Photos from Tamiya Mini 4WD History 2017 event at Izumi Park Town Tapio (Sendai City)

Information about the event

■ Tamiya Mini 4th Dimension History 2017
■ Venue: Izumi Parktown Tapio (Sendai City)
■ Duration: October 13 (Friday) to October 29 (Sun) in 2017
■ Organized by: Kawakami Shimpo, Sendai Broadcasting
■ Planning Production : Tamiyami 4th History Executive Committee
※ Free viewing

“This year” Mini 4WD “celebrating its 35th anniversary since birth.
We will exhibit Tamiya’s “history and now” that has created “fun to make” on the concept, easy to understand for beginners.
A corner introducing the history of 30 years of the nationwide convention of the largest certified competition “Mini 4WD Japan Cup” and a powerful full-scale exhibition with 220 successive Mini 4WDs, a development confidential story of Tamiya · Tamiya chairman who must be a fan , 1/1 size real car version “Aero Avante” also appeared!
Besides, it is a venue for adults to children to enjoy, such as a photo spot where pictures can be taken on the podium at the “Draw a Dream Mini 4WD!” Corner drawing an ideal mini 4WD.
Please enjoy the world of Mini 4WD which continues to be loved beyond the times by your family.

Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2017 Championship finals video stream live now


On October 15, Odaiba MEGA WEB (Koto Ward, Tokyo) holds the “Fujitsu dry battery provided provision mini 4WD Japan cup 2017 champion decision game” decided by this year’s Mini 4WD in Japan. We deliver the live broadcast of the fire race deciding Japan’s racer live from the local site with “YouTube LIVE”.
※ Video and audio are disturbed due to circumstances such as communication status, delivery may be canceled without notice.

Japanese RC Magazine issue featuring classic Tamiya RC cars


Another volume, “RC Magazine Classis” is out! 40 – 50’s RC fan plenty of famous cars and famous aircraft that come close to the hearts of older people. The front page if you are a long-time radio magazine fan was drawn by “Terry Saahara painter”. Just during the vintage boom there will be something that is attracted to fans of the young generation. Autumn’s long night enjoyed “autumn of reading” with this one book at leisure! It is on sale at the bookstore nationwide on 16th October, even on Amazon!
Source: RCmagazine

Tamiya Mini 4WD 35th anniversary commemorative event 10/13 (Friday) ~ 10/29 (Sunday) held in Sendai


Tapio 9th anniversary birth place “Kiitos Festival 2017” held!

Tapio will celebrate its ninth anniversary this month. “Kiitos” is the meaning of “Thank you” in the word of Finland which is the roots of Tapio. Kiitos Festival holding the gratitude of daily gratitude, this year we will introduce the manufacturing of the model brand ‘TAMIYA’ top brand.

TAMIYA MINI 4WD HISTORY 2017
Enjoying “Making”, History Exhibition of Manufacturing

Duration: 10/13 (Friday) to 29 (Sunday) 10: 00 ~ 20: 00
Venue: South Campus 1st Floor North Court
Host: Kawakami Shimpo, Sendai Broadcast
Planning and Production: Tamiya Mini 4th Dimension History Executive Committee
※ Free viewing

“Mini 4WD” celebrating its 35th anniversary since its birth this year. We will exhibit Tamiya’s “history and now” that has created “fun to make” on the concept, easy to understand for beginners.

The largest mini 4WD official recognition national competition “Japan Cup” The corner introducing the history of 30 years and the powerful full-scale exhibition with 220 successive Mini 4WDs, the development story of Tamiya · Tamiya chairman who must be a fan , 1/1 size real car version “Aero Avante” also appeared!

Real car version “Aero Avante”

In addition, it is a venue that you can enjoy from adults to children, such as a photo spot where you can take pictures on the podium at the “Draw a Mini 4WD in a Dream!” Corner drawing an ideal mini 4WD.

Please enjoy the world of Mini 4WD which continues to be loved beyond the times by your family.

Sell ​​Tamiya products! “TAMIYA MARKET” Open for a limited time

Duration: 10/13 (Friday) to 29 (Sunday) 10: 00 ~ 20: 00
Venue: South Building 2F Special Site Venue

Special shop lineup of various items of Tamiya such as mini 4WD, radio controlled, clothing, Limited open! Also selling limited items! Please look forward to it ♪

Mini 4WD & Radio Control Course Appears!

Duration: 10/13 (Friday) to 29 (Sunday)
Venue: South Building 2F Special Site
* Reservation unnecessary, free use

Mini 4WD and RC run course appears! You can test-run freely on your own machine.
There is also a free rental machine, so beginners are also welcome to try out.

※ 10/21 (Sat), 22 (Sunday), 29 (Sunday) will be held for “Mini 4WD TAPIO CUP”, the running course of the radio control will be paused.

Tapio 9th Anniversary Birthday Memorial Convention “Mini 4WD TAPIO CUP” is held!

Schedule: October 21 (Sat), 22 (Sunday), 29 (Sunday)
Venue: 2nd Floor, South Building Drive Course in the Special Venue

Holding the Mini 4WD to commemorate the 9th anniversary of Tapio’s birthday festival. Luxury prizes are also given to winners of the race!
→ Click here for details!

Enjoy the Tamiya RC car!

Schedule: October 28 (Saturday)
Venue: South Building 2F Floor Travel Course
※ Special Participation Free

RC car fan must-see! We will demonstrate driving by Tamiya RC car staff, experience driving etc.
※ We will inform you of details such as time etc. at a later date.

“Suites Decoration” workshop

Period: 10/13 (Friday) ~ 29 (Sunday) 10: 00 ~ 20: 00
Venue: South Coast 1st Floor Center Court
Participation Fee: 400yen
* Reservation unnecessary, as soon as each day runs out Exit

“Tamiya Decoration Series” Held a workshop that can produce real and cute popular sweets decoration! You can take home the finished product ♪

MAAGO Special Project “Let’s be a Little Artist”

Duration: 10/13 (Friday) to 29 (Sunday)
Venue: South Coast 1st Floor Center Court
※ Participation Free

paintings drawn in Tapio are the only artworks in the world!
Opening drawing room for children. The designer tailors the work of those elected by lottery from the paintings drawn at the venue, and gifts at a later date!
※ The selected works will be shipped after exhibition in the Tapio Museum.
→ Click here for official homepage of little artist

Special projects are also held at each store!

During the birthday festival, we will implement a special birthday festival at each store.
Details will be released on 10/13 (Friday). ♪ Please enjoy shopping full of benefits and benefits ♪

Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2017 Championship Finals Live Video Stream


Fujitsu dry batteries provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2017 Champion Decision Battle” to be decided by this year’s Mini 4WD is held on Odaiba MEGA WEB (Koto Ward, Tokyo) on October 15th. Will deliver the final race pattern deciding Japan’s racer live from the local site with “YouTube LIVE”.
※ Video and audio may be distorted due to circumstances such as communication status, and distribution may be canceled without notice.

STEM teacher promotes fun learning with Tamiya Mini 4WD

In Hong Kong, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a new buzz-word in education. Various new programs, including robot design and coding, are introduced to a growing number of students.

But for Tang Man-hon, a STEM teacher in SHK St. Peter’s Primary School, STEM education is not just about robotics learning. “[The materials] can be paper airplanes, mini 4WDs… learning STEM can be much more fun and practical.”

As the Education Bureau has been promoting STEM, all sorts of STEM-related programs and courses have flooded the market, and schools “blindly bring in robotics learning courses, coding classes, etc.,” Tang said.

He said STEM courses can be “down-to-earth”, and students should not be flooded with flashy, high-tech teaching materials.

A simple paper airplane can be used to teach students about the nose cone design and air resistance of airplanes, Tang said.

The mini 4WD, a motorized toy car popular among youngsters, is one of Tang’s favourites in his STEM class.

The speedy toy is a battery-powered, non-steerable electric race car complete with an electric motor, gear, tires, wheel, damper and rollers.

Tang said that by encouraging students to try assembling the toy cars and participating in the racing game, they are not learning “empty theories” but combining mechanical and scientific knowledge with creative ideas.

“Teachers can start with closed-circuit transmission, teaching students to draw the circuit diagram. We can then refer to the copper-plated body parts inside the toy car and explain the concept of conductors and insulators,” Tang said.

During the game, students will explore their own knowledge about physics, electrical current, motor engines and steering wheel angles.

In 2014, Tang took his students to the Tamiya Fair and the Tamiya Mini 4WD World Challenge in Tokyo. When his students took on their Japanese counterparts in the racing match, Tang said his students were outdone.

“While Japanese children come up with brilliant ideas to modify their mini 4WDs, Hong Kong kids normally splash out on pricey body parts, assuming that money can guarantee high performance. The loss was not surprising.”

Tang Man-hon (left), a local STEM teacher, invited Tomotaka Takahashi, who invented the DIY robot kit Robi, to a sharing session with his students. Photo: HKEJ

Toy car maker Tamiya holds the Mini 4WD Cup in Japan every year.

This article appeared in the Hong Kong Economic Journal on Oct. 9

Translation by Ben Ng

Source: ejinsight