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Only me as the world's top Mini 4WD racer is enough.
— Shinkuro Minami in Hyper Dash! Yonkuro

The Dash-3 Shooting Star (ダッシュ3号・流星シューティングスター) is a Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya. It uses the the rear-motor Type-3 Chassis as well as the midship-motor MS Chassis.

It is featured in the manga Dash! Yonkuro as Shinkuro Minami's primary machine.

General Info

The Shooting Star has a bodyshell that slightly resembles that of Formula 1 race car's design. There's a large air-duct that is placed behind the canopy that helps dissipate heat from the motor while running. There is also a large rear wing which provides downforce to the rear wheels.

The CoroCoro Dragon logos can be found on the body as well, indicating the manga that the machine appears from.

Like most cars that use the Type-1, and a few cars with Type-3 Chassis, it is equipped with the mid-diameter hole-type wheels paired with high-profile spike tires. It is also the last Mini 4WD car to have the spike tires until the release of MS Chassis variant of the Hotshot Jr..

The MS Chassis version, however, is equipped with the white-colored, 4-spoke large-diameter wheels which is paired with black low-profile tires. It comes packaged with the T-01 tail unit and N-02 nose unit with 19 mm ringless plastic rollers.

In the manga and anime

Dash-3 Shooting Star, as seen in Hyper Dash! Yonkuro.

In Dash! Yonkuro, the Shooting Star was introduced in volume 2 of the manga alongside the other Dash machines (except Dash-1 Emperor, which already debuted in volume 1). Like the rest of the Dash machines, it is equipped with the special chassis.

In Hyper Dash! Yonkuro, the Shooting Star was used again by Shinkuro. Unlike previous appearances or real-life examples, it was seen attached onto the MA Chassis. The car was eventually shattered to pieces upon collision with Yonkuro's Dash-1 Emperor from behind.[1] Because of this, Shinkuro had no choice but to use his new machine, the Shooting Proud Star, while stoping Killkuro from detonating his car, the Night Seek Trigger, inside the model shop. [2]

Technical Info

Length: 127 mm (152 mm for MS Chassis variant)

Width: 86 mm (92 mm for MS Chassis variant)

Height: 53 mm

Chassis: Type-3 Chassis, MS Chassis, MA Chassis

Gear set(s): 5:1 and 6.4:1 (Type-3 Chassis variant only), 4:1 (MS Chassis variant)





Sketch design by Takei.

  • It is recently revealed that the Shooting Star was designed by the young Hiroyuki Takei (who was a middle-schooler at the time), and it was one of the entries in the Dash-1 design contest.[3] Takei would later serialize Hyper Dash! Yonkuro in 2015 on CoroCoro Aniki magazine.
  • Despite having the same design, the bodyshells of both Type-3 and MS variants are completely different molds, with the MS variant's having an extended canopy.
    • In addition, the stickers for the MS variant includes the sticker for the canopy part, unlike Type-3 variant, which required painting.

See also


  1. Chapter 1 of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro
  2. Chapter 2 of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro
  3. Dear Zaurus Tokuda by Hiroyuki Takei.

External Links

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
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