March 2230 Years Tamiya Mini 4WD Anniversary
“Four wheel drive mini” world’s smallest motor sports. Memorial Year of Release: 2012 30th anniversary, we will start planning a variety of memorial. 30th anniversary slogan is “Let’s do it again Get Back on the Track!!”. Adults also played once in four wheel drive mini, but also parent-child rice feelings, that we would like you to experience the “fun play to devise to make” mini 4WD, and children. Four wheel drive mini has evolved with the times that appeared in 1982, 30 years ago from the “Ford Ranger 4 × 4″ is released the vehicle of at least about 420-total, record of more than 100 million sales. We have about 440 or more species also appeared grade up parts for the performance of the machine up. Experience as a hobby anyone can enjoy over the generations, we will continue to evolve further in the future.
The team of tamiyablog.com had the chance to the see and drive the new Bruiser re-release at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2012. Our first observation was that the new gearbox drives similarly quiet as the old one and shifts gears very smoothly. Also although not many changes have been made at the steering (at a first glance we only noticed new steering knuckles) it seems to respond better and turn quite sharper which is probably also because of the differentials. Another observation was that it doesn’t have front free drive wheel hubs any more (as they aren’t really needed with a diff) and so climbing in reverse is significantly improved. The tires of the 2 running prototypes seemed also a bit softer then the old ones and the tires of the demonstration chassis were significantly softer. The new gearbox is shorter and elastically mount only in the rear (front mount is stiff) and it has 2 lugs which aren’t used, so maybe Tamiya has more future plans for it? Also in the end there is a rod which at first glance has no function but possibly is for easier servo rod alignment. The differentials have a screw and thread on the upper side which is probably for locking them. From what we understood from a Japanese employee the box won’t have blisters and that there won’t be a Multi Function Controller for it, the runners in the fair had just both TLU-01 and TLU-02 light units. The decal sheet has 4 blue squares to possibly cover the side bar screws, weird it didn’t have 6 or 8 for all the screws. All in all we were extremely satisfied by this unexpected re-release and the amount of important but well hidden improvements.
More photos of the fair can be seen here.
1/32 North American P-51D Mustang
(Silver Color Plated)
1/35 Iraqi Tank T-55 “Enigma”
1/35 German Steyr 1500A Kommandeurwagen
HQ Staff Set (w/7 Figures) (Limited Edition)
1/35 U.S. Tank Destroyer M36 Jackson (Re-release)
1/35 U.S. Tank Destroyer M10 (Re-release)
1/48 Russian Heavy Tank JS-2 Model 1944 ChKZ
1/16 WWII Wehrmacht Officer
1/48 Avro Lancaster B Mk.III Special “Dambuster”/
B Mk.I Special “Grand Slam Bomber”
1/100 Space Shuttle Atlantis
1/350 Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 Special Edition (Re-release)
1/700 Japanese Battleship Yamato w/Detail-Up Parts (Re-release)
1/12 Enzo Ferrari
1/12 Ferrari 312B (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
1/12 Team Lotus Type 72D 1972
1/18 Subaru R-2SS
1/24 BMW 635CSi Jagermeister
1/20 Ferrari F1-2000 No.3 (Finished Model)
1/20 Ferrari F310B No.5 (Finished Model) (Tentative)
1/20 Ferrari F310B No.6 (Finished Model) (Tentative)
1/10 R/C Toyota 4×4 Pick-Up Bruiser (RN36)
1/10 R/C MINI JCW Coupe (M-05)
1/12 R/C New Man Joest Racing Porsche 956
1/12 R/C Racing Truck Nissan Titan
1/10 R/C Toyota Celica GT-Four 1990
1/10 R/C Bush Devil II
1/10 R/C Stadium Thunder (2012)
1/10 R/C TA05 ver.II GLD Chassis Kit
40-Foot Container Semi-Trailer
for Tamiya 1/14 R/C Tractor Truck (NYK)
1/10 XB Blackfoot III
1/10 XB Mitsubishi Montero Wheelie
1/12 XB Nissan Titan
1/10 XB Tyrrell P34 1977 Monaco GP
1/10 XB MINI JCW Coupe (M-05)
[TRF] 44mm Double Cardan Joint Shaft (2pcs.)
[TRF] Drive Shaft for 44mm Double Cardan Joint Shaft (2pcs.)
[TRF] Axle Shaft for Double Cardan Joint Shaft (2pcs.)
[TRF] Joint Casing for Double Cardan Joint Shaft (2pcs.)
[TRF] 1050 Ball Bearing (3mm Thick, 2pcs.)
[TRF] Cross Joint for Double Cardan Joint Shaft
[OP] DB02 Carbon Reinforced A Parts (Gear Case)
[OP] DB02 Carbon Reinforced K Parts
(Upper Arm Mount)
[OP] DB02 Carbon Reinforced L Parts (Upper Deck)
[OP] DB02 Carbon Reinforced M & N Parts
(Damper Stay / Sus. Mount)
[OP] DB02 Carbon Reinforced S Parts
(Rear Gear Case)
[OP] RM-01 Roll Spring Set
[OP] RM-01 Carbon Damper Mount Plate
[OP] RM-01 Carbon Rear Body Mount Plate Set
[OP] RM-01 Aluminum Type 380 Motor Adapter (Blue)
[OP] RM-01 Pitch Spring Set
[OP] RM-01 Aluminum Motor Mount
[OP] RM-01 3x31mm Titanium Coated King Pin (2pcs.)
[OP] RM-01 Wheel Set (Fluorescent Pink)
[OP] RM-01 Wheel Set (Fluorescent Yellow)
[OP] RS-540 Torque-Tuned Motor
Thunder Dragon Premium (VS Chassis)
Dash-1 Emperor Premium (Super-II Chassis)
Dash-01 Super Emperor Premium (Super-II Chassis)
Tridagger XX Clear Special (Polycarbonate Body)
Vanquish Clear Special (Polycarbonate Body)
Zenquish Progress (VS Chassis)
Azente Progress (Super-II Chassis)
Low-Profile Tire & Wheel Set
(For Super X & XX Chassis)
Low-Profile Tire & 1-Way Wheel Set
13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Blue)
13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Red)
13mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Purple)
Colored Carbon Multi Roller Stay (3mm / Silver)
Colored Carbon Rear Multi Roller Stay (3mm / Silver)
Front Double Aluminum Plate Set (Light Blue)
Rear Double Aluminum Plate Set (Light Blue)
Tool & Paints
TS-86 Pure Red
Tamiya Weathering Master Set (For Car Chassis)
Clear Plastic Beams 3mm L-Shaped (6pcs.)
Clear Plastic Beams 5mm L-Shaped (5pcs.)
Tamiya really did it, it will come on the original chassis with some great improvements, tomorrow we will report from Nuremberg Fair with live photos.
58519 1/10 R/C Toyota 4×4 Pick Up Bruiser (RN36)
Tamiya’s R/C Toyota Bruiser was originally released in 1985 and Tamiya has answered fans’ calls to give this popular pick-up truck model the special re-release treatment. The original layout of the chassis has been kept while modern improvements have been discretely incorporated.
About the Model
*This is a 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit.
*Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (Cleaning Brush x1) which are for EXPORT ONLY and are subject to the FIRST PRODUCTION.
* Bonus cleaning brush features 2 types of bristles and an ergonomic handle. (Brush will not be available for purchase as a separate item). The form of the Bruiser, including the sleeper cab, has been reproduced with a durable injection-molded body.
* Metal ladder frame chassis keeps the original layout and features a black-finished surface.
* Newly-designed die-cast transmission is equipped with planetary gears for optimized gear ratio.
* Refined clutch mechanisms offer smooth gear changes and superb durability. 3 gears are possible (1st gear=4WD, 2nd & 3rd gears=Rear Wheel Drive).
* Newly-designed front/rear axle housings are equipped with differential, which may be locked for even greater off-road performance.
* Separately available LEDs can be installed in the light cases to depict realistic head and tail lights.
* Type 540 motor included.
58511 1/10 NISSAN TITAN RACING
58515 1/10 CELICA GT-FOUR 1990 (TT-01E)
58519 1/10 TOYOTA BRUISER
58520 1/10 MINI JCW COUPE (M-05)
58521 1/12 NEW MAN PORSCHE 956 (RM-01)
58523 1/10 BUSH DEVIL II
46617 1/10 XBS CELICA GT4 1990
57829 1/10 XB MINI JCW COUPE (M-05)
57830 1/10 XB NISSAN TITAN RACING
10009 1/18 SUBARU R-2SS
12046 LIMITED TEAM LOTUS TYPE 72D 1972
12047 LIMITED ENZO FERRARI
24322 BMW 635CSI JAGERMEISTER
32571 1/48 RUSSIAN HEAVY TANK JS-2 MODEL
Will be updated permanently, Tamiyablog will be also reporting live from the Nuremberg fair at its start, 01.02.2012
This is a project that has been in my head since the re-release of the Boomerang as I always liked the different coloured Mini 4WD Special versions of Tamiya classic buggies, Boomerang was my third Tamiya RC in my childhood and I like building the re-releases in alternative paintshemes which I wouldn’t dare on originals. Unfortunately this time I waited too long as Tamiya just released the first RC version of such a special, the Avante Black. Anyway, this is a 2008 re-release kit painted black and with blue plastic dampers to match the rest of blue parts (blue anodized dampers would perform better but not match so well), as well as a Black Motor Endurance with its black casing and blue endbell and quite rare vintage white tires. Unfortunately the weather is poor so photos could be better, still I hope it gives an idea of my plan.
Looking back to the Tamiya RC 35th anniversary and introducing new items and promotions.
Unfortunately only in Japanese.
Every older Tamiya RC fan knows that the Big Wig design was assigned to a famous external 1:1 race car designer to commemorate 10 years of Tamiya RC cars (1976-1986). Since this year we celebrate 35 years of Tamiya RC cars and Tamiya similarly assigned the design of its DB02 Leonis buggy to the TOM’s design team, we took the chance to link to the story of Takuya Yura and his company Mooncraft Co.,Ltd as its quite interesting and not broadly known.
Source: Mooncraft Co.,Ltd