Tokyo Marui MP5A4 NGRS, Patriot+, G17 Gen 5 MOS & More At The 61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show
30 Sep 2023
Yesterday, the halls to the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition floor opened to visitors at the 61st All Japan Model & Hobby Show and for the airsoft world, it is about the new and upcoming products that Tokyo Marui will put on display at the trade event. They do have new products as they expand their MP5 NGRS Series, a new Lipo-ready AEG, Type R AEG series to meet Japanese regulations, new VSR-ONE colour variations, and the Glock 17 Gen MOS Gas Blowback Pistol. The last, visitors 18 years an above get to try at the shooting booth they put specifically for this event.
The MP5A4 NGRS has been unveiled and is set to be released soon. The price is set at 64,800 yen, excluding tax. The fixed stock, which has been improved by taking measurements from the real thing, is integrally moulded and made of the same reinforced nylon resin as the handguard, resulting in exceptional rigidity. The weight is approximately 2.9kg, which is roughly the same as the actual item.
The battery is stored in the stock. Although the battery can be connected after removing the stock, a stock remover (shown in the 2nd image) is included to facilitate the attachment and removal of the stock.
The MP5A4 can also accommodate the mount base, micro pro-sight mount, and double magazine clip for the next-generation electric gun MP5. It is compatible with both Ni-MH Mini S batteries and MS Li-Po batteries as power sources. Other specifications and firing/operating performance are identical to those of the MP5A5. Naturally, it also comes equipped with the M-SYSTEM, and offers semi/full/3 burst firing modes.
The latest addition to Tokyo Marui’s “Plus” series, the Lipo-ready AEG, Patriot Plus, is now available. This is the second electric gun plus in the series, combining the performance of the standard electric gun with the PLUS system, which is equipped with a MOSFET. The release date and price for this winter are yet to be determined.
The exterior specifications of the Patriot Plus are based on the Tokyo Marui M4 Patriot HC, a high cycle custom electric gun. It features an aluminium cut Flash hider and a rear stock base with a 20mm wide rail (Picatinny standard) that includes a QD sling adapter.
The internal mechanism of the Patriot Plus is based on the standard electric gun, so it maintains the same firing cycle. However, the PLUS system offers several advantages:
- It is compatible with not only Ni-MH mini S batteries but also MS Li-Po batteries.
- The trigger response during semi-auto firing is improved.
- If an abnormality is detected in the motor or battery during operation, the operation will stop.
- It has a system for checking the battery, detecting battery voltage abnormality and stopping operation, detecting temperature abnormality of MS Li-Po battery and stopping operation, and cutting off after use if the battery remains connected.
When using a genuine lipo battery, the cycle will be slightly faster. To accommodate this power, a reinforced piston made of different materials and a sector gear with a plated coating have been adopted.
As for the magazine, it can use standard type M4/M16 magazine. The product comes with a magazine that has a capacity of 68 rounds. It also supports various optional parts sold separately.
VSR-ONE Colour Variations
Tokyo Marui is set to introduce new color schemes for the VSR-ONE compact bolt action airsoft sniper rifle. The new color schemes are named “Stealth Gray” and “Phantom Blue”. Currently, they are working towards a release date in December. The price of the rifle will be 29,800 yen, excluding tax.
The standard type R AEG series is being introduced, which is recommended for individuals aged 14 and up. The series will initially release two models: the “M4A1 R” and the “AK47 R”. This series is designed to comply with the Japan national youth development ordinance, featuring a bullet velocity of 0.135J or less, making it suitable for individuals over 18 years old.
The compatible batteries for these models are nickel metal hydride mini S batteries, and they are designed to fire 0.2g BBs. To distinguish these models from the standard type electric guns for individuals over 18 years old, the muzzle ring is coloured blue. Additionally, the M4A1 R model uses a special takedown pin to further prevent disassembly.
Despite being based on the same model for individuals over 18 years old, these guns can accommodate various optional parts such as magazines and sling belts. However, please note that muzzle options cannot be used with these models.
Glock 17 Gen 5 MOS Gas Blowback Pistol
The upcoming Glock 17 Gen5 MOS gas blowback pistol features a slide constructed from a material rich in carbon. It also comes with a detachable lanyard link. The gun is priced at 19,800 yen, not including tax, and the additional magazine can be purchased for 3,980 yen, also excluding tax.
35-BB Round Bakelite Real Skin Gas Magazine For AKM & AKX GBB Rifles
The release of the Bakelite real skin spare magazine, compatible with the AKM and AKX gas blowback rifles and holding 35 rounds, is imminent. It has been priced at 12,800 yen, not including tax.
Type R AEG Series
Tokyo Marui is launching a new series of Automatic Electric Guns (AEGs) called the “Type R” series, which is recommended for individuals aged 14 and above. The first release in this series will be the “M4A1 R”, followed by the “AK47 R”. This series is designed to comply with the Japan National Youth Development ordinance, featuring a bullet velocity of 0.135J or less, making it suitable for individuals over 18 years old.
The compatible batteries for these AEGs are nickel-metal hydride mini S batteries, and they are designed to use 0.2gBB bullets. To differentiate it from the standard type electric gun intended for individuals over 18 years old, the muzzle ring is colored blue. The M4A1 R model is equipped with a special takedown pin to prevent disassembly.
Despite being based on the same model intended for individuals over 18 years old, various optional parts such as magazines and sling belts can be used with these guns. However, the muzzle option is not compatible.
Please stay tuned for further information regarding the release date and price.
M29 .44 Magnum Airsoft Revolver
The Tokyo Marui M29 .44 Magnum Revolver, available in both 6.5 inch and 4 inch models, is set to be released in the upcoming autumn or winter season. Each revolver is priced at 5,980 yen, excluding tax.
In addition to the revolvers, the .44 Magnum spare cartridges are priced at 1,280 yen, and the speedloader for the .44 Magnum is priced at 1,480 yen, both prices are exclusive of tax.
Please be aware that the M29 uses .44 Magnum bullets, which are larger than the Python’s .357 Magnum. Consequently, Python cartridges and speedloaders are not compatible with the M29.
Tokyo Marui Festival 2023
The Tokyo Marui Festival is back this year and it will be held again at the Bellesalle Akihabara from November 11th (Sat) to 12th (Sun), 2023. More details will be announced later.
Update On The Lycoris Recoil Gas Blowback Pistol
The Lycoris Recoil, first announced during the Virtual Market Summer 2022, will not have any prototypes on display this time. However, it is set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Marui Festival 2023. Please stay tuned for further announcements.
Glock 17 Gen5 MOS Test Firing Corner
This weekend, the trade event will be opened to the general public. Visitors will need a numbered ticket to experience the Glock 17 Gen5 MOS test firing corner. This is limited to those over 18 years old, an ID is required to show proof of age.
We'll post more information if we get them.