Popular plastic model due to nesting, chairman Shunsaku Tamiya speaks of “worldwide shortage”

By Takafumi Yabuki, December 27, 2020

Tamiya Chairman Shunsaku Tamiya = Shizuoka Hobby Square, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City, November 8, 2020


Plastic models are selling. It is said that sales of related products have also increased, as it is seen as “needing demand” due to the new coronavirus. That popular anime has also been made into a plastic model, and it is expected that model fans will expand. However, according to the top executives of each manufacturer, it seems that the sails are not always smooth.

“It has increased by more than 30% year-on-year. Production is not in time and there are not enough products worldwide,” said Shunsaku Tamiya, chairman of model giant Tamiya (Shizuoka City). I have been involved in plastic models for more than half a century, but I am surprised that “models of ships I designed in my 30s and 40s are also selling. This is the first time for me.”

According to Tamiya, not only plastic models, radio-controlled models, and Mini 4WD, but also tool nippers, paints, adhesives, etc. are sold as a whole, and some are still in short supply. The person in charge speculates that “there are fewer people going out and many people have started making plastic models at home.” Corona has restricted the operation of overseas factories, so it is said that it has recruited new employees in Japan.

Source and full article in Japanese language: Asahi Digital

Tamiya Spring Hobby World 2021


March 6th (Sat) -April 4th (Sun), 2021
Venue: Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course & Hotel, 3rd Floor Culture Floor
  
Time: 10:30-18:00 (free admission) Address: 2070-2 Kadoya, Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture 437-1615
Organizer: Kawamura Cultural Promotion Foundation
Special cooperation: Tamiya Corporation

At a clubhouse reminiscent of a palace on a small hill in Enshu-nada, we will hold an “exhibition” that conveys the charm of Tamiya. Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course & Hotel, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, is a traditional golf course that has been open for more than 50 years, but the 3rd floor of the clubhouse has a gallery where you can hold solo exhibitions and art exhibitions, and Tamiya in February 2019. We hold an event with the concept of “touching and enjoying” our products. In this exhibition in March 2021, we will introduce RC cars and Mini 4WD, including scale models that can be said to be Tamiya’s representative products. A plastic model with an eye-catching precision finish. An RC car where you can enjoy the fun of control as if you were driving a real car. It is full of “twin star charm” that has captivated many fans, such as the Mini 4WD that can be customized even if it is small. At the venue, you can enjoy a scene exhibition that gathers large scenes created by a scene artist, an original picture exhibition of a package that can be said to be the face of the product, and RC car experience maneuvering, and also Tamiya’s original goods as well as models for souvenirs. Enriched. We look forward to welcoming you with attractive content that will convey your emotions even if you leave the venue.

Tamiya Spring Hobby World Venue (when held in February 2019)

Tamiya Spring Hobby World Exhibition Contents

■ Scale model
It is a model reduced to a fraction of the actual size. The museum item (museum collection) and Tamiya’s plastic model, which has been highly acclaimed overseas, can be said to be a small replica that conveys the genuine charm, features, and structure as it is. Please see the charm of the model that allows you to know the “shape” of things in three dimensions.

■ RC car
Tamiya’s RC (radio control) car is attractive for its powerful driving. Introducing a wide variety of lineups such as on-road cars where you can enjoy full-scale racing, off-road cars that run vigorously on rough terrain, big trucks with an overwhelming presence, and RC tanks that run with a heavy sound.

■ Scene work
This is an exhibition of scene works by professional artists who have published their works in model magazines. In addition to the high level of production technology, the dramatic scenes scattered throughout the work captivate the viewer.

■ Exhibition of excellent works from the doll remodeling contest
1/35 military miniature series, 50 years after its release. We will exhibit excellent works of a unique contest where works with various ingenuity are gathered based on the doll that is the leading role.

■ Sales corner
In addition to Tamiya goods, Tamiya products such as Mini 4WD are also on sale at the venue. After seeing, touching and playing, please enjoy shopping.
The number of event products is limited. Please forgive it when it is sold out.

Tamiya figure remodeling contest 49th prize-winning work announcement


⇒Pamphlet of works participating in the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest (PDF)
In 2020, the casual daily life changed completely. Every day there are no signs of end, but the 49th Doll Remodeling Contest was filled with masterpieces filled with all of your thoughts. Thank you for participating in the contest while dealing with the current situation.

By the way, in this gold medal, seven gods depart on a treasure ship in the hope that the peaceful daily life will return as soon as possible. We have decided on the colorful Seven Lucky Gods of Kazuki Koide . Multiple motifs are composed in a well-balanced manner, and not only the details are created, but also the harmonious color scheme as one group image work is wonderful. Also pay attention to the auspicious crane turtles and the adorable zodiac animals that boarded the treasure ship as a companion to the Seven Lucky Gods. The silver prize was won by Yuji Aoyama, who participated in the contest for the first time . Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu are three-way in RC sumo. And Mitsuhide asks for the whereabouts of the game … In addition to the fun of the idea, the RC car at the tip of the little finger is a masterpiece with each family crest drawn. In this contest, works based on the appearance of Ken Shimura, who died in the spring of 2020 while being missed, stood out. Mr. Shimura’s old character is “All-Member Assembly”, and Mr. Kunihiko Sato ‘s work won the Bronze Award. Not to mention the wonderful poses of the dolls that immediately come to mind on TV, the title logos of the programs drawn on the pedestal are all three-dimensional characters! .. Mr. Sato, who exhibited for 49 years in a row and showed a technique that seems to be 74 years old, also said, “It’s really hard work!” Along with Ken Shimura, the mysterious artist “Banksy” was the most popular subject. Akira TanikawaThe work of is highly evaluated for the idea of ​​expressing the girl drawn in the silhouette of Banksy in a three-dimensional image and the good sense of the pedestal as a work. And popular YouTuber Fuwa-chan, who made a remarkable achievement this year and entered the top ten in the buzzword award, and Takuma Sato who won the Indy 500 in August 2020 for the second time and decided the pose of delight. These two people who have brightened the mood that tends to sink in this situation can be said to be the faces of this year. Naoto Okada and Norio Mushiaki, who participated in each of the similar works, won the topic award. Ms. Minoru Nagayoshi won the Idea Award . Famous photos of nurses and sailors taken shortly after the end of the war in the United States, both wearing masks this year. It is a work that also expresses gratitude to the author’s medical staff. Kenichi Hizen of the MM Award remodeled the SDF scout into a tense pose. At the age of 13, Takumi Nakayama, who tried to remodel the doll for the first time , won the Junior Award as a German soldier with an impressive painting of camouflage uniform. Both were works that could be said to be the basis of doll remodeling.

Next time is finally 50 times. I hope that you will be able to welcome this memorable tournament in a sunny mood. We are waiting for masterpieces and masterpieces that will bring a new twist to this half-century historic contest.

Winning works * Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)


More details and photos of Tamiya 24355 1/24 McLaren Senna

Release date and price undecided

Total length = 198 mm The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.

Uncompromising supersports bearing the name of a legendary driver
McLaren Automotive, which forms the McLaren Group with McLaren Racing participating in F1 races, is in charge of developing and selling high-performance supersports cars. The McLaren Senna is the super sports car that the company unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Show. Named after the legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna, this machine was developed with the concept of “a road car that demonstrates the best performance on the circuit.” A mid-engined 4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that delivers 800 horsepower is mounted on a lightweight body that uses a lot of carbon fiber. The body thoroughly pursues cooling, aerodynamics, and downforce of each part. It features an aggressive form reminiscent of a racing car, which sets it apart from smoothness. Although it was a limited production of 500 cars, it attracted attention because it was already sold out at the time of the announcement.

Model outline
★ 1/24 scale, total length 198 mm, total width 91 mm, total height 51 mm. ★ The complex body shape that pursues aerodynamics is reproduced as it is in the actual vehicle. ★ Parts are divided for ease of painting, such as molding the window frame on the monocoque side and separating the seat and pad as separate parts. The brake caliper and disc are also separate parts, so it is also a point that the disc rotates. ★ The V8 twin-turbo engine has a sufficient three-dimensional effect while reducing the number of parts. ★ Not only the front radiator but also the rear side radiator is modeled. ★ The spartan interior has a real finish. ★ The gas strut for opening and closing the door is a separate part. ★ The instrument panel can be expanded or retracted. ★ Metal inlet marks are available for the McLaren logo. ★ The tires are made of solid rubber with a texture. ★ The front wheels can be steered. ★ European specifications, North American specifications, and Japanese specifications can be selected and assembled.

Tamiya Mini 4WD Condele No.1 “New Era Grand Prize” has been decided! Japan Cup “Condele Online” special program



Condele No.1 “NEW ERA Grand Prize” is finally decided! !! Provided by Fujitsu Dry Batteries Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Special Program

“Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” was held online from August 2020 to compete for ideas for dressing up Mini 4WD. MC Guts and Mini 4WD will thoroughly introduce all 12 works that won the “NEW ERA Award” in 4 periods, including JC2020 Condele 1-3 and EX held additionally from various perspectives! The three works that won the “NEW ERA Award” at the JC2020 Condele EX will be announced, and the “NEW ERA Grand Prize”, which is the No. 1 competition delegance, will be decided from all 12 works.

“Fujitsu Dry Battery Provided Mini 4WD Japan Cup 2020 Concours d’Elegance ONLINE” Introduction Page

00:00 Opening
01:12 About “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE”
04:16 “Concours d’Elegance ONLINE EX” New Era Award, 3 winning works announced
06:14 Introduction of all 12 works that won the New Era Award
06:55 Author: ok —————————————- Title: Hexagonite COMET
08:30 Author: TKMT ★ ☆ ————————— Title: Yaris G1 Racing
11:27 Author: makoneko ————————— Title: Harusora ~ Seiku ~
13:45 Author: kentaLOW —————————- Title: MACH- [T] -BULLET
16:15 Author: Yamamachi ——————————— Title: Koi no Beach Buggy
18:47 Author: CA @ Insai Chairman ————— Title: AR-A SHINING SCORPION “Acid”
21:54 Author: Murasaki @ Murasaki Works —– Title: DRJ concept M28 / C
24:15 Author: Sun ————————————- Title: GR Supra GT3 YS
27:22 Author: Itoken @yorusen ————– Title: MANTA RAY Mk.II yorusen special
30:25 Author: DASH-24A —————————- Title: DRJ LAND VENTURE
32:42 Author: Daichi @ Kashiramoji D @Team C.O.C ———————– Title: TT02B MS Jr. type FORMULA
35:55 ​​Author: Daiya @TRIVALS ——————– Title: DRJ typeX
42:37 Guts & Doctor Other / Introduction of Featured Works
44:46 Mini 4WD new information
46:50 Ending

Photos and details of Mini 4WD Tamiya 18098 Iron Break (VZ Chassis)

Total length = 158 mm The photo shows the kit assembled and painted.


Release date undecided
Price 1,210 yen

★ Introducing Iron Beak, a new machine with a V-shaped shape that flows from the tip of the nose to both sides of the cockpit, reminiscent of the beak of birds of prey (BEAK).
★ The highlight is the bodywork that incorporates the latest racing car trends, such as the front fender that aims for a rectifying effect and the 2-split rear wing.
★ Lightweight and compact VZ chassis is a two-tone color of gray and red.
★ The bright red graphics are represented by metal stickers.

Tamiya 58686 VQS 2020 official production and product videos

Happy Holidays from Tamiya, Inc.

The turbulent year 2020 is now drawing to a close, and Tamiya would like to wish a safe and happy holiday season to all around the world. To see our holiday video on our official YouTube channel, click the link below.

Tamiya wishes you happy holidays


Wishing a happy holiday season to all Tamiya fans across the globe!
楽しいクリスマスをお過ごしください!
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TAMIYA 1/14 SCALE RADIO CONTROL MERCEDES-BENZ AROCS 3348 6×4 TIPPER TRUCK RED CAB & SILVER BED EDITION
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