Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: NIB
Date: 29-Jan-2021
Comments: 6
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All I'm gonna say is @MAD-BEE made me do it, after him posting his latest acquisitions, it got me enthusiastic about some of these again. I must admit, it's the junior versions of the RC models that I prefer, not all the other options out there. This one has a Polycarbonate body even :)

3 Clear special 4 Polycarbonate body 2 2 2

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Avante Black Special Junior

Comments

MAD-BEE

29-Jan-2021

Iol yeah that's it blame me...lt was me looking at your man cave post with all your great gear on display that got me into these in the first place! Mate that's a nice model and love the fact its got a polycarbonate body! Cool you could do your own paint job if you wanted! I definitely know you would not need two tins of tamiya spray paint for this!
Yeah l am with you mate on the fact these have got to be little RC copies for me to be interested! I don't have any ambitions to get into the racing side of these even though l release its a big thing these have a massive following in many countries!
Another great tamiya hobby for sure but l will keep it RC related!
I have just seen a new Duel Ridge going for £16 but must resist....for now lol damn these little things!
What next for you??
Cheers.

Bwaaatch

29-Jan-2021

I have such fond memories of Mini 4WD as a kid, and still collect them today.
When I was maybe 10 years old I took a trip to Harrods in London, to visit their amazing toy department. In a glass display case in the model section was a Thunder Dragon with a polycarbonate body. This was like finding gold for me … although the supply of Mini 4wds in the late 80s in the UK was pretty good, tune-up parts were few and far between. I'd only seen the clear bodies in the Tamiya manuals and Mini 4wd guidebooks. But … None on the shelf! So I remember summoning up the courage to ask a shop assistant if they would consider selling me the one in the case … the answer was no and I left feeling sad
With the birth of the internet and the emergence of an income I snapped up a TD body set in later life. But I often think back to 'the one that got away' at Harrods!
So enjoy yours… especially with the cool matching wheels and tyres!

JYCM3

29-Jan-2021

Clear TD, Nice one . I agree MAD-BEE made us itching to bust out our mini 4wd again lol

mtbkym01

29-Jan-2021

These are great stories, back before I got my first Tamiya RC, I got a Hornet Mini, followed by a Fox Mini (with Clear chassis and blue tyres), and a SWB Pajero that sat with pride on my shelf in my bedroom. I loved looking at them, (no idea what ever happened to them, wish I could stumble on them in some of my childhood stuff) so makes sense to have some again now. @MAD-BEE, next will be the Lunchbox and BigWig that are in transit now.

MAD-BEE

30-Jan-2021

Nice mate l got the LB already but l think l will try get the BW too at some point its an iconic one!
I have started building mine its probably the wrong thing to do but just got to get these build and on display with their wee little boxes! Really fun to build very enjoyable! Tamiya quality around the world for indeed!! Haha!!
I will leave the Ninja till last that will be interesting to see how it compares to the tamiya models!
I agree its great hearing all the different stories from you guys about these little junior 4wd models! My story has only just begun lol can't believe l did not get any of these before??

BigRig81

30-Jan-2021

Wish I could get my hands on a Quick Drive Thunder Dragon


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