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Tamiya Bruiser Returns!

Tamiya has announced the return of one of the most iconic RC trucks of all time–the Bruiser. This legendary kit includes a detailed hard plastic body, lockable differentials, 3-speed transmission, metal ladder frame chassis and leaf spring suspension. Improvements have been made to the drivetrain such as the transmission and axles. The frame will have a black finish and the metal transmission has a new design equipped with planetary gears. The clutch mechanism on the 3-speed is also said to be improved. The newly designed axles feature differentials that can be locked.

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  1. I have wanted one of these since I was in High School – the scale looks, the incredible detail, and don’t forget the three speed trans 🙂 As much as I like the vintage ones though, I really want one of the re-release ones – less expensive than the true vintage ones (more than $1,000 for a good one on auction sites) and just as nostalgic in my opinion… Gonna save my pennies, and sell off some other vehicles, just to get one once it is formally available!

  2. Nice!! I bought mine back in 1989, and it truly is a classic. But what people kinda forget, is that they ran terrible ! The tires were awful, the universals on the drivelines were brass (!) so they were trashed almost immediatley. The tranny was a bit of a bear to get it to shift correctly, or at all. It was a handful. Looks like they made some improvements ( the axles look cool.) but for 1200 bucks (MSRP) there better be some darn good improvements!
    The reviews on this should be interesting.

  3. This is a really cool, really scale truck! I’d have a hard time choosing between this and the new Trail finder 2. Tamiya sure makes some nice looking scale rc! I’m really diggin this! With many others, the Bruiser has made my WISH list for sure!

  4. Well Eric, one thing is for sure. You would even have the trail finder 2 without this epic truck. Very excited for this release. This proves more than anything Tamiya had always had the molds and dies locked up somewhere waiting to be re used!! I bet that engineering lock up area is a gold mine!! Makes you wonder what else is under lock and key for later 🙂 😉

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