All-Japan Mokei Hobby Show 2011 Reports
The 51st edition of the All-Japan Mokei ("Model") Hobby Show was held October 13-16 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, and focused on hobby products being released this fall and winter.
Here's a look at some of the new items that debuted there, grouped by manufacturer. Check out the item lists and our detailed reports!
We're accepting preorders for most of these great new items, so don't miss out!
Tamiya's all-new-tool 1/350 IJN Yamato was the talk of the show! Their M51 Super Sherman, a follow-up to their 1/35 M1 Super Sherman, was another star. Bike fans will enjoy the Yamaha FZR750R, and Formula One fans can look forward to a fully finished model of the 1987 Lotus 99T.
Hasegawa launches a new ship kit with the 1/350 Hikawa-Maru, adds to its Ma.K. lineup with the Grosser Hund, announces the Space Wolf from Captain Harlock, and rolls out a new 1/72 F/A/18 Growler!
Click here for the Hasegawa Report, now with video! (Updated 10/25!)
Fujimi keeps F1 fans thrilled with a Ferrari F10! Bike fans will appreciate the YFZ750 Lucky Strike racer, and aviation fans will love the new 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle. Ship fans will be very happy to see an all-new kit of the IJN carrier Hiryu, in 1/350 and 1/700 scale!
Click here for the Fujimi Report, now with video! (Updated 10/21!)
Aoshima adds to its spacecraft series with a kit of the moon probe Kaguya (Selene)! Other releases include a new version of the IJN cruiser Takao in 1/350, the Honda NSR250R in 1/12, and a Nissan Skyline in 1/24.
Click here for the Aoshima Report, now with video! (Updated 10/21!)
Fine Molds announces a 1/144 Slave I, in both Jango and Boba Fett versions! Pit-Road's upcoming Type 98 Tractor Shi-Ke in 1/35 is an interesting release for military modelers. Kotobukiya shows off a new Ingram/Griffon set, Wave showcases a new MOSPEADA kit, and Platz debuts their new X-47B model.
Bandai presents a 1/144 Real Grade Freedom Gundam from Gundam Seed! Also coming are MG kits from Wing Gundam, more Gundam Age releases, and a massive kit of the Tokyo Sky Tree in 1/700 scale!
Click here for the Bandai Report, now with video! (Updated 10/21!)