Category Archives: Tamiya Company

Masami Hirosaka visiting the Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store with 20,000 yen

There are Japanese & English subtitles (with Japanese & English subtitles) Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing ✨ What does Legend Masami choose under the shackles of 20,000 yen or less! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of Tamiya Corporation. Legend Masami also urgently participates in the popular category “U20000 Challenge Class” of the G-Force Cup to be held on June 12th! Legend Masami heading to Tamiya Plamodel Factory Shimbashi store to buy a car for racing. What does Legend Masami choose in the shackles of less than 20,000 yen! ?? Introducing the shopping process with the cooperation of TAMIYA Inc. U20000 What is an off-road class? The car body is manufactured at a list price of 20,000 yen or less (excluding tax) including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc. It is a class that competes with a car body manufactured within a limited budget. What is the U20000 Off-road Class? The car body, including the chassis kit, body / wing, optional parts, tire wheels, etc.,
Source: G-FORCE Hobby

Exhibition of Tamiya “Until a plastic model is made”

Article and photos from Takahito Nakamura
The peak of the “Shizuoka Hobby Show” is the Tamiya model. Every time, I had the biggest booth at the back of the North Building. This time, there was a must-see exhibition for fans at the Tamiya booth, “Until a plastic model is made.”

Beginning with planning interviews, we explain in order how the plastic model is completed through the processes of design, mold making, and molding, showing the process. A larger injection molding machine was installed to demonstrate how the plastic model was actually made, and at least on the trader’s day, it was distributed to those who were looking at the completed plastic model.

The latest ones are designed using 3D-CAD, but in an era when there wasn’t such a thing, it was far more handy than it is now to make details from the design drawings and make a wooden pattern from them. It is a valuable exhibition that shows that the model was completed by such work.

In addition, the Tamiya model is open to the history museum of the head office during the hobby show (until May 15th). In addition to historic Tamiya products, you can see real F1 exhibits such as Lotus and Tyrrell with 6 wheels. If you have time, I definitely want to go there.
Source in Japanese language: Response

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya: “The 60th Shizuoka Hobby Show has already exceeded its capacity for the first time in three years”

Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative

The “60th Shizuoka Hobby Show” sponsored by the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative opened on May 11th at Twin Messe Shizuoka. The dates are: Contractor invitation date: May 11-12, elementary, junior high and high school students invitation date: May 13, open house date: May 14-15, free admission. In addition, “advance application” on the website is required for the entire period to take measures against the new corona, and the reception has already been closed from May 14th to 15th, which is the open day, because the capacity has been reached. The Shizuoka Hobby Show was be canceled in 2020, and will be held only on the trader invitation day in 2021. It will be held for the first time in 3 years including the public day.

On the first day of the event, Shunsaku Tamiya, the chairman of the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative, attended the press conference. Mr. Tamiya said that he was “happy” for the first time in three years, and said, “Last year, I did it only on the trader’s day without opening to the public, and after all the sales performance is higher than before Corona. It’s better to do it”, he emphasized the importance of real events.
Source in Japanese language: Car Watch

Tamiya supporting the Shizuoka stamp rally to visit plastic monuments

Shizuoka supporting the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments and bridging the plastic model presentation.

The Shizuoka Branch acted as a bridge between the I Love Shizuoka Council and the Shizuoka Model and Teaching Material Cooperative in presenting 1,000 plastic models and other gifts for the stamp rally to visit plastic monuments.
Source in Japanese language: NTT West

Tamiya Japan planning to build a new production plant in Cebu for 1.5 billion PHP

Tamiya has a factory in the Philippines particularly located in the Mactan Process Zone in Cebu. Tamiya of Japan is pouring another P1.5 billion to build a new facility inside the Cebu Light Industrial Park.
The current factory designs, manufacturers, and packages kits inside a 40,000 sq. meter facility and employ more than 1,000 people. However, some sources say that their lease for has now ended prompting the company to move to a new location.
Breaking ground in March 2022, it’s said that the new factory is projected to increase output by 5% over 3 years while expanding overall capacity by 20%.
While most Tamiya boxes say ‘Made in the Philippines’, in reality Tamiya Philippines Inc. does not and cannot sell directly to the local market. It’s production is for export markets only worth US$23 million per year. 65% of that goes to Japan, 12% to America, 10% to Germany, 7% to the UK, 2% to Thailand, 2% to Hong Kong, and the rest of the world taking up the other 4%.
Source: Time Attack Manila

Tamiya RC Live – Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course Renewal Special and Tamiya RC History 36

Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course Renewal Special and Tamiya RC History 36!
・ In commemoration of the renewal of the Tamiya Circuit Off-Road Course, we will introduce the driving videos and capture points of the popular RC buggy car. ・ You can see the driving scenes of “Wild One Offloader BLOCKHEAD MOTORS”, “Midnight Pumpkin Black Edition”, “Blackfoot (2016)”, “Astute 2022”, and “Super Avante” on the off-road course with the changed layout. .. ・ Tamiya RC History “36” introduces the items released in 1993 and 1994. Please see the CC-01 chassis “Mitsubishi Pajero Metal Top Wide”, “Jax Civic”, and “Newman Haas K Mart Texaco Lola T93 / 00 Ford” that modeled IndyCar, which adopted a chassis structure close to the actual vehicle. increase.
Cast: Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Takayuki Kono

Original drawings by Shigeru Komatsuzaki, the illustrator who created Tamiya’s box art, are on art exhibition display

Special Exhibition
Sci-fi / Adventure / Retrofuturism x Remake – The World of Katsuichi Kabashima and Shigeru Komatsuzaki –

Purpose of the event
A special exhibition reconstructed from the special exhibition “SF / Adventure / Retrofuturism-Our Dreams and Longing-“, which was canceled in March 2nd year of Reiwa due to the prevention of the spread of the new coronavirus infection will be held now. In this special exhibition, Katsuichi Kabashima, an illustrator who was active mainly in the magazine “Shonen Club” and was called “God of Pen Painting”. Shigeru Komatsuzaki aspired to be an illustrator, admiring the beautiful illustrations drawn by Kabashima, and later became a illustrator of science fiction (SF). Focusing on these two illustrators, we will introduce the culture of boys during and after the war and their transitions through their painting work.

Topic Exhibition Box art
The presence of Shigeru Komatsuzaki is indispensable as a spark for the plastic model boom that occurred in the early 1955’s.
Shunsaku Tamiya of Tamiya Model (currently Tamiya Co., Ltd.) writes a long letter to Komatsuzaki, relying on the reader column of “Ships of the World”, and asks him to produce box art. His first work was the wooden model “Aircraft Carrier Taiho” in 1961, followed by the famous “German Medium Tank Panther” as a box art of a plastic model. By adopting Komatsuzaki, which was popular with children, and by inspiring the imagination and purchasing motivation when assembling, many hit products were born from the Tamiya model.

Tamiya model “Aircraft carrier Taiho” original picture (wooden ship model small million series) Picture: Shigeru  Komatsuzaki Komatsuzaki’s first drawing of Tamiya model ship box art. Wooden models are called solid models and were the mainstream of models until the spread of plastic models. Taiho was Japan’s first heavily armored aircraft carrier completed in March 1945, but only three months after her completion, she sank in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. 1961 Tamiya Kura Co. , Ltd.

Topic Exhibition Kodansha “Complete Work of Boys and Girls World Science Adventures
In the 30’s of the Showa era, when the mainstay of boys’ magazines changed from picture stories to manga, Shigeru Komatsuzaki began to work on many cover paintings and frontispieces for science fiction, which he is good at. One of the masterpieces is Kodansha’s “Complete Works of Boys and Girls World Science Adventures”. Komatsuzaki was in charge of the cover and frontispieces for 34 volumes, except for one of the 35 volumes, and many children were fascinated by the beautiful works. This complete collection was popular with children as a science fiction book that can be read in school libraries.

Source and more information in Japanese language: Showa-Kan National Showa Memorial Museum