Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 Shizuoka Hobby Show Pre-Show releases

Here are some items that were shown before the 2016  Shizuoka Hobby Show started

58636 TA07 PRO

The TA series of mid-range touring car chassis has been running since 1991. The TA series is a great option for racers, plus those ready to take the next step from entry-level machines such as the TT model series. The TA series now receives an update with this brand new model - the TA07 PRO chassis, which is the first new-number variant since the TA06 in 2011. It utilizes a new composite layout, fused with proven part designs from the top-class TRF419 chassis suspension. As a result, the chassis features highly optimized flex characteristics, plus tried and trusted drivetrain parts in a fresh 1 belt-driven setup.

Featured Parts
·       TRF419 design Uprights
·       TRF419 design Suspension Arms
·       TRF419 design Gear Differential Units
·       TRF Dampers
·       Universal Drive Shafts

·       1/10 scale R/C chassis assembly kit.
·       Uses a composite lower deck/upper frame setup, as opposed to the TA06's monocoque. Lower deck and side frame parts are integrated, while upper frame center brace and F/R stiffener parts are separate.
·       Slim line lower deck piece features a skid-shaped underside to minimize contact with the track surface.
·       Single belt-driven 4WD provides efficient acceleration.
·       Drivetrain utilizes 8 ball bearings.
·       The motor can be switched between one of three positions, each with its own performance characteristics.
·       Utilizes race-proven TRF419 suspension, steering parts (same Ackerman geometry) and gear diff units.
·       Includes universal drive shafts, adjustable battery holder and TRF dampers.
·       Battery is inserted from chassis side.
·       Requires: 2-channel radio, ESC, Body, 7.2volt battery & charger, and motor.

Further Details from Tamiya’s Design Team:

The upper frame allows for a symmetrical chassis design, which in turn helps to optimize chassis flex.
Note: that front/rear stiffener, and center brace parts are attached separately to the integrated lower and side frame piece.

The efficient single belt winds back around the main and counter pulleys. Using one belt as opposed to two facilitates the changeable motor position feature. It allows simple reconstruction of the chassis using the existing belt rather than many different lengths.

The 3 motor positions cover a total range of 52mm. Changing motor positions is easy; just take off the cover, remove 2 screws, and re-attach the motor mount in the desired position.

TRF419 suspension parts and gear differentials give top-level performance and reliability. Like on the
TRF419, the servo mount is attached on one side only, with chassis flex in mind. The battery can be removed via the chassis side.

58634 1/10 R/C NSX (TT-02)
Availability: June

This Radio Control assembly kit model recreates the NEXT GENERATION NSX supercar. The full-size car is a highly technical and utterly thrilling supercar. With weight-saving construction, a hybrid powertrain that has three electric motors and a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 making a combined output of 573 HP, the NSX offers pulse-pounding performance paired with everyday usability. The power plant is mated to a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic, which moves an all-wheel drive train.

Tamiya has faithfully reproduced this sleek racing machine in 1/10 scale on the TT-02 entry-level on-road chassis. The TT-02 chassis is the successor to the TT-01 as it incorporates many new features to make it even easier for the new R/C kit builder to assemble and learn from. The TT-02 chassis performs well as cornering and overall speed has been enhanced to take advantage of new electronics available on the market. In addition to the TT-02 being an ideal platform to start from, R/C hobbyists can expand its potential by adding many of the Hop-Up Options available to increase the cars speed and performance.

·       1/10 scale R/C model assembly kit.
·       The sleek form of the NSX (NC1) is accurately captured in durable polycarbonate, with separate molded side mirror and front light case (please note that light cases are not compatible with LEDs) parts.
·       The TT-02 chassis features a shaft-driven 4WD system to offer easy handling and great customizability.
·       Stickers are included to recreate both Acura (U.S.) and Honda (Japan) spec car exteriors, as are masking stickers for use when painting.
·       Utilizes gunmetal color mesh wheels.
·       Includes 540 Torque-Tuned motor and TBLE-02S ESC with brushed and brushless motor mode.

·       Requires: 2-channel radio, 7.2volt battery and charger, and Tamiya PS polycarbonate paint.  

##### 1/48 F-14A TOMCAT

• 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit.
• Fuselage length: 398mm; wingspan: 212mm - 408mm (according to position of movable "swing wing").
• The streamlined form of the aircraft is accurately captured, complete with moving wing - it can be depicted
at angles from 20-75 degrees.
• The aircraft is depicted in parked position, with landing gear deployed.
• Separate parts are included to depict the different airbag and sealing plate shapes with the wing at 20 and 75
degrees. They can be attached and detached after completion of the model.
• Opening canopy piece allows closer inspection of the detail in the 2-seater cockpit.
• Ladder and step components can be built in deployed or stowed positions.
• Comes with 2 striking high-visibility marking options, which are tentatively planned to depict F-14As from
the VF-84 (Jolly Rogers) and VF-2 (Bounty Hunters) U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons.
• 2 highly-realistic figures are included to depict seated pilot and co-pilot.
•1/48 scale missile set (Item 12670) available separately. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016 show floor product images!

58632 1/14 R/C Team Hahn Racing MAN TGS (TT-01 Type-E)

58627 1/10 R/C Mitsubishi Pajero Custom Lowrider Black Special (Painted Body) 

58629 1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio (MF-01X)

35349 1/35 French Light Tank AMX-13

35348 Russian Self-Propelled Gun SU-76M 

14130 1/12 Repsol Honda RC213V '14

24343 1/24 FXX K

93042 1/10 R/C Ferrari 458 Challenge (TT-02D) Drift Spec

37022 1/35 German Bundeswehr Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A3G

95263 Mini 4WD PRO MS Chassis Evo.1

56348 1/14 R/C Mercedez-Benz Actros 3363 6x4 GigaSpace

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair releases!

Radio Control Assembly Kits

56348 1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Actros 3363 6x4 GigaSpace
58629 1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio (MF-01X)
58630 1/10 R/C Plasma Edge II (TT-02B)
58631 1/10 R/C Subaru Impreza Monte-Carlo '99 (TT-02)
84424 1/10 R/C M-05 Ver.II R Chassis Kit
84427 1/10 R/C TB Evo.6 MS Chassis Kit

Ready To Run R/C

46632 1/10 XBS Raikiri GT (TT-01 Type-ES)
57894 1/10 XB Honda City Turbo (WR-02C)
57895 1/10 XB Racing Fighter (DT-03)
57896 1/10 XB Mercedes-Benz Unimog 425 (CC-01)
57897 1/10 XB Plasma Edge II (TT-02B)
57898 1/10 XB Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio (MF-01X)

Option Parts

47314 M-Chassis Blue Plated Spring Set
84425 Aluminum Lower Gearbox (TB-03, TB-04)
84426 TT-02 White Lower Deck
54688 Racing Wing Set 2 (Carbon Pattern)
56539 Matte Plated Gearbox for Tractor Truck

Plastic Model Kits & Accessories

14130 1/12 Repsol Honda RC213V '14
24343 1/24 FXX K
35349 1/35 French Light Tank AMX-13
37022 1/35 German Bundeswehr Self-Propelled Howitzer M109A3G
12667 1/12 Scale Honda RC213V '14 Front Fork Set
12668 1/24 Scale FXX K Photo-Etched Parts Set
12669 1/24 Scale FXX K Carbon Pattern Decal Set

Mini 4WD 

19447 Beak Stinger G (AR Chassis)
95263 Mini 4WD PRO MS Chassis Evo.1
15497 HG Carbon Reinforcing Plate for 13/19mm Roller (1.5mm)
15498 HG Carbon Wide Front Plate (1.5mm)
15499 HG Carbon Wide Rear Plate (1.5mm)
15500 2mm Aluminum Lock Nut (Blue, 5pcs.)

Educational Kits

70223 Friction Powered Snail
70224 Swimming Dolphin


69904 Modeler's Side Cutter α (Green)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair New Product Recap RC Cars

The Nuremberg Toy Fair is one of the largest exhibitions of new and exciting products from the toy industry in the world. Part of the fair is the inclusion of the hobby industry, which includes scale plastic models, die-cast collectibles, and radio control cars and aircraft.

Tamiya has been exhibiting for over four decades. The following blog posts re-cap the brand new products that were showcased in the 2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair.

1/10 R/C Volkswagen Amarok Custom Lift

1/10 XB Volkswagen Scirocco (TT-01D Type-E) Drift Spec    

1/10 R/C Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Martini (TT-02)

1/10 R/C Subaru BRZ R&D Sport 2014 Rd.2 Fuji (TT-02)    

1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz Unimog 425 (CC-01)

1/10 Aqroshot (DT-03T)

1/10 R/C Dark Impact White Version (DF-03)

1/10 R/C Nismo Coppermix Silvia (TT-02D) Drift Spec

WR-02C Chassis

1/10 R/C Honda City Turbo (WR-02C)

DT-03T chassis

1/10 R/C TT-02R Chassis Kit

1/10 R/C TB EV0.6 Chassis Kit (Black Version)

1/10 R/C Toyota FJ Cruiser (Orange Painted Body) (CC-01)    

1/10 R/C Toyota FJ Cruiser (CR-01)