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2014 Fall Tokyo Hobby Show


hirofkd
08-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Aoshima
McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail Locktite
Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV 2011 Zolder
Toyota Crown Athlete w/ 18" wheels
Toyota Crown Athlete w/ 20" wheels

Hasegawa
Nissan Sunny Truck Long Body Deluxe (GB121)

Tamiya
BRZ Street Custom
TS93 Pure Blue
TS94 Metallic Gray
(I wonder what these sprays are for...)

I hope more will be added.

Now, does the Sunny Truck have a cult following or something? A quick Google search showed lots of customs with an S20 turbo and even a VQ35. Aoshima's Samber was reportedly successful, and Ebbro keeps making all-new van kits. Maybe Hasegawa decided to rethink about the light commercial vehicle market because of that?

BVC500
08-26-2014, 08:49 AM
ehhhhhhhhhh

brysonwong
08-26-2014, 09:49 AM
I wonder what does the BRZ street custom is compared to the normal stock BRZ?

blubaja
08-26-2014, 09:52 AM
Hasegawa's recent offerings have been very random. But I like what they are coming up with. No complaints:)

Mr Plumb
08-26-2014, 11:25 AM
The BRZ custom sounds interesting, I wonder if it includes any engine goodies...

If only Hasegawa would reissue the two EG Civic kits again, can't seem to find one for a reasonable price anywhere :(

nugundam93
08-26-2014, 12:11 PM
tamiya, i'd like 1/24 LMP1 models please. :D

nascar49
08-26-2014, 05:22 PM
The OP left out a few other Aoshima kits , all reissues or modified reissues , goes for all the kits.

Nissan 430 Cedric Sedan Unmarked Police -Nov
E70 Toyota Corolla Sedan Early Type Police Car -Oct
JZS161 Aristo V300 Vertex Edition Late Type -Nov
Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 Version ST -Dec
VG45 Nissan Century L Type -Oct
Nissan 430 Cedric Sedan Police Car -Nov
V24 Mitsubishi Pajero Metal Top Wide XR-II -Dec
Back To The Future Delorean Part 1 - Dec
Back To The Future Delorean Part 2-Dec
Back To The Future Delorean Part 3 -Dec

petesy
08-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Now, does the Sunny Truck have a cult following or something?
Funny you mention that. I have been wanting a model of the Sani-Tora for over 20 years and finally Hasegawa is making it happen. Needless to say I will be picking up a couple of those.

racer93
08-27-2014, 10:52 AM
TS93 Pure Blue
TS94 Metallic Gray
(I wonder what these sprays are for...)
What is your idea? The rumor is T's F14T but are you thinking a Merc is in the works? Something else?

petesy
08-28-2014, 03:12 AM
From Hasegawa's own blog the Sunny truck has a choice of normal or lowered suspension, and steel or Watanabe wheels. Looks like they have taken a page out of Aoshima's playbook. Makes me wonder if a line of nostalgic Japanese car kits will follow if this kit is successful.

http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/hblog/?p=635

The only thing that worries me is the statement "few parts... easy to build". I hope it does not mean molded in chassis and suspension parts ala early-2000's Tamiya.

hirofkd
08-28-2014, 04:35 AM
What is your idea? The rumor is T's F14T but are you thinking a Merc is in the works? Something else?

For blue, I have no idea, but Tamiya already has several shades of blue, so the new color's intended use must be a good seller, or it'd be strange to release a new product. For metallic gray, I'd love to see the Porsche 918 as a 1/24 plastic kit, but that's just a wishful thinking.

nascar49
08-28-2014, 11:04 PM
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/10550846_713915722016106_561105385099102607_n_zps2 92ae883.jpg

hirofkd
08-30-2014, 05:23 AM
Aoshima's "Thursday Guy" posted a funny rant, and I thought it'd be interesting to share because we don't get to hear candid opinion from manufacturers very often.
Mine is a quick, rough translation, so for those who read Japanese, visit here: http://ameblo.jp/aoshima-kumablog/day-20140828.html

[Omitted the beginning]
Next month's Tokyo Hobby Show merchandize has been announced
one after another this week. But...! But...!!
Before I make my announcement, something shocking happened.

1/24 Samber, which was released last year, was well received,
so as a follow up, I was preparing for the Sunny Truck!
For instance, I had already arranged a car to study, and Samber's tires
could have been used for the normal version [of the Sunny Truck].
All that's left was to put the plan into action.
I had never imagined a car like this would face competition,
so I was thinking of the time frame of 2-3 years from the Samber kit,
but I totally fell behind. It's my fault.

The car is so niche in this niche market, so once a competitor gets it,
it will not be released from Aoshima.
My Sunny Truck project is shelved for good.

So frustrating!
The sense of loss is enormous because I've been planning this project for years.

So frustrating!!
But it can't be helped. It's first come first serve.

Those who've helped me on the Sunny Truck matters, I'm very sorry,
but the project is canceled.

The shock is so huge...

Now I have to think about something else...

[omitted the rest]

drunken monkey
08-30-2014, 03:07 PM
For blue, I have no idea, but Tamiya already has several shades of blue, so the new color's intended use must be a good seller, or it'd be strange to release a new product. For metallic gray, I'd love to see the Porsche 918 as a 1/24 plastic kit, but that's just a wishful thinking.

it does seem the likely candidate though.

petesy
08-31-2014, 02:25 PM
At least Aoshima is lucky this time for not having proceeded in the project yet. Now that the Sunny truck is taken maybe they can do the original Daihatsu Midget instead, if they can do it for cheap.

I am surprised no one makes one yet, and there are several possible movie and anime tie-ins if they want to expand the versions offered.

lovegt40
08-31-2014, 04:07 PM
think they do it right. It is a very good idea satisfy local nearby market. As the guy before said, there is modellers waiting for such ordinary models since decades, and I am really happy finally a great firm like hasegawa will satisfy theme.

Of course in old europe there will be very little market for such one....but is also true they always made something for us too.No complain really. just happy they go on random with different subjects.

chris24
09-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Mr Aoshima, there are lots of other nice JDM subjects to cover : full detailed Kenmeri KPGC110, any generation 160J, Sunny B110, Corolla TE71, Celica RA40... ;)

nascar49
09-26-2014, 01:14 AM
Here are some of the first wave of photos for the 2014 All Japan Hobby Show
Up first are all from Aoshima
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s13_zps44310ba2.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s9_zpsb0f616a3.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s10_zps6d5db3ef.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s6_zps17300841.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s4_zps72aaf3e3.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s5_zps79134328.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s11_zpseb42a53d.jpg
Beemax
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s15_zps462477d2.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s12_zps15d49000.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s14_zpsa5e53a34.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s17_zps421e7f41.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/10450594_735832429785418_2100834234427801504_n_zps 35a5f1b4.jpg

Hasegawa
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s2_zps3bc927ee.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s1_zps5b260506.jpg
Tamiya
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s3_zps19b14a48.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s7_zpsa4646be9.jpg
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h341/irvan2836/s8_zps8ff3dd39.jpg

ferrariscale
09-26-2014, 07:12 AM
Nice. Love the utes

GTRfan01
09-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Nice. Love the utes

yep...
now for someone to do the aussie thing and convert of these into a full on tubbed drag racing machine! :grinyes:

petesy
09-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Hobby Search also posted some pics from the All Japan Hobby show.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/140926

I like how the parts break down for the Hasegawa Sunny truck. Instead of a solidly molded chassis like their 240Z, the engine area is molded open with a separate engine bottom plate. Makes it much easier to put an engine in.

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