Tamiya Corporation

Tamiya Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits, radio controlled cars, battery- and solar-powered educational models, sailboat models, acrylic model paints, and various modelling tools and supplies. The company was founded by Shunsaku Tamiya in Shizuoka, Japan in 1958. The company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail.

Product lines

Radio-controlled cars

  • The Sand Scorcher and Rough Rider, released in 1979 and credited as the first radio controlled cars to feature a proper off-road suspension.
  • The original Blackfoot monster truck kit and its variations, first released in 1986 and credited with much of the hobby's growth.
  • The Clodbuster 1/10th scale radio-controlled monster truck released in 1987 as the first Tamiya R/C monster truck with two drive motors, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. The Clodbuster virtually spawned an aftermarket industry of its own which catered to those who wished to modify their models.
  • The TXT-1 1/10 scale radio control monster truck released in 2002. This truck, which is still in production, was designed as a factory response to aftermarket Clodbuster upgrades. Cantillever suspension, four wheel drive, and multilink suspension allow for the massive axle articulation featured in third party kits such as the Clodzilla series. The new truck dispensed with the Clod's four wheel steering, although the TXT includes provisions for making this upgrade. Tamiya engineers attended actual USHRA monster truck events in order to improve the scale appearance of the TXT and duplicate full-size suspension designs.
  • The Bruiser 1/10th scale radio controlled pickup truck. Released in 1985, it had a working three-speed transmission which could be shifted via radio control, a high-torque RS-750SH motor and ultra-realistic Toyota Hilux body with camper shell and interior detail. The aluminum frame, suspension, drive axle and steering were patterned after their full-sized counterparts. This complex and expensive model has since become one of the most collectable of all Tamiya R/C's.
  • The TRF414 radio controlled car; holder of the 2002-04 1/10th scale touring car world champion title.
  • The TRF415, holder of the 2005 1/10th scale radio controlled touring car world champion title.
  • The Hornet, a radio controlled buggy first released in 1984. It would go on to become one of the most popular R/C kits of all time and has recently been re-released.

Radio-controlled trucks and trailers

Tamiya is also known to make scale 1/14 radio controlled trucks, these are exceptions left, all build-it-yourself kits. Compared to the Scale 1/16 Wedico trucks, the 1/14 rigs are better copy's of the real rigs, as Tamiya uses ABS body shells instead of the alloy and sheet metal Wedico uses. Resulting a better detailing and scale "look" . The current truck range are the following rigs:

  • King Hauler
  • Globeliner
  • Mercedes 1838LS
  • Mercedes 1850L
  • Volvo FH12 globetrotter
  • Ford Aeromax
  • Knight Hauler
  • this list does not contain any special chrome versions, made in limited edition

The truck range also includes some trailers:

  • Flatbed trailer
  • Box trailer
  • Tank trailer (liquid transport)
  • Pole trailer (wood/tree transport)

The German division/importer also brought out a trailer of there own, a semi-low loader. But, to be fully correct, it is not 100% Tamiya, as it is not from Tamiya Japan.

Radio-controlled tanks (1/16 scale)

Tamiya's radio controlled tanks have options such as sound, light and optional parts to depict different variants.

  • M4 Sherman 105mm
  • Leopard A4
  • Flakpanzer Gepard
  • German Tiger II, Production Turret
  • German Tiger II - Porsche Turret
  • Tiger I Early Production
  • M26 Pershing
  • Leopard 2A6

The Leopard A4 and Flakpanzer Gepard are no longer produced; updated versions of the others have some technical and cosmetic innovations over the original models.

Track racing cars

  • The Mini 4WD and Dangun-Racer series, which are small (1/32nd scale), single-motor, free-operating electric models designed to run in competition on a special, deeply channeled track.

Static-display scale models

  • The "Military Miniatures" (MM) series of military vehicle scale models, which established 1/35 scale as the worldwide standard for the military vehicle genre.
  • Their line of static model aircraft, mostly of 1/48th scale, are widely considered to be state-of-the-art. Most of their 1/72 scale aircraft, however, are repackaged Italeri kits. Tamiya is also one of the few manufacturers of 1/100th scale aircraft.

Facilities

Tamiya has several large regional divisions, notably in the Aliso Viejo, California home of "Tamiya USA," the North, Central and South American branch responsible for many of the company's racing developments. Tamiya USA also features a world-class racing facility which is the site of several world championship events. An assembly plant is located in the Philippines and Germany is the home of "Tamiya Europe's" operations.


This page about Tamiya includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Tamiya
News stories about Tamiya
External links for Tamiya
Videos for Tamiya
Wikis about Tamiya
Discussion Groups about Tamiya
Blogs about Tamiya
Images of Tamiya

An assembly plant is located in the Philippines and Germany is the home of "Tamiya Europe's" operations. Three video games based on the film came out on Sega Genesis, Super NES, Game Boy and PC. Tamiya USA also features a world-class racing facility which is the site of several world championship events. This poses a problem, however, as Jim Varney, the voice of Slinky Dog, passed away in 2000. Tamiya has several large regional divisions, notably in the Aliso Viejo, California home of "Tamiya USA," the North, Central and South American branch responsible for many of the company's racing developments. In February 2006, the original team confirmed that Toy Story 3 was going to be made. The Leopard A4 and Flakpanzer Gepard are no longer produced; updated versions of the others have some technical and cosmetic innovations over the original models. The latter two featured traditionally animated renditions of Buzz Lightyear and Little Green Army Men from the first movie.

Tamiya's radio controlled tanks have options such as sound, light and optional parts to depict different variants. Toy Story was followed by Toy Story 2 in 1999, the video Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins in 2000 and the TV series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command also in 2000. But, to be fully correct, it is not 100% Tamiya, as it is not from Tamiya Japan. It is the most recently-made film to receive this honor. The German division/importer also brought out a trailer of there own, a semi-low loader. In 2005 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The truck range also includes some trailers:. Director John Lasseter received an Academy Special Achievement Award in 1996 for this film.

The current truck range are the following rigs:. This conflict results in Woody and Buzz ending up in a situation where the only way out is for them to work together. Resulting a better detailing and scale "look" . A conflict between Woody and Buzz develops with Woody's jealousy that Buzz displaces him, and his irritation with the fact Buzz does not know he is a toy. Compared to the Scale 1/16 Wedico trucks, the 1/14 rigs are better copy's of the real rigs, as Tamiya uses ABS body shells instead of the alloy and sheet metal Wedico uses. The mystery toy is the famous Buzz Lightyear action figure. Tamiya is also known to make scale 1/14 radio controlled trucks, these are exceptions left, all build-it-yourself kits. Once the kids leave to eat cake, Woody climbs back on the bed to see who this is that could have displaced him.

. When Andy arrives, Woody is brushed out of his place - the middle of the bed - and onto the floor to make space for the new toy. The company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail. All the toys rush to their places before Andy returns. The company was founded by Shunsaku Tamiya in Shizuoka, Japan in 1958. There are no new toys at the party until mom pulls out another box, but the soldiers are cut off and we don't hear what it is, only that the kids are coming upstairs. Tamiya Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits, radio controlled cars, battery- and solar-powered educational models, sailboat models, acrylic model paints, and various modelling tools and supplies. Finally, to calm everyone Woody sends a reconnaissance group of little green toy Army soldiers using a baby monitor to scout the party.

Tamiya is also one of the few manufacturers of 1/100th scale aircraft. Woody, of course, remains calm since he is Andy's favorite and expects to never be replaced by another favorite toy. Most of their 1/72 scale aircraft, however, are repackaged Italeri kits. Everyone is afraid they will be replaced. Their line of static model aircraft, mostly of 1/48th scale, are widely considered to be state-of-the-art. This results in pandemonium from the other toys. The "Military Miniatures" (MM) series of military vehicle scale models, which established 1/35 scale as the worldwide standard for the military vehicle genre. At the end of the meeting it is announced that today is Andy's birthday party.

The Mini 4WD and Dangun-Racer series, which are small (1/32nd scale), single-motor, free-operating electric models designed to run in competition on a special, deeply channeled track. The movie starts with a meeting among the toys to discuss Andy's family's upcoming move. Leopard 2A6. Human characters:. M26 Pershing. The main toy characters:. Tiger I Early Production. .

German Tiger II - Porsche Turret. Before Pixar's entry into the feature film-business with Toy Story, Pixar was known for developing the Pixar Image Computer. German Tiger II, Production Turret. Andy, his baby sister Molly and mother have smaller roles, as do the neighbor boy Sid, his dog Scud and sister Hannah. Flakpanzer Gepard. The primary characters are toys in the room of the six-year-old boy Andy, and is mostly told from their point of view. Leopard A4. $356,800,000 world-wide, making it the 65th highest-grossing movie in history (not adjusted for inflation).

M4 Sherman 105mm. It grossed U.S. Pole trailer (wood/tree transport). Toy Story was also Pixar's first feature to be released in theaters. Tank trailer (liquid transport). At least one earlier attempt to create a computer animated feature had been tried before Toy Story, the announced movie The Works, which was never finished. Box trailer. Toy Story was the first feature-length completely computer-animated movie released by Disney, and also the first completely computer-animated feature in history.

Flatbed trailer. Toy Story is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 21, 1995, and the United Kingdom on 22 March 1996. this list does not contain any special chrome versions, made in limited edition. This movie has also coined the phrase, "To Infinity and Beyond!". Knight Hauler. In the movie, Sid, while sleeping, says, "I wanna ride the pony.". Ford Aeromax. In The Warriors video game, a character can be heard muttering, "Mommy, I don't want to ride the pony," in his sleep.

Volvo FH12 globetrotter. The line "You are a sad, strange little man," uttered by Buzz is referenced in The Santa Clause 2, where Tim Allen (the voice actor of Buzz Lightyear) says the same line. Mercedes 1850L. In one scene of Finding Nemo, another Pixar film, a Buzz Lightyear toy can be seen on the floor of a dentist's office. Mercedes 1838LS. Buzz, Potato, Woody, Sarge, Etch). Globeliner. (e.g.

King Hauler. Debian (a Linux distribution) releases are named after characters from this movie. It would go on to become one of the most popular R/C kits of all time and has recently been re-released. Molly - Andy's baby sister. The Hornet, a radio controlled buggy first released in 1984. Often gets her toys snatched away and tortured by Sid. The TRF415, holder of the 2005 1/10th scale radio controlled touring car world champion title. Hannah (voiced by Sarah Freeman) - Sid's little sister.

The TRF414 radio controlled car; holder of the 2002-04 1/10th scale touring car world champion title. Andy's Mom (voiced by Laurie Metcalf) - typical "soccer mom". This complex and expensive model has since become one of the most collectable of all Tamiya R/C's. Sid (voiced by Erik Von Detten) - a boy who delights in torturing toys; he wears a black shirt with a human skull on the front. The aluminum frame, suspension, drive axle and steering were patterned after their full-sized counterparts. Andy (voiced by John Charles Morris) - owner of Woody and the rest of the toys. Released in 1985, it had a working three-speed transmission which could be shifted via radio control, a high-torque RS-750SH motor and ultra-realistic Toyota Hilux body with camper shell and interior detail. Sarge and his troops frequently help out their fellow toys.

The Bruiser 1/10th scale radio controlled pickup truck. Lee Ermey) - a gung-ho commander of an army of plastic toy soldiers. Tamiya engineers attended actual USHRA monster truck events in order to improve the scale appearance of the TXT and duplicate full-size suspension designs. Sarge (voiced by R. The new truck dispensed with the Clod's four wheel steering, although the TXT includes provisions for making this upgrade. Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts) - a shepherdess doll, Woody's romantic interest. Cantillever suspension, four wheel drive, and multilink suspension allow for the massive axle articulation featured in third party kits such as the Clodzilla series. Hamm (voiced by John Ratzenberger) - a wise-cracking piggy bank.

This truck, which is still in production, was designed as a factory response to aftermarket Clodbuster upgrades. Very loyal to Woody. The TXT-1 1/10 scale radio control monster truck released in 2002. Slinky Dog (voiced by Jim Varney) - a wiener dog with a slinky abdomen. The Clodbuster virtually spawned an aftermarket industry of its own which catered to those who wished to modify their models. Rex (voiced by Wallace Shawn) - a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur toy with a lot of anxiety from an inferiority complex (afraid he is not scary enough). The Clodbuster 1/10th scale radio-controlled monster truck released in 1987 as the first Tamiya R/C monster truck with two drive motors, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. Potato Head doll by Hasbro, Inc.

The original Blackfoot monster truck kit and its variations, first released in 1986 and credited with much of the hobby's growth. Potato Head (voiced by Don Rickles) - a Mr. The Sand Scorcher and Rough Rider, released in 1979 and credited as the first radio controlled cars to feature a proper off-road suspension. Mr. Buzz was a gift at Andy's birthday party. A new plastic toy with electronic voice, spring loaded wings, laser (a blinking LED) and a rocket ship box.

Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) - a Space Ranger from Star Command. He is Andy's favorite toy, with a special spot on the bed, and as such is the leader of the toys. Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) - an old-fashioned sheriff rag doll.

09-02-15 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/browse2000.php Business Search Directory Real Estate Database WebExposure.us Google+ Directory Dan Schmidt is a keyboardist, composer, songwriter, and producer.