Tamiya 58719 1/10 RC BBX (BB-01 Chassis) at Nuremberg Toy Fair 2023

Our personal highlight of the show, fully new design with high specifications

Tamiya’s designers have taken inspiration from its back catalog of iconic 2WD off-road buggies to bring fans of radio control the ALL-NEW BBX! This 1/10 R/C 2WD off-road buggy model features a combination of classic design and modern performance. Its brand-new chassis, reminiscent of 1980’s sand rail dune buggies, is a hybrid monocoque-roll cage and employs rear trailing arm suspension inspired by full-size UTV’s. The new body is designed by famed Japanese artist Atsushi Arino and utilizes a classic 1980’s inspired livery with retro wheels and tires to match!

Key Features:
• 1/10 R/C assembly kit. Length: 414mm, height: 136mm, width: 233mm. Wheelbase: 283mm.
• The classically designed 0.7mm thick polycarbonate body is split into three sections to recreate the tapered lower shape of the actual dune buggy.
• NEW: Newly designed 2WD chassis is based on the one-piece monocoque frame and roll cage to allow use of realistic bodies.
• The BB-01 chassis employs new front double wishbone suspension with A-shaped arms and rear trailing arm suspension with long trailing arms which are inspired by UTVs and give impressive performance.
• The 2WD chassis with rear motor features rear-position, inspired by the same layout of the actual vehicles of the era and allows great rear traction.
• The four-wheel double wishbone suspension system uses CVA oil front/rear aluminum aeration dampers for impressive performance and classic look.
• Features full ball bearings and universal drive shafts.
• Rear roll cage can be removed by detaching screws, which ensures ease of maintenance around motor.
• NEW: New metal-plated bead lock type wheels are paired with NEW large-diameter tires.
• Includes driver figure and light cases for extra realism, and 5th spare tire mount adapter. (Spare tire may be purchased separately for added realism)
• Requires 2-channel radio, steering servo, 540 motor, ESC, 7.2-7.4volt battery with compatible charger and Tamiya PS paint to complete.

12 thoughts on “Tamiya 58719 1/10 RC BBX (BB-01 Chassis) at Nuremberg Toy Fair 2023

  1. Uwe Henning

    Dear all,
    this is really mind blowing that Tamiya does some new stuff. This is a chassis with a wonderful cage, with modern parts like a slipper clutch but still it has the vintage look. This really is the right path that Tamiya took. I am very very happy about this new release. Thank you Tamiya!
    Uwe aka technical.burp

  2. ken

    I like the colour scheme of the body, feels like a bit of “Rothmans”.
    Are the body parts fastened to the chassis using bolts/screws instead of holding with snap pins?

  3. Mark

    Off the subject, I have a suggestion for a 1/35 scale old school tow-truck. I have a Tamiya 10HP British Light Utility Car kit I am planning on kit bashing into a tow-truck. But there are no tow-truck kits available on the market.

  4. Cjo

    Please tell me they are using the illustration for the box and not the dumb and boring product photo??
    Can anyone tell me what Tamiya exec decided to do away with illustrated box art for their new r/c releases? Truly awful.

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