Just wondering what bodies they will make in the short term, might wait to see. I like the look of this body, but I think something I like more may come out.
The new Tamiya Bruiser release date has been delayed in Japan. The new release date is March 31. Can’t say I’ve ever been more disappointed with Tamiya. Shops in other countries have them in stock already, but Japan is lagging behind.
I’ll update everyone on it when it comes in.
I’d say they didn’t expect to sell so many to foreign shops. Or that guy on eBay stole all the stock…
I hope it’s worth the wait.
Fashion designer Jun Watanabe has designed a scheme for the Hornet.
It appears it will be on sale through ZOZOTown in Japan from March, very interesting design…
Colours are a bit too much for most I think, but a very unique Tamiya, would be good to have, just for its possible rarity.
The blurb on the Tamiya site translated into readable English be me.
★ This is a special model with purple chassis parts, white springs, pink wheel nuts and various other coloured parts as designed by Jun Watanabe.
★ body design featuring a black polka dots on white base, The polka dots are one large sticker sheet.
★ Tire & Wheel, includes standard black and white wheels for running and Pink tires with black wheels for display.
★ The new box art is completed designed by Jun Watanabe as well.
★ (Sunday) March 4 the “JUN WATANABE CUP” at Tamiya Circuit in Shizuoka! Competition classes are also scheduled to be held, including the match against a team of well-known brand members. Details will be announced again soon.
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From the Nuremberg fair.
***********UPDATE: Japanese sale date is set now at March 17th 2012. ************
Tamiya announced today the re-release of the Toyota Bruiser.
The best decision they have made in the last 36 years.
more info at the TamiyaUSA site.
It will be expensive, but I will get one and build it as soon as it comes out.
thank you to Tamiya for the video.