Articles about Tamiya

For many among us, our obsession with wheeled things began here
A British icon, Dinky Toys was the miniature-car division of Frank Hornby's Meccano empire. Introduced in 1934, the pre-World War II cars are now especially rare, due to most of them being made out of a dodgy zamac-zinc
How fast would this thing go on a Tamiya track?
You may have seen the Tamiya Toyota GR Yaris from our previous story. Well, it appears that's not the only high-powered Toyota that Tamiya decided to turn into a mini 4WD-it recently gave the Supra the same treatment as
It costs less than P600
Are you waiting on the all-new Toyota Yaris to arrive around these parts before making your next purchase decision? If your answer is yes, keep holding your breath because there's still hasn't been any real indication when (or even
In case your other RC breaks down
A fair warning before you continue: If you have a penchant for pulling the trigger on questionable, albeit pretty cool, purchases with nary a thought about the state of your finances, stop reading now. This thing could set your bank account back
This comes a year after Tamiya released the first jeepney Mini 4WD
Remember the Tamiya jeepney? Of course you do.It's hard to forget how the company behind the world-famous battery-powered Mini 4WDs took notice of the iconic Philippine PUV and turned it into a real, functional Tamiya. It built up
It’s set for global release in July 2020
For $28,500 (P1.44 million), you can ride home a brand-new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Introduced in 2019, the circuit-oriented CBR1000RR-R made its mark on the global racing scene with its class-leading 217.5hp 4-cylinder
The local Tamiya scene lives on
The Tamiya scene in the Philippines lives on, and the Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge held last July was proof of that. The culture also continues to thrive in a smaller, more local scale as well, as evidenced by the recent East
No less than Shunsaku Tamiya joined the festivities
At the Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge (TMAC) held on June 23, 2019, more than 200 participants-87 of which came from other countries-competed for the chance to represent their country at the Tamiya Mini 4WD Japan Cup happening in November
Our nation’s pride in 1/32 scale
A few days ago, we reported that Tamiya will be selling a special-edition mini 4WD model of our country's iconic jeepney. Now, the in-demand kit (we've already seen a possible case of hoarding) is already available in hobby
It’s a detailed replica of the HKS R32 Skyline
This is radio-controlled model manufacturer Tamiya's way of saying happy 50th birthday to the iconic Nissan GT-R. It's a detailed replica of the R32 Skyline that raced under the brilliantly bonkers psycho-camo colors of tuning company HKS
Pinoy pride
The Philippines and Tamiya, everyone's favorite scale model manufacturer, have a pretty tight relationship. Need proof? Not only does the brand continue to maintain a strong following among both hobbyists and car enthusiasts, there's also an actual Tamiya factory located
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Car guys are nearly always toy guys, too. To them, automobiles are really just large toys-extensions of their childhood, if you will. Cars are bigger, more expensive, and carry a lot more risk than your typical Tomicas or Tamiyas, but they'
Lil’s Hobby Center is 50!
If you're into the world of Tamiya, you're going to love this: Lil's Hobby Center just announced on Facebook that it is now selling a special Philippine Edition of the Japanese toy company's 1:32 scale 'Gunbluster XTO'
Mr. Tamiya officially opened it himself
Hobbyists, scale modelers, and car nuts, you'll have a reason to want to brave traffic, and squeeze into tight parking spaces just to visit the mall. The BrickYard is once again open to let the adult you enjoy toys.The BrickYard
It’s a toy collector's paradise
Cool sh*t. That's what Japan is about. It has the coolest animated robots (Gundam, Macross, Voltes V); the coolest entertainment systems (Sony PlayStation, Nintendo); the coolest authors (Haruki Murakami, Ryunosuke Akutagawa); the coolest dishes (ramen, sashimi): the coolest cars (pretty
Now this is what we call a replica
Utilitarians look at pickup trucks as purebred workhorses, while others (us included) see them as big toys. Toyota must've went ahead and asked "why not both?" in coming up with the Hilux Bruiser-a supersized replica of the legendary Tamiya toy
You can buy your childhood dream toy again
I'm a sucker for 1/10th scale radio-controlled (RC) cars. I got a Clod Buster RC truck way back in 1987, and it's a toy that's very close to my heart. My older brother Raul and I loved
Where the magic happens
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Scale-model cars are awesome, aren't they? A well-made replica of a great automobile can turn even the most mature car nuts
This takes us back
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Man, who doesn't love Tamiya? For many of us, the Japan-based plastic model manufacturer was our launching pad into the world of
It's an automotive Neverland
Whether we like it or not, your budget is one of the most important things to consider when buying a gift. If you go cheap, your spoiled inaanaks might resent you for it; go overboard and you'll regret it yourself-if
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