Most classic Tamiya RC fans surely know this early 80s Tamiya advertisement video of a bunch of Tamiya 58028 Hilux pulling a real 1/1 scale Hilux:
Reissue version “Big wig” released!
From Tamiya Corporation, Yura Design Electric R / C 4WD Racing Buggy Reprint version “Big Wig (2017)” will be released on Saturday March 11 this Saturday.
“Big wig” is the year 1986, 31 years ago.
The 4WD Racing Buggy RC car released as the 10th anniversary model of Tamiya Electric RC car birth.
Yura is in charge of the body design, and the body design is developed jointly by Tamiya (then: Tamiya model).
Tamiya who does not design the model outside the company was also talked about by appointing Yura as a designer.
This time it will be released, “Big wig (2017)” of the reprinted version added with improvements without changing the basic composition at the time.
The logo of the body also differs somewhat.
I think that the mark of our company “MOONCRAFT” is placed large in the rear wing, too.
As for Mooncraft, we are collecting Big wig materials etc at that time in 1986, so we will introduce it again at BLOG later.
Also, the previous magazine’s interview was done before the old and the new two big wigs.
The Big wig of 1986 was exhibited also in the reception room of Mooncraft.
Yura Design Electric R / C car “Big wig (2017)” was published in the magazine.
Electric RC car 4WD racing buggy “Big wig (2017)” is published in the latest issue of “RC Model Magazine” currently on sale – April 2017 issue. This “radio control magazine” is a memorial number of 500. In commemoration No. 500, the reprint version of the electric R / C car 4WD racing buggy “Big wig” released by Yura in 1986 and featured in Yuri was featured in “Big Wig (2017)”. “Big wig (2017)” will be on sale March 11th this Saturday from Tamiya Co., Ltd. In this issue, as well as introduction of “Big wig (2017)”, Tamiya adviser Mr. Fumito Taki who was involved in the development of the first model and Yura is talking about the secret story of the first big wig development. (Image: From RCmagazine Ladama’s official web site) Those who knew big wigs in the reprint version are of course, but I think that it is interesting to those who were fans of the original model. And the moon craft wind tunnel is also a little but has appeared. Currently, it is on sale now. Please have a look if you do not mind. For detailed information on ” Radio Control Magazine” April issue of 2017, please see the page of RCmagazine Rajima on official website.
Tamiya plastic model factory Shimbashi just posted some photos of the Boomerang “reprint” of the re-release version as well as some other re-releases offered and this made us think how great actually the current times are for us classic Tamiya RC kit fans, we can just go to our hobby shop and admire and buy any of them like as if we were a teenager in the glorious 1980s again. 15 years ago that was a so far away dream, a group of us was thinking how great it would be and were even so excited about something now comparably so unspectacular like the re-release of the BMW E30 M3 Schnitzer body on the TT-01 chassis and now we can buy legendary kits like the Sand Scorcher, Bruiser and Avante New In Box anytime and anywhere! Funnily some still complain either about kit XXX not re-released yet or too many re-releases, well that’s human nature. We can only repeat, thank you so much TAMIYA for making this dream come true!
From a serious source we just got informed that they won’t only be sold in Japan as it was initially rumoured but also exported to other countries, but possibly as late as April/May.
In the Aussie Outback, you need a tough 4×4 to make it. These classic Tamiya 4X4’s are at home carving the red sands and sliding through mud lakes. See the Hotshot battle the Fire Dragon against the Blazing Star……
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