February 1, 2017

2017 International Toy Fair – Tamiya

The 2017 edition of the International Toy Fair takes place this week in Nuremberg, Germany. Although more and more companies opt for a “no show”, with this year marking a new low point in terms of established manufacturers and distributors attending, there are still some industry icons present, such as Schumacher who feature an interesting CAT XLS re-release. A company that is living for the re-release of kits is definitely Tamiya who already announced some new, re-issued kits that are on show in Nuremberg. Wallet-busters such as the 2017 Bigwig and Top Force make an appearance as do the more entry-level green edition Grasshopper, the Grasshopper II or scale models such as the CC-01 Pajero or the TT-01 Type-E based Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo.II. Beside the re-releases Tamiya also show new kits such as the TT-02 Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge kit, while racers hoped for a show up of the announced TRF419XWS but it is understood that the latter will make a first public appearance at the Shizuoka Hobby Show later this year.

Images: Tamiyablog [tamiyablog.com]


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