Photos and details of some new Tamiya Mini 4WD releases

Tamiya 18093 Koala Racer VS Chassis

This Mini 4WD race car kit includes a driver figure featuring a Koala bear. The Koala sits atop the tried and true VS chassis.

VS Chassis
The VS Chassis is a lightweight and compact chassis with a short wheelbase. Hinged gear cover and battery holders make maintenance a simple task, so this chassis really is an excellent blend of easy use and high performance!

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 150mm, width: 97mm, height: 49mm.
• The VS Chassis is molded in White ABS.
• Comes with dedicated new sticker designs with a light green and sky-blue theme, and bamboo accents.
• Adorable Koala Racer figure comes pre-assembled and -painted.
• Large diameter narrow, lightweight Yellow wheels are paired with Green arched tires.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

Tamiya 95439 Gun Bluster XTO Light Blue Special FM-A Chassis (PC Body)

2019 marks 25 years since the start of the Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series, and what better way to celebrate than with a special version of the Gun Bluster XTO. It is one for the racers – it features a lightweight clear polycarbonate body, and is mounted on the cutting-edge FM-A chassis, a front motor unit with refined aerodynamics and an easy-access motor position. The muscular body comes with dedicated clear stickers.

Aerodynamic Front Motor Chassis
The FM-A chassis is a front motor unit with advanced aerodynamic themes that – thanks to its center of gravity toward the front – is at home on a whole variety of track types including those with frequent elevation changes. It comes equipped with low-friction front skid bar and roller (4 included) parts, while rear rollers are 8mm thick for superb stability. The chassis underside allows easy access to the motor and quick setup changes. Includes 3.5:1 gears and a motor.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit.
• The FM-A Chassis and A parts are is molded in Light Blue.
• The racy Gun Bluster XTO body is molded in clear polycarbonate, which provides a weight savings of around half, compared with its plastic counterparts.
• White spiral type 6-spoke wheels are paired with hard small diameter low-profile tires (Light Blue).
• Dedicated clear stickers are included to decorate the body.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 3.5:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

Tamiya 95440 Dash-X1 Proto Emperor Black Premium Special Super II Chassis

This is a Black Special version of the Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor Premium (original model: Item 18074), the car piloted by Jin Kidouin in the popular Japanese Mini 4WD cartoon “Dash! Yonkuro.” The model is mounted on the adaptable and speedy Super-II Chassis.

Super-II Chassis:
The Super-II Chassis is the next generation of the Super 1 Chassis, and it features race-ready advancements such as a reinforced bumper, rear stay secured by 2 rotating switches and screw-secured cover. The chassis also offers excellent adaptability.

• Mini 4WD model assembly kit. Length: 150mm, width: 97mm, height: 50mm.
• The Super-II Chassis is molded in Yellow ABS.
• The body comes molded in Black PS.
• Comes with updated, dedicated metallic stickers with a black and old gold theme.
• Black large-diameter, lightweight narrow wheels are paired with Yellow arched tires.
• Type 130 motor is included. The model features a 4.2:1 gear ratio.
• Two AA batteries are required (sold separately).
• A wide range of Grade-Up Parts is available separately to customize your machine.

Tamiya 95456 Basic Mini 4WD Car Box with Sleeve Avante JR 30th Anniversary

This special box celebrates the Avante Jr. 30th anniversary! It is a special version of the Basic Mini 4WD Car Box, with a new design and special sleeve! The handy box lets you both store your Mini 4WD machine safely and check against official Mini 4WD dimension regulations.

• Parts are included for one box and sleeve.
• Avante name and legendary “Being nuts is NEAT!” phrase printed on the blue box.
• Made from durable cardboard. Simple fold-together assembly.
• Sleeve is made from clear PET plastic, and will keep dust away from your car.
• Approx. 105x165mm internal dimensions correspond to Mini 4WD race regulations.
• External dimensions: 110 x 175 x 53mm. Fits neatly into the Mini 4WD Portable Pit.

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