Show Report!

This year's 52nd edition of the Shizuoka Hobby Show was held May 16-19 at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan. As always, the show focused on hobby products being released this spring and summer.

Here's info on some of the hottest new items that debuted there, grouped by major manufacturer. Check out the full item lists by clicking the logos on the left, too! 

We're continuing to add info and photos of new items revealed at the show, so keep checking back!

Item News

Bandai: Big news: Gundam 3.0! And how about a fully-transformable 1/72 VF-1A/S Valkyrie as a 30th Anniversary release? Using the latest technology, all the complex proportions are spot on, even with full transformability! In the RG 0083 series we're getting both the RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes and RX-78GP01Fb Gundam GP01 Full-Burnern! In the HGUC series we're getting the massive PMX-000 Messala from Zeta Gundam!

Click HERE for the Bandai report!

Click HERE for Gunpla TV's SHS video report on Bandai and other SF! 

Click HERE for Bandai and other maker's sci-fi photos! 

Click HERE for Gundam photos!

 

Tamiya: Yes! Tamiya has officially announced their next 1/32 aircraft kit, and it's the F4U-1 Corsair "Bird Cage"! For military modelers, the JGSDF Type 10 MBT is coming in 1/35 scale. Ships, you say? The US Navy Destroyer Hammann is coming in 1/700 scale. In the world of Mini 4WD, the Blast Arrow has been announced.

Click HERE for the Tamiya report!

Click HERE for the Tamiya video report! 

Click HERE for photos!

 

Hasegawa: Hasegawa has announced a 1/72 Osprey, a 1/16 Sopwith Camel, and a 1/450 IJN Battleship Yamato, among other items. 

Click HERE for the Hasegawa report!

Click here for the Hasegawa video report!

Click HERE for Gunpla TV's SHS video report on Hasegawa's SF releases and other SF! 

Click HERE for Hasegawa and other maker's sci-fi photos! 

 

Aoshima: Interesting items from Aoshima include a 1/700 Gigant from  the anime Mirai Shonen Conan! A newly-tooled Thunderbird 3 in 1/350 scale,  plus new kits of the Sambar Truck and Nissan Gloria and Cedric Sedans.

Click HERE for the Aoshima report!

Click HERE for the Aoshma video report!

 

Fine Molds: BIG NEWS! Finally, FINALLY, we're getting Darth Vader's TIE Fighter in 1/72 scale! Set for a July release. Also coming is a 1/20 "Girls und Panzer" 1/4 Ton 4X4 Truck (you know, a Jeep!). That's never actually been in the "Girls und Panzer" anime, but it should be!  

Click HERE for the Fine Molds report!

Click HERE for the Fine Molds video report!

 

Platz: Plenty of Girls und Panzer kits are in the offing for the military/anime modeler, with a new T-33 kit in 1/72 for the air afficianodos...plus some helpful hobby tools!

Click HERE for the Platz report! 

Click HERE for the Platz video report!

Click HERE for Platz and other maker's sci-fi photos!

 

Minicars!

Click HERE for the minicars report! 

 

RailRoad!

Click HERE for the railroad report!