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The Clod Buster Junior (Japanese: クラッドバスター Jr.ジュニア, Kuraddo Basutā Junia}) is a Wild Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on September 27, 1988.

It was based on Tamiya 1/10 RC monster truck Clod Buster, which in turns based on the 2nd generation Chevrolet K5 Blazer pickup truck.

A modified Clod Buster Jr., named the Moby-Dick (Japanese: 白鯨モビーディック, Mobī Dikku), was featured in the manga Dash! Yonkuro as Musashi's machine.

General info

The Clod Buster features the 4x4 pickup body design, with the rectangle-shaped, mesh-styled grills with headlamps on the front and the rectangle-shaped signal lamps on the rear. There's a large, silver-colored bumper on the front and a supercharger-like air intake on the bonnet. Behind the cab are the roll bars, with 5 headlamps on top of them. It was mainly in red, with black and yellow stripes on it.

It was equipped with the standard wild-type wheels with monster truck tires.

About the 1/10 scale monster truck Clod Buster


Tamiya RC Clod Buster (Filmed in 1987)

Musashi's Moby-Dick.

Released on September 21, 1987, the Clod Buster is a 1/10 scaled R/C monster truck released by Tamiya.

The chassis, dubbed the Clod, featuring the bathtub chassis frame and is supported by the front and rear solid axle suspensions linked with trailing arms and has 2 pairs of friction-type dampers on both front and rear. Each solid axles has their own gearboxes and 540-size motors, and has four-wheel-steering mechanism through rod linkages.

The chassis would be later re-used for the Bullhead R/C truck and later its successor, the Super Clod Buster.

In media

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Dash! Yonkuro

Musashi's Moby-Dick.

In the manga, Musashi owns the white-colored Clod Buster named the Moby-Dick.

Musashi and his gang challenge the Dash Warriors as he thought that the Racing Mini 4WD cars has no place for the Mini 4WD racing because those cars had stripped off the ability to run on off-road tracks to become the circuit machines. This led to the race in which his gang race against Yonkuro's Dash-1 Emperor and Genta's Dash-W1 Wild Saurus in the sewer.

During the race, Musashi revealed that he had modified his car to include another sets of gears to the other side of the chassis, eliminates the need to the driveshafts between the left and right wheels, doing so to making the car running better on even the harsher terrains.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear


Color: Red, Black Smoke
Material: PS

Type: Wild
Frame: Black
A parts: Black

Size: Extra Large
Type: Wild
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Square
Color: Yellow
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Extra Large
Type: Monster Truck
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer


Length: 142
Width: 125
Height: 96


See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll · Beast Emperor · Big Burning Sun · Shooting Billion Star · Cannon Bad Ball
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Wild Mini 4WD series
1980 Monster Beetle Jr. · Blackfoot Jr. · Lunch Box Jr. · Midnight Pumpkin Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus
1990 Nissan King Cab Jr. · Bullhead Jr. · Toyota Hilux Monster Racer Jr. · Toyota 4Runner · Nissan Terrano '93 Paris-Dakar (Team NOK JATCO) · Dash-CBW Command Saurus · Mammoth Dump Truck · Juggernaut Jr. (Ford F-350) · Isuzu VehiCROSS Team GEOLANDAR Baja 1000