Category Archives: Tamiya Company

Tamiya 56357 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Truck and Tamiya brand receive MODELL FAHRZEUG magazine awards 2018

After receiving a Truckmodell-Star award 2018 this summer, the Tamiya 56357 1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6×4 Tipper Truck received also the MODELL FAHRZEUG magazine award 2018.

Winner Category: RC Elektro Business, Tamiya Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348

Also Tamiya, Inc. received again the Top RC brand award 2018.

Top RC Brand 2018

Source and more awards in German language: MODELL FAHRZEUG

Upcoming Tamiya Vintage RC Car Museum 1976-1992 Book

We are excited to see a new Japanese book being released for classic Tamiya RC cars:

Tamiya’s RC car that every men in their 40s and 60s knows, such as Grasshopper, Hornet, Mighty Frog. Among them, summarize and explain the Tamiya made RC car from 1970 to 1992 when RC was a big boom in one volume. In addition to product photos, valuable box art (box picture) will also be posted and it will be content with high material quality. Besides that, valuable data of the time, peripheral equipment, interviews and columns of stakeholders are included, it is nostalgic for those who know that time, and it will be the contents that you can know the history for those who recently liked RC.

Flashback Friday – Tamiya at Shizuoka Hobby Show 1965

While waiting for the Tamiya Fair 2018 start in few hours, a lovely nostalgic photo from the past:

The Shizuoka Hobby Show has been held since 1965. The first photo was held at Shizuoka City which made the residence of the Tokugawa Yoshinobu official at the name of the producer trade fair. One piece feels a long history of the hobby show
Source: Shizuoka prefecture Twitter account

Tamiya Fair 2018 November 17-18

Hobby’s festival, held this year too! Saturday , Sunday 17th ( Sat ) 9: 00-17: 00, Sunday 18th ( Sunday ) 9: 00-16: 00 ※ Opening may be delayed depending on the situation.
Tamiya fair was established as a hobby event in autumn of Shizuoka. Last year we had over 24,000 visitors. This year, which is the 20th time, we will also exhibit noteworthy new products, various events that you can participate in by participating in the customer, you can also sell limited items that can only be purchased at the venue, and spot sale of bargains etc. Expand. Tamiya’s hobby festival is held again this year! 

⇒ The report of Tamiya Fair 2017 last year is here.
Presentation of new products of Tamiya, exhibition (North / South Building)
We will display Tamiya’s new products such as scale model, RC model, mini 4WD and so on which will be released from this autumn to early next year at once. Please have a look and have a look.

Tamiya product sales corner (North / South)
We have all Tamiya products and original goods on sale now! If you purchase more than 1,000 yen you get a discount voucher that you can use at the venue! (※ The discount ticket is effective only at the Tamiya fair 2018 period venue, shopping with discount tickets only is not possible.)

Shizuoka Joint Work Exhibition (North Building / South Building)
Plastic model production This year also held joint work exhibition centering on clubs active in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. As well as scale models of airplanes, tanks and cars, as well as hundreds of mini 4WD and RC car bodies etc. are gathered.

Electric RC car World champion decision game! (North Building)
In addition to 15 domestic competitions in Japan, representatives who have won the preliminary contests in nine countries and regions in Asia, the United States and Canada, each area gathered, and the world’s best match of the Tamiya Electric RC car will be held. We develop a super close match that competes for 0.01 seconds. Even just watching the race development full of speed, it is powerful to hold sweat in hands. I can not stop sending cheers. A big race at a large special circuit is a must-see!

Toyota Gazoo Racing TS 050 HYBRID exhibited (North Building)
Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 HYBRID (Toyota TS050 HYBRID) is a prototype racing car developed by Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota Motorsport) for participating in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2016. It is the successor model of Toyota · TS 040 HYBRID who participated in two seasons of 2014 · 2015. (Cooperation: Toyota Motor Corporation)

The 46 th Annual Doll Modification Contest Work Exhibition (North Building)
The puppet reconstruction contest is a model contest using a soldier doll of about 1/5 “tall height of” 1/35 Military Miniature Series “. From a simple remodeling just changing the pose or combining accessories, a technique work that transforms it into a completely different character or character, even a fight idea work with the fun of ideas, anyway the soldier dolls are based on Even a bad work OK! The recruitment received this time is exhibited in the venue. You can actually see stunning works that I do not think is 1/35 size.

Stage Event (North Building)
Popular female modelers holding model lectures etc all over the country, such as air brush painting courses by Ogosi Tomoe and talk shows related to product development etc. At the North Building stage there are plenty of attractive events. Please have a look.

1/1 mini 4WD actual vehicle project Aero Avante exhibition (Promenade)
A dream big project to make Mini 4WD “Aero Avante” a real vehicle. Please see the powerful style at close range!
⇒ 1/1 Mini 4WD actual vehicle project (YouTube)
⇒ 1/1 Mini 4WD · actual car version Aero Avante & F1 TYRELL 019 Suzuka Circuit video (YouTube)

RC Tanks Owners Meeting held! (17th · South Building)
Radio control tanks such as Tiger I, Sherman, KV – 1, etc, which attract the ultimate realism that reproduces sound and light, as well as actions unique to tanks, are active. Match battle of tension which is carried out one to one and competition against the team where combination is key of victory are done. All the tank fans, please come.
⇒ The details of the event are here!

Mini 4WD event (South Building)
“Mini 4WD Station Champion Decision Battle 2018” “Mini 4WD World Challenge 2018” is held !!

Saturday 17th (Saturday)
More than 500 shops nationwide, held the “No. 1 Lane Course” Mini 4WD Stationary Champion 2018 “by the racer elected by the” Mini 4WD Station Challenge “held over 1000 meetings ).
18th (Sunday)
“Mini 4WD World Challenge 2018” held by overseas representative racers gathered from all over the world and about 100 top racers in the country held! Do not miss it!
* Participation in the race will be only for players who have won participation rights.

17th (Sat), 18th (Sunday)
Concours Deregans work remodeling of exhibition
machine, painting contest “Competition Deregans”. At the Tamiya Fair venue, the Japan Cup 2018 exhibition of the NEW ERA award-winning works of each competition is displayed.
※ “Minna 4/4 Gallery of Everyone” is not available due to space reasons.

Free participation event Free running and mini racing using the long straight course (planned to turn back 180 ° turns), which will be newly emerging at Tamiya Fair
only on Sunday 18th (Sunday),
and free practice course installation are under adjustment.

First time programming experience class (charged) (South Building)
The importance of STEM education for children in all over the world increases, and experience “programming” which is attracting attention now because it will be compulsory in elementary school from 2020! It is a classroom for beginners for programming with children’s computer IchigoJam. All necessary equipment is prepared here. You can actually move the robot just by entering the program with the keyboard under the teacher’s lecture. After the classroom, we will give you a cam program robot working set that you can enjoy analog programming without computer.

◎ Schedule: 9 (Saturday), 18 (Sunday)
3 times a day ( 1 hour of experience)
● 9: 30 ~ ● 12: 00 ~ ● 14: 00 ~
◎ Participation fee: 3,456 yen (tax included) / Cam program robot working set included)
◎ Target: over 3rd grade elementary school students. Those under junior high school students should attend with parents.
◎ Capacity: 12 people for each first come ※ Reserved in advance ※ Starting from 10/29 (Monday) 10 am

Self Defense Force public relations section (South Building)
A familiar Self Defense Force public relations section also appears at the Tamiya Fair venue at Shizuoka Hobby Show and others!
I plan to exhibit a Ground Self Defense Force vehicle with few opportunities to see usually.
For children there is a uniform shooting corner at uniform uniforms.

※ Scheduled exhibition vehicle
17th (Saturday)
Unit: The 34th ordinary department regiment (flat-house residential area>
vehicle: light armored mobile (LAV), scouting motorcycle

18th (Sun)
unit: 1st tank battalion (Komamoto Temple )
Vehicle: 96 type wheel armored car (WAPC)
* Since the unit will change on a daily basis, the vehicle exhibition will also differ on Saturdays and Sundays
Cooperation: Self Defense Force Shizuoka District Cooperation Headquarters, 34th Regular Regimental Regiment, 1st Tank Battalion

Tamiya latest RC car “Comical Grass Hopper” Experience Running Meeting held (Free) (South Building)
Tamiya’s latest RC car experiencing running meeting will be held. It is characterized by a comical body, it is also perfect for wheelie driving. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.
⇒ Check the running of comical grasshopper! (YouTube)

Tamiya latest RC car “Triple wheel series dancing rider” Experience running meeting held (free) (South Building)
It is a new sense of three wheel RC car that cornering by tilting the car body. “Dancing rider” featuring affordable speed and cute body. Since operation is easy, women and children are also welcome. Please experience it.
⇒ Check the running of the RC dancing rider with a video! (YouTube)

Sweet Decoration Production Experience Corner (charged) (South Building)
“Sweets decoration” which is becoming popular among women now. Why not challenge the hobby to make real sweets like clay and other ingredients? Both girls and mothers’ participation are welcome as well. You can take home the completed work. ※ Works can not be eaten.

In addition to this, a lot of experience corners are prepared at the venue !!

RC trailer passenger experience corner (South Building) (free)
Let’s take a 1/14 size RC trailer. We will conduct trailer riding experience for primary schoolchildren and below.

Mini 4WD Workshop (South Building) (charged)
Make it on the spot and let’s play! ! Receiving at any time! We also have a circuit to run the finished machine. For assembly, the staff gently talks about lectures.

Separate event

Let’s enjoy with parents and children. The latest RC Baguiga’s assembly class !!
Visit Tamiya Fair 2018 and travel at the Tamiya circuit, Hobby Zankei’s weekend! “Tamiya RC Tour with TRF” held
We planned “Tamiya RC Tour with TRF” of Hobby Zamani with TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) staff. You can enjoy RC car assembly class, RC run at Tamiya Circuit, Tamiya fair venue and Tamiya head office visit. Please join us with parents and children.
⇒ For more details please click here. 

List of exhibitors / cooperating organizations (unordered)
Tamiya fair has been exhibited by many manufacturers and cooperating organizations. Manufacturers of scales models and RC relationships, as well as many unique manufacturers are exhibiting, so please check each booth.

Mazda Co., Ltd. / Shizuoka Mazda Co., Ltd. / UMA (moving model lover association) / Kyoto Machine Tool Co., Ltd. / Kondo Science Co., Ltd. / Sanwa Electronics Co., Ltd. / Futaba Electronics Co., Ltd. / Mizuho limited company / Marto Hasegawa Temiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store / Tamiya Plastic Model / Fine Mold Co., Ltd. Actin / Limited Company Fine Mold / SWEET (Suite) / Limited Company Emmp / Shimomura Alec / Co., Ltd. Shiokawa Kodeno / Central Packaging / Ojja Design Co., Ltd. / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Shimbashi Store / Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Torresa Yokohama Store / Hobby Japan Co., Ltd. / Dainippon Painting / Co., Ltd. Model Art Company / Shizuoka Industry Service Co., Ltd. Suruga Restaurant / Shizuoka Joint Works Exhibition / SDF Shizuoka District Cooperation Headquarters / Public Interest Foundation Corporate Planning Tourism Bureau / Showa printing processing limited company Lau pen model / Fuji Araki Co., Ltd. / Unit Promotion / Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. / Boeks / Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd. / Pilot Ink Corporation / Matchmoor Racing Co., Ltd. / Twilight model / Ueno Shokai Co., Ltd. / General corporation Japan Military Vehicle Association / Toyota Motor Corporation

New Tamiya Plamodel Factory store opening at Thailand with Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya

Tamiya Opens New Store at Zeer Rangsit, Makes Social Modeling Players

15.30 hrs., 14 October 2018 MR. SHUNSAKU TAMIYA Chairman of the Board Tamami Company Japan President of TAMIYA PLAMODEL FACTORY, 3rd branch in Thailand, recently welcomed Mr. Satchin Sujaranchan, Executive Director of Sears Property Plc. Rangsit District, Kokkum District, Pathum Thani Province.

The opening of a new branch today, people have to buy a lot of small car racing. Today’s special discount 25% with new products like motorcycle models. Battleship limited And at the opening ceremony today MR. SHUNSAKU TAMIYA Chairman Tamami Company Japan Have signed up with all of you who attended the opening ceremony today. And with a corner racer, a small speed race car powered by a charcoal engine. The people who assembled the car have fun testing at the front of the shop. Tamilai has three branches, namely, the first branch is located at RCA Rama 9, the second branch is located at Thaniya Silom and the third branch is Zeer Rangsit. The Tamiya game is not intended to play the game speed. Strength of the car only Challenges for players have sparked creativity. Players will be able to customize parts or equipment to match the added field. Challenges to more players.

Mr. Suchart Siam Sucharit Chan, Executive Director of Sears Property Plc, said that in the name of Sears Rangsit Shopping Center, together with Siam Tamiya, celebrated the opening of a new branch of TAMIYA PLAMODEL FACTORY This is the 3rd branch in Thailand at Tamami Sears Rangsit Branch Include all racing cars. With many other accessories by Tamiya. Is a plastic model manufacturer. Car This is a very well known and widely used modeling device. Animation Series Let’s & Go, the lightning bolt of the 1990s, the Tamami race car is widely known. The toy car is used as the main equipment. It was very successful in Thailand, then play a car Tamiya throughout the city. And not just children, adults play a lot. It is featured on the car modifications, custom parts or accessories to the field conditions that add to the challenges and challenges for more players. The competition is very large.

Source in Thai language: Banmuang

60 Years Plastic Models Special Exhibition at All Japan Model Hobby Show 2018

Looking back on the history of domestic model history in the real thing “60 years seen in a plastic model”

It is 60 years since 1958 this year. Report on the nostalgic plastic model exhibition section

Author: Teruya Inamoto

One part of the “58th All Japan Model Hobby Show” held at Tokyo Big Sight from September 28th to 30th is an exhibition “60 Years as seen in a Plastic Model” commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of the domestic plastic model A corner was set up.

In the corner, the packages of popular plastic models released from domestic manufacturers in the past 60 years are displayed divided into age and category. There should be many visitors who are excited about the sight that nostalgic box paintings are lining up with Zurari. And inside the corner, we set up “Mashiro OS model model shop” modeled on “OS model” that actually existed in the 1950s, and exhibited a plastic model that could not be exhibited in the case. In this article I took most of the plastic models on display and added a column for each corner so I hope you will enjoy the atmosphere.

1 “From tree to resin era: high growth period and plastic model”

 1960 to 1970 ‘s where Japan was in a high growth period. Starting with the release of the “Nuclear Submarine Nautilus” made by Marsan in 1958, each company releases everything around us as a plastic model. Not only the scale models such as tanks and cars but also the various models such as buildings, household appliances, animals and insects, interiors, etc. Plastic models not focused on categories are fun just looking at it. Also, due to the colorization of television broadcasting and the launch of boy’s manga magazines, children’s characters and appearance mechanisms are also on the market.

2 “Evolving scale model – Enriching the hobby world”

 The variety model lineup is popular among scale models such as military-related vehicles such as ships, aircraft and tanks developed from Nautilus of Marsan and cars developed from the car boom since the 1960’s.

 In the early days, there were many things that used a motor to turn propellers and enjoy traveling, but the flow is pursued with realism such as appearance and detail while emphasizing the model and model of the actual machine , And the kit that moves with the motor hides the shadow.

 In 1968, a soldier doll of 1/35 scale was released from Tamiya, and from that time on, the military model of the same scale was named “Military Miniature Series” and it has been established as a popular series until now.

3 “From the dawn to the present, the source of power to support the market”

 The character model plastic which is the main stream of the current plastic model market starts penetrating to the market in a stroke, starting with the kit form of “Ultraman” and “Thunderbird” of the 1960s. In addition, original model such as “Robodachi” of 1975 which Mr. Sato Ozawa of the cartoonist designed, “SF 3. D ORIGINAL” ~ “Maschinen Krieger” leading to kitization from serial series of magazines is enriched.

 And, after Bandai’s “Mecha Collection” series of “Space Battleship Yamato”, etc., the appearance mechanism of “Mobile Suit Gundam” released in 1980 became a plastic model, “Gundamu” also became a social phenomenon, and the series continues until now , The kit was also reprinted in parallel, it became a hobby that can be enjoyed with parents and children 2 generations.

Source in Japanese language: GAME Watch

Flashback Friday – 50th anniversary of Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series

In September 2018 “Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series” celebrated its 50th anniversary. A century since the German tank soldier set released in September 1968.

Visiting the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen

We had the luck to recently be able to visit the Porsche museum in Zuffenhausen Germany, which belongs to the Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and is a unique experience for any real car, model car and even Tamiya aficionado. The current form of the museum was finalised in 2009 and it has many vehicle as well as part exhibits from the whole history of the company, which this year celebrates already 70 years, 1948-2018. As many Tamiya fans who have read the autobiography of the president of Tamiya, Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya, know, Tamiya has a very special relation to Porsche, starting in the mid 70s, where Tamiya actually purchased a Porsche 911, dismantled it and rebuilt it in order to better understand the car to release a fabulous 1/12 scale static model, on which they soon after even created their first radio control car model which was a huge sale success in Japan but also in export. Therefore, on this article we will only concentrate on museum exhibits which in a more or less similar form and version were released from Tamiya as static or R/C model kits.

1989 Paris Dakar Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser with Tamiya as sponsor


Original source in Japanese language: My navi news

Go out to meet the machines that came to the facilities and events of the city, jumping out of the circuit and garage, the series ‘A town car racing car’. This time is the story of “Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” which is a Paris · Dakar Rally participation vehicle that we met in the front garden of Shizuoka City · Tamiya head office building.

“Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” @ Tamiya Head Office (Shizuoka City)

The goal point of Paris Dakar was the capital of Senegal

Senegal who fought Japan against the group league at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russian tournament. Such capital Dakar of Senegal is famous as the goal point of “Paris · Dakar Rally” which is said to be the harshest rally in the world. It was a competition that ran from France / Paris to Dakar once, but due to political instability of transit countries, it is currently held under the name of “Dakar Rally” in South America.

“Team Land Cruiser · Toyota Auto Body” who participated in Dakar Rally 2018

At the Dakar Rally 2018 held in January, the “Land Cruiser 200 (VDJ 200 type)” of the “Toyota Auto Body Team Land Cruiser” won the class in the diesel car division without retailing commercial vehicles. We have achieved 5 consecutive victories as a team. About 30 years ago, “Land Cruiser 70 (BJ 74 Type)” who was participating in the same class from Japan is “Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” introduced this time.

“Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” 1989 Specification

“Team ACP” who challenged Paris Dakar for the first time as a Japanese

It is Paris Dakar that began in 1979, but in 1981 “Team ACP” by media correspondents started participating from Japan as soon as possible. In the same year I finished with Toyota “Starlet”, and in the following year I won the class with Toyota “Carina”, so I took up the topic with my 2WD car. In addition, it also serves as a support for 2WD cars, and also entered from Land Cruiser from the beginning. I kept fighting with Land Cruiser all the time until the year 1993 which was the last challenge of the team.

Challenge from Japan. It has an international number to bring it overseas

When the actor, Yosuke Natsuki, participated from ‘Team Children’ s Wolf ‘in 1985, the degree of public attention in Japan of Paris Dakar rose in a stroke. In 1987, the popular TV program “NARUTO! THE WORLD” closely adheres to the team ACP, as a singer / Yumi Matsutoya Yumi singing to another private team’s support caught up in a wide range of media. Participating warfare team from Japan and sponsoring Japanese companies will also increase.

The logo of various Japanese companies color the body

In 1989 and 1990, team ACP was sponsored by world model manufacturer Tamiya. With that kind of affair, it was exhibited in Tamiya head office building. Although the photograph is a specification car in 1989, the 1990 specification car is also made into a popular hobby “familiar Tamiya” mini 4-wheel drive “

Body color reminiscent of Tamiya’s logo mark

Running a course over 10,000 km, the second best in the class

This “Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser” participated in the 11 th conference in 1989. From Paris to Tunis (the capital city of Tunisia) – Dakar run over 20,000 kilometers over 20,000 km, shining 2nd in the diesel car category with no retail cars.

Mr. Kubota is a driver, Ryuji Tsuruta is a navigator

Safety equipment including a seatbelt for competition and a roll cage for protecting passengers during rolling are added, but the main parts such as engines and transmissions are the same as the commercially available land cruiser. Activities at PARIS DAKAR are also proof of the reliability of commercial vehicles.

The same BJ74 type “Land Cruiser” that was on the market at the time

Even after Team ACP leaves Paris Dakar, it has been selected as many teams and continues to be active even now, “Toyota Land Cruiser”. “Toyota Auto Body Team Land Cruiser” is going for test runs from May as early as possible for the Dakar Rally 2019. It is anticipated for the 6th consecutive title of the commercial car division!

“Team Land Cruiser · Toyota Auto Body” who won class in Dakar Rally 2017

Team ACP Toyota Land Cruiser (Specified in 1989)

Full length × full width × full height 4,265 mm x 1,690 mm x 1,905 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
engine 13B-T type in-line 4-cylinder diesel turbo
Displacement 3,431 cc
Maximum output 120 ps / 3, 400 rpm
Maximum torque 29.0 kgf-m / ​​2,000 rpm

About Tamiya headquarters
There is a real car exhibition corner with the showroom at the Tamiya head office in Shizuoka City, and tours are possible (reservation required). Every year, an open house (general tour without reservation unnecessary) was held according to the public release date of the Shizuoka Hobby Show, and this year I was greeted by this “Land Cruiser” at the front yard.

It is along SBS street lined with ward office and large shopping center

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