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.
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:
The truck range also includes some trailers:
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.
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
Static-display scale models
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.
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An assembly plant is located in the Philippines and Germany is the home of "Tamiya Europe's" operations. Recently, he was reintroduced in commercials not as a cartoon character, but as a real-life giraffe who talks. Tamiya USA also features a world-class racing facility which is the site of several world championship events. His name followed in the 1970s. 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 the 1960s, Geoffrey the Giraffe, an anthropomorphic cartoon giraffe, was introduced as its mascot. 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 "R Us" name has been imitated by many other businesses, such as Tiles R Us and Tuxedos R Us.
Tamiya's radio controlled tanks have options such as sound, light and optional parts to depict different variants. A blue star was added to the logo in 1999. But, to be fully correct, it is not 100% Tamiya, as it is not from Tamiya Japan. The "R" is the most distinctive part of the retailer's colorful kid-friendly logo. The German division/importer also brought out a trailer of there own, a semi-low loader. The yellow reverse "R" in quotation marks, similar to the Cyrillic "yah" (Я), imitates a small child's backward writing of "R", which is short for "are". The truck range also includes some trailers:. also owns other chains:.
The current truck range are the following rigs:. Toys "R" Us, Inc. Resulting a better detailing and scale "look" . . 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. Approximately 3000 jobs will be eliminated as a result of the closures. Tamiya is also known to make scale 1/14 radio controlled trucks, these are exceptions left, all build-it-yourself kits. 12 more stores are to be converted to the "Babies 'R' Us" format.
. On January 9, 2006, Toys "R" Us announced that 75 stores in the United States would close that year, most closing within the spring. The company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail. Toys "R" Us is now a privately owned entity. The company was founded by Shunsaku Tamiya in Shizuoka, Japan in 1958. Public stock closed for the last time at $26.74, just pennies from the 52-week high, but far short of its all time high of almost $45 in fourth-quarter 1993, and its five-year high of $31 in 2Q 2001. 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. (KKR), and Vornado Realty Trust completed the $6.6 billion acquisition of the toy giant.
Tamiya is also one of the few manufacturers of 1/100th scale aircraft. On July 21, 2005, a consortium of Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Most of their 1/72 scale aircraft, however, are repackaged Italeri kits. Blaming market pressures (primarily competition from Wal-Mart and Target Stores), Toys "R" Us considered splitting its toys and babies businesses. Their line of static model aircraft, mostly of 1/48th scale, are widely considered to be state-of-the-art. Eyler launched an unsuccessful (and very expensive) plan to remodel and re-launch the chain. The "Military Miniatures" (MM) series of military vehicle scale models, which established 1/35 scale as the worldwide standard for the military vehicle genre. In an effort to shore up their failing enterprise, the Board of Directors installed John Eyler, formally of FAO Schwarz.
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. Nokosone’s replacement did little to help as he showed as little understanding of the Internet as the Board did. Leopard 2A6. After several major missteps in the marketplace, mainly precipitated by the removal of Robert Nokasone by the Board of Directors, Toys ‘R’ Us had been limping into what appeared to be oblivion. M26 Pershing. Eleven of the company's stores are in Sweden. Tiger I Early Production. When the banks refused to process financial transactions, Toys "R" Us finally signed the labor agreement.
German Tiger II - Porsche Turret. Later, a "worker's blockade" was established against the stores, the electric utility company of Sweden would not show up to fix electrical problems, and even the garbage trucks failed to remove the trash. German Tiger II, Production Turret. The stores were empty, even with price reductions, thanks to strong public support. Flakpanzer Gepard. During the 1990's, when Toys "R" Us was establishing itself in Sweden, the firm did not want to enter into the standard worker's union agreement, so in 1995 the workers of Toys "R" Us went on strike. Leopard A4. The company has since relocated to Wayne, New Jersey.
M4 Sherman 105mm. Eventually the focus of the store changed and Toys "R" Us as we know it was born. Pole trailer (wood/tree transport). After adding baby toys, he got requests for more grown up toys. Tank trailer (liquid transport). Initially founded in Washington, DC during the post-war baby boom era in 1948 as a baby furniture retailer, Charles Lazarus began receiving requests from customers for baby toys. Box trailer. .
Flatbed trailer. The flagship store in New York City's Times Square is the largest toy store in the world, featuring a colorful ferris wheel. this list does not contain any special chrome versions, made in limited edition. The company operates nearly 700 stores in the United States and nearly 600 stores are operating in 29 other countries, some of them under franchises or licenses. Knight Hauler. Toys "R" Us is a toy store chain based in the United States. Ford Aeromax. Kois "R" Us — Fairly Odd Parents.
Volvo FH12 globetrotter. TVs Are Us — The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide. Mercedes 1850L. Ladders "R" Us — The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide. Mercedes 1838LS. Toys Czar Us — Darkwing Duck. Globeliner. Toy Saurus — The Flintstones.
King Hauler. Boys "R" Us — The Simpsons. It would go on to become one of the most popular R/C kits of all time and has recently been re-released. Toykins — The Simpsons. The Hornet, a radio controlled buggy first released in 1984. J.R.R. The TRF415, holder of the 2005 1/10th scale radio controlled touring car world champion title. Toys "L" Us — The Simpsons.
The TRF414 radio controlled car; holder of the 2002-04 1/10th scale touring car world champion title. Toys "R" We — The Powerpuff Girls. This complex and expensive model has since become one of the most collectable of all Tamiya R/C's. Toys "R" Mine — Tiny Toon Adventures. The aluminum frame, suspension, drive axle and steering were patterned after their full-sized counterparts. The car chase scene in the movie Blues Brothers included a shopping mall chase scene which featured a Toys "R" Us at Dixie Square Mall where Jake and Elwood are being chased by the police into the main concourse of the mall. 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. In addition to that, Geoffrey comes out to host the bithday parties.
The Bruiser 1/10th scale radio controlled pickup truck. The stores are basically a regular Toys "R" Us store given a complete overhaul to feature a more colorful motif, "Studio G" activity center, "Candy Spot", "Imaginarium", "Gee Baby", "The "R" ZONE", a party room to host birthday parties and an adjacent playground with the existing collection of toys and clothes. Tamiya engineers attended actual USHRA monster truck events in order to improve the scale appearance of the TXT and duplicate full-size suspension designs. Most "Geoffrey" and "Geoffrey's Toys "R" Us" stores are located in the midwest. The new truck dispensed with the Clod's four wheel steering, although the TXT includes provisions for making this upgrade. Nintendo games accounted for most of Toys "R" Us' sales in the mid '80s. Cantillever suspension, four wheel drive, and multilink suspension allow for the massive axle articulation featured in third party kits such as the Clodzilla series. "I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys 'R' Us kid!".
This truck, which is still in production, was designed as a factory response to aftermarket Clodbuster upgrades. "There's millions says Geoffery all under one roof, it's called Toys 'R' Us, Toys 'R' Us, Toys 'R' Us!". The TXT-1 1/10 scale radio control monster truck released in 2002. "Play More, Spend Less.". The Clodbuster virtually spawned an aftermarket industry of its own which catered to those who wished to modify their models. "The World's Greatest Toy Store.". 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 World's Biggest Toy Store.".
The original Blackfoot monster truck kit and its variations, first released in 1986 and credited with much of the hobby's growth. Guaranteed.". The Sand Scorcher and Rough Rider, released in 1979 and credited as the first radio controlled cars to feature a proper off-road suspension. Bigger Selection. "Lower Prices. "Big Fun! Low Prices!".
"The World's JOY Store!". Toys "R" Us/Kids "R" Us cobranded stores. Toys "R" Us KidsWorld - A toy superstore format introduced in 1996. Toys "R" Us Toy Box - Introduced in 2003, this version of Toys "R" Us is found in Albertson's, Osco Drug, Jewel-Osco, and Sav-On supermarkets and drug stores.
Mostly found in the midwest. Other features include a "Studio G" activity center. Geoffrey's Toys "R" Us - Stores for Toys "R" Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe, offering toys, juvenile merchandise, and children's apparel all in one location. Babies "R" Us - Baby superstores.
Kids "R" Us is also the brand name label of kids' clothing found at the Geoffrey Stores. Most Kids "R" Us stores were cobranded with Toys "R" Us. Kids "R" Us - A store that is out of business, dealt with children's clothing.