some hours).

The team of tamiyablog.com thanks for the ever growing
reader base and support and wishes everyone a fantastic 2017!

40 – 30 = 10 Years Tamiyablog Anniversary

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In September 2006, when the 30th anniversary Tamiya RC Porsche 934 (#49400, with Valliant scheme and TA05 based chassis) was announced, we started this fan website/blog as a place to gather interesting Tamiya related news and articles. Now, exactly 10 years later, Tamiya released their 40th anniversary RC Porsche 934 (#84431, with Jägermeister scheme and TA02SW chassis) and we have come quite some way from there.

In this period we have posted 941 articles, have had more than 4.000.000 visits and 2000 reader comments in our website and more than 6000 fans in our much later started Facebook page. We have reported live 9 times from Nuremberg Toy fair, presented a couple of dozens of our customized builds and organised an award competition for our readers. Our long term target is to be complete and easily searchable database of older and newest Tamiya related news and articles which disappear in the long run from other websites. We pay to run this site fully on our behalf since we didn’t want to clutter it with ads and also so that Tamiya stays what it always meant to us, a hobby and passion and not a business.

Since Tamiya had released their Bigwig (#58057) in 1986 to celebrate their 10th anniversary of RC, it couldn’t miss in our little 10 years celebration, as also a little self made cake (please excuse our poor cake decorating abilities, thankfully our Tamiya builds and reports are bit better). The biggest change though is the new responsive design of our website which we hope you will find easier to read, also at mobile devices.

A big thank you to all our readers, supporters, members and Tamiya who made us what we are today!

To the next 10 years,
The team of Tamiyablog

Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2016 Releases

TAMIYA 2016 ?

As in the previous years

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

Feel free to use the comments link at the end of this entry (comments are shown after being checked which can take some hours).

The team of tamiyablog.com thanks repeatedly for the continuously growing
reader base and support and wishes everyone a superb 2016!

Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2015 Releases

TAMIYA 2015 ?

As in the previous years

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

Feel free to use the comments link at the end of this entry (comments are shown after being checked which can take some hours).

The team of tamiyablog.com thanks repeatedly for the continuously growing
reader base and support and wishes everyone a superb 2015!

The Tamiya 54519 CC-01 Stroke Extension Link – a very useful Hop Up

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The CC-01/XC is still one of the most popular Tamiya chassis of all time due to it´s very scale look. A lot of different body types were released since. The latest car is the beautiful Toyota FJ Cruiser. But due to it´s age, the chassis has some downsides. We happily noticed the release of the CC-01 Extension Link last year and a nice CC-01 Aluminum damper set. The new extension link kit helps to give the rear axle of the CC-01 a lot more travel while climbing over obstacles. We´ve installed the kit to our trusty tamiyablog Mercedes Unimog and tested it on rough terrain. The extension links itself are made of high quality black anodized aluminum with integrated ball bearings. Too make it short, it works so much better than the standard setup. The car benefits a lot. But see yourself. The tamiyablog team hope for more CC-01 Hop Ups in the future. Maybe a ballraced steering kit to reduce the play in the steering linkage ?

Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2014 Releases

TAMIYA 2014 ?

As in the previous years

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

Feel free to use the comments link at the end of this entry (comments are shown after being checked which can take some hours).

The team of tamiyablog.com thanks again for the continuously growing
reader base and support and wishes everyone a great 2014!

Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2013 Releases

TAMIYA 2013 ?

As in the previous years

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

Feel free to use the comments link at the end of this entry (comments are shown after being checked which can take some hours).

The team of tamiyablog.com thanks again for the continuously growing
reader base and support and wishes everyone a great 2013!

Tamiya military model fan voting results

Subject to the military model Tamiya has released so far, and “items of memories” = “kit like remain in my memory” of everyone of fan model “kit you want recommend to people, I want to make come” = “Recommended Items” mean? . Opinions that we have recruitment website at Tamiya . Replies were analyzed and were received from the fans in 40 countries, including Japan, will introduce 10 points were the top item of the vote.

It shone proudly in both the 1-position of the two sectors was “Flak36/37 88 mm cannon 1/35MM Series No.17 in Germany”! . To 40 years after the long-selling kit from the sale of 1972, a large number of votes and impressive comments were received. Other, the “item of Memories”, rank in many popular kit 1/35MM series and masterpiece of yesteryear. Were many comments that “I made many times” that left a strong impression to make a child “” the same kit. What many people it is not “this is! May be made” it. “Recommended Items” is many things both ranked in the memory department, the kit was released in each age from age 60 until recently has been arranged. It is also interesting was aligned Germany, USA, USSR, UK, France, and Japan, is the vehicle to represent each country. Is attractive items that can only be “recommended”, respectively. Made to take this opportunity to look at if there is a kit of outstanding experience, try make sure that reason how is it?

Items of memories

# 1 Flak36/37 Gun 1/35 German 88mm
# 2 Tiger I type 1/25 Germany
# 3 Type F / G Panzer 1/35 German II
# 4 Tiger I type 1/35 German (late production type)
# 5 Panzer H type 1/35 German IV
# 6 Chiha Japanese Army Type 97 Medium Tank 1/35
# 7 1/35 British SAS Jeep
# 8 T-55A tank 1/35 Soviet
# 9 Early Production Tiger I German Heavy Tank 1/16RC
# 10 Kubelwagen Army 1/35 German

Recommended Items
# 1 Flak36/37 Gun 1/35 German 88mm
# 2 Tiger I type 1/35 German (late production type)
# 3 Early Production Tiger I German Heavy Tank 1/16RC
# 4 Dragon Wagon tank truck 1/35 U.S. 40 t
# 5 Type F / G Panzer 1/35 German II
# 6 Tiger I type 1/25 Germany
# 7 T-55A tank 1/35 Soviet
# 8 B1 bis tank 1/35 French
# 9 Chiha Japanese Army Type 97 Medium Tank 1/35
# 10 Matilda Mk.III / IV Infantry

Japanese original page and voters comments

Guesses and Wishes for Tamiya 2012 Releases

TAMIYA 2012 ?

As in the previous years

a) which products do you think Tamiya could release this year (static, RC, mini, anything else) and

b) which products would you personally like to be released (regardless of if their chances are realistic)?

Feel free to use the comments link at the end of this entry (comments are shown after being checked which can take some hours).

The team of tamiyablog.com thanks again for the continuously growing
reader base and support and wishes everyone a great 2012!