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Another WR02 - Tamiya 58662 Comical Grasshopper WR-02CB

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Mentioned on Tamiyablog, no pics yet.

We are getting close to 58 666

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Not sure has CB ending so something new?

Or just the hopper shell ontop with bigwheels

 

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Ooh will this grashoper have the big rear rare vintage M38 paddle tires???

please please that would be so cool.

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Won't be sand paddles :( according to latest intel but block pattern probably the Varja tires.

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New block tires? :blink:

New two-piece wheels? :o

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4 hours ago, waterbok said:

Not sure has CB ending so something new?

Or just the hopper shell ontop with bigwheels

 

CB = Comical Buggy?

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oil filled dampers and not pogo sticks!

I like the sound of two piece wheels. Will they be hex or bearing on the front I wonder and will the rear be hub or hex?

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Double wishbones and oil dampers. Ironic that this comical version will easily out handle the original lol. 

I am intrigued though, if nothing else, at least Tamiya have a pretty good release rate these days, stuff coming thick and fast.

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I'm certainly interested in that TA-07MS.

I've been after 58636 TA-07 Pro chassis kit but nowhere in U.K. has it in stock so I might wait for new version to arrive.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Mokei Kagaku said:

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Thank you for this B)

I'm already digging those new wheels and tires!

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5 minutes ago, wolfdogstinkus said:

Looks cool. I know its a parts mash up, but I like it.

Yes, but enough new parts to make me confident that the Grasshopper won't be the only version of the WR-02CB. Frog, Hornet, Fox, Buggy Champ/Rough Rider, Sand Scorcher, Holiday Buggy, Sand Rover, Fighting Buggy/Super Champ...... Which will be the next? :D

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12 minutes ago, wolfdogstinkus said:

Is it a shorty shell?, I don't have a grasshopper. Would it fit on a WR02?

It's a new short lexan Grasshopper shell. The wheelbase is 170mm (WR-02 normally 172mm), and the information about suspension arms with multiple damper attachment holes indicates that the TL01 suspension arms aren't used as on the other WR-02 models. Gearbox and frame seem to be standard WR-02 parts though.

It's rather likely that Tamiya got the inspiration for their Comical Grasshopper from a customer's modified and shortened Grasshopper seen on a Tamiya gathering in Japan a couple of months ago. It 's so good it seemed like a nobrainer that Tamiya would go for it:

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Hey, that's pretty neat--oh wait, Lexan? Never mind.

Tamiya's new slogan should be "So close to being cool, but..."

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Sounds interesting :) 

Thinking about it, quite a lot interesting. As Mokei said, it sounds like they've fitted new or different suspension arms and from the picture it looks like a new bumper, battery cover and possibly some sort of nerf bar. Plus new wheels and tyres. Nice to see they're not just plonking a body on a bog-standard WR-02 but they're still investing in development, even if it is just cosmetic parts. More options for us to customise existing models too.

Hopefully this is the first in a series of 'comical' models (I reckon a Jenny-Mo-style Sand Scorcher has to be on the cards).

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Reminds me of the super-deformed and egg models - hopefully they'll do a whole range of them B)

 

s-l500.jpg  moebdefviper02.jpg

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