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Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

Coverage – Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

Last week the world famous Shizuoka Hobby Show took place in Asia. As several of the makers of our favorite bash cars and trucks are from that part of the world, it is cool to have an inside look at what they had on display. The show is held in Shizuoka City, which is known as “the model capital of [...]


Tamiya Wolf WR1 vintage F1

Another new car making it’s debut at the Shizuoka show is Tamiya‘s latest vintage F1 car.  Modeled after the Wolf WR1, which started it’s career during the 1977 Forumla 1 season, Tamiya’s 1/1o scale version is a mash-up of their newer F104 chassis and their older, but still competitive F103 chassis.  Among some of the distinctive features are extra large [...]


Kyosho Inferno MP9 T.K.I. 2

More news from the Shizuoka Hobby Show.  Kyosho is showing off a new version of the well known Inferno MP9.  The T.K.I. 2 is going to be Kyosho’s new flagship 1/8 scale buggy, destined to be sitting atop podiums around the world.  There isn’t much other info about this new buggy yet, but it will be available in [...]


Hands-on pics of Kyosho’s new KF01-GP

Courtesy of our friends at Hobby Media.It we have some hands-on pictures of Kyosho‘s recently announced nitro powered Formula-1 car, the KF01-GP, from the Shizuoka Hobby Show.  It’s a fine looking automobile, even if it doesn’t conform to the new full-scale F1 specs.


Prototype suspension from Yokomo

Hobby Media snapped a pic of a new prototype rear suspension setup from Yokomo.  Right now all we know is that it’s a single shock setup with the shock placed laterally between the suspension arms.  The Hobby Media guys say they’re going to try to pry some info from the Yokomo staff in the coming days, but they [...]


Tamiya Mini Trucks

From the Shizuoka Hobby Show we see these new 1/32 scale Tamiya Mini 4wd Trucks, happily named “Jolly Joker” and “Sunny Shuttle“. These are the style that run on a closed track. You can see the guide bars on the front and rear. I bet they hall around there!


Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010 – Japan

In collaboration with we will be bringing you some RC coverage from the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010! Keep your fingers crossed for some exciting RC news. These shows cover everything from RC, to model figures, and this one is probably the biggest in Japan. Thanks to our friends at HobbyMedia for helping with the coverage.