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 !

 

Event Report : Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015 – Kyosho

Once again Kyosho’s booth was one of the biggest, the most part being occupied with RC cars. The diecast section showcased the Japanese brand models as well as different brands distributed by Kyosho in Japan.

Bentley and Porsche models from the latest SunKus collections will be joining the Kyosho Original line with new colors.

SHS15-KYO-BEN SHS15-KYO-POR

Assembled Ferrari cars were on display at the same place, althought it is unknown if Kyosho plans to do a re-release or just showed the lineup currently available. So far it is still unclear if Kyosho is allowed to produce Ferrari cars or not under the exclusive licensing by Bburago. However, Kyosho was also displaying Bburago Ferrari models and will still be in charge or Bburago distribution in Japan.

SHS15-KYO-FER

The coming Kyosho Minicar Collection Special Volume 2 was there. The matte black RSR is looking great !

SHS15-KYO-RSR01 SHS15-KYO-RSR02

Last model at 1/64 scale, the upcoming Sprinter Trueno AE86 from Initial D. The car comes in a collector box with metal badges.

SHS15-KYO-INIDTRU01 SHS15-KYO-INIDTRU02

Reservations are now closed !

Reservations for the Sprinter Trueno are open at 829 Japan. Just like for the Porsche RSR Turbo, send an email to 829japan@gmail.com to be added to the reservation list. First come first serve system. Price is $21 (plus shipping) and should be released early June.

Kyosho had a few new items at 1/43 and 1/18 scale :

1/43

SHS15-KYO43-TOYFT86 SHS15-KYO43-LEXRCF

SHS15-KYO43-NISELG

1/18

SHS15-KYO18-SKY SHS15-KYO18-CEN

SHS15-KYO18-ATH

A new line of Initial D Mini-Z cars was on display and in demonstration on a little track. The tiny RC cars can drift just like in the anime !

SHS15-KYO-MINIZ-INID

This year the Carrera slot cars had just a little corner to show the latest models.

SHS15-KYO-SCX

Amongst the foreign brands distributed by Kyosho in Japan, DIP models made a good impression with original and very well reproduced russian trucks (1/43 scale)

SHS15-DIP43-01 SHS15-DIP43-02

SHS15-DIP43-03 SHS15-DIP43-04

SHS15-DIP43-05

FrontiArt was proudly displaying beautiful 1/18 scale models.

SHS15-FRO18-V12 SHS15-FRO18-VEN

SHS15-FRO18-HUR

That’s it for Kyosho. The 1/64 resin line revealed last year has completely disappeared from the listings and was certainly cancelled after many customers let know their concerns about the price.

 

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.

HL143_hl0821-2 HL143_hl0821-3

 

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

HL118_hl0824-2 HL118_hl0824-3

 

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

 

829 Japan Shop : Ignition Model !

829 Japan is proud to start taking preorders for the coming Ignition Model’s products !

Those 1/43 and 1/18 scale miniatures are outstanding. Follow this link to see the models ready for preorder (more will be added soon)

> 829 Japan Shop – Ignition Model

 

To celebrate, 829 Japan is launching a Free Shipping offer on Ignition Models preorders !

How does it work? Simply add the item to your basket, then click the Cart button in the menu. You’ll see that Registered SAL shipping is free !

If you like Registered Airmail or EMS shipping better, the options are available at discounted price.

If your Ignition Model is shipped with other products, its weight will only count for 1 gram of the total weight, meaning it won’t increase the shipping price of your order.

 

Because quantities are very limited, 829 Japan will have to check that the items you preordered are guaranteed to be produced. If 829 Japan can not confirm that within 15 days after you placed your preorder, your preorder may be cancelled and fully refunded. If 829 Japan gets confirmation, you’ll receive an email to let you know you will be soon the proud owner of an amazing scale model !

Not all models will be listed on the shop. If you want a model that is not listed just send an email at yannick@829japan.com and we’ll try to add it.

You can check the coming releases on this post. 829 Japan will keep posting regular news about Ignition Models so stay tuned !

 

 

News : 2014 / 2015 Ignition Model schedule

Launched mid-2013 by Toru Takabayashi (previously director of HPI-Racing minicar division), Ignition Model is a young and ambitious Japanese company specializing in 1/43, 1/18 and 1/12 scale models.

The first models were released late 2013 (right after HPI announced that they withdrew from 1/43 scale) and proved that Ignition can be the proud inheritor of HPI’s legacy with what is probably the highest quality available on the market.

The line up consists of Japanese classic cars (original or modified), rally cars and race cars (pictures below are from final products).

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1/43 Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-R

IG0021-01 IG0021-02
1/43 Nissan Fairlady Z432

IG0055-01 IG0055-02
1/43 Mitsubishi Pajero Paris-Dakar-Paris 1994

IG0083-01 IG0083-02
1/43 Nissan R90CK WSPC 1990

Ignition’s models are made of resin and produced in very low quantities.

Here is the list of the releases scheduled for 2014  and early 2015 (pictures below are from painted protypes). Note : numbers in brackets indicate the planned production numbers.

1/43 scale

  • 06/14 IG0029 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Silver (140)

Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

  • 06/14 IG0030 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 White (120)

Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

  • 06/14 IG0031 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Red (100)

Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R

  • 06/14 IG0073 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 1969 Silver (240)

IMG_8956

  • 06/14 IG0074 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 1969 White (180)
  • 06/14 IG0075 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 1969 Red (160)
  • 06/14 IG0081 Calsonic R91CP 1991 JSPC #23 (240)

IG0081-001

  • 06/14 IG0082 YHP R92CP 1992 JSPC #24 (220)

IG0082-011

  • 06/14 IG0092 Prince Chiba GT-R 1999 Super Taikyu #32 (160)

IG0092-001

  • 06/14 IG0093 Endless ADVAN GT-R 1999 Super Taikyu #10 (180)

IG0093-001

  • 06/14 IG0098 Castrol Accord 1996 JTCC #16 (200)

IMG_8481

  • 06/14 IG0108 Kokuyo Take One R91CP 1992 JSPC #61 (220)

IG0108-001

  • 06/14 IG0111 Calsonic R92CP 1992 JSPC #1 (220)
  • 06/14 IG0112 YHP R91CP 1991 JSPC #1 (240)

IG0112-001

 

  • 07/14 IG0036 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Wide Wheel Silver (240)
  • 07/14 IG0037 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Wide Wheel White (220)
  • 07/14 IG0038 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Wide Wheel Red (160)
  • 07/14 IG0076 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 1970 Silver (240)
  • 07/14 IG0077 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 1970 White (180)
  • 07/14 IG0078 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 1970 Red (160)
  • 07/14 IG0099 PIAA Accord Vtec 1996 JTCC #15 (180)

PIAA Accord

  • 07/14 IG0109 Itariya Sports R91VP 1991 JSPC #25 (220)

IG0109-001

  • 07/14 IG0110 Itariya Sports R92CP 1993 Suzuka #25 (200)

IG0110-001

  • 07/14 IG0113 Minolta 91C-V 1991 JSPC #36 (220)

IG0113-001

  • 07/14 IG0153 Nissan R90V 1990 JSPC #85 (200)

IG0153-011

 

  • 09/14 IG0101 Castrol Accord 1997 JTCC #16 (240)
  • 09/14 IG0102 KOOL Accord 1997 JTCC #1 (160)
  • 09/14 IG0103 Nissan 240 RS 1983 Monte Carlo #12 (160)
  • 09/14 IG0104 Nissan 240 RS 1983 Tour de Corse #12 (160)
  • 09/14 IG0107 Nissan 240 RS White (140)
  • 09/14 IG0114 Denso 91C-V 1991 JSPC #38 (220)
  • 09/14 IG0119 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES C210 White (200)
  • 09/14 IG0120 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES C210 Red (160)
  • 09/14 IG0121 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-ES C210 Black (220)
  • 09/14 IG0187 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 Yellow (200)
  • 09/14 IG0188 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 Blue (260)
  • 09/14 IG0189 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 Red (200)

 

  • 10/14 IG0035 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Blue (180)
  • 10/14 IG0072 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 White (180)
  • 10/14 IG0146 Toyota Corolla WRC 1997 Finland #7 (200)
  • 10/14 IG0147 Toyota Corolla WRC 1998 Monte Carlo #5 (240)
  • 10/14 IG0190 Toyota Celica 1600GTV TA22 White (200)
  • 10/14 IG0191 Toyota Celica 1600GTV TA22 Red (220)

 

  • 11/14 IG0105 Nissan 240 RS 1984 Safari #2 (160)
  • 11/14 IG0106 Nissan 240 RS 1985 Safari #17 (160)
  • 11/14 IG0116 ESSO 92C-V 1992 JSPC #36 (200)
  • 11/14 IG0122 Nissan Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-ES C211 Black (240)
  • 11/14 IG0123 Nissan Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-ES C211 Black (200)
  • 11/14 IG0124 Nissan Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-ES C211 White (200)
  • 11/14 IG0148 Toyota Corolla WRC 1998 Catalunya #9 (160)
  • 11/14 IG0149 Toyota Corolla WRC 1998 Safari #6 (160)
  • 11/14 IG0193 Toyota Celica 1600GTV TA22 Metallic Blue (220)

 

  • 12/14 IG0115 TRUST 92C-V 1992 JSPC #99 (180)
  • 12/14 IG0117 Tom’s 92C-V 1992 JSPC #8 (200)
  • 12/14 IG0118 Kitz 92C-V 1992 JSPC #39 (180)
  • 12/14 IG0126 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS-Turbo DR30 Silver (180)
  • 12/14 IG0127 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS-Turbo DR30 White (160)
  • 12/14 IG0128 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS-Turbo DR30 Red (240)
  • 12/14 IG0152 Toyota Corolla WRC 1998 Catalunya #6 (160)
  • 12/14 IG0167 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R 1971 Fuji Masters 250km #3 (200)
  • 12/14 IG0168 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R 1971 Fuji Masters 250km #1 (180)
  • 12/14 IG0212 Datsun 240Z 1971 Safari #11 (160)
  • 12/14 IG0213 Datsun 240Z 1973 Safari #1 (180)
  • 12/14 IG0214 Datsun 240Z 1971 Monte Carlo #62 (160)

 

  • 01/15 IG0203 Mazda RX-7 Type RS FD3S White (200)
  • 01/15 IG0204 Mazda RX-7 Type RS FD3S Blue (180)
  • 01/15 IG0205 Mazda RX-7 Type RS FD3S Red (180)
  • 01/15 IG0206 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 1989 Monte Carlo #16 (180)
  • 01/15 IG0207 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 1990 Safari #12 (180)
  • 01/15 IG0208 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 1991 Swedish #4 (160)

 

  • 02/15 IG0129 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS-Turbo-C DR30 Silver (180)
  • 02/15 IG0130 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS-Turbo-C DR30 White (200)
  • 02/15 IG0131 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS-Turbo-C DR30 Red (240)

 

1/18

  • 06/14 IG0044 Nissan GT-R NISMO Brilliant White Pearl
  • 06/14 IG0045 Nissan GT-R NISMO Dark Mat Gray
  • 06/14 IG0157 Nissan GT-R NISMO Meteor Flake
  • 06/14 IG0185 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II R34 Black
  • 06/14 IG0186 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II R34 White
  • 07/14 IG0046 Nismo GT-R NISMO Vibrant Red
  • 07/14 IG0040 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC10 Silver
  • 07/14 IG0041 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC10 White
  • 07/14 IG0042 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC10 Red
  • 08/14 IG0087 Nismo R32 GT-R S-Tune Gun Gray Metallic
  • 08/14 IG0179 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 Blue
  • 08/14 IG0180 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 White
  • 08/14 IG0196 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 Red
  • 08/14 IG0039 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC110 Custom Silver
  • 09/14 IG0158 Minolta 90C-V 1990 JSPC #36
  • 09/14 IG0144 Nismo R32 GT-R S-Tune Gun Gray Metallic
  • 09/14 IG0089 Nismo R32 GT-R S-Tune Crystal White
  • 09/14 IG0143 Nismo R32 GT-R S-Tune Red Pearl Metallic
  • 09/14 IG0181 Nissan Fairlady Z-G HS30 Maroon
  • 09/14 IG0160 Taka-Q 90C-V 1990 JSPC #37
  • 10/14 IG0088 Nismo R32 GT-R S-Tune Jet Silver Metallic
  • 10/14 IG0043 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R KPGC10 Custom Silver
  • 10/14 IG0219 Nissan Fairlady Z432-R PS30 Orange
  • 10/14 IG0220 Nissan Fairlady Z S30 Matte Black
  • 12/14 IG0161 Denso 90C-V 1990 JSPC #39
  • 12/14 IG0159 ESSO 90C-V 1991 JSPC #37
  • 12/14 IG0216 Mazda Savanna RX-7 FC3S White
  • 12/14 IG0217 Mazda Savanna RX-7 FC3S Black
  • 12/14 IG0218 Mazda Savanna RX-7 FC3S Red
  • 12/14 IG0194 Nissan R91CP 1992 Daytona #23
  • 12/14 IG0195 YHP R92CP 1992 JSPC #24

 

Photos credits : ig-model.com and 829japan.com