Kyosho goes crawling with its popular small-scale nameplate.
Fresh out of the 2020 International Toy Fair, Kyosho has released two new small-scale trail truck models, loosely-based their Mini-Z platform. The first model is a 1/27-scale Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf ready-to-run (RTR).
Built on a ladder-frame chassis, the new Mini-Z 4×4 line features solid front and rear axles, steel tie rods, ball bearings, coil-over shocks, and scale Nitto “Ridge Grappler” tires.
Two body-color options are available for this small-scale trail truck, metallic red, and metallic gray. Each features a number of highly-detailed features that make this model stand apart from others on the market.
On the electronics side, the Kyosho Mini-Z 4×4 Toyota 4Runner utilizes a 130-size brushed motor and a Syncro KT-531P radio transmitter.
Kyosho Mini-Z 4×4 Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf Specs:
- Length: 200.5mm
- Width: 87mm
- Weight: 86.0mm
- Chassis Type: MX-01
- Wheel Base: 110mm
- Tread F/R: 72.7mm
- Weight: 223g (without battery)
- Motor: 130 Class
- Gear Ratio: 55.44:1/ 30.80:1/ 46.20:1/ 27.72:1/ 39.60:1/ 34.65:1
- Front Tire Diameter: 42.0mm
- Rear Tire Diameter: 42.0mm
- Front Tire Width: 14.3mm
- Rear Tire Width: 14.3mm
- Battery: 4 x AAA alkaline
- Radio Transmitter: Syncro KT-531P
- Speed: Approx. 3.3km/h-6.6km/h (Pinion gears 10T- 20T)
- Running Time: Approx. 60 mins
While the size of this rig is small, the price tag isn’t. At $319.99, the Mini-Z Toyota 4Runner/HiLux Surf is one of the more-expensive small-scale crawler options on the market. That said, it brings enough interesting details to the table where it appears to be worth checking out.
Image credit: Kyosho