Tamiya official release list August 2024

RC Models
58496 1/10 RC Attack Buggy (2011)
58489 1/10 RC 4WD Racing Buggy Avante (2011)

Scale Models
24367 1/24 NISSAN Fairlady 240Z Street Custom
25217 1/48 Hyaku-shiki Command Reconnaissance Aircraft Type III Kurogane 4-piece Set
60793 1/72 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II

Mini 4WD
15534 Low friction small diameter low height tires (26mm) & carbon reinforced wheels (fins) (November 2024)
18014 1/32 Avante Jr. (September 2024)
95239 Carbon reinforced Super FM chassis set
95257 HG carbon rear wide stay (3mm)
95259 HG carbon rear stay (3mm)
95501 1/32 Avante Jr. Black Special (September 2024)
95669 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 30th Anniversary Mini 4WD Catcher (Black)
95670 Fully Cowled Mini 4WD 30th Anniversary Basic Box (Black) with Sleeve
95677 Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup Junior Circuit Special Color (Yellow)

Tools & Paints
86533 AS-33 Camouflage Gray
87228 Polycarbonate brush paint (black)

First interview Tamiya’s new president Nobuo Tamiya wo takes office on July 1st, aiming to expand customer base by providing more support and hands-on experience opportunities


He will become Tamiya’s new president on July 1. The number of beginner modelers has increased as people spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still concerns about the industry’s future, including a backlash from stay-at-home demand and a shrinking domestic market due to the declining population. In addition to continuing to develop products such as highly appealing plastic models, mini 4WDs, radio-controlled cars, and tools, he will also focus on responding to inquiries and holding events in order to expand the user base.

What are your aspirations for taking up the position?
I’d like to thank the fans and people involved who have supported our company for so many years, and play a role in connecting the past, present and future. I’m proud to be a model maker.
With the goal of being the best in the world in quality, I will always strive to have passion, precision and calm judgment, just like the red and blue stars in our logo.

What do you thinkabout the current state of the industry?
We live in an age where everyone has a smartphone as a matter of course. I believe that as digitalization progresses, the value of real things and experiences will actually increase. The importance of after-sales customer service and event hosting is also increasing. If we can seize these opportunities, the possibilities of the industry will expand. I want to not only supply products, but also share the sense of accomplishment of completing a model with more people.

What will your company focus on?
We will continue to convey the appeal of models not only to people who continue to make models, but also to people who have never touched them, and continue to create mechanisms that allow everyone to enjoy models casually. In addition to original builds that allow people to freely combine a variety of parts and Mini 4WD crafting classes, we will also continue to exhibit products, original package drawings, and interview photos in museums.

What are your plans for revitalizing the industry?
In the hobby industry, it is important for users that diverse manufacturers coexist and prosper together. Our competitors are like-minded people who want to expand the model fan base. Our company has agents in over 60 countries overseas. We want to attract more fans from all over the world to Shizuoka, the ‘world capital of model making.’ In the digital age, efficiency and speed are important, but balance is also necessary. I want to make models that can be by your side when you take a moment to stop and enjoy your time.

After working at Tamiya Nobuhiro Audit Corporation and his family business, Kitagawa Lumber Industry, he joined Tamiya in September 2020. He has been in his current position since July 2022. He graduated from Kyoto University and is from Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City. He is 37 years old.
Source in Japanese language: Shizuoka Shimbun

Tamiya Chairman and President Shunsaku Tamiya retires, Nobuo becomes new president

Tamiya Chairman and President Shunsaku Tamiya (left), who will retire as president at the end of June, and Managing Director Nobuo Tamiya, who will become the new president on July 1st.


Tamiya (Shizuoka City) has announced that Chairman and President Shunsaku Tamiya (89), who has grown the company into a global toy and plastic model manufacturer, will step down as president at the end of June. He will remain as chairman and retain representative authority. Managing Director Nobuo Tamiya (37), husband of Shunsaku’s granddaughter, will take over as president on July 1.

As chairman, he will be involved in management for the time being, and also serves as chairman of the Shizuoka Model Teaching Materials Cooperative, which organizes the Shizuoka Hobby Show. Shunsaku joined Tamiya Shoji (now Tamiya) in 1958. In 1984, he became president as the second generation founder of the company, and was involved in the transition from wooden models to plastic models and the development of Mini 4WD. In 2008, he handed over the presidency to his son-in-law, Masayuki Tamiya, who passed away in 2017, and Shunsaku returned to the presidency.

The new president, Nobuo, is from Shizuoka City. After working at Azsa Audit Corporation and other companies, he joined the company in 2020 and became executive director in 2022. He was involved in the construction of a new office building for the manufacturing subsidiary in the Philippines, and the launch of the flagship store “Tamiya Plastic Model Factory Tokyo” (Shinbashi, Tokyo), which relocated and opened in May. He will work to expand the base of enthusiasts, including beginners and young people, which is an issue.
Source: Nikkei

Tamiya 15534 Small Dia. Low Friction Low-profile Tires (26mm) & Carbon Wheels (Fin)


This part is useful for improving the performance and setting of the machine
A set of tires with even less grip than super hard tires and reinforced wheels with carbon fiber. The black colored tires can be installed on the front side to improve the turning ability of the machine, or installed on only the left or right side to cancel out the running resistance caused by the difference in the inner wheel by sliding, or installed only on the rear side to reduce speed when jumping and prevent going off the course. Can be installed on various Mini 4WD and Mini 4WD PRO cars equipped with low-height tires.
Basic specifications
Set of 4 tires and 4 wheels, tire outer diameter 26 mm
Compatible machines
Mini 4WD PRO and Mini 4WD cars with small diameter tires (Some bodies require processing. Because the tires are hard, they are pressed firmly into place.)

Tamiya 67511 T-shirt (90cm, kid size)


A simple and striking piece that can be worn for any occasion!
The familiar Tamiya T-shirt with a red and blue twin star print on a white background that will appeal to model fans is now available in a 90cm size. Made of 100% cotton, it is soft and natural to wear and gentle on the skin. It has two hooks on the left shoulder, making it easy to put on and take off. The simple logo mark is sure to catch the eye of not only model fans, but many others as well. If the whole family goes out dressed in the same fashion, it will be even more fun wherever you go.

★100% cotton. Color: White. Size: 90 (height 85-90cm. Recommended age 3-4 years old)

Tamiya 63781 Official Mini 4WD Guide 2024-2025


The annual super-speed mook book that condenses the fun of Mini 4WD
The “Mini 4WD Super Speed ​​Guide”, loved by people who enjoy Mini 4WD, is on sale again this year! It introduces detailed explanations and strategies for the “GREAT TATSUDOSHI AR CIRCUIT 2024”, the official circuit of the Japan Cup 2024. It also explains the know-how for “making” a machine that will win the race, from a complete catalog for “selecting” a machine. In addition, it is full of information for enjoying Mini 4WD, from a guide to participating in races to “play” with Mini 4WD to the core of settings as talked about by champions.

Contents
・Powered by FDK Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2024 Drive on Yokohama Tire GREAT TATSUDOSHI AR CIRCUIT 2024!
・Celebrating! “Bakusou Kyodai Let’s & Go!!” 30th anniversary of the start of serialization by Koshita Tetsuhiro-sensei ・Question and answer!
・Current machine all-catalog ~ Thank you! 30th anniversary of the birth of full-cowl mini 4WD
・Super-fast data file for upgraded parts
・How to build MS Flexible chassies ~ How to make MS Flex
・The world of attractive and unique machines selected by the Mini 4 Doctor
・Expanding Mini 4WD x Learning
・Real Concours d’Elegance is fun after all!
・Let’s try competing in the Mini 4WD Station Challenge!
・22 Mini 4WD Stations across Japan
・Let’s compete in the highest level race! Guide to participating in the Japan Cup
・Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2023 & Mini 4WD Grand Prix 2024 Champion Machine Gallery
・Held for the first time in 4 years! MINI4WD WORLD CHALLENGE
・Champions talk! How to set up a super fast machine

Appendix: Special paper parts tray

○ Format and number of pages: A4 wide, 102 pages
○ Appendix: Special paper parts tray
○ Published by: One Publishing
○ Author: Get Navi Editorial Department

Tamiya 58740 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 (BT-01 Chassis)


The BT-01 2-wheel motor frame offers FF/MR/FR configuration choices.
Tamiya introduces a new short pass model that uses this frame in the rear track configuration (MR).
The body shop recreates the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8.
The Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 is a legend of the Porsche 911 series, developed to compete in the European GT races in 1973, and featured a 2,687cc, six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine capable of producing 210 hp.
The Corsa Carrera RSR 2.8 version has increased cylinder capacity to 2,808 cc and power over 300 CV; In 1973 he became European champion of Corsica GT and won numerous global victories.

Information about the model:
• R/C model assembly kit in 1/10 scale. Length: 457mm, width: 204mm, height: 138mm. Height: 251mm. (Short).
• The shape of the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 is thoroughly restored in light polycarbonate.
• The silver-colored rims (front: wide, back: wide / red rims and co-pricers are separate) are combined with slick running rubber (front: item 50454, back: item 50547). Please note that the kit does not have internal splinters either front or back.
• Stamped plastic parts to recreate rear view mirrors.
• The 2WD BT-01 frame offers the possibility of switching between two types of pass and front or rear tracking systems. Without removing the battery, the motor and the R/C impeller parts, it is possible to change the configuration of the model, for example: front or rear track (FR), or it is possible to choose the position of the rear motor towards the centre (MR) for the car in rear track. The double oscillating arm on the 4 wheels and the suspensions feature a uniform structure and friction shock absorbers. Single sections such as engine support, final gears and suspensions facilitate assembly and limited maintenance. A wide range of options allows you to personalize the model.

Tamiya official release list July 2024

R/C Models
22081 TA08R ALUMINUM MOTOR MOUNT
22082 TA08R CARBON UPPER DECK (2.0mm THICK)
22083 TA08 ALUMINUM FRONT UPPER ARM MOUNTS
22084 TA08 ALUMINUM REAR UPPER ARM MOUNTS
22085 TA08 REINFORCED REAR BODY MOUNT SET
22086 4x18mm TITANIUM TURNBUCKLE SHAFTS
22087 33T STEEL IDLER GEAR
22088 BB-01 ALUMINUM DAMPER STAYS (FRONT)
22089 BB-01 ALUMINUM DAMPER MOUNT BAR (REAR)
22090 BB-01 ALUMINUM STEERING ARMS (L/R)
22091 BB-01 ALUMINUM STEERING BRIDGE
42384 1/10 R/C TRF421 CHASSIS KIT
47509 XM-01 TITANIUM SCREW SET
51732 BT-01 C PARTS (WHEEL AXLES)
51733 BT-01 E PARTS (SUB FRAME)
51734 BT-01 F/L PARTS (R/C DECK, REAR BODY MOUNT BASE)
51736 BT-01 T PARTS (SUSPENSION ARMS)
51737 BT-01 FR SETUP SPUR GEAR SHAFT SET
51738 OIL SEALS (4PCS.) for TRF-USBB DAMPERS
51739 TRF421 A PARTS (UPPER ARMS)
51740 TRF421 BB PARTS (REAR BODY POSTS)
51741 TRF421 C PARTS (UPRIGHTS)
51742 TRF421 D PARTS (SUSPENSION ARMS)
51743 TRF421 V PARTS (DAMPERS)
51744 TRF421 FRONT DIRECT PULLEY (37T)
51745 TRF421 GEAR DIFFERENTIAL UNIT SET
51746 TRF421 DRIVE BELT (116T)
51747 XM-01 B PARTS (BUMPERS)
51748 XM-01 C PARTS (UPRIGHTS)
51749 XM-01 D PARTS (SUSPENSION ARMS)
56375 1/14 R/C VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL 750 4×2 TRACTOR
58729 1/10 R/C OPEL KADETT GT/E (MB-01)
58730 1/10 R/C TOYOTA CELICA GT-FOUR RC (ST185) (TT-02)
58731 1/10 R/C 1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-GTR (TC-01 CHASSIS)
58733 1/10 R/C TOYOTA SUPRA (JZA80) (BT-01)
58734 1/10 R/C CITROEN DS (MB-01 CHASSIS)
58735 1/10 R/C MOTUL AUTECH Z (TT-02)
58736 1/10 R/C FORD BAJA BRONCO (CC-02)
58737 1/10 R/C HOTSHOT II (2024)
58738 1/10 R/C XM-01 PRO CHASSIS KIT
58739 1/10 R/C 1998 Honda NSX RACING (TT-02)

Static Models
24366 1/24 “FULL-VIEW” MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL
25209 1/35 GERMAN TANK PANZERKAMPFWAGEN IV Ausf.G EARLY PRODUCTION & MOTORCYCLE SET “EASTERN FRONT”
60204 1/35 PTERANODON

Mini 4WD
18103 CROSS SPEAR 01 (VZ)

Tools & Paints
69945 MODELER’S SIDE CUTTER α (WHITE)
87226 ULTRA THIN ALUMINUM STICKERS (2PCS.)

Construction & Craft
70258 UNIVERSAL SLIDER SET