Need another hobby to get into? Start racing Tamiya Mini 4WD cars at DXN Provisions!
While stores are starting to open up across the states amid the COVID-19 crisis, people are still trying to continue on with their quarantine spirits by finding new hobbies.
For those of you who don’t know Tamiya Mini 4WDs … Tamiya is a Japanese manufacturer of “plastic model kits, radio controlled cars, battery and solar powered educational models, sailboat models, acrylic and enamel model paints and various modeling tools and supplies. ” The company was founded in 1946 by Yoshio Tamiya (Shizuoka, Japan). It is now known as the forefront of the world’s hobby industry.
Tamiya first introduced their Mini 4WDs in the early ’80s and they’ve continued to be at the top of the game for over several decades, by producing nearly two dozen different Chassis, and continuing to host high-speed racing competitions all over the world — including Mini 4WD Japan Cup, Grand Prix, Autumn Cup and etc.
Mini 4WD (also known as ミニ四駆, Mini Yonku) was such a hit in the ’90s in Japan that mangas such as Bakuso Kyodai Let’s & Go!! and Dash! Yonkuro were released and later developed into animes.
Sadly, the popularity of Tamiyas in the states declined over the last two decades, and this pandemic is definitely not helping either. But, DXN Provisions in Arcadia even adjusted their hours, and are itching to provide customers with something to look forward to during these hard times. Speaking of hard times — our deepest condolensces to George Floyd, because this definitely had a bigger impact on our lives than any virus would’ve ever had.
On a way lighter note, DXN is still continuing to host races/events (again, safely), but also trying their best to bring in additional fun by having Japanese-exclusive beverages imported in for their customers to try.
Make sure to follow the upcoming trend of Mini 4WD and check out DXN Provisions when you can. They continue to post new products and content on their socials and their online shop.
You probably won’t find a lot of s**t they get imported in anywhere else in the states other than from individual sellers … but at the same time, help out the local shops right now!!! Do what you can espeically if you have the luxury to invest in a new hobby.