Event Report : Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015

Final coverage of the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015.

The event was much smaller than last year. Less booths, less space and less new products. The big RC planes and helicopter section from last year have vanished, and the model kits area has been reduced by at least 60%. The diecast part was also affected with the absence of Interallied, major player in the field with their 1/43 Hi-Story and 1/64 Oversteer (as well as many military and aviation model kits). Most of the products on display were repeat from last year and only Tomytec really brought new exciting stuff.

F-Toys

After a surprisingly good Japanese Classic Car Collection Series.1, F-Toys is working on the second Series. The Skyline 2000 Turbo RSX and the Honda NSX.

SHS15-FT64-NSX SHS15-FT64-SKY

Ignition Model

Many pictures from the Ignition Model booth, because it was worth it. Very tiny but packed with the most detailed 1/43 scale cars and beautiful 1/18 scale. The small Japanese company found its audience and is releasing more and more gems.

1/18 :

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SHS15-IM118-NISGTR-01 SHS15-IM118-NISSKY-01

SHS15-IM118-NISSKY-02

1/43 :

SHS15-IM-ALP-A110-01 SHS15-IM-ALP-A110-MC-01

SHS15-IM-ALP-A110-TC-01 SHS15-IM-HON-CIVIC-01

SHS15-IM-HON-CIVIC-02 SHS15-IM-HON-CIVIC-03

SHS15-IM-MAZ-RX7-01 SHS15-IM-NIS-240RS-01

SHS15-IM-NIS-2000GT-01 SHS15-IM-NIS-BLU-01

SHS15-IM-NIS-BLU-02 SHS15-IM-NIS-BLU-03

SHS15-IM-NIS-BLU-04 SHS15-IM-NIS-BLU-05

SHS15-IM-NIS-FAISAF-01 SHS15-IM-NIS-FAIZ32-01

SHS15-IM-NIS-LAU2000-01 SHS15-IM-NIS-R89C-01

SHS15-IM-NIS-R89C-02 SHS15-IM-NIS-R90CP-01

SHS15-IM-NIS-SKY2000-01 SHS15-IM-NIS-SKY2000-02

SHS15-IM-NIS-SKYGTR-01 SHS15-IM-NIS-SKYGTS-01

SHS15-IM-NIS-SKYRSX-01 SHS15-IM-REN-R5TUR-01

SHS15-IM-TOY-CEL1600-01 SHS15-IM-TOY-CELXX-01

SHS15-IM-TOY-COR-01 SHS15-IM-TOY-CROATH-01

SHS15-IM-TOY-CROATH-02 SHS15-IM-TOY-CROATH-03

SHS15-IM-TOY-EXIV-01 SHS15-IM-TOY-SUP-01

MakeUp

With a level of detail and overall quality only matched by Ignition, MakeUp booth is always a delight with their Eidolon and Vision 1/43 lines. Beautiful Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin and more.

SHS15-MU43-AMZAG SHS15-MU43-AMZAG2

SHS15-MU43-FORGT40 SHS15-MU43-LAMCOU

SHS15-MU43-LAMHUR SHS15-MU43-LAMHUR2

SHS15-MU43-LAMJOT SHS15-MU43-MAZ787

SHS15-MU43-MAZROA SHS15-MU43-MCF1

SHS15-MU43-NISGTR SHS15-MU43-POR911

SHS15-MU43-POR911RSR SHS15-MU43-POR9112

SHS15-MU43-POR9113 SHS15-MU43-TOMPAN

Ebbro

The historic maker has obviously some difficulties at the moment. Their booth was exactly the same as last year, with the same “coming soon” cars still to be released. Except the 2014 Super GT cars, nothing was new and it’s worrying.

SHS15-EBB-CRZ SHS15-EBB-CRZ2

SHS15-EBB-FIT SHS15-EBB-GTR01

SHS15-EBB-GTR02 SHS15-EBB-GTR03

SHS15-EBB-IDX SHS15-EBB-NSX01

SHS15-EBB-NSX02 SHS15-EBB-RCF01

SHS15-EBB-RCF02 SHS15-EBB-RCF03

SHS15-EBB-WRX

Mark

The Japanese brand launched 2 years ago changed their mind. They initially produced high-end 1/43 but this year their lineup is mostly made of cheaper mid-range cars.

SHS15-MK431 SHS15-MK432

SHS15-MK433

It seems like they are using existing molds from Kyosho or Ebbro, but no confirmation on this. Their 1/18 scale line however remain the same with the addition of the Lexus LFA.

SHS15-MK18-2000GT SHS15-MK18-LEXLFA

SHS15-MK18-NISGTR  SHS15-MK18-NISR34

Century Dragon

Nothing new on the Gulliver booth either, but the Century Dragon 1/43 scale Jaguar and BMW are always good to look at.

SHS15-CD43-BMW850 SHS15-CD43-BMWM1

SHS15-CD43-JAGC75 SHS15-CD43-JAGXJ220

AutoArt

Just as last year, the main activity on the AutoArt booth was a 1000 yen game to win various items. And a few 1/18 scale cars were on display too.

SHS15-AA18-ABH SHS15-AA18-ALFC4

SHS15-AA18-AMZAG SHS15-AA18-BACMON

SHS15-AA18-GH SHS15-AA18-LAMHUR

SHS15-AA18-MCL SHS15-AA18-NISGTR

SHS15-AA18-PEU SHS15-AA18-POR

SHS15-AA18-RB

Spark

Many 1/64 Porsche 991 from the Spark Team running the Carrera Cup Asia were on display to promote the Kid’s Colouring Competition.

SHS15-SPK-POR-911-01 SHS15-SPK-POR-911-03

SHS15-SPK-POR-911-04 SHS15-SPK-POR-911-05

The plain white version and the blue version from the 2015 race in Shangai are on sale exclusively at Spark shops.

SHS15-SPK-POR-911-07 SHS15-SPK-POR-911-02

The green version from last race in Korea was also on display, but no indication on an eventual release.

SHS15-SPK-POR-911-06

Spark revealed their first 1/64 F1 : the Infinity Redbull RB11.

SHS15-SPK-REDBUL-01

And of course many 1/43 scale models.

SHS15-SPK43-BMWE30 SHS15-SPK43-DAIMID1

SHS15-SPK43-DAIMID2 SHS15-SPK43-DELWIN

SHS15-SPK43-DS3WRCAD SHS15-SPK43-FORFIEWRC

SHS15-SPK43-FORGAL SHS15-SPK43-FORTOR

SHS15-SPK43-LOTELA SHS15-SPK43-MERA45

SHS15-SPK43-MERG63 SHS15-SPK43-MERGT

SHS15-SPK43-MERGT2 SHS15-SPK43-MERSLS63

SHS15-SPK43-MERSLSGT3 SHS15-SPK43-PAGHUA

SHS15-SPK43-PEU405 SHS15-SPK43-RS01

SHS15-SPK43-VWPOLWRC

Let’s hope for a better edition of the Shizuoka Hobby Show next year !

 

News 1/43 – 1/18 : Kyosho x Ignition Model new line !

Kyosho and TK Company (Ignition Model) teamed up to launch a new line of high-end 1/43 and 1/18 scale resin models : Headliner.

Kyosho will take care of the rights and licensing while TK Company will manage production and distribution (i.e. preorders). Ignition Model already proved they are the best 1/43 maker today and the Headliner models will without any doubt fall in the same category of ultra detailled and astounding replicas.

The Headliner line will consist exclusively of non-japanese cars, with a focus on historic rally and racing cars. Similarly to Ignition Model, real cars are 3D scanned using the latest technologies and replicas are hand made in very low quantities (a couple of hundred at best) with an uncompromising quality control.

The first car to be released in december will be the Alpine A110. Both 1800 rally car and 1600S street car will be available in different versions.

#15, #18 or #21 for the 1800 Monte Carlo 1973 version.

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Blue, white or red for the 1600S version

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The second car scheduled for March 2016 is the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo, plain red version or the Tour de Corse 1985 #3 version.

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At 1/18 scale, Headliner is working on a Lancia Stratos HF from Monte Carlo 1977, Safari 1977 and Sanremo 1978 rally races.

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Early prototypes will be on display at the coming Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015. 829 Japan will once again provide a full report of the event, stay tuned !

Photos credits : Headliner Model