The first true Tamiya off-highway vehicles had been the Sand Scorcher and the Rough Rider, both launched in 1979, and both based on practical dune buggy designs. Tamiya continued to provide off-highway autos in rising numbers, featuring working suspensions, more powerful motors, textured off-highway rubber tires and varied stylized “dune buggy” bodies. They also produced vehicles, such because the Toyota HiLux Pickup, that featured sensible three-speed gearboxes and leaf-spring suspension methods.
Popular Tamiya fashions included the Grasshopper and the Hornet dune buggies as well as the Blackfoot and Clodbuster monster truck fashions. The earliest Tamiya fashions, particularly the early off roaders, are now extremely wanted by classic R/C collectors and can fetch costs of as much as US$3000 on internet public sale websites if still in mint, unbuilt type. Acknowledging their continued popularity, several of the early kits have even been re-launched by Tamiya throughout 2005–2007, with a couple of … Read More