Aug 31, 2017
Hasegawa celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mazda Cosmo Sport with a limited edition which includes a resin female figure in 60ies clothing.
The release is scheduled for December 2017 ("Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B w/Girl Figure", SP368, cat nr.52168, price 3800 yen).
Aug 31, 2017
The Aoshima BN Sports FC3S RX-7 '89 is about to be added to the 'The Tuned Car' series, it is scheduled for release this October ("BN Sports FC3S RX-7 '89", The Tuned Car' series Nr.40, cat nr.054499, price 2600 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.
Jul 31, 2017
The Hasegawa Charge Mazda 767B is scheduled for a rerelease this September ("Charge Mazda 767B", cat nr.20312, price 2800 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.
Jun 22, 2017
The Aoshima Mazdaspeed FD3S RX-7 GT-Concept '99 is about to be added to the 'The Tuned Car' series, it looks like the kit is unchanged from previous releases, it is scheduled for release late June ("Mazdaspeed FD3S RX-7 A-Spec GT-C '99", The Tuned Car' series Nr.27, cat nr.053584, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.
Apr 18, 2017
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).
Oct 8, 2016
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).
Aug 20, 2016
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).
Apr 13, 2016
Japanese decal maker Shunko Models has released high quality replacement decals for all four Hasegawa 767B kits:
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).
Aug 29, 2015
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).
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).
Aug 19, 2015
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.
May 5, 2015
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).
February 10, 2015
The new Circuit Wolf version of the Fujimi Savanna GT/RX-3 is available now.
January 31, 2015
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).
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).
February 24, 2014
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).
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).
September 25, 2013
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).
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.
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.
Mar 15, 2013
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.
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).
Nov 7, 2012
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.
Nov 4, 2012
The new version of the Tamiya Mazda 787B and the Aoshima Sword Art Online FD3S RX-7 kit are available now.
Oct 21, 2012
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).
Sep 14, 2012
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).
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).
Aug 5, 2012
The limited edition Hasegawa Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B 'Police Car' and the Fujimi and Aoshima 'Initial D' rereleases are available now.
Jul 16, 2012
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.
Jun 12, 2012
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).
Apr 23, 2012
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
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.
Mar 11, 2012
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).
Jan 21, 2012
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.