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The Grasshopper II Junior (Japanese: グラスホッパーII Jr., Gurasuhoppā Tsū Junia) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on March 30, 1989.


It was based on the 1/10 scale Grasshopper II R/C buggy by the company.

General info

The Grasshopper II featuring the white, undersized R/C buggy bodyshell, with the partially-exposed canopy with driver figurine in it. The damper props were placed near the wheels. It has a 'I'm hopping mad' decal on the rear spoiler, the 'Grasshopper' on the side cowls, a 'Team Hopper' decal on the front nose, as well as a 'Works' decal on the roof. It has the car number 56.

It was mainly in white, with red highlights and blue trims.

It was equipped with the white large-diameter 6-spoke Teardrop-type wheels paired with the black Avante-type slick tires. The chassis was molded in gray.

Special versions

As of 2016, there are two special versions of the Grasshopper II: the Champion's Gold and the Pearl Special.

The Champion's Gold version, which was released in 1992, has the gold-plated bodyshell, neon-yellow wheels and blue tires.

The Pearl Special, which was released in 1995, has the pearl bodyshell and red wheels.

About the Grasshopper II 1/10 R/C buggy

Released in 1988, the Grasshopper II is a rear-wheel-drive R/C buggy released by Tamiya. It is the third model in the Grasshopper line of R/C buggies.

The Grasshopper II improved upon the chassis from the Hornet; Both the body and the battery holder were hold in place by snap pins, the tires were changed to the front 4-groove tires and the rear spike tires. The Grasshopper II was powered by a Mabuchi-made 340 motor.

It was later re-released on April 22, 2017, with the minor modifications (such as replacing the MSC with the ESC) to keep it up-to-date.

The bodyshell of the Grasshopper II was later reused for the Mad Bull.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18016)

Color: White
Material: PS

Type: Type-2
Frame: Gray, ABS
A parts: Gray, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 42

5:1
4.2:1

Champion's Gold
(93002)

Color: Gold Plated
Material: PS

Type: Type-2
Frame: Gray, ABS
A parts: Gray, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Fluorescent Yellow
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Cyan
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 42

5:1
4.2:1

Pearl Color Special
(94186)

Color: Pearl White
Material: PS

Type: Type-2
Frame: Gray, ABS
A parts: Gray, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Red
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Gray
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 42

5:1
4.2:1

Gallery

Boxart

Trivia

  • Much like its R/C counterpart, the bodyshell of the Grasshopper II Jr. was later reused for the Mad Bull Jr. with minor modification.
  • The Grasshopper II Jr. is the base car for the New Year's Limited Edition "Year of the Rabbit 1999".

See also

External link

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

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