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Revell/Monogram Rx-7 rerelease announced

Apr 18, 2017


Revell Rx-7 rerelease (11.0kB) Revell USA has announced a rerelease of the former Monogram Rx-7 kit. This rerelease contains all parts for the street version and also all parts for the former Monogram Rx-7 CAFE racer kit plus all-new decals for both versions.
The USA release of this kit is scheduled for April. ("Mazda RX-7 2 'n 1", cat nr.85-4429, price US$24.95).


Aoshima rereleases announced

Oct 8, 2016


Aoshima Vertex FD3S rerelease (19.0kB) Aoshima has several RX-7 kit rereleases scheduled:
The Vertex FD3S RX-7 '99 will be added to the 'The Tuned Car' series, it looks like the kit is unchanged from the previous release, it is scheduled for release in October ("Vertex FD3S RX-7 '99", The Tuned Car' series Nr.9, cat nr.052396, price 2800 yen).

A fresh run of the Veilside FD3S RX-7 Combat Model kit will be released in November ("Veilside FD3S RX-7 Combat Model", 'S Package Ver.R' series Nr.88, cat nr.007228, price 2400 yen).

The FC3S Savanna RX-7 Late Type `89 will also be rereleased in November ("FC3S Savanna RX-7 Late Type `89", 'The Best Car GT' series Nr.71, cat nr.046609, price 2200 yen).

To conclude, the Mazda SA22C RX-7 Daytona `79 race car will be rereleased in November, this time in the 'The Model Car' series ("Mazda SA22C RX-7 Daytona `79", 'The Model Car' series Nr.22, cat nr.052297, price 2200 yen).


Rx-7 SA rereleases from Fujimi and ARII/MicroAce available now

Aug 20, 2016


Fujimi SA22C ID series (18.2kB) Fujimi recently did a rerelease of their trusty old Rx-7 SA ("Mazda Savanna SA22C RX-7", 'Inch Up Disk' series Nr.80, cat nr.039541, price 1900 yen).

This month ARII/MicroAce did a new run of the nice former LS kit (" '79 Savanna RX-7", 'Owners Club 24' series Nr.07, cat nr.205075, price 1800 yen).


Shunko 767B decals available now, Aoshima RX-7 FD and Hasegawa Cosmo L10B rereleases announced

Apr 13, 2016


Shunko Models Set SHK-D305 (22kB) Japanese decal maker Shunko Models has released high quality replacement decals for all four Hasegawa 767B kits:

Aoshima RX-7 FD type IV (17.7kB) Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the recent RX-7 FD type IV kit, the release is scheduled for June. The kit will now be part of the 'Model Car' series and will feature new decals ("Mazda FD3S RX-7 `96", 'Model Car' series Nr.7, cat nr.051580, price 2600 yen).
Some more info can be found on the Aoshima website: RX-7 FD 1996 (type IV).

Hasegawa will do a rerelease of the Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B 'Marathon de la Route' race car, scheduled for release in May ("Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B, Marathon de la Route", 'Historic Racers' series Nr.HR-03, cat nr.20274, price 3400 yen).


New Aoshima RX-7 FD and FC3S kits and Hasegawa Cosmo L10B rerelease announced

Aug 29, 2015


Aoshima RX-7 FD type IV Patrol Car (25.7kB) Aoshima has two new RX-7 kits scheduled for release in December.
The first one is a Patrol Car version of the recent RX-7 FD 1996 (type IV) ("RX-7 FD 1996 (type IV) Patrol Car", 'The Best Car GT' series Nr.60, cat nr.014165, price 2800 yen).
Aoshima RX-7 FC3S Ryosuke Takahashi, Hakone Battle (40.7kB) The second one is another version of the FC3S that stars in the Initial-D manga, this time a late version fitted with large raised rear wing and a roll bar ("Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 Hakone Battle Version", 'Initial-D' series Nr.7, cat nr.011560, price 2600 yen).

Some more info can be found on the Aoshima website: RX-7 FD 1996 (type IV) Patrol Car and Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 Hakone Battle Version.


Hasegawa will do a rerelease of the Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B, schedulded for release in early September ("Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B", '' series Nr.HC-02, cat nr.21102, price 2500 yen).


Fujimi lowered RX-7 FD announced, Aoshima RX-7 FD 1996 available now

Aug 19, 2015


Fujimi RX-7 FD 'lowered' (20.5kB) It looks like Fujimi is planning a rerelease of the rare lowered version of their RX-7 FD kit, it is scheduled for release in September and will include window masks. ("Mazda FD3S RX-7 Type RS", 'Inch Up' series Nr.ID-36, cat nr.039428, price 2400 yen)

The Aoshima RX-7 FD 1996 (type IV) is available now.


New Aoshima Mazda RX-7 FD 1996 version announced

May 5, 2015


Aoshima RX-7 FD type IV (19.1kB) Aoshima has announced another new version of their RX-7 FD kit, this time the changes introduced for 1996 have been included.
More info can be found on the new Aoshima website.
The kit is scheduled for release in July ("FD3S RX-7 IV type", 'The Best Car GT' series Nr.90, cat nr.014158, price 2600 yen).


Fujimi Mazda RX-3 available now

February 10, 2015


The new Circuit Wolf version of the Fujimi Savanna GT/RX-3 is available now.


New Fujimi Mazda RX-3 release

January 31, 2015


new Fujimi Savanna RX-3 (27.1kB) Fujimi is about to release a version of the Mazda Savanna RX-3 in the 'Circuit Wolf' series, the model looks like a variation on the Savanna GT Late Type Racing Version kit with new decals (i.e. righthand drive only) ("Savanna RX-3 Sasuga Island Race", 'The Circuit Wolf' series Nr.CW-7, cat nr.17019, price 2800 yen).


Upcoming Fujimi, Aoshima and Studio27 rereleases

August 14, 2014


Fujimi is about to do rereleases of two versions of the RX-7 FD3S of Keisuke Takahashi ('Initial D'), both the early '96 FD3S (RX-7 FD3S, Keisuke Takahashi, 'Initial D' series Nr.10, cat nr.18329, price 2000 yen) and the Project D version with the Amemiya wide body (FD3S RX-7 Project D Version, 'Initial D' series Nr.21, cat nr.18359, price 2200 yen).
Aoshima has the green Savanna RX-7 Daytona24 1979 racer scheduled for re-release in September ("Savanna RX-7 Daytona 24 Hours", Best Car Vintage series Nr.62, cat nr.047453, price 1800 yen).
Finally Studio27 is about to do another run of their Mazda 787B photo-etched Upgrade set (Mazda 787B Grade Up Parts, cat nr.ST27-FP2413R, price 1200 yen).


Fujimi Mazda RX-7 FD3S Kai rerelease

February 24, 2014


new Fujimi RX-7 FD3S Kai (11.6kB) Fujimi recently announced a new version of their venerable RX-7 FD3S kit in the Inch Up Disc Series, it looks like a rerelease of the Enfini FD3S RX-7 Kai from the Initial D series.
The kit is scheduled for release in March ("Mazda RX-7 Kai", Inch Up Disc series Nr.43, cat nr.038971, price 2200 yen).


Aoshima RX-7 FC3S RE Amemiya Full Aero Version rerelease

October 23, 2013


Another Aoshima rerelease coming up, this time the RE Amemiya Full Aero version of the RX-7 FC3S kit. The kit is scheduled for release in November (S Package Ver.R series Nr.49, cat nr.042540, price 2600 yen).


Aoshima RX-7 FD3S Bomex SP rerelease

September 25, 2013


Aoshima RX-7 FD Bomex SP announcement (13.2kB) The next Aoshima RX-7 kit scheduled for rerelease is the special edition of the RX-7 FD3S Bomex kit, this is the only Aoshima RX-7 FD kit available that includes lefthand drive parts.
The kit is scheduled for release in September and is available now (S Package Ver.R series Nr.80, cat nr.005866, price 2400 yen).


Fujimi and Aoshima rereleases

September 24, 2013


Both Fujimi and Aoshima recently issued several rereleases:
Fujimi RX-7 FD3S, Keisuke Takahashi ('Initial D' series Nr.10, cat nr.183299, price 2000 yen)
Fujimi Mazda Savanna GT Late Type Racing Version (Inch Up Disk series Nr. ID-109, cat nr.037691, price 2800 yen)
Fujimi Mazdaspeed FD3S RX-7 Touring A-Spec (Inch Up Disk series Nr. ID-81, cat nr.034652, price 1600 yen)
Fujimi FD3S RX-7 Project-D (Takahashi Keisuke) ('Initial D' series Nr.21, cat nr.183596, price 2200 yen)

In September Aoshima finally did another run of their 32nd scale 'Initial D' models:
FC3S RX-7 Late Version, Takahashi Ryousuke ('Initial D' series Nr.02, cat nr.008973, price 1200 yen)
FD3S RX-7, Takahashi Keisuke ('Initial D' series Nr.04, cat nr.008997, price 1200 yen)

All of these rereleases are available now.

Aoshima RX-7 FD C-West and Enfini RX-7 1991 rereleases announced

May 26, 2013


Two more Aoshima kits are scheduled for rerelease in June: the RX-7 FD3S C-West (Aoshima 'FD3S RX-7 C-West' S Package Ver.R nr.70, cat nr.008102, price 2400 yen) and the 1991 Enfini RX-7 (Aoshima 'Enfini RX-7 1991' Best Car GT series Nr. 36, cat nr.05028, price 2000 yen).

In the meantime the Itasha Senran Kagura BN Sports Savanna RX-7 FC3S has become available.

Aoshima RX-7 FC BN Sports Itasha version announced

Mar 15, 2013


Aoshima Senran Kagura BN Sports RX-7 FC announcement (80.2kB) Another Aoshima RX-7 kit is about to get the Itasha treatment, this time the RX-7 FC3S BN Sports will be released with a large sheet of decals picturing girls and graphics from the Senran Kagura manga (Aoshima 'Senran Kagura BN Sports FC3S RX-7' Itasha series Nr. 31, cat nr.007594, price 3800 yen).

The rereleased VeilSide FD3S RX-7 is availble now.


Aoshima RX-7 FD VeilSide Combat rerelease announced,
more on Studio 27 Mazda 787 conversion sets

Jan 1, 2013


Aoshima continues doing rereleases of their RX-7 kits, for January the RX-7 FD VeilSide Combat kit is scheduled to be rereleased (Aoshima 'VeilSide FD3S RX-7 Combat' S Package Ver.R nr.88, cat nr.007228, price 2400 yen).

Prices and release dates for the Studio 27 787 conversion sets have been announced, the sets will be released in mid-January
(Studio 27 '1/24 Mazda 787 #201 ArtSports LM 1990' ST27-TK2452, price 14000 yen;
Studio 27 '1/24 Mazda 787 #202 Charge LM 1990' ST27-TK2453, price 14000 yen;
Studio 27 '1/24 Mazda 787 #56 Mazda LM 1991' ST27-TK2454, price 14000 yen).

New Studio 27 Mazda 787B decal sets available now,
more Studio 27 Mazda 787B decals and 787 conversion sets announced

Nov 7, 2012


Studio 27 Decal Set 960 subject (28.2kB) Following the release of the Tamiya 787B kit, Studio 27 has released two new decal sets (Studio 27 'Mazda 787B "Charge" #202 JSPC 1991' S27-DC960, price 2000 yen and
Studio 27 'Mazda 787B "Charge" #201 JSPC 1991' S27-DC961, price 1800 yen).

One more set of Studio 27 Mazda 787B decals will be released soon, this set will provide decals to turn the new Tamiya 787B kit into the 1991 Le Mans winning #55 (Studio 27 'Mazda 787B "Charge" #55 LM 1991' S27-DC959, price 2000 yen).

For December Studio 27 has announced three conversion sets for converting a Tamiya Mazda 787B kit into a Mazda 787, each set will include decals for one version.
(Studio 27 '1/24 Mazda 787 #201 ArtSports LM 1990' ST27-TK2452, price TBA;
Studio 27 '1/24 Mazda 787 #202 Charge LM 1990' ST27-TK2453, price TBA;
Studio 27 '1/24 Mazda 787 #56 Mazda LM 1991' ST27-TK2454, price TBA)
More info can be found at the release schedule on the Studio 27 website. Studio 27 Decal Set 961 subject (24.2kB)
Studio 27 Decal Set 959 subject (14.3kB)


Tamiya Mazda 787B #18 and Aoshima RX-7 FD 'Sword Art Online' available now

Nov 4, 2012


box art of Tamiya 787B nr.18 The new version of the Tamiya Mazda 787B and the Aoshima Sword Art Online FD3S RX-7 kit are available now.

box art of Aoshima Sword Art Online RX-7 FD


Another Aoshima RX-7 FD Itasha announced

Oct 21, 2012


release picture of Aoshima Sword Art Online RX-7 FD Another Itasha RX-7 FD by Aoshima, the kit will be based on the FD3S '98 kit and is scheduled for release in october (Aoshima 'Sword Art Online FD3S RX-7' Itasha nr.29, cat nr.006887, price 3800 yen).


Tamiya Mazda 787B #18 announced, Fujimi RX-7 FC Tohge rereleased

Sep 14, 2012


release picture of Tamiya 787B #18 Tamiya has a new version of their 1/24 787B Le Mans racer kit announced, this time the kit will contain markings of the white-and-blue #18 car as it competed in the 1991 Le Mans race. The kit is scheduled for release in late October (Tamiya 'Mazda 787B No.18 Le Mans 24 Hours 1991' Sports Car nr.326, cat nr.24326, price 2800 yen).
Google translation of Tamiya Japan release announcement.

In the meantime Fujimi did a rerelease of their venerable RX-7 FC Tohge kit, it is available now (Fujimi 'Mazda Savanna RX-7 FC3S' Tohge nr.9, cat nr.045986, price 1400 yen).


Aoshima FD3S RX-7 Bomex rerelease announced

Sep  5, 2012


Aoshima plans to do a rerelease of the Bomex Special Edition FD3S RX-7, the kit is scheduled for release in September (Aoshima 'FD3S RX-7 Limited Version' S Package Ver.R nr.80-SP, cat nr.005866, price 2400 yen).


Hasegawa Cosmo L10B Police Car and Fujimi and Aoshima 'Initial D' rereleases available now

Aug  5, 2012


box top (21kB) The limited edition Hasegawa Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B 'Police Car' and the Fujimi and Aoshima 'Initial D' rereleases are available now.


Fujimi and Aoshima 'Initial D' rereleases announced, Aoshima 'FC3S RX-7 Winning Limited' available now

Jul 16, 2012


box top (20.4kB) Fujimi plans to do a rerelease of a number of 'Initial D' car kits, including the Ryousuke Takahashi RX-7 FC3S, the Keisuke Takahashi RX-7 FD3S early version and the Keisuke Takahashi RX-7 FD3S A-Spec version.
All 'Initial D' kits are scheduled for release at the end of July.

Aoshima also plans to do a rerelease of their Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 kit with engine parts, the kit is scheduled for release in July.

In the meantime the Aoshima FC3S RX-7 Winning Limited kit has been released.


New Hasegawa Cosmo L10B Police Car and Aoshima Rx-7 SA Daytona Winner rerelease announced

Jun 12, 2012


Hasegawa Cosmo Police car release picture Hasegawa has a new limited edition Police Car version of their beautiful L10B Cosmo kit announced, scheduled for release in July (Hasegawa 'Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B Police Car', cat nr.20258, price 3200 yen).

It looks like the announced rerelease of the Aoshima RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 was cancelled.

Aoshima has a rerelease scheduled of the Rx-7 SA 1979 Daytona Winner kit, scheduled for release in June (Aoshima 'Savanna RX-7 Daytona 24 hours 1979' The Best Car Vintage, 62, cat nr.047453, price 1800 yen).

Studio27 has announced another rerelease of the Mazda 787B Grade-Up set, scheduled for release in June (Studio27 'Mazda 787B Grade Up Parts', cat nr. ST27-FP2413R, price 1200 yen).


New Aoshima FC3S RX-7 release announced

Apr 23, 2012


'91 FC3S release picture Aoshima has announced a new version of their RX-7 FC3S kit, this time it represents a special version that Mazda released in August 1991 to celebrate the Mazda victory in the Le Mans 24Hr race.
This version is basically a 1991 RX-7 GT-R fitted with a lot of Inifiny parts, so expect the kit to look like the Aoshima FC3S Infinity 3 kit with a more luxurious interior.
The kit is scheduled for release in late June (Aoshima 'FC3S Savanna RX-7 Winning Limited' Best Car GT 70, cat nr.004227, price 2400 yen).
I borrowed the picture from the Aoshima release announcement


Aoshima RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 rerelease announced, Fujimi Rx-7 1979 Daytona Winner available now

Apr 13, 2012


Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 kit, scheduled for release in May (Aoshima 'RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7' S Package Ver.R 96, cat nr.047965, price 2200 yen).
The Fujimi Rx-7 SA racer in Daytona '79 livery is available now.


Fujimi Rx-7 1979 Daytona GTU Winner announced

Mar 11, 2012


Fujimi 1979 Daytona winning Rx-7 (84.0kB) Fujimi has a limited release planned of their Rx-7 SA racer in full 1979 Daytona winning livery. The insert picture of the slanted (high camber) profiled tires worries me a bit as the Daytona winner ran on slick tires with regular camber settings AFAIK.
The release is scheduled for March 17th (Fujimi 'Mazda Savanna RX-7 SA22C Daytona racing color' Inch Up Disc series Spot release IUSP-78, cat nr.038773, price 2800 yen).


Aoshima RX-7 FD Vertex rerelease available now

Jan 21, 2012


Aoshima Vertex FD3S RX-7 (26.3kB) The rerelease of the Aoshima FD3S RX-7 Vertex kit is available now and the revised box art now shows the real car fitted with the same RE30 wheels as contained in the kit.


Aoshima RX-7 FD Vertex rerelease

Nov 6, 2011


prerelease picture (11.8KB) Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the FD3S RX-7 Vertex kit, it looks like the kit once again will include wheels that differ from the box art pictures, this time the prototype kit was fitted with 19in Volks RE30 wheels instead of the Yokohama AVS Model5 wheels on the pictures of the actual car. The picture on the right is an official Aoshima announcement picture, it looks like the color change from lime green to red was done on the computer (compare original image here).
The kit is scheduled for release in late December ('Vertex FD3S RX-7', S-Package Ver.R series nr.83, cat nr. 3001639, price 2400 yen).


Tamiya RX-7 FC rereleases available worldwide

Sep 18, 2011


Many Tamiya 80s Masterpiece Models rereleases, including the RX-7 FC and RX-7 FC Cabriolet appear to be available worldwide.


Tamiya RX-7 FC rereleases available now

Jul 24, 2011


The rereleased Tamiya RX-7 FC and RX-7 FC Cabriolet are available now.
If you're looking for a shop that stocks these kits, check out Rainbow 10.


RX-7 FC rereleases from Tamiya and Aoshima

Jun 21, 2011


Recently Tamiya did another run of the Savanna RX-7 GT Limited (FC)
A rerelease of the Savanna RX-7 Cabrio is scheduled for July.
Remember, only these Tamiya FC kits contain accurate chassis details. On top of that both kits include a fully detailed 13B engine.
Google translation of overview of Tamiya Japan limited releases.

Aoshima has a rerelease of the FC3S RX-7 Late Type '89 scheduled for August.


Minicraft Rotary Engine, not a new release

Feb 18, 2011


I noticed HLJ lists the Minicraft Rotary Engine kit as a new release, well maybe for Japan it is but AFAIK this kit has been available for quite some time elsewhere.
It is still the same old kit, only the price has crept up over the years (it used to retail at $29.95 which is what I paid for mine, nowadays the retail price is a hefty $79.99, although several US shops sell this kit for less than $60) I certainly would think twice before dishing out that much money for this kit...


Aoshima Itasha RX-7 FD3S Mazdaspeed GT-Concept "Working!!" available now

Dec 23, 2010


I almost missed this one: a limited release Itasha version of the Aoshima RX-7 (FD3S) Mazdaspeed GT-Concept. It is available now ('FD3S RX-7 Mazdaspeed GT-C "Working!!"', Itasha series nr.SP, cat nr. 050361, price 3800 yen).


Aoshima Enfini RX-7 FD3S rerelease available now

Nov  1, 2010


The Aoshima reboxed 1991 Enfini RX-7 FD3S kit is available now ('FD3S RX-7 1991', Best Car GT series nr.36, cat nr. 050286, price 2000 yen).


Aoshima Enfini RX-7 FD3S rerelease announced

Oct 10, 2010


product announcement (9.8kB) Aoshima has a reboxing announced of the kit that started their long line of FD kits: the 1991 Enfini RX-7 FD3S kit ('FD3S RX-7 1991', Best Car GT series nr.36, cat nr. 050286, price 2000 yen) release is scheduled for October.


Fujimi RX-7 SA Itasha and RX-7 FC releases available now

July 10, 2010


The Fujimi RX-7 SA22C 'Kämpfer' Itasha kit (Fujimi 'Kämpfer RX-7 SA22C', Chara-de-Car Series 20, cat nr.189635, price 3800 yen) and the rerelease of the old 18in Low Profile series RX-7 FC kit with 18in ZEIT wheels (Fujimi 'Mazda Savanna RX-7 (FC3S)' Inch Up Disc series ID-158, cat nr.038377, price 2200 yen) are available now.


Fujimi RX-7 SA Itasha and RX-7 FC releases announced, Fujimi RX-7 FD rereleases available now

June 12, 2010


product announcement (156.5kB) product announcement (34.6kB) Fujimi has announced an Itasha version of their RX-7 SA22C street racer kit (Fujimi 'Kampfer RX-7 SA22C', Chara-de-Car Series 20, cat nr.189635, price 3800 yen) and a rerelease that looks like a rebox of the old 18in Low Profile series RX-7 FC kit, the text mentions 18in ZEIT wheels although the picture shows OZ wheels (Fujimi 'Mazda Savanna RX-7 (FC3S)' Inch Up Disc series ID-158, cat nr.038377, price 2200 yen) , both releases are scheduled for late June.


The rereleases of the Fujimi RE Amemiya Greddy 9 FD3S RX-7 (Fujimi, Inch Up Disc Series ID-153, cat nr.038315, price 2800 yen) and the RX-7 FD3S Mazdaspeed B-Spec (Fujimi, Inch Up Disc Series ID-154, cat nr.038322, price 2800 yen) are available now.


Fujimi RX-7 FD rereleases announced, Aoshima Itasha RX-7 FD available now

May 8, 2010


product announcement (32.3kB) product announcement (32.3kB) Fujimi has announced two more rereleases of former Racing Star Series RX-7 FD kits, the RE Amemiya Greddy 9 FD3S RX-7 (Fujimi, Inch Up Disc Series ID-153, cat nr.038315, price 2800 yen) and the RX-7 FD3S Mazdaspeed B-Spec (Fujimi, Inch Up Disc Series ID-154, cat nr.038322, price 2800 yen), both rereleases are scheduled for late May.

The Aoshima Loveplus Itasha RX-7 FD (Aoshima 'Loveplus FD3S RX-7', Itasha series nr.14, cat nr.049129, price 3600 yen) is available now.


Aoshima Itasha RX-7 FD announced

Apr 11, 2010


product announcement (44.8kB) Aoshima has another RX-7 FD lined up for the Itasha series, this time a white 1998 FD3S with 'Loveplus' graphics. The large decal sheet will offer a choice of three versions for each of the main Loveplus characters. The release is scheduled for late april. (Aoshima 'Loveplus FD3S RX-7', Itasha series nr.14, cat nr.049129, price 3600 yen).


Aoshima prepainted RX-7 FD rerelease announced, RX-7 FD and Itasha RX-7 FC available now

Mar 1, 2010


product announcement (11.0kB) Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the black prepainted stock '98 RX-7 FD, it is scheduled for release in early march (Aoshima 'Mazda RX-7 FD3S 1998 Brilliant Black', Pre Painted Model series Nr.8, cat nr.040041, price 2900 yen).
The rerelease of the stock '98 RX-7 FD (Aoshima 'Mazda RX-7 FD3S 1998', Best Car GT series Nr.58, cat nr.048955, price 2000 yen) and the RE Amemiya RX-7 FC with 'Air' Itasha graphics (Aoshima 'AIR FC3S RX-7 late type RE Amemiya specs', Itasha series nr.13, cat nr.048849, price 3600 yen) are available now.


Aoshima RX-7 FD and Itasha RX-7 FC announced, Fujimi RE Amemiya µ RX-8 ENKEI by Greddy available now

Feb 13, 2010


product announcement (11.0kB) Aoshima has two new RX-7 kits lined up for release this february, the first one is a rerelease of the stock '98 RX-7 FD (Aoshima 'Mazda RX-7 FD3S 1998', Best Car GT series Nr.58, cat nr.048955, price 2000 yen),

product announcement (46.5kB) the second one is an RE Amemiya RX-7 FC with 'Air' Itasha graphics, this kit will contain a hood without the intercooler scoop (Aoshima 'AIR FC3S RX-7 late type RE Amemiya specs', Itasha series nr.13, cat nr.048849, price 3600 yen).

The rerelease of the Fujimi RE Amemiya µ RX-8 ENKEI by Greddy is available now (Fujimi 'RE Amemiya µ RX-8 ENKEI by Greddy', Inch Up series nr.149, cat nr.038209, price 2600 yen).


Fujimi RE Amemiya µ RX-8 ENKEI by Greddy rerelease announced

Feb 7, 2010


product announcement (38.1kB) Fujimi is about to rerelease another kit from its former Racing Star series into the Inch Up Disc series, this time the RE Amemiya µ RX-8 ENKEI by Greddy, it is scheduled for early february (Fujimi 'RE Amemiya µ RX-8 ENKEI by Greddy', Inch Up series nr.149, cat nr.038209, price 2600 yen).


Aoshima RE Amemiya RX-7 FD3S Itasha 'Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS' available now

Nov 22, 2009


box top (25.5kB) This one caught me by surprise as it was not on the new release announcements on the Aoshima site, but it is available now.
The kit is the same as the RE Amemiya FD street version with a large high quality decal sheet with Itasha graphics (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Fate T Harlaown) added.
(Aoshima 'Nanoha StrikerS Fate Mazda FD3S RX-7 RE Amemiya ft Art Factory', Itasha series nr.12, cat.nr.048276, price 3600 yen).


Fujimi Rx-3 Savanna Racer available now

Sep 26, 2009


The limited edition Fujimi Mazda Savanna GT Racing kit (Fujimi Mazda Savanna GT Late Model Racing Type, Spot release IDSP-75, cat.nr.038117, price 3000 yen) is available now.


Fujimi Rx-3 Savanna Racer announced

Aug 26, 2009


Fujimi Rx-3 announcement (26.2kB) Fujimi has announced another racing version of the Rx-3 Savanna, it looks like a limited edition decal variant of the racing version of the RX-3 Savanna kit that was released before (i.e. a street racer, with all of the exterior features of the actual race cars, but with a stock interior and exhaust). The kit is scheduled for release in late August (Fujimi Mazda Savanna GT Late Model Racing Type, Spot release IDSP-75, cat.nr.038117, price 3000 yen).


Kotobukiya/Fujimi RX-7 FD Shuffle available now

July 2, 2009


The RX-7 FD3S Shuffle ! (Kotobukiya Chara-deCar series nr. K01, cat. nr. KI001, price 3800 yen) is available now.


Fujimi RX-7 FD Alicia Infans, RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 and VeilSide RX-8 available now

May 16, 2009


The RX-7 FD Itasha Alicia Infans (Chara-deCar series nr. 3, cat. nr. 189420, price 3800 yen) is available now, as are the rereleases of the VeilSide RX-8 Ver.1 Model (SE3P) (Inch Up Disc Series Nr.138, cat.nr.038056, price 2800 yen) and the RE Amemiya µ Boost Up 7 SPL (Inch Up Disc Series Nr.141, cat.nr.038087, price 2600 yen).


Fujimi/Kotobukiya RX-7 FD Itasha release and Fujimi RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 and VeilSide RX-8 rereleases announced

April 17, 2009


Announcement (63.3kB) Another Fujimi/Kotobukiya Itasha RX-7 FD model kit is scheduled for release in June ( Mazda RX-7 FD3S 'Shuffle!', Chara-deCar series Nr.K01, cat.nr.KI001, price 3800 yen).

Fujimi has announced rereleases of the RE Amemiya µ Boost Up 7 SPL (Inch Up Disc Series Nr.141, cat.nr.038087, price 2600 yen) and the VeilSide RX-8 Ver.1 Model (SE3P) (Inch Up Disc Series Nr.138, cat.nr.038056, price 2800 yen), both kits have now been moved into the Inch Up Disc Series and are both scheduled for release in early May.
Let's hope Fujimi will include the improved handed VeilSide 18in Andrew Baccarat wheels in the RX-8 kit this time.


Fujimi RX-7 FD3S Itasha Alicia Infans (Magus Tale) announced

April 4, 2009


Announcement (56.1kB) Fujimi is about to give another RX the Itasha treatment, this time a '99 RX-7 FD3S will get Alicia Infans (Magus Tale) graphics. The kit is scheduled for release in late April (Chara-deCar series nr. 3, cat. nr. 189420, price 3800 yen).



Fujimi RX-8 Itasha Tamaki Kousaka (2-Heart) released

March 21, 2009


If you blinked, you've missed it: this RX-8 release sold out very fast. It is a nice kit: Fujimi used the corrected RX-8 body and the decal sheet is as large as the box lid ! (Fujimi Chara-deCar series nr. 1, cat. nr. 189413, price 3800 yen).



Aoshima RX-7 FC RE-Amemiya Full Aero released and RX-7 FC Late Model rereleased

February 16, 2009


RE-Amemiya FC3S SuperG
Aoshima released its second RE-Amemiya FC3S this time a full specs REsuperG version. (Aoshima S-Package Ver.R series nr. 49, cat. nr. 042540, price 2600 yen).

Aoshima also did a rerelease of their popular RX-7 FC3S '89 (Aoshima Best Car GT series nr.71, cat. nr. 046609, price 2200 yen).



Studio27 decals for RX-8 Daytona '08 Class Winner released

November 5, 2008


Studio27 decal set nr DC761C depicts the flat-black painted SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 nr.70 that won the GT class (9th overall) at the 2008 24h Daytona race (Studio27, cat. nr. ST27-DC761C, price 2000 yen).



Aoshima RX-7 FC RE-Amemiya and RX-7 FC Itasha 'Little Busters !' released

October 4, 2008


RE-Amemiya FC3S
Aoshima released the first of a pair of RE-Amemiya versions of the FC3S (Aoshima S-Package Ver.R series nr. 50, cat. nr. 042533, price 2200 yen).
FC3S Little Busters
Aoshima gave its second RX-7 kit the Itasha treatment, this time an FC3S. (Aoshima Itasha series nr. 04, cat. nr. 044179, price 3600 yen).



Studio27 decals for RX-8 Daytona '08 racer released

September 3, 2008


Studio27 decal set nr DC760C depicts the white painted SpeedSource FXDD Mazda RX-8 nr.69 that finished 5th in the GT class (16th overall) at the 2008 24h Daytona race, it is the stablemate of the GT Class winning RX-8 (Studio27, cat. nr. ST27-DC760C, price 2000 yen).



Aoshima RX-7 FC Infinity and Fujimi RX-8 Hydrogen released

August 9, 2008


Aoshima released another interesting variant of its RX-7 FC Turbo II kit, this time the lightweight Infinity 3 model (Aoshima Best Car GT series nr. 35, cat. nr. 042526, price 2200 yen).
Fujimi released its kit of the Hydrogen powered RX-8 again, this time using the corrected body (Fujimi Inch Up Disc series nr. IDSPOT 64, cat. nr. 03778, price 2600 yen).



Hasegawa rereleases of MAT Cosmo and 767B Finish Line

July 8, 2008


Here's another chance to get two sought-after kits: Hasegawa did another run of the Cosmo MAT vehicle (Hasegawa CQ series, cat. nr. CQ-1, price 2200 yen) and finally have done a rerelease of the 767B Finish Line kit (Hasegawa CC series, cat. nr. CC-20, price 2000 yen).
Both kits are unchanged apart from minor changes on the side of the box (price, bar code, copyright date).

Fujimi RX-3 Racer released

June 28, 2008


Fujimi has released the racing version of the RX-3 Savanna it turns out to be a street racer, with all of the exterior features of the actual race cars, but with a stock interior and exhaust.
Fujimi revised its catalog, this kit received the same catalog number as the now deleted Savanna GT Late Model.
(Fujimi Inch Up Disc series nr. 109, cat. nr. 037691, price 2800 yen).


Fujimi RX-3 Racer and Aoshima RX-7 FC Infinity 4 announced

April 23, 2008


Fujimi RX-3 racer (20.6kB) Fujimi plans to release a racing version of the RX-3 Savanna, it is scheduled for the end of May (Inch Up Disc series nr. 109, cat. nr. 037691, price 2800 yen).

Aoshima RX-7 FC Infinity 4 (4.8kB) Aoshima plans to release another RX-7 FC kit, this time as an Infinity 3 version. The Infinity versions were factory developed lightweight versions of the FC Turbo II.
The kit is scheduled for release in July (Best Car GT series nr. 35, cat. nr. 042526, price 2200 yen).



New Fujimi RX-8 Highway Patrol available now

Apr 14, 2008


Fujimi released a limited run of its RX-8 in Japanese Highway Patrol livery, the kit includes updated decals (Highway Patrol series HP-SP, cat. nr. 189406, price 2600 yen).


Aoshima RX-7 FD Haruhi Ism available now

Feb 10, 2008


Aoshima did another variant of their RX-7 FD '98 kit, this time in the new Itasha Series, covering cars adorned with anime graphics (these are depicting actual cars, not just anime merchandise) FD3S RX-7 Haruhi Ism. Apart from a huge decal sheet there are some nice new WedsSport SA-70 wheels included (Aoshima Itasha series nr. 1, cat. nr. 041406, price 3200 yen).


Aoshima Mazdaspeed RX-7 FD GT-C rerelease available now

Jan 28, 2008


Aoshima has made a new run of their popular Mazdaspeed RX-7 FD GT-C kit. Apart from the box art and the colors of some of the parts it is identical to the earlier release (Aoshima S-Package Ver.R series nr. 60, cat. nr. 042175, price 2000 yen).


Aoshima Prepainted RX-7 FD '98 kits available now

Nov 5, 2007


Aoshima released a pair of RX-7 FD '98 kits with factory painted bodies and interior bits back in July, but it looks like both kits are still available.
The black version (Prepainted Model Series Nr.8, cat. nr. 04004, price 2900 yen) is great, but unfortunately the paint on the blue version (Prepainted Model Series Nr.7, cat. nr. 04003, price 2900 yen) is the wrong shade for Innocent Blue Mica.


Aoshima RX-7 FC 'Initial D' available now

Mar 22, 2007


The new Aoshima RX-7 FC 'Initial D' kit is available now (Initial D series Nr.3, cat. nr. 039526, price 2200 yen).


Fujimi RX-7 and Rx-3 kits available now

Mar 18, 2007


The regular release of the Fujimi RX-7 FD Spirit R Type A kit and the Mazda Savanna (RX-3) GS-II in the new Fujimi Lamé Machine series (yep, that's 'Lamé' as in 'gold' not 'Lame' as in 'naf' !) are available now. Mazda Savanna RX-3 GS-II Lame Machine box (8.2kB)

Some Fujimi RX-7 and Rx-3 rereleases and a new Aoshima RX-7 FC

Feb 25, 2007


Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (18.7kB)Just when you thought RX-7 models were slipping into oblivion, Fujimi announces some rereleases.
First one is the RX-7 FD3S Spirit R Type A kit which will be released as a regular item (not a limited release) in the first week of March (Inch Up Disc Series nr.89, cat. nr. 03726, price 2200 yen).
Second is another limited run of the RX-7 FC3S with resin 13B engine display which will be released in March (Inch Up Disc series ID-SPOT, cat. nr. 03683, price 2800 yen).

Mazda Savanna GS-II Rx-3 (19.7kB) Finally another release of the Mazda Savanna GS-II (Rx-3), this time in a new series called 'Lame Machines' (I sure hope that's a translation error Smilie :o) ), scheduled for the second week of March (Lame Machine series Nr.1, cat. nr. 18919, price 2600 yen).

Aoshima Initial D RX-7 FC In March Aoshima plans to release another RX-7 FC kit, this time an Initial D series version (Initial D series Nr.3, cat. nr. 039526, price 2200 yen).
As usual I borrowed the pictures from the Fujimi and Aoshima websites.


Aoshima RE Amemiya FD Super G street version available now

Nov 12, 2006


I almost missed this one: Aoshima released a street version of the Aoshima D1GP RE Amemiya Super G drift racer.



Aoshima Racing Beat FC and RE Amemiya FD Drift racers available now

Sep 24, 2006


The Aoshima kit of the record breaking Racing Beat RX-7 FC is available now. It contains a nice and accurate decal sheet, a lefthand drive dashboard, solid wheels with molded on narrow tires and the instruction sheet contains some b/w detail pics of the real car and some info in japanese. It is a limited issue, so if you want one, get it now.
In the meantime the pair of Aoshima D1GP RE Amemiya Super G drift racers has been released as well and these kits were well worth the wait !



Another hot Aoshima release coming up

Aug 20, 2006


The Fujimi kits for the Amemiya RX-7 FD RE Super G and the limited edition FC with engine and the Aoshima BN Sports RX-7 FC are available now.

Hottest news is the announcement of a limited edition kit of the Racing Beat RX-7 FC that broke the land speed record in its class in 1986 at Bonneville (Class C Grand Touring, 238.44 mph; 382 km/h). The kit is scheduled for release in september (cat.nr.03768, price 2000yen).

The release of the pair of Aoshima RE Amemiya Greddy D1GP Drift racer kits has slipped a bit, both should become available this month.

As usual I borrowed the pictures from the Aoshima website.


Shizuoka Hobby Show: more Fujimi and Aoshima RX-7 FD and FC kits coming up !

Jun 5, 2006


At the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show a lot of new RX-7 models were announced, check this site for a pictorial report of the show.
Fujimi will do a street version of the wide bodied RX-7 FD RE Super G kit that was released last month in the Initial D series (RE Amemiya µ Boost Up 7 SPL, Racing Star series Nr.26, cat.nr.18908, price 2200yen).

In July Fujimi plans to release a limited edition of the regular Inch Up RX-7 FC kit, but this time parts for a complete 13B engine will be included (Mazda FC3S Savanna with Engine, cat.nr.03683, price 2800yen) it looks like the hood is still molded in with the body so the engine is meant for displaying outside of the car.

Aoshima has announced a pair of RE Amemiya Super G FDs in their D1 GP Drift race series, scheduled for July release one is a special limited issue (RE Amemiya GReddy D1 7(FD3S) 2004, cat.nr.03794, price 2200yen) the other one a regular rlease (RE Amemiya GReddy D1 7(FD3S) 2005,D1 GP series nr.13, cat.nr.03793, price 2200yen).

In July Aoshima also plans to release another street version of the RX-7 FC, this kit will have the same body kit as the D1 GP Team Samurai Project car released last april (BN Sports RX-7 FC3S, S-Package Ver.R series, cat.nr.03801, price 2000yen).
As usual I borrowed the pictures from the Fujimi and Aoshima websites.
RE Amemiya µ Boost Up 7 SPL (45.1kB)

RE Amemiya GReddy D1 2004 (13.8kB)

RE Amemiya GReddy D1 2005 (8.6kB)

BN Sports RX-7 FC (8.1kB)

More Aoshima RX-7 FC kits and a long awaited Fujimi RX-7 FD coming up

Apr 18, 2006


The Fujimi Savanna (RX-3) GT Late with Upgrade Parts is available now, as is a kit I almost missed out on, the Fujimi Initial D live action movie version of their good old RX-7 FC kit.

For April, Aoshima has a pair of hot D1 GP Drift race RX-7 FC's scheduled, the first one is from the 2006 season and is a regular issue (Team Samurai Project, D1 GP series nr.11, cat.nr.03704, price 2200 yen), the other one is for the same car in last years color scheme and is a limited release (Team HPI, cat.nr.03705, price 2200 yen).

Fujimi has some new Initial D releases scheduled for this month, including the latest version of the RX-7 FD of Keisuke Takahashi, the box art shows the FD being upgraded to a full specs Amemiya RE Super G street version, similar to the kit Fujimi announced over 5 years ago (see the bottom of this page) but which was never actually released (FD3S RX-7 Project D Version, Initial D series, cat.nr.18359, price 2200 yen).
Mazda RX-7 FC Team Samurai D1GP (13.1kB)

Mazda RX-7 FC HPI D1GP (7.0kB)

Another limited edition Fujimi RX-3 kit coming up

Dec 27, 2005


The Fujimi Savanna (RX-3) GS-II with racing decals is available now.
For January, Fujimi has a limited release planned of the Savanna (RX-3) GT Late version with upgrade parts (Inch Up series, cat.nr.03663, price 2800 yen).


Five new Aoshima RX-7 kits available now, another new Fujimi RX-3 kit announced

Nov 14, 2005


The Aoshima RX-7 FD3S Drift Machine, RX-7 FC3S '85 and RX-7 FC3S '89 are available now, also available now are two rereleases of older 1/20 Aoshima Rx-7 SA racer kits, one as a customized street car (cat nr. 03706, price 2900 yen) and one in race livery (cat nr. 03708, price 2900 yen).

Fujimi has another Savanna RX-3 kit scheduled for release in late november, a GS-II with racing decals (Nostalgic Heroes Series, cat.nr. 04323, price 2500 yen).


More Aoshima RX-7 kits announced

Sept 26, 2005


Aoshima has no less than three new RX-7 releases scheduled for october:
an RX-7 FD3S Drift Machine (Drift Machine series, cat.nr.03685, price 1800 yen)
and a pair of brand new FC3S kits:
an RX-7 FC3S Early Model (Best Car GT series, cat.nr.03675, price 1800 yen) and
an RX-7 FC3S Late Model (Best Car GT series, cat.nr.03676, price 1800 yen).


Aoshima RX-7 FD '98, Fujimi RX-8 USA Custom and Savanna GS-II available, another Fujimi Savanna announced

Sept 24, 2005


The Aoshima RX-7 FD '98, Fujimi RX-8 USA Custom and Savanna GS-II are available now, also available are some fine Savanna (Rx-3) photo-etched detail sets by Acu-Stion.
For the end of September, Fujimi has announced a limited release of the Early Savanna GT with upgrade parts (Real Sports Car series, cat.nr.18896, price 2800 yen).


Fujimi Rx-3's available, another Fujimi RX-8 and Rx-3 announced

August 24, 2005


Mazda RX-8 USA Custom info (51.7kB)The Fujimi Savanna (Rx-3) GT early and late types are available now.
Fujimi has scheduled another RX-8 kit for release by the end of august, it is the USA Custom version, which looks like a decal variant of the GTW-Wing kit (Inch-Up series nr.ID-BA, cat.nr.03644, price 2600 yen).
For september, Fujimi plans to release an Rx-3 Savanna GS-II (Nostalgic Racer series, cat.nr.04321, price 2500yen).


Aoshima RX-7 FD '98 announced

July 20, 2005


For August Aoshima has a new RX-7 FD kit scheduled, this time a '98 facelifted version (Best Car GT series nr.58, cat.nr. 036327, price 1800 yen).
Meanwhile the new Fujimi Rx-3 kits appear to have hit some delays.


Fujimi RX-8 Sports Prestige Limited and GT-W wing versions available now

May 26, 2005


The long awaited Fujimi RX-8 Sports Prestige Ltd and the Fujimi RX-8 GT-W wing kits are available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.
There's not much Mazda kit news, apart from a pair of Fujimi Rx-3 Savanna kits, an early and a late model, both will be from brand new patterns. The early one (cat nr. 03629, price 2500 yen) is scheduled for June, the late model version (cat nr. 03630, price 2500 yen) is scheduled for July.


Aoshima Rx-7 1979 Daytona racer, Fujimi Rx-7 SA racer and Fujimi RX-8 Patrol car available now

April 20, 2005


The Aoshima Rx-7 1979 Daytona racer is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.

Mazda RX-7 SA w. Longchamp wheels (60kB) The Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 Sport Prestige Limited announced for last month got delayed, but it should show up this month.
Meanwhile Fujimi issued a limited release of their Rx-7 SA fitted with Longchamp wheels (cat.nr. 03637, price 1800 yen). Note that unlike the picture on the announcement, the kit is for a street car and does not contain race decals. It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.

Also just released is the Fujimi RX-8 Patrol Car (Special Vehicles series nr.11, cat.nr. 18427, price 2700 yen), it is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.

Mazda RX-8 GTW wing (59kB) Finally, scheduled for release later this month is another Fujimi RX-8, this time a Type-S GTW wing version (GTW Wing series nr.10, cat.nr. 18893, price 2600 yen).

I borrowed the pictures from the Fujimi website.



Aoshima Rx-7 1979 Daytona racer announced

March 20, 2005


Mazda RX-7 IMSA Daytona 1979 (13.8kB)Next month Aoshima will do a release of the IMSA GTU class Rx-7 1979 Daytona racer, this kit will be based on the same reworked Imai kit with new decals for the red/orange/white nr. 77 car (Best vintage series nr.63, cat.nr. 03576, price 1500 yen).
I borrowed the picture from the Aoshima's new releases web page.


Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 Sport Prestige Limited announced

March 6, 2005


Mazda RX-8 Sport Prestige Ltd. (59.5kB)Fujimi plans to add another RX-8 to the Inch Up Disc series, this time a Sport Prestige Limited version (Inch Up series nr. ID-71, cat.nr. 03628, price 2600 yen). It is scheduled for release this month.
I borrowed the picture from the Fujimi website.


Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 Version II available now

Februari 6, 2005


I almost missed this one: the Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 Version II (Racing Star series nr.22, cat.nr. 03620, price 2600 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.


Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 A-Spec available now

December 21, 2004


The Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 A-Spec (Racing Star series nr.21, cat.nr. 18880, price 2600 yen) that was originally scheduled for November is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.


Aoshima revised RX-7 FD Bomex and RX-7 FD Panspeed Asamoto available now

November 9, 2004


Aoshima just released two RX-7 FD kits that you definitely don't want to miss. First one is the revised Bomex RX-7 FD3S kit (S Package Version R series nr.80SP, cat.nr. 34583, price 2000 yen). This time there are true RE Amemiya style recessed headlights included and as an unexpected bonus there is also an optional set of lefthand drive interior parts. It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.
The second one is the Panspeed Asamoto RX-7 FD3S (D1 Grand Prix Series Nr. SP, cat.nr. 35139, price 2200 yen). This is a limited edition kit that comes with loads of spare parts. It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.


Fujimi Amemiya µ RX-8 available now

October 9, 2004


Fujimi has released an Amemiya µ RX-8 (Racing Star series Nr.20, cat.nr. 18868, price 2600 yen), this kit was initially scheduled for release in June but has slipped down the list, probably because of the redesign of the basic RX-8 kit. It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.


Aoshima Rx-7 1979 Daytona winner and Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 announced,
Aoshima A'pex D1 RX-7 FD rerelease and Fujimi VeilSide RX-8 available now

October 4, 2004


box top (11.5kB) Aoshima has announced a kit of the 1979 Daytona class winning Rx-7 SA, this kit will be based on the Imai kit, but it looks like additional details and a brand new accurate decal sheet will be added. I borrowed the picture from the Aoshima's new releases web page.


box top (5.9kB) Also scheduled for this month is a rerelease of the Aoshima Bomex RX-7 FD, if I'm not mistaken it will include actual recessed headlights this time, instead of mock headlights on decals.

In the meantime Aoshima also did a rebox of the popular RX-7 FD A'pex D1, this time as the first kit in a series dedicated to D1 Grand Prix models. The rereleased kit is no different from the first release. I for one hope that Aoshima will also release kits of the other RX-7 contenders in this exciting drift racing competition.

Fujimi has released a VeilSide RX-8 Ver.1 model (Racing Star series Nr.3, cat.nr. 18866, price 2600 yen), this kit is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.
Fujimi also announced a Mazdaspeed RX-8 (Racing Star series, cat.nr. 18880, price 2600 yen) scheduled for release in november.



Arii 1/32 RX-7 FD Patrol Car available

July 14, 2004


The Arii RX-7 FD Patrol Car (Owners Club series Nr.58, cat.nr. 47063, price 600 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .


Tamiya 787B rerelease available

June 16, 2004


The rerelease of the Tamiya Mazda 787B (cat.nr. 24112, price 2400 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .



Arii 1/32 RX-7 FD Highway Patrol version announced, Aoshima RX-7 FD A'pex available

May 24, 2004


Arii RX-7 FD Highway Patrol model At the recent Shizuoka Hobby Show, Arii showed a Highway Patrol version (Owners Club series Nr.58, price 600 yen, scheduled for release in June) of their excellent 1/32 RX-7 FD kits. Of particular interest is that the model at the show had Mazda stock 5-spoke alloy wheels and a stock front bumper, rather than the BBS style wheels and the custom front spoiler in the earlier Arii FD kits.
Platz reboxed Aoshima Bomex RX-7 FD model Also on the show was a Bomex RX-7 FD, made by Aoshima, sold by AMT in the USA and imported back to Japan again by Platz, it is the same kit as described here in a different box.
I borrowed both photo's from the 2004 Shizuoka Hobby Show report by Hobby Link Japan.

The Aoshima RX-7 FD A'pex (S Package Version R series nr.84, price 2000 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .



Tamiya 787B rerelease, Studio27 787B decals and upgrade parts rerelease, Aoshima RX-7 FD A'pex announced

May 3, 2004


Tamiya is about to do another rerun of their Mazda 787B kit, this time the price went up to 2400 yen from 1600 yen last time, but Tamiya now includes decals printed by the famous Italian Cartograf decal printers.
On top of that, Studio27 will do a rerelease of their Mazda 787B detail parts and three of their 787B decal sets (DC210C LM'91, DC216C Enfini JSPC'91 and DC228C Renown JSPC'91).
RX-7 FD A'pex (6.9KB) This month Aoshima will add another RX-7 FD tuner special to its range, this time the D1-GP A'pex version, it looks like this kit will contain the same parts as the Vertex kit, apart from new wheels and a large decal sheet (cat.nr. 033784, S Package version R series nr.84, price 2000 yen, scheduled for the end of May).
I borrowed the picture from Aoshima's new releases web page.



Scale Auto Style RX-7 FD body kit and new Fujimi RX-8 kits announced, Aoshima RX-7 FD Vertex available now

April 17, 2004


Scale Auto Style will release a trans kit for an Re Amemiya FD3S RX7 2001 Widebody in the near future.
If you're not familiar with Scale Auto Style, a trans kit consists of a set of high quality resin parts. You will need to do some cutting to the body to replace the existing parts of the body with the new ones in the kit.

Fujimi has announced three new versions of their RX-8 kit, first there will be a limited release representing the Hydrogen Powered RX-8 Mazda presented at last years Tokyo Motor Show (Inch Up series nr.ID-AQ, cat.nr. 03598, price 2500 yen).
Further more two tuner versions of the RX-8 are announced in the Racing Star Series, one by RE Amemiya (cat.nr. 18868, price 2600 yen, scheduled for June) and the other by VeilSide (cat.nr. 18866, price 2600 yen, scheduled for July).
The Aoshima RX-7 FD Vertex (S Package Version R series nr.83, price 2100 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .

Studio27 announces 757 Le Mans racers, Fujimi RX-7 FD Patrol Car available now

February 25, 2004


In March Studio27 will release a pair of resin 1/24 scale Mazda 757 kits and two sets of decals. One kit will depict a 1986 Le Mans 24hr race entry, the other one a 1987 Le Mans 24hr race car, more details at the Studio27 site.
The Fujimi RX-7 FD Patrol Car (Patrol Car series nr.10, price 2300 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .


New Aoshima RX-7 FD Vertex street racer

February 18, 2004


Aoshima will release an RX-7 FD Vertex in its 'S Package version R' series. The kit will feature Advan RG wheels and an A'Pex 3DG Extreme wing. (cat.nr. 033333, S Package version R series nr.83, price 2100 yen, scheduled for mid-March).
I borrowed the picture from Aoshima's new releases web page.



Fujimi announces RX-7 FD Highway Patrol car

February 6, 2004


RX-7 FD '99 RS Japanese Highway Patrol (14.2KB) Fujimi will add an RX-7 FD to the Patrol Car series (Patrol Car series nr.10, price 2300 yen) by the end of February.
Thanks to Hans van Rijssel for this picture of a full size RX-7 FD in Japanese Highway Patrol livery (note that the RX-7 on the picture is an early FD model fitted with the latest 17in RS type wheels).



Fujimi RX-7 SA22 racer rereleased, available now

January 18, 2004


Fujimi recently did a rerelease of their much sought after RX-7 race car. It comes with decals representing the car that competed in the Japanese Sportscar Championship (cat.nr. 06232, price 1800 yen). It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .


Fujimi RX-7 A-Spec GT-W Wing available now

September 30, 2003


The Fujimi RX-7 FD3S Mazdaspeed A-Spec 'GT-W Wing' (cat.nr. 18840, GT-W Wing series Nr. 3, price 2300 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .


Fujimi RX-7 USA Custom available now

September 3, 2003


The Fujimi RX-7 FD3S 'USA Custom' (cat.nr. 03563, Inch Up Disk series Nr. ID-U, price 2300 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .


Fujimi RX-8 available now, another Fujimi RX-7 FD and RX-8 announced

August 23, 2003


The Fujimi RX-8 (cat.nr. 03552, price 2500 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .
Another RX-7 FD3S kit is announced to be released in September (cat.nr. 18840, GT Wing series Nr.3, 2300 yen), the second Fujimi RX-8 kit is scheduled for December (RX-8 Type S Aero, cat.nr. 03564, Inch Up series, 2600 yen).


New Fujimi FD3S RX-7 kits

July 28, 2003


Fujimi just released a kit of the Mazdaspeed RX-7 FD3S B-spec (cat.nr. 18788, Racing Star series Nr.14, 2300 yen) available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10)
Yet another RX-7 FD3S kit will be released in August ('Mazda FD3S RX-7 USA Custom', cat.nr. 03563, Inch Up series Nr. ID-U, 2300 yen).


Aoshima Bomex FD3S RX-7 available

June 14, 2003


Aoshima just released their Bomex RX-7 FD3S kit (cat.nr. 32275, S-Package Ver.R series nr.80, 2000 yen) available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10)
Apart from the regular release of the Bomex RX-7 FD3S, there is also a special edition made of this kit with a paint scheme that looks like the Supra in the movie 'The Fast and the Furious' (I don't know why it was made to look like the Supra rather than Dominics RX-7 FD, but anyway... it is cat.nr. 32282, S-Package Ver.R series nr.80SP, 2000 yen) available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10)



Fujimi Bathurst FD3S RX-7 and SA22 available, Fujimi RX-8 kit coming up

April 26, 2003


In the meantime Fujimi released a red Bathurst FD (cat.nr.18817, price 2200 yen, available from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10)
and dusted off their old SA22 molds to add a 1st gen Rx-7 to the Tohge series (cat.nr. 04555, price 1500 yen) which is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .

Fujimi RX-8 announcement (25.7kB)

Hottest news is the announcement of a Fujimi Mazda RX-8 kit, scheduled for release in July 2003 (Inch Up Series Nr. 105, price 2500 yen).
Aoshima has a Bomex RX-7 FD3S kit scheduled for June (S-Package Ver.R series nr.80, 2000 yen). I borrowed the picture from the Aoshima website.


Fujimi Advan GAB Rigid FD3S RX-7 available, more Fujimi kits coming up

February 9, 2003


I almost missed this one the 'Advan GAB Rigid FD3S RX-7', yet another Fujimi FD3S kit with a fancy decal set (cat.nr. 18786, Auto Gallery series, price 2400 yen). It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .
More FD3S RX-7 kits to come are the 'FD3S RX-7 Spirit R Final Version' (cat.nr. 18796, price 2000 yen) and another Auto Gallery version, the 'Rudora FD3S RX-7' (cat.nr. 18791, price 2400 yen).


Fujimi Garage TT FD3S RX-7 available

October 29, 2002


The Fujimi Garage TT FD3S RX-7 (cat.nr. 18775, price 2400 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .

Now that the final RX-7 rolled of the production line, a lot of new books, magazines and even some DVD's have been released, all dedicated to the RX-7. You can find some at HLJ and some more at Amazon Japan. In both cases do a search on 'RX-7'.


More new RX-7 FD3S tuner kits

October 1, 2002


Two new RX-7 FD kits have been announced:

New Fujimi RE Amemiya RX-7 FD kit available

September 1, 2002


The RE Amemiya The Street µ Greddy 9 (cat.nr. 18704, price 2600 yen) is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .

New Fujimi RE Amemiya RX-7 FD kit

July 25, 2002


A while ago Fujimi announced a pair of RE Amemiya RX-7 FD kits, only to cancel them a little later on. Well, there's good news: Fujimi just announced a new entry in their Racing Star series: an RE Amemiya RX-7 Greddy 9 (cat.nr. 18704, price 2600 yen) to be released in August.
I haven't seen any pictures of the kit or the exact version yet, but 'plain' is not in the dictionary of Amemiya-san so you can be sure it will be another great FD kit.

New 767B and 787B decals and a good old Rx-7 kit

June 17, 2002


The Japanese company Museum Collection has released sets of High Tech decals for the Charge/Renown sponsored Mazda 767B and 787B race cars.
High Tech decals have a special carrier film that you can tear off the model after the decal has settled, leaving just the printed image on the model. This is a bit tricky, the decal image can be damaged in the process so each sheet offers a complete set of spare decals. The decals are available now from Hobby Link Japan Mazda 767B, Mazda 787B and from Rainbow 10

ARII has released a reissue of the LS 1/24 1979 Savanna Rx-7 kit (Owner's 24 Series nr.7, price 1500 yen). The kit is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10


More new RX-7 FD3S kits coming up...

May 21, 2002


The new Fujimi RX-7 FD Kai kit just hit the shops.
'Kai' stands for 'improved version', i.e. an upgraded 1991 or 1993 model. The kit includes a separate hood with a large vent molded on and separate bumpers.
(Initial D series nr.17, cat.nr. 18352, price 2000 yen).
The kit is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .

In the meantime Mazda announced the final production version of the FD, called the Spirit-R an edition limited to 1500 cars which are rolling off the production line right now.
Fujimi faithfully follows with a model kit of the Spirit-R Type A (cat.nr. 03537 price 2000yen) which is already available from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .
One more Fujimi FD kit is scheduled for release in July: a Mazdaspeed FD3S R spec (Racing Star series, cat.nr. 18715, price 2200yen).

RX-7 2000 (34.4kB) The Tamiya RX-7 model 2000 announcement looks like a false alarm for now. cat.nr. 24249 turns out to be a revamped Porsche Boxster, instead of a revamped RX-7 FD. The kit was announced at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, so either the kit got delayed and bumped down the list, or there was some confusion about the new announcements...
In any case the model is/was reported by several Tamiya distributors around the world.
The announcement was accompanied by this picture. Note the poorly retouched badge on the nose, you'd almost think the announcement was an early April-fools joke...

Good news from Tamiya is that there is a third spot production run of the classic Rx-7 FB kit scheduled for this quarter (cat.nr. 24016, price 1400yen).


More new RX-7 FD3S kits ...

Jan 23, 2002


Fujimi has announced what will probably be the final version of their RX-7 FD3S kit, this time in the popular Tohge series (nr.30, cat.nr. 04046, price 1500yen). The kit is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 .

Tamiya have finally decided to update their RX-7 FD kit and have announced a Mazda RX-7 2000 (cat.nr. 24249). Tamiya lists new wheels, a new rear spoiler and a new front bumper as the modifications. Let's hope the kit includes an updated interior and engine details, otherwise it will be no match for the excellent Fujimi kits.


New RX-7 FD3S kits

Oct 16, 2001


Both Aoshima and Fujimi have announced another new RX-7 kit.

The Aoshima kit will be an RX-7 FD3S VeilSide Combat II model, to be released in October (S-Package Version-R series nr.72, cat.nr. 29022, price 2000 Yen, see Aoshima's Fall 2001 releases).
This is great news for those who want to model the RX-7 that stars in the movie The Fast and the Furious because that car was basically a VeilSide Combat II model. Main differences are the wild paint scheme, the recessed RE Amemiya headlights and the VeilSide Andrew Racing efF wheels, none of which are included in the upcoming kit. However the wheels are available separately from Fujimi (Parts Maker Wheel series nr.2, cat.nr. 19210) and the recessed headlights from Little Garage (cat.nr. CSP-07).


The Fujimi kit is the latest 2001 Type R Bathurst R special edition, that recently hit the Mazda showrooms in Japan.
Once again Fujimi has the scoop on the latest RX-7 version !
The kit is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10 (Inch-Up series nr. ID-SP0, cat.nr. 03533, price 1600 Yen) It looks like a limited edition, so don't wait too long if you want one.



Hasegawa Mazda 767B rerelease

Sept 30, 2001


Hasegawa has announced a rerelease of the Charge 767B kit for November 2001. As with the previous rereleases in this series, the price is up slightly to 1500 yen, still a good price for a great little kit.



New Aoshima kits

July 22, 2001


Two new RX-7 releases by Aoshima:


New Fujimi kits

June 14, 2001


Fujimi keeps cranking out new RX-7 related items:


Fujimi FD3S RX-7 Type RZ 2001

January 6, 2001


It looks like Fujimi's announced Amamiya RE Super-G kits were cancelled, but Fujimi did surprise us with a model of Mazda's latest and greatest 2001 model RX-7 Type RZ, available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.


Aoshima kits with painted bodies

Aoshima has released both the FD3S Mazdaspeed GT-Concept and the FD3S VeilSide Combat Model 1 with factory painted bodies.

Tamiya FB kit re-issue available now

December 2000


Tamiya has re-issued the FB Rx-7 Sun Roof SE Limited kit again. It is available now from Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow 10.

New Fujimi wheel sets

Fujimi recently released their new Parts Maker Wheel series, with wheels custom made for the various car tuners.
For RX-7's the series sofar contains two interesting sets:

The VeilSide wheels can be used to replace the somewhat inaccurate wheels in the Aoshima VeilSide FD3S kit, whilst the AW-7's give away the next bit of news:

New Fujimi FD3S kits

RE Super G racer (30.9kB)

Fujimi has decided to honor one of the greatest Japanese Rotary Wizards, RE Amemiya, by releasing a pair of models of his awesome FD3S based creations.
I borrowed the picture from the announcement on the Fujimi web site, where you'll find two new RX-7 FD3S kits announced: a street version and the race car on this picture, both based on RE Amemiya's awesome 'RE Super G'.


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