Shizuoka Hobby Show


This year the 51st edition of the Shizuoka Hobby Show was held May 17-20 at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan. As always, the show focused on hobby products being released this spring and summer.
Here are our reports on some of the new items that debuted there, grouped by major manufacturer. Check out the full item lists by clicking the logos on the left, too! 
Be sure to check out our 2012 Shizuoka Hobby Show videos on, too, starting with HLJ boss Scott Hards' INTRODUCTION overview of the action, straight from the show floor! 
And if it's loads and loads of pictures from the show you want, please check out HLJ's Photo Highlights from the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2012.
Click the logos below
to see the item lists!

We'll be updating as information comes in. Please understand that the prices, when listed, are tentative.

A Bandai MG Figurerise Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr.! Also great upcoming Master Grade kits in the Gundam AGE 2,Blitz Gundam, and Buster Gundam, an HGUC Hambrabi, 1/1000 Space Battleship Yamato, and much more!

Click HERE for the Bandai report!

Click HERE for the Bandai Video Report! 

Tamiya rolls out an all-new 1/48 kit of the Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik, and finished versions of their excellent 1/48 Zero kit. For armor fans there's a 1/35 Elefant and 1/48 Matilda! For the car nuts, there's the Toyota FT86! All great stuff!  

Click HERE for the Tamiya report! 

Click HERE for Tamiya Video Reports Part 1 and Part 2!

Hasegawa presents a new Egg Plane and Virtual-On design, a 1/12 Honda NSR250 and a 1/32 Raiden prototype. Other releases are a 1/48 kit of the space probe Voyager, JAL and ANA verions of the 787-8 in 1/200 scale, and a 1/72 kit of the Shinden II from Ace Combat Assault Horizon.

Click HERE for the Hasegawa report!  

Click HERE for the Hasegawa Video Report! 

Aoshima is also releasing a kit of the new Toyota 86! Other releases include the 2012 GT-R, the IJN carrier Unryu, and Japan's Himawari weather satellite. 

Click HERE for the Aoshima report! 

Click HERE for the Aoshima Video Report!

Fine Molds is releasing a Chi-To Japanese tank and Type 73 Light truck in 1/35, and a model of the Aichi Prefectural Office Building in 1/500 scale. 

Click HERE for the Fine Molds report!

Click HERE for the Fine Molds Video Report!

Platz is releasing an all-new kit of the JASDF F-1 fighter in 1/72 scale, a C-46 Commando in 1/144 scale, and the iconic Akihabara Radio Kaikan building in 1/1000 scale. 

Click HERE for the Platz report!

Click HERE for the Platz Video Report!