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58588 1/10 RC Toyota FJ Cruiser (CC-01 chassis)

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Lexan, says so in the first post :lol:

It does look very good for a lexan body though. But slab-sided mean it'll wobble all over the place...

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That looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...

...twice.

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That looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...

...twice.

I respectfully disagree ! Take that front bumper off and it looks just like the 1:1 !

On my list of purchases :P.

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This is the design result of combining a decent 4X4 chassis with North American auto safety rules . You end up with a Big Ugly 4x4 Turd :lol:

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Other images of the FJ Cruiser on this blog courtesy Tamiya USA:

http://blog.tamiyausa.com/2013/11/new-tamiya-fj-cruiser-on-cc-01-chassis.html#.UotpuZHOd8A

Sorry, for some reason I could not make the link look nicer then this. Had the impression that I could "cover" the link in a piece of text (like this: click)

Oh, well so much to learn. Still an old fart, then! :-)

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I respectfully disagree ! Take that front bumper off and it looks just like the 1:1 !

On my list of purchases :P.

Thank you for disagreeing so nicely!

I agree that it looks like a very accurate model but the styling of the 1:1 does not appeal to me - I still think it's ugly :P . But it is good to see a new scale 4x4 body from Tamiya, hopefully this is the first of many.

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That looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...

...twice.

Come on Rob mate . Its like having a ugly girlfriend - at least no one will nick it :lol:

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TBH I prefer the old body, this looks like it's trying too hard. Top heavy and massive overhang at both ends too, not good for off-road/crawling.

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I actually saw one ont hese on UK roads last week - it's even more ugly in the flesh, looked like some sort of submersible robot on wheels :o

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That's jogged a memory, it reminds me of those Taxis they built on Landrover 101's for the Judge Dredd film with Stallone. Yikes!

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As unsightly as the FJ is, the 1:1 is quite capable. I have seen many, almost as much as Wranglers, in Moab and other off road areas.

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It reminds me of that godawful Fiat Multipla when viewed from the front. I like a lot of Toyota stuff (have worked for them for over 10 years) but this is one I'm not so fond of.

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Looks great :) Far better looking that the other Tamiya release that is the Neo Fighter, now that is an ugly buggy.

James

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Neo Fighter looks is probably designed to be improved by some racing impacts ;)

FJ monstrosity is so darned fugly it actually looks sweet, probably look better than the 1:1 too.

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pre-order available on stella models.

they had 2 "in stock" last Thursday... must've both shipped out Valentine's Friday :wub:

restock tomorrow by sounds of it

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So much hate against the FJ!

I did not think it was that bad; besides, it is something whose corners are not all 90 degrees, and that on an off-road semi-scale truck chassis seems very rare.

Of course, I live in North America, where the Pontiac Aztek already showed us all about 'conversation pieces!'

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I actually saw one ont hese on UK roads last week - it's even more ugly in the flesh, looked like some sort of submersible robot on wheels :o

Well, it's not like Toyota can design a good looking car these days. I can't imagine who would want to drive a Prius for example...

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