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Volvo FH16 Globetrotter

Tamiya at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2019 is showing the new Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 6×4 Timber. The model is a 1/14th Scale scale R/C truck assembly kit of the famous timber truck with long rear bed for carrying logs.

The Tamiya replica captures every details from the real truck with a ABS plastic body parts and a number of metal chassis components.

Volvo FH16 Globetrotter

The chassis is built for durability as it uses aluminum side channels with resin cross members. Drivability is accomplished by power from the front-mounted motor and is transmitted via a propeller shaft to the rear axle; built-in differential gears guarantee smooth cornering. Gear changes can be made via a separately-sold 4-channel transmitter.

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Tamiya Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750

At the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2019, Tamiya will show the new 1/14th Scale Tractor Truck, Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 6×4 Timber. We will visit the fair starting from saturday and we will update you with all the features and detailed photos.

The model will probably be based on the Mercedes BENZ AROCS 6X4 Tipper Truck and will use a 3-axle chassis with 3-speed transmission controlled via a separately sold 4ch R/C transmitter. Stay tuned for more information!

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Citroen 2CV Rally


During the Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg, from 30th January to 3rd February, Tamiya will show a new version of the M-05Ra with the replica body of the Citroen 2CV Rally. The chassis uses new bumpers, body supports, wheels and allows three possible wheelbase variants: 210 mm, 225 mm and 239 mm.

Among the features we find 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers, front two-wheel drive transmission with gear differential and horizontal battery box.

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Tamiya announced that during the Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2019, it will show the Comical Hornet based on the WR-02CB chassis. For those unfamiliar with the Hornet, this historic model, it is one of the most famous 2WD Buggy produced by Tamiya in the 1980s.

The model will be sold as an assembly kit and like the Comical Grasshopper, the motor and speed controller are included in the package.

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Vintage RC Car Museum

On the 18th of December Tamiya is going to release a book call Vintage RC Car Museum. This book has 248 pages and collects over 100 of the most iconic Tamiya models released from 1976 to 1992.

Each model is accompanied by a lot of information, artwork and pictures of the original box. A book that vintage RC enthusiasts cannot miss, even in Japanese text. Below some images showing the inside of the book.

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Super Astute

For fans of vintage model cars, Tamiya announced the Re-Release of the Super Astute 2WD Off-Road 1/10th Scale Buggy. The original kit was released back in 1991 and the basic construction and design of the model remains true to the original (with various minor upgrades).

The FRP chassis uses 4-wheel double wishbone suspension, CVA oil dampers and a sealed gearbox features TTC, which was Tamiya’s first slipper clutch, protects gears from impacts and gives stable drive by limiting wheelspin.

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Tamiya Dynahead 6×6 G6-01TR World of Truck Trials

Last month Tamiya announced the new Dynahead 6×6 (G6-01TR) based on the G6-01 chassis (from the KongHead 6×6 kit). Now the Japanese company have posted the official video of this interesting 1/18 scale truck designed by Takayuki Yamazaki of PDC Design-works.

Hub reduction axles raise ground clearance by 15mm and 5-spoke wheels are paired with V-tread block tires for better crawler performance.

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