The Fire Stinger (Japanese: ファイヤースティンガー, Faiyā Sutingā) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in April 1998.

It was featured in the anime adaptation of Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! MAX as Marina Ogami's machine.

General info[edit | edit source]

The Fire Stinger is essentially a Ray Stinger with the silver and red flame-styled body decals, with blue highlight and the gold colored two-piece canopy.

Two pair of circle-shaped air intakes, which was presented on the Ray Stinger, has been removed. In addition, the overall body design has received minor redesigns.

It was equipped with the white, small-diameter 6-spoke TZ-type wheels paired with the high profile slick tires.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

Spoiler alert!

This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!

The Fire Stinger was Marina Ogami's first machine in the series. The car was based on Ray Stinger, a machine created by her father Dr.Ogami.

Although it didn't have the infrared light reaction mechanism like the Ray Stinger has, the Fire Stinger is still nonetheless a battle race machine. It is capable of firing flames from its front nose hole, side-jets and the upper part front and rear cowls. It can go faster by using the flame-firing mechanism on the rear cowls as the thrusters. The Fire Stinger can even use its flames as a barrier. Its special technique is the 'Flame Bird', in which the Fire Stinger is covered in flames that was in the shape of a phoenix.

Of course, its flame-firing equipments are not unlimited, and is usually use the gas (Stored inside the small tanks that were attached under the bodyshell) as the source, thus Marina has to refills the car's gas tanks on few ocassions. Furthermore, it was known that its flame-firing equipments will causes the whole car to overheats.

The Fire Stinger was later modified into Phoenix Stinger as Marina joins the Borzoi Racers after having reunited with her father.

Technical info[edit | edit source]

Length: 147 mm

Width: 90 mm

Height: 44 mm

Chassis: Super TZ Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.