Monthly Archives: January 2007

Tamiya 2007 catalogues

The new Tamiya 2007 Catalog will soon be available and has all the information you need about our wide range of products. Everything from our various Scale Model series, Mini 4WD, and extensive Radio Control Car lineup to our Educational Construction Series, Craft Tools, and Finishing Materials are included in this beautiful 85 page booklet, with 73 of those pages in full color. The simple yet effective layout is easy to browse through when searching for your next project. Available in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.
RC edition (guidebook) is 2007 May sale schedule.

Tamiya re-release Subaru Brat 58384 details

Tamiya brings back another R/C classic with this Subaru BRAT. Longtime fans will once again experience the nostalgia of their childhood and beginners can enjoy the easy operation of this colorful off-road truck.

About the Subaru BRAT

The Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter was created by Subaru in the late 1970’s from their earlier 4WD station wagon model for the US market. Powered by a flat-four engine ranging from 1.6 to 1.8 liters in displacement, this pickup had the unique feature of having jump seats welded to the truck bed, which allowed it to be imported as a car instead of a truck. One of the car’s more famous owners was former US President Ronald Reagan, whose red BRAT is restored and displayed at his former residence in California.

About the Model

  • High-quality 1/10 R/C assembly kit of the Subaru BRAT, one of Tamiya’s early R/C creations.
  • Same 2WD chassis as used for ITEM# 58354 The Frog, with 4-wheel independent suspension and full ball bearings to handle tough off-road driving.
  • Comes with two body shells, one made of plastic material similar to the original BRAT for a nostalgic feel and one made from durable polycarbonate material.
  • Type 540 motor included.
  • Electronic Speed Control Unit (TEU-101BK) also included.