|With approximately 2,800 hobby, toy and craft manufacturers from around 60 countries worldwide exhibiting,
the sheer scale of the Spielwarenmesse 2018 toy fair boggles the mind. Once again, it is held in the German city of Nuremberg, from January 31st to February 4th.|
Around 1 million items are on display ranging from plastic models, R/C models, and miniature cars to train models, stuffed animals, handicraft items, and the latest hi-tech electronic toys.
Furthermore, the fair will also be hosting industry forums and special themed exhibits, making it a must-see event for its visitors from 120 countries around the world who want to know what the industry's
trends will be for this year. Needless to say, many exciting new item announcements are on display to the public at the Tamiya booth.|
Awards are Rolling In!
The results of this year's Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) are in! German magazine Modell Fan has announced its Modell des Jahres (Models of the Year) at Spielwarenmesse! Tamiya is delighted that our 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 and 1/6 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin models were both honored with awards, which are chosen by the magazine's staff and readership.
Click here for information about Item 61117 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6.
Click here for information about Item 16042 1/6 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.
Chairman & President Shunsaku Tamiya receives the award.
|★1/14 R/C Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3348 6x4 Tipper Truck (Click here for Tamiya official YouTube channel)||★1/18 R/C Konghead 6x6 & King Yellow 6x6 (Click here for Tamiya official YouTube channel)||★1/25 R/C British Battle Tank Centurion Mk.III (Click here for Tamiya official YouTube channel)|
See a selection of Tamiya's 2018 Spielwarenmesse® exhibits!
Tamiya fans in Japan will also be able to take a look at selected items from those exhibited in Nuremberg, with the special Tamiya Showcase to be displayed at the Tamiya Plamodel Factory store in Tokyo's Shimbashi. The Showcase is only happening for a limited period, so don't miss out!
Tamiya Plamodel Factory - Shimbashi, 1st Floor
Business hours on Thursday Feb. 1 through Tuesday Feb. 6, 2018
※Image shows last year's Showcase.
Tamiya Showcase to go on tour in Shizuoka and Osaka!|
Tamiya is delighted to announce that the Tamiya Showcase will also be visiting Shizuoka and Osaka, provisionally on the dates below. For more information including opening times, click on this link. Please note that this information is in Japanese only.
Location: Shizuoka Hobby Square
Dates: Thursday Feb. 22 through Tuesday Feb. 27
Location: Joshin Super Kids Land 3F, Tamiya World
Dates: Saturday Mar. 10 and Sunday Mar. 11