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Tamiya Open House 2018 held on Saturday May 12th and Sunday 13th

Departure for Tamiya Expedition! Tamiya Open House Saturday, 12:00~16:30, Sunday 9:00~16:30

※ The opening may be delayed depending on the situation.

Tamiya head office will be opened to the public according to Shizuoka Hobby Show. As well as the historic center exhibiting products from the age of wooden models, the lobby where the real F1 machine is displayed, as well as the in-house observations such as the design department and the mold department that you can not usually see. In addition, you can enjoy plenty of contents a day, including the production of mini 4WD, the maneuvering of RC, the experience of making sweet decoration.

Tamiya head office building welcomed

A star’s mark shines, the head office building welcomes you. We are waiting for everyone’s visit with various real car display this year.

Tamiya historical center (observation point)

You can see precious wooden models, successive plastic models and RC cars.

Showroom (tour point)

Raybrick NSX who actually fought at the SUPER GT Championship, F1 machine of former years such as Lotus and Tyrel, “1/1 Wahgen off-loader” produced one-off based on 1/10 RC model is exhibited. Please take a closer look.

1/1 Mini 4WD Aero Avante Exhibited (Tour Point)

“If the Mini 4WD becomes a real car …” A fan is the only machine in the world that realized a dream that everyone can think through once. It will be exhibited at the Tamiya headquarters showroom during the hobby show, open house period! Please take a closer look at this opportunity.

Planning and Development Department Graphic Design Division Office Visit (Tour Point)

We visited an office where we can not usually see it. Special department staff will explain in an easy-to-understand manner.

Die Factory Tour & Injection Molding Machine Demonstration (Tour Point)

You can see the process of forming the mold and the way the plastic model is finished.

Robot sumo wrestling “Hebokon workshop class” to be enjoyed even by beginners (Experience event / charged)

Let’s challenge the topic “Hebokon” on the street! It is a robot work classroom that you can participate even without experience of work. This time we will use Tamiya’s RoboCraft series. As Tamiya staff will support the production, it is okay. RoboCraft series is freely decorated with plenty of materials to produce original robot. Let’s fight robot sumo wrestling robot made by staff after completion!
· · · However, the charm of Hekobon is not just strength! Make interesting movements and unique armed robots and let everyone say “up!” For a fun robot such as a unique strategy, a fantastic idea, a nice movement, the strength of sumo wrestling, we will give “Special Hebokon T – shirt”. Children who are not good at work should also join us. (Adults can also participate.)

Schedule May 12 (Sat), 13 (Sun) 9: 00 ~ 16: 30 ※ The last reception will be 13:00.
◎ Participation fee 1,404 yen (with decorative materials, dry batteries, tax included) ※ Accessories can be brought in.
◎ use kit Mechanical Kirin (71105) , mechanical Pig (71111) , mechanical Darby (71112) choose one from. ※ The stock may run out.
◎ Recommended for elementary school 3rd grade or above.
* If parents can help you to complete by co-production, you can join even if they are under 2 years old.

“Hebokon” is a project born from the popular site “Daily Portal Z”.
※ This event is not hosted by Daily Portal Z.

RC Car Experience Running Tour “Try !! Tamiya RC” (Experience Event / Free)

Let’s run Tamiya’s RC car thoroughly! “Try !! Tamiya RC” can challenge RC piloting with a simple mini game. Of course the machine is prepared in Tamiya. Join for free, of course invite your friends and join us!

Tamiya latest RC car “Triple Wheel Series Dancing Rider” Experience Running Meeting held (Experience Event / Free)

Tamiya’s latest RC car experiencing running meeting will be held. It features an affordable speed and a cute body. It is a new sense of three wheel RC car that cornering by tilting the car body. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.

⇒ Check the running of the RC dancing rider with the animation! (YouTube)

Fujitsu dry batteries provided mini 4WD Japan Cup 2018 official course open to the public (observation point)

It will be the stage of the battle in 2018, the total length 169.8 meters “The Japan Cup 30 Year Classic Circuit 2018” is released for the first time! ! You can see actual courses such as “Vortex changer”, “New Era turn”, “Fujitsu climax road” etc. ※ You can not drive.

Mini 4WD Assembly Corner Installation (Experience Event / Paid)

Let’s make mini 4WD kit purchased at the sales corner etc on the day and play around! (We will accept at any time.) The completed machine can run on a dedicated circuit. Upon assembly, the staff will give a gentle lecture. * Driving on the circuit is limited to machines assembled in a work classroom. ※ There is no installation of the mini 4WD free running course.

Sweets Decoration Production Experience Corner (Experience Event / Paid)

Experience corner of “sweets decoration” which is popular every time. Make real sweets like clay and other materials. Since the work to make is different every year, please also look forward to this year. You can take home the completed work.
※ Works can not be eaten. Time 9: 15 ~ 16: 30 (15:30 reception end), accept at any time at the venue ⇒ For details, please click here. (Currently under preparation)

Separate events

Let’s enjoy with parents and children. Latest RC Touring Car Assembly Classroom!

Visit to hobby show and Tamiya open house. Weekend of Hobby Zamani “Tamiya RC Tour 2018 Spring” held, such as running at Tamiya Circuit!
We planned “Tamiya RC Tour 2018 Spring” of Hobby Zamo, spending with TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) staff. You can enjoy RC car assembly class, RC run at Tamiya circuit, visit Tamiya open house and Shizuoka hobby show. Please join us with parents and children.

⇒ For more details please click here.

Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit RC Experience Bus Tour to Go with Dr. Taki

We planned a bus tour that you can experience “Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit” opened in June 2016 as the world’s largest all-weather RC circuit. On the morning of May 13th (Sunday), we enjoyed each hobby show venue and departed to Kakegawa circuit by charter bus from noon. Light talk of “Taki Dr. Taki” creator of Tamiya RC car? Lunch time in the car while listening. After arriving at the circuit, there are plenty of contents such as a tour of the facility and powerful engine RC car race, an experience traveling society where the RC car can actually be steered, special sales corner of the RC kit etc. Also, participants have a big souvenir. Recommended tour to those who would like to see Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit.

⇒ For more details please click here.

Map ⇒ Access here

■ The pattern of the event is taken with still images, movies, etc., and it may be published on each media related to Tamiya, such as printed matter and homepage. Please acknowledge your participation.
■ The organizer will pay attention to accident prevention, but we can not assume the responsibility in case of accident, theft, injury or other damage.
■ While I am careful about safety management during the event, please bring a copy of insurance certificate for a moment’s circumstances.
■ For theft prevention, please be sure to wear valuables.
■ Please refrain from drinking in the hall. Moreover, those who did the trouble acts of other customers and those who do not follow instructions of the staff may be sent out. Please note.
Event contents may change without notice. Please note.

Tamiya Shogakkan Big Comic 50th Anniversary 1/700 Aircraft carrier IBUKI

“DDV 192 aircraft carrier IBUKI” Three-dimensional at 1/700 scale!
Shogakkan Big Comic Commemorating the 50th Anniversary “Special Project”

1/700 DDV 192 Aircraft carrier IBUKI (Scheduled to be released this spring)
“Airborne mother IBUKI” in the Shogakkan Big comic series (Cooperation by KAWAGUCHI Kaiji / Eiji Eriya). The main character, Ryuta Akitsuki is captain of the captain’s captain “IBUKI” on three-dimensional scale at 1/700 scale. An image of the original equipped with a ski jump type launch pad is reproduced as it is. Fully equipped accessories such as shipboard machines and working vehicles. We also pursued a sense of precision and realism as a scale model.

* The posted image is a CG image under development.

Announcement of 10th anniversary of Tamiya Plamodel Factory Yokohama with special sale goods

On the coming March 27th, Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Torresa Yokohama store will celebrate its 10th anniversary ☆

In accordance with this day, we will release special 10th anniversary goods.

① 10th anniversary embroidered apron

It is a special apron embroidered on the 10th anniversary logo. We prepared two kinds of green and white.

You can also put your name in the apron ☆ (Advance reservation is required)
Green limited 30 pieces: 2,268 yen (tax included)
White limited 20 images: 2,052 yen (tax included)
(Only those who make advance reservation can enter the name, separately receive 324 yen.)
Reservations including each color and name are accepted.

② Plastic model factory special tool case

Release this tool case that you can rent with Plastic model factory ☆
Improvement makes it easier to use ~
① nipper, ② craft cutter, ③ modelers knife, ④ modeler’s knife blade, ⑤ tweezers, ⑥ crown tweezers,
⑦ Basic file set, ⑧ tweezers pliers, ⑨ decal scissors, ⑩ pin vise, ⑪ drill blade set
Eleven types of tools are included. (Each tool is sold separately.)
Limited 30 pieces: 5,400 yen (tax included)
Reservations are accepted

③ Mini 4WD Limited Special Pack
It is a set full of limited items of mini 4WD.
Various 3,240 yen (including tax) has become.

· Mini 4WD MS pack
Emperor (MS) Black SP
AO.1034 Mini 4WD Slide Damper Spring Set
Lightweight 2-stage aluminum roller
Aluminum bearing roller with 17 mm plaque (x 2
HG carbon multiple reinforcement plate
Special plating body

· Mini 4WD MA Pack

Fiesta Jaunes Black SP
MA fluorescent color chassis set (Orange)
Lightweight 2-stage aluminum roller
Aluminum bearing roller with 17 mm plaque x 2
HG carbon multiple reinforcement plate
Super hard low tire with carbon wheel & logo

· Mini 4WD FM-A pack
Super X hollow lightweight propeller shaft
GP.317 Radio 4-drive power dash motor
Lightweight 2-stage aluminum roller
Aluminum bearing roller with 17 mm plaque x 2
HG carbon multiple reinforcement plate
Super hard low tire with carbon wheel & logo

④ Plastic model 10 type tank pack

· 1/35 10 Tank Pack
It is a set of plastic model and adhesive, paint ☆
A profitable set of 4,320 yen (tax included)!
MM Ground Self Defense Force 10 type tank
Tamiya Modeling Brush Basic Set
Tamiya cement (small)
Acrylic mini X-20A solvent
Acrylic Mini XF-72 Brown
Acrylic Mini XF-73 deep green color
Acrylic Mini XF-84 Dark Iron
Acrylic Mini XF-85 Rubber Black

· 1/48 10 Type Tank Pack
It is a set of plastic model and adhesive, paint ☆
Here is also a 3,780 yen (tax included) and a great deals!
1/48 Ground SDF 10 Type Tank
1/48 Ground Self Defense Force Light Armored Vehicle
Tamiya Modeling Brush Basic Set
Tamiya cement (small)
Acrylic mini X-20A solvent
Acrylic Mini XF-72 Brown
Acrylic Mini XF-73 deep green color
Acrylic mini XF-74 OD color
Acrylic Mini XF-84 Dark Iron
Acrylic Mini XF-85 Rubber Black

Source: Tamiya Plamodel Factory

The history of Tamiya Mini 4WD in nice artistic photo arrangements

The history of Mini 4WD is felt when it compares variously with the arrangement of friends, old and old, sorted and aligned by painting, colour, and time axis

Source: Mini 4WD (Tamiya) official twitter account

The “third boom” of the Tamiya Mini 4WD, what is the reason why the girls are addicted?

“Mini 4WD” which was once played by a boy has become a thing that can be enjoyed by youngsters and youngsters over time. In the “Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2018 New Year Tokyo Convention” which was held on Shinagawa on 28th last month, various people such as parents, parents and children and three generations gathered as well as men and women gathered and mobilized about 2,600 people.

Now the Mini 4WD has not only race but also “decorating” new way of enjoying freely. Regarding the charm of such a mini 4WD, “Harajuku Avenue” (AbemaTV) asked Mr. Akiko Seguchi of Tamiya public relations. According to Mr. Seguchi, Tamiya’s total mini 4WD sales have reached 180 million units in total. It is said to be popular abroad, mainly in Asia, as the world’s smallest motor sports.

The birth of mini 4WD that runs with two AA batteries and a motor dates back 36 years ago. In 1982 Tamiya released the first Mini 4WD. After that, when the Racer Mini 4WD series was released around 600 yen, the boom gave a light because it can buy even pocket money for primary school students. In 1987, the cartoon “Monthly CoroColoric Comic” “Dash! “Shijimiro” (Tokuda Zaurus) started the series, “First Mini 4WD boom” occurs. Furthermore, in 1994, manga “Broke Brothers Let’s & Go! ! “(Toshihi Koshita) started serializing” Second Mini 4WD Boom “arrived. In 1996, the “Japan Cup Tournament” was held at 14 venues nationwide, and it became a social phenomenon such as mobilizing a total of 344,000 people.

And now the “third mini 4WD boom” has arrived, adults and children are addicted to it. In 2017, a junior champion girl in elementary school fifth grader, the reason why he started mini 4WD is that he was invited by his father.

The current mini 4WD is easier to remodel and comes out more speed, and the remodeling parts have become five times more than the 1980s to be able to produce originality. “Compared with the past, the current mini 4WD is specification for racing.The car height is low, we arrange the heavy parts such as motor etc on the lower side so that the center of gravity goes down. By doing this, stability in the corner will be enhanced.In addition, there are so many places to install the parts compared with the past, “says Mr. Seguchi. It is said that there are more than 200 types of parts currently on sale and more than 100 million combinations are available, and the depth of setting is attractive.

■ “Women play active part in” Deco 4WD “

Besides racing, female popularity is “deco 4th generation”. At the official tournament in Tamiya, there are departments that compete for appearance in addition to the section competing for speed.

Three years ago we launched a mini 4WD team, and we interviewed Mr. Junichi Saga, who is a leader there. At home there is a full-fledged mini 4WD course, “I’m too addicted to mini 4WD and I moved to where I can do this”. Mr. Saga’s team’s deco four-wheel girls and Megu-chan and Mr. Ocha-chan say the deco 4th generation for the first time in 2 years, but the quality looks high. Megucho says, “I am making it using parts I no longer want to run, and I reuse what I do not use because I can do it freely.” It seems that parts are mainly purchased at 100 yen shop.

So at “Harajuku Avenue”, two people of Avenue JK reporter challenged the deco 4th generation. I entered “Competition Deregans” of “Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2018 New Year Tokyo Convention” which was held last month. Competition Deregans is an exquisite deco 4th contest contest. If you pass entry sheet and car, you can participate for free, and the entered deco 4th generation will be open to the public. There are 129 deco 4th generation entries in the competition Deregans at this competition.

I talked to the mini 4WD girls until the result announcement. A woman whose husband started being the trigger is “(women) is increasing recently (attractiveness) where you can compete regardless of gender.When men are strong with sports or others, mini 4WD does not matter. Women are also good at four-wheel drive. ” Also, Hiromi Kaeri of the talent who was in the venue is a mini 4WD girl of the past 3 years. I entered the world of mini 4WD from car lover, and in competition Deregance I have won many prizes in the past. “It is fun to paint your favorite colors on the body or change the design, which is increasing for women every time they race.”

The results are announced at last. Of the seven awards, they were two who were aiming for “Cute Award” and “Idea Prize”, but the result was a losing battle. When I listen to a cute and award-winning woman, “I made it by anticipating the Valentine’s Day, and when making it I make as much as possible using the original mini 4-wheel drive, making it cute and cool and stylish Because things can be made, it is fun to bring out “and taught me the attention and attention.

In addition to the deco 4th generation, there are also “neta 4th generation” etc. Mr. Seguchi says, “Now that Mini 4WD is becoming popular not only in Japan but also overseas through SNS, we will expand those connections further in the future so that people around the world can enjoy the fun of mini 4WD and MONOZUKURI I hope I can tell you that I’d like to tell you. ”

(From AbemaTV / “Harajuku Avenue”)
Source of original Japanese article: Abema TIMES

Tamiya products won the model of the year awards from German model magazine Modell Fan

The selection result of 2017 model (model of the year) elected by the German scale model magazine “Modell Fan” was announced at the Nürnberg Spielwaren Messe venue. From the new model released in Germany in 2017, the best models of each genre are selected by the selection committee of “Modell Fan” magazine reader vote and editorial staff. This time “1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G – 6” “1/6 Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin” was awarded.

Modell des Jahres: Tamiya among the awards again!
German magazine Modell Fan has announced its Modell des Jahres (Models of the Year) at Spielware nmesse! Tamiya is delighted that our 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 and 1/6 Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin models were both honored with awards, which are chosen by the magazine’s staff and readership.