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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 [...]

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German Tank Panther Ausf.A

Tamiya German Tank Panther Ausf.A

Just announced by Tamiya is the German Tank Panther Ausf.A. This new tank has the incredible scale detailing that Tamiya is famous for, plus it comes with a full control unit. An interference free twin stick 2.4GHz transmitter is included, but the real highlight is the tank’s ABS plastic body. From nose to tail, the folks at Tamiya did an [...]

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Tamiya TB-05 PRO Chassis Kit

Tamiya TB-05 PRO Chassis Kit

Just announced by Tamiya is the TB-05 PRO Chassis Kit. With more people hitting the streets for spring, the TB-05 should make for a good platform for your next on-road build. The TB-05 comes in kit form and offers two different motor layouts (front or rear). Here are more highlights- * Universal driveshafts * Bulkhead mounted steering rack * Full bearing set * Gear [...]

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Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide

Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide CC-01 Kit

Just announced by Tamiya is the Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide CC-01 Kit. What’s so special about this version of the Pajero? Well, the metaltop wide version comes with a black metallic painted body, as well as black wheels, axles, and underguards. This gives the latest Pajero a trendy new look, plus it comes on Tamiya’s legendary CC-01 4wd off-road chassis. [...]

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Tamiya Black Metallic Plasma Edge II

Tamiya Black Metallic Plasma Edge II

Coming later this month is the Black Metallic Plasma Edge II from Tamiya. This is a limited edition release that uses Tamiya’s trusted TT-02B chassis. * Special edition black metallic paint on wing and body * Pre-cut body * New stickers * CVA oil shocks * Front & rear sealed gear diffs Street pricing for the Plasma Edge II is $129, it has a part number [...]

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Tamiya Mercedes Benz 6x4 Tipper Truck

Tamiya Mercedes Benz Arocs 6×4 Tipper Truck

Coming to a hobby shop near you is the Mercedes Benz Arocs 6×4 Tipper Truck from Tamiya. The Mercedes dump truck is big on scale realism and comes in kit form. Here are some of its details- * Realistic bed * Aluminum side channels on chassis * Metal leaf spring suspension * Front mounted motor * 3 speed transmission, radio controlled * Rear two axles are [...]

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Tamiya Toy Fair 2018

Tamiya Booth – 2018 Nuremburg Toy Fair

One of the larger exhibitors at this year’s Nuremburg Toy Fair is Tamiya. Tamiya is quite popular around the globe with rc fanatics, as well as straight up collectors. Known worldwide for offering kits and RTRs loaded with realism and fun, Tamiya continues to be a force in the rc world. The 2018 Tamiya booth at Nuremburg was filled with all [...]

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Tamiya TRF103

Tamiya TRF103 F1 Kit

Just announced by Tamiya is the all new TRF103. The 103 comes in kit form and was designed to turn in some serious laps down at the local track. Here are some of its highlights- * Carbon fiber upper and lower decks * Carbon fiber upper and lower front arms * 2 rear suspensions- link or t-bar * Left and right side friction dampers * [...]

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Tamiya Chrome Body

Tamiya Chrome Bodies For The Hotshot & Avante

Are you a hardcore Tamiya owner? If so, take note that Tamiya has special, limited edition bodies that have recently been announced. When you purchase Tamiya’s 2018 Perfect Guide (part number 63674) you are then eligible to buy limited edition Avante and Hotshot bodies. The body for the Hotshot sports a hot red chrome finish, while the Avante gets a [...]

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Tamiya Matte Black King Hauler

Tamiya Grand Hauler Matte Black Edition

Just announced by Tamiya is the Matte Black edition of their Grand Hauler. This special edition kit comes with a stylish matte black paint job, saving you the time and expense of having to paint a body. * Key body parts pre-painted metallic black, then matte coated * Aluminum ladder style chassis * Metal leaf spring suspension * Friction shocks * 3 speed transmission * Front [...]

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Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Drift Spec

Get your drift on with the newly announced Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Drift Spec from Tamiya. This iconic Skyline comes in drift form on Tamiya’s TT02D chassis and rolls on 24mm drift spec tires. Here are more highlights- * CVA oil shocks * Sport tuned motor * Highly detailed polycarbonate body * Matte-finish metal-plated wheels * Full bearing set * Aluminum motor heat sink Street pricing for [...]

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Tamiya Super Ball Diff Tamiya

MIP Super Ball Diff For Tamiya HotShot & BigWig

New from MIP is a Super Ball Diff for the Tamiya HotShot and BigWig. This uber diff was designed to take more power than the stock unit, as well as increasing acceleration and corner speed. * Easy to rebuild * Long lasting design * Durable steel outdrives The part number for the diff is #17160 and it is priced at $115. Hit This Link [...]

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Tamiya US M1A2 Abrams Full Option Kit

Tamiya US M1A2 Abrams Full Option Kit

Want to try something new this winter? Have you tried a hobby grade tank before? Coming soon from Tamiya is the US M1A2 Abrams Full Option Kit. The M1A2 Abrams has been reproduced in absolutely stunning detail by Tamiya. Not only does the Tamiya look awesome, but it is also loaded with features. Here is the scoop- * Sound module w/ [...]

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Tamiya TRF419XR

Tamiya TRF419XR Touring Car

In the works right now from Tamiya is the TRF419XR touring car. The 419XR comes in kit form and was developed to be a high-end touring car. Here are some of its highlights- * 2.25mm thick chassis * 2mm thick carbon fiber top deck * Length- 370mm * Revised to increase corner speed and response * Bearing raced front & rear stabilizer bars * Center pitch [...]

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Tamiya TA-07R Limited Edition

Tamiya TA-07R Limited Edition

Just announced by Tamiya is the TA-07R Limited Edition. The limited edition release of the TA-07R throws in a slew of upgrades to the normal TA-07 Pro kit. The upgrades are for both performance and durability, thus making this version of the car something really special. Some of the upgrades include- * Big bore shocks * Low friction belt * Stabilizer set * Aluminum [...]

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