Date: June 2, 2011
Price: 4,800 yen
Shizuoka Mokei Kyozai Kyodo Kumiai
Bungeishunju Kikaku Shuppan-bu
Distributor: K.K. Bungeishunju
Format: B5 hardcover, 344 pages
Key staffers at Shizuoka model makers Tamiya, Hasegawa, Aoshima, Bandai, Fujimi, and more bring forth sincere memories from even before the foundings of their companies about the plastic tanks, ships, and planes which changed their history. Statements from Mabuchi Motor, illustrators, Shigeru Mizuki, Kouji Ishizaka, and more make it even more of a must-read! Features a 20-page frontispiece of rare kits, and closes with a nostalgic '60s-style catalog of the era's kits.