The Dyipne (Japanese: ジプニー, Jipunī, also known as Jeepney in other languages) is a Mini 4WD REV car released by Tamiya in June 6, 2019, initially exclusive to the Philippines.

It was created to celebrate the 2019 Mini 4WD Asia Challenge that was held in Manila, Philippines.

General info[edit | edit source]

The Dyipne, as the name implies, is inspired by the Jeepney, an iconic form of minibus originally derived from the Willys Jeeps left by American forces just after World War II. As the Philippines' infrastructure was all but destroyed, enterprising Filipinos saw an opportunity with the surplus Willys MBs reportedly sold by black-market businessman Harry Stonehill and modified them for public transport, adorning them with kitsch decorations and gaudy paint jobs which lent the jeepney its unique, iconic appearance.

In line with real-life jeepneys, the Dyipne comes with flashy decals adorning the bodyshell. The sides show a silhouette of the driver and its passengers, along with the Lils Hobby Center logo, while three silver-coloured horse figurines are perched above the bonnet.

Standard variant[edit | edit source]

The standard Dyipne comes with a red bodyshell and silver roof. The decals include the "Asia Challenge" logo in brush script, and the Hyper-Dash Motor logo amongst other things, along with place names showing the jeepney's "route"–Quiapo, Makati and Parañaque,

The kit comes equipped with the metallic silver, small diameter low-profile A-spoke wheels paired with black low profile tires. The chassis frame and the A parts are molded in black and red respectively.

Silver Metallic[edit | edit source]

The limited Silver Metallic variant features a silver-plated bodyshell reminiscent of real-life jeepneys, and cyan flame-style graphics. The decals include "The Brickyard" and place names showing the jeepney's "route"–Makati, Mandaluyong and QC (Quezon City).

The kit comes equipped with the silver plated, small diameter low-profile A-spoke wheels paired with black low profile tires. The chassis frame and the A parts are molded in black and turquoise respectively.

Technical info[edit | edit source]

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18717, 95551)

Color: Red
Material: ABS

Type: FM-A
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Red, POM

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile A-Spoke
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Square
Color: Metallic Silver
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 56

3.5:1

Silver Metallic
(92419)

Color: Silver Plated
Material: ABS

Type: FM-A
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Turquoise, POM

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile A-Spoke
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Square
Color: Silver Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 155
Width: 97
Height: 56

3.5:1

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Boxart[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • With the height of 56mm, the Dyipne is currently the tallest Mini 4WD car ever released as of January 2020, followed by Rising Bird.

External links[edit | edit source]

Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]

Tamiya America[edit | edit source]

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