The Black Saber (Japanese: ブラックセイバー, Burakku Seibā) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on March 14, 1995.

It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! as Futoshi Kurosawa's machine.

General info[edit | edit source]

The Black Saber is mostly the same as the Sonic Saber but with key differences.

The car has the black body color with the red and gray highlights, the deep gold canopy and the adjustable rear spoiler. The 'B' decal as well as the 'Black Saber' decals can be found on the bodyshell. The rear spoiler is somewhat fragile and is diffcult to remove from the main bodyshell once it was attached to it.

For the original variant, it comes with the blue-colored curve side-guard attachment and is equipped with the red small-diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires. Its chassis frame and A parts were molded in gray and green respectively.

As for the Premium variant, was equipped with the black, small diameter low-profile A-spoke wheels paired with the red hard-compound low-profile slick tires. Its chassis frame and A parts were molded in black and light smoke respectively. The "Limited" decal on the left front quarter of the car was also replaced with "Premium".

Only the Premium variant comes with a standard motor.

In the manga and anime[edit | edit source]

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The Black Saber is one of the prototype Saber machines that was created by Dr. Tsuchiya. It was given to Kurosawa, who tuned it into a battle race machine. It has the hidden, spike side rollers that can damages the other cars.

Later in the series, Kurosawa made several Black Sabers and like his own car, they were equipped with battle race parts.

While Kurosawa and the Black Saber were no longer appear after Dr. Ogami's appearance in the manga, the anime has Kurosawa moved to America along with his father. The Black Saber was modified into the Black Saber CB (CB stands for 'Comeback') when Kurosawa returned from America. The machine was further modified into Black Saber GX after seeing how destructive Kai Okita's Beak Spider is.

However, Kurosawa eventually realized his mistake when he witnessing the Seiba brothers continues the race despite their machines were being damaged in a race against Kai Okita's Beak Spider. Following this, he decided to stay out of the battle racing and the Black Saber (along with the army's cars) was stripped of its battle race parts.

Technical info[edit | edit source]

Length: 137 mm, 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 90 mm, 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 44 mm

Chassis: Super-1 Chassis (Normal), Super-II Chassis (Premium)

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Normal), 3.5:1 (Premium)

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Mini 4WD cars from Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! franchise
TRF Victorys
Let's & Go! Magnum Saber · Sonic Saber · Tridagger X · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum · Vanguard Sonic · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Spin Cobra · Cyclone Magnum · Hurricane Sonic · Proto-Saber Evolution
WGP Beat-Magnum · Spin-Viper · Buster-Sonic
MAX Rising-Trigger · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic
My First Big BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Tridagger XX · Spin-Axe Mk.II
Return Racers! Great BlastSonic · Tridagger WX · Spin-Axe Zero · Proto-Saber Evolution Stage-3 · Great Magnum/Great Magnum Revolver · Cosmosonic
Ichimonji brothers
Max Breaker Z-2 · Shadow Breaker Z-3 · Knuckle Breaker Z-1 · Blazing-Max
Team Pegasus
Z Wing Magnum · Super Avante RS · Rowdy Bull · Wolfang · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Infinity Mobius
Ogami Corps
Beak Spider · Brocken Gigant · Ray Stinger · Fire Stinger · Phoenix Stinger · Beak Stinger G · Haru 100
World Grand Prix Participants Buck Blader (America) · Savanna Zebra (Africa) · Beak Spider Zebra (Africa) · Diospada (Italy) · Kong Long (China) · Shining Scorpion (China) · Omega (Russia) · White Night (Norway) · Native Sun (Australia) · Jammin' RG (Jamaica) · Gun Bluster XTO (Peru) · Bergmasse (Germany) · Bergkaiser (Germany) · Chevalier de Rose (France) · Pyramidal Sphinx (Egypt) · Shining Dragon (China) · Vanishing-Gazer (America) · Desert-Golem (Egypt)
Borzoi School
Adean · P'keta · Phantom-Blade · Vise-Intruder · Diomars-Nero
From L&G Tsubasa Mini 4WD Lupine Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Cat Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Pig Racer (Super Animals) · Brocken Gigant Premium (G Muscles) · Aero Avante Black Special (Black Avante Team) · Gun Bluster XTO Premium (Team Gun Bluster) · White Armor G · Dark Armour G · Geo Glider · Hexagonite · Razorback · Manta Ray Mk.II White Special
The Phantom Thiefs Lord Guile · Baron Viento · Mach Frame · Copperfang
Others Manta Ray Jr. · Super Astute Jr. · Saber 600 · Avante 2001 Jr. · Black Saber · Fighter Magnum VFX · Super Avante · Wild Home Run · Flower-Axe · Dragon Delta · Red Sword · Blue Sword · Storm-Cruiser
Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series
Super-1 Magnum Saber* · Sonic Saber* · Tridagger X* · Black Saber · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum* · Vanguard Sonic* · Beak Spider* · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Fighter Magnum VFX* · Ray Stinger* · Shining Scorpion* · Bergkaiser*
Super-FM Brocken Gigant · Gun Bluster XTO*
Super TZ Cyclone Magnum* · Hurricane Sonic* · Cyclone Magnum TRF · Diospada* · Beat-Magnum* · Buster-Sonic* · Beat-Magnum TRF · Fire Stinger
VS Spin-Viper· Diomars-Nero
Super-II Spin Cobra
AR Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution· Tridagger WX
FM-A Great Magnum R · Cosmosonic
* denotes Premium version available; † denotes racing chassis re-release of a Mechanical Mini 4WD car
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