Model: (Click to see more) 58519: Toyota 4x4 Pickup Bruiser
Status: NIB
Date: 26-Mar-2012
Comments: 22
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Is this Tamiya's finest hour in their illustrious history of making radio controlled models? It would be a brave person who argues otherwise.



To not only re-release a kit that was previously thought to be undoable by most people, but then improve it whilst maintaining the spirit and look of the 1985 original, and at the same time making it different enough to clearly differentiate between this & said original....well, that takes a special company to do such a thing and that is what Tamiya Plastic Model Company is.



We are lucky to be enthusiasts in this era. I guess we are now entering the plateau phase of the re-releases with no doubt a good few more of the 'superstar' golden oldies on the way. No doubt that this is cheesing off a small section of the community but I have to say I'm not one of them. The re-releases have invigorated the hobby IMO and long may it continue. :)



As usual a big thumbs up to Stellamodels who outdid even themselves with their packaging standards with this one. Massive amounts of additional polystyrene & bubblewrap was added to make the kit bulletproof during transit.

















Glorious 1985 artwork comes back to life in 2012! Huge box adds to the sense of occasion. No blisters this time but still beautifully packed $$ previously spent on these now buys a whole kit. Goodie box contents, with very mildly tinted glass More great presentation. The only plastic chassis parts in the kit! The all important bonus part :) Like a VW ad once said....'The original, updated.' Decals, paperwork & a manual that is like a book!

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Bruiser^s better looking brother?

Comments

pininy

26-Mar-2012

Congrats! Enjoy your build

Percymon

26-Mar-2012

Woohoo - i think there may be a few similar images appearing ont he homepage this week. Can't wait to get mine

matman

26-Mar-2012

Fantastic showing & wording . Percymon your wife sent yours back . Wandy said so LOL . So lets see if we can get the main TC page full of these fine rc icons . Thanks wandy for the great presentation of this fine KIT .

Wandy

26-Mar-2012

Cheers matman..are you going to be getting one? Percy needs to wrap his in the local DIY store's plastic bags and tell his wife he just bought some plant pots.

scoobybooster

26-Mar-2012

I enjoyed the pics,enjoyed reading your great wording(where i 100% agree with) and now it's on time that YOU enjoy this wonderful and well deserved kit!Cheers

Ram318

26-Mar-2012

Great buy!!! Im saving for mine! The Bruiser is a must have! And I agree with you 100% the rere are fantastic!!!! It may hurt the vintage folks collecting them for financial gain, but for the hobbiest collecting for the love of the model this couldnt be better, cant wait to see what else Tamiya has coming down the pipe...

matman

26-Mar-2012

Yes i will be getting one , But i missed out this time . so i hope stella's next lot come in i will be getting one or two of those .
LOL DIY bags . I can see him doing tactical move's around the house trying to get the BIG box in without any one knowing . With Ninja precision .

Wandy

26-Mar-2012

Thanks very much guys, it's obviously still an expensive kit but well worth the outlay IMO, especially considering people had, until recently, needed to pay approximately 5 times this amount to get the NIB experience!

Wandy

26-Mar-2012

Heheh, nice one matman. Look forward to seeing yours on here soon.

pcw 064

26-Mar-2012

Even if this is a great kit it's a lack of imagination to re-issue those oldies.After 25 years still the same car with some basic changements, I expected more from a builder as Tamiya who took some risks in the beginning and is now shooting it's last bullits.Prefer the VW type 1 with it's beautifull boxart and great Willy's figure.They still can do it.I will probably buy one and build it for the fun but still hope they will do another new 3 speed in the same range....Thanks for sharing details.Cheers

sunnyjai

26-Mar-2012

Very nice buddy! Mine's also on its way, and yeah nothing tops having one of these in one's collection! A true masterpiece!

RACECRAFTERS

26-Mar-2012

Congrats Wandy and well said! Yes, Tamiya might have peed off many collectors with all their re-re's but I'm certanly not one of them. Like you, I will be getting one soon. Enjoy the build.

SRB Bloke

26-Mar-2012

You lucky man.... I've just got no spare funds to get one.... Shows us your build pics.. will it be box art..?

mackerb03

26-Mar-2012

Great kit BUT I have to say I prefer the ORIGINAL

Wandy

27-Mar-2012

Steve, it's gotta be box art. I will get a second body set when my wallet recovers from buying this kit.

Wandy

27-Mar-2012

Cheers for all your comments guys, I look forward to seeing all of yours soon.

Tamiyamandan

27-Mar-2012

FANTASTIC !!! Thanks for the nice pics....Now if they Re Release the Blazin Blazer my Tamiya world will be complete !!!!

mtbkym01

27-Mar-2012

Great words, agree with you 100%, wish I had one already, hopefully they're on the Market for a good while, so I can enjoy this in the future, cheers

RACECRAFTERS

27-Mar-2012

..mmmm! A Tamiya 3-Speed Milk Truck?! Now who was that member who mentioned Tamiya's lack of imagination to re-issue those oldies..?! Ha, ha!

Wandy

27-Mar-2012

It's already been done RACECRAFTERS.... [Click here] ...well, sort of.

SB_Aust

27-Mar-2012

Well Done! I am looking forward to the many YouTube videos that will appear in coming months from owners of this brilliant release.

RallyeBaz

29-Mar-2012

Top Work. I do prefer the Originals although would not turn down a Re-Release Blazing Blazer


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