Category Archives: Vintage

Another nice Tamiya headquarters insight for the 50th Anniversary of Tamiya Educational Construction Series


Information from the designer that the “printing out” of the “No2 Powerful Gear Box” package was unearthed in the warehouse!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find “No1 High Speed Gear Box”.
Of course, it was manual work at that time. It was a block copy made by pasting phototypesetting. The handwritten line drawing is also very tasty.

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July 10, 1971 – July 10, 2021: 50th Anniversary of Tamiya Educational Construction Series


July 10, 1971 The first fun work series<
It was “No.1 high speed gear box set” and “No.2 torque gear box set”.


Fun Work Series Catalog” published in 1977. Up to “No31 Tsunawatari Doll” was posted.


The “Fun Work Series Application Collection” was included with the “Fun Work Series Catalog” as an in-house publication. It started in 1977 and continued until the 8th collection.

History of the Tamiya Avante series and details of the new 58696 Super Avante TD4 Chassis



“Dr. Taki” is here! New RC buggy announcement commemoration “Tamiya RC history” special
・ In commemoration of the announcement of “SUPER AVANTE (TD4 chassis)”, we will deliver a special version of the popular project “Tamiya RC History”.
・ “Dr. Taki” who also appeared in “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” has appeared as a special guest!
・ While looking back on the history of Tamiya RC cars, we will also talk about development episodes at that time!

New RC buggy announcement special live
・ Details of “SUPER AVANTE (TD4 chassis)” will be announced!
・ Please look forward to the NEW buggy machine that is a must-see for RC fans all over the world!

Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara, Dr. Taki

Tamiya RC Live – Introduction of the 59th Shizuoka Hobby Show and Tamiya RC History



・ Introducing the work of “#Tamiya RC Photocon” held as a posting project on Twitter. From over 450 posts, we will look at cool driving scenes, life with RC, interesting images, etc. with everyone with comments. Of course, the announcement of excellent works!
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ➉. At the time of release, the “Hot Shot” that was the target of junior drivers’ longing will appear!


・ Introducing the “59th Shizuoka Hobby Show” held at Twin Messe Shizuoka on May 13th and 14th!
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑪. “FOX”, which is said to be the 2WD version mechanism of hot shots, will also appear !!

Tamiya RC Holiday Meeting Live Broadcast, Introduction of Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix and Tamiya RC History 8 & 9



・ The “Holiday Meeting (morning section)” held at the Tamiya Circuit will be broadcast live from the venue. Introducing your car and driving scene.
・ Introducing the pattern of the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” held on 4/4 (Sun). Interviews with the final races and winners of the Junior, Women’s Grand Prix and Pair Grand Prix!
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑧. The popular “Mighty Frog” is still available as a reprint model!


・ The “Holiday Meeting (afternoon)” held at the Tamiya Circuit will be broadcast live from the venue. Don’t miss the parade run where various machines run in a mess!
・ Introducing the pattern of the “Tamiya RC Car Grand Prix” held on 4/18 (Sun). Pay attention to the close junior grand prix final race!
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑨. “Grasshopper” and “Hornet” that caused the buggy boom of the 80’s will also appear !!

Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara

Tamiya Mini 4WD History 2021 Special

Touch the history of Tamiya.


2021.4.30 FRI – 5.5 WED
10:00 ~ 17:00 (5 days only 16:30)
* Admission is 30 minutes before closing
Venue
Sapporo Prince Hotel International Pavilion Pamir
(12-chome, Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Admission (tax included)
Adults (high school students and above)
Same-day ticket 1,000 yen / advance ticket 800 yen
Children (3 years old to junior high school students)
Same-day ticket 800 yen / Advance ticket 600 yen * Free for children under 3 years old
Parent-child set ticket
Advance ticket 1,200 yen

The “Tamiya Mini 4WD History 2020 Special” scheduled to be held from August 13th (Thursday) to August 16th (Sunday), 2020 has been postponed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. However, it will be held from April 30th (Friday) to May 5th (Wednesday) this year.

Tickets and various admission tickets purchased last year can be used as they are on the postponement schedule of this year.

Source in Japanese language: Hokkaido Television

This RC truck never gets old! Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Edition video review by RC Driver



If you walk up to a random person on the street and ask if they know anyone with an RC car and what is it, there is a good chance they will say: I know someone with a Tamiya Clod Buster. The Tamiy a ClodBuster is a true icon in the RC hobby. It has been around for decades and continues to make hobbyists today excited to own one. Greg is exactly that, he’s beyond excited to have a Clod Buster back in his RC collection and the version he got his hands on is the Super Clod Buster Black Edition. This video won’t be the typical review video, but more of just talking about the Clod and what it means to Greg, what he thinks it means to hobbyists and why it’s as popular as it is. Of course we’ll show you details of the truck and even lots of action. We know you want to see it running! The Clod Buster is a true RC classic, we hope you have fun watching our fun with the truck.
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Yasuo Ohtsuka 1931-2021

Tamiya was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Yasuo Ohtsuka, the legendary animator. Otsuka-san had worked on the design of early Tamiya R/C cars and Mini 4WD, as well as military model figures. He is an integral part of our history and will be sorely missed, although we hope that he continues to watch over the model industry he so generously supported. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones.

Some samples of his work:
https://tamiyablog.com/2020/08/tamiya-63718-genkosha-yasuo-otsuka-art-book-lupin-the-third-and-the-car-and-locomotive/
https://tamiyablog.com/2019/06/creator-of-mini-4wd-the-future-of-plastic-models-interview-with-the-president-of-tamiya/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0652997/

Tamiya Introduction of TA08 PRO and TA series history & Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE Vol.2″ Live broadcast of the Japan Cup 2020 satellite Okayama tournament venue



Introduction of TA series history ① and Tamiya RC high-tech course
-Looking back on the history of the TA series, which was the beginning of the current Tamiya touring car RC, from the first “TA-01” (released in 1991).
・ The popular Tamiya RC high-tech course explains how to make “gear differential” and how to select oil. Gear differentials are used in various types of RC, but they are an important part that greatly affects driving performance. We will generously convey professional know-how such as adjustment methods!


Introduction of TA series history ② and new products
・ The second TA series history that continues from the morning episode! .. Introducing the history of belt drive touring cars that started with TA03 (released in 1996). We look back on the chassis layout that has evolved with the times.
・ [Special news] Introducing the details of Tamiya NEW Touring RC car !!
Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara,


Tamiya Mini 4WD LIVE
Live broadcast of the Japan Cup 2020 satellite Okayama tournament venue! (plans)

A new corner “Mini 4WD Academy” has also started to deepen the knowledge of Mini 4WD.
In addition to new product information, we will be the first to introduce the latest information on YouTube Live.
You can post comments and ask questions during the live stream, so please join us in the program as well.
Appearance
・ Mini 4WD public relations: Master Ueda
・ Tamiya Mini 4WD Planning and Development Staff

Tamiya RC Condele Results Announcement and Tamiya Engine Workshop Introduction & Introducing Tamiya RC March new products and 2021 Tamiya race event and Tamiya RC history



Tamiya RC Condele Results Announcement and Tamiya Engine Workshop Introduction
・ Announcement of the result of the hashtag project “#Tamiya RC Condele” !! Thank you for posting a lot of original colors, real finishes, and unique customs. Introducing a number of unique machines that are fun just to look at!
・ We will relay the “Engine RC Car Workshop” held at Tamiya Kakegawa Circuit from the site !!


Introduction of Tamiya RC March new products and 2021 Tamiya race event and Tamiya RC history
・ Introducing new products from Tamiya RC March 2021 !! We will also explain new tires for touring cars and M chassis.
・ Introducing the 2021 Tamiya Challenge Cup and Tamiya Grand Prix Regulations and the key points of race strategy.
・ Introduction of Tamiya RC History ⑦. “Wild Willis” used by the main character of the popular RC manga “Radicon Boy” in the 1980s will also appear !!
Appearance
Tamiya Satoshi Maezumi, Riku Sunahara