The Tamiya Lunchbox is a well-known and much-loved model among longtime R/C enthusiasts. This classic (and recently refreshed) kit provides the thrill of building with the fun of a radio-controlled monster truck. It now appears that Tamiya is readying a small-scale version of this R/C classic.
While this isn’t the first time Tamiya has released a 1/32-scale recreation of this monster van, it does appear to offer some changes from their earlier “Lunchbox Jr.” model. Based on the placeholder page at tamiyausa.com, the Lunchbox Mini will run on the SW-01 chassis and feature large, yet narrow tires, and a eye-catching graphics package. The new model should also mirror the 1/32-scale sizing classification.
The folks at tamiyablog.com have compiled some additional details regarding this upcoming model, including general dimensions as well as a few design renderings. According to this information, the Lunchbox Mini will be a four-wheel drive model that can run on lower-power batteries (AA) and is being positioned as an entry-level model.
Physical dimensions for this model are 190mm (length), 146mm (width), and 140mm (height). Visit their write-up for additional details. While no pricing information has been released for this model, it’s hard to guess what the final cost will be. To keep up on the latest news surrounding the Lunchbox Mini, visit tamiyusa.com.
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