|Gun Bluster XTO|
|No.|| Regular releases|
19451 (XTO Premium)
95439 (XTO L.Blue SP)
95475 (XTO Philippines SP)
|Series||Fully Cowled Mini 4WD|
|Chassis(s)|| Super-FM Chassis (XTO/Cusco/XTO Philippines SP)|
FM-A Chassis (XTO Premium/XTO L.Blue SP)
|Release Date|| Regular releases|
June 26, 1997 (XTO)
November 26, 1997 (Cusco)
March 31, 2018 (XTO Premium)
January 26, 2019 (XTO L.Blue SP)
November 27, 2018 (XTO Philippines SP, Philippines release)
March 9, 2019 (XTO Philippines SP, Japan)
April 2019 (XTO Philippines SP, US release)
January 25, 2020 (XTO Philippines SP, reissue)
|In fictional media|
|First Appearance||Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! WGP: The Great Pursuit of the Berserk Mini 4WD car!|
|Owner|| Rion Cusco|
Team Gun Bluster (Let's & Go! Tsubasa)
It was featured in the anime movie Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! WGP: The Great Pursuit of the Berserk Mini 4WD car! as Rion Cusco's machine. The Premium variant of the machine was featured in Let's & Go! Tsubasa: The Next Racers as Team Gun Bluster's machines.
General info Edit
The Gun Bluster features the fully-cowled body design that has separate cowls for the front and the rear.
The front cowls has the wide front, narrow rear design. On the front, there's a single, large headlamp that was placed in front of the motor. Behind the headlamp, the top of the motor was exposed, provide better heat dissipation. It has the cross stripes body decals. On the side of the rear cowls, there's the 'Super FM' decals on both the original XTO and Cusco Special and 'FM-A Chassis' decals on the XTO Premium.
All models, except the XTO Premium variant, were equipped with the red, small diameter 3-spoke Fully-Cowled-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires. Only the XTO Premium comes with a motor.
XTO and XTO Premium Edit
The XTO has the blue body color, silver canopy, black highlight and red/yellow stripes. It has a pair of arched rear spoilers on the rear.
The standard Gun Bluster XTO was equipped with the dark green chassis frame and A parts. For the Premium variant, it was equipped with the new, red 6-spoke spiral-type small diameter low-profile wheels with low-profile slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts for the Premium variant were molded in metallic gray and blue respectively.
Cusco Special variant Edit
The Cusco Special has the black body color, blue canopy, blue stripes on the black highlight and white/red stripes. Holes has been opened for shaving the bodyshell's weight. It has the single, wide rear spoiler.
XTO Light Blue Special variant Edit
Based on the XTO Premium, the limited edition Light Blue Special variant features the polycarbonate bodyshell, with film-type decals on it. Cutting out of the polycarbonate bodyshell is required and thus is not for beginners.
It was equipped with the white, small diameter low-profile 6-spoke spiral-type wheels paired with the deep sky blue, hard-compound low-profile tires. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in deep sky blue and turquoise respectively.
Philippines Special Edition variant Edit
The Philippines Special Edition variant was made to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Tamiya's official agent and distributor in Philippines, Lil’s Hobby Center. It features the clear green bodyshell with special body decals.
It was equipped with the silver plated, small diameter low-profile 5-spoke Saber-type wheels paired with the white, hard-compound low-profile tires. The carbon-mixed nylon reinforced chassis frame and the A parts were molded in black and white respectively.
In the manga and anime Edit
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 Gun Bluster XTO was developed for the Team XTO Revolvers of Peru for the first World Grand Prix. It was designed by 3 people: the body aerodynamic was designed by Dr. Tsuchiya, the car's material was provided by Tesshin Okada and finally, the GP Chip Beta (the same GP Chip that the TRF Victorys' machines has) was designed by Dr. Cusco. However, Dr. Cusco wasn't satisfied with the performance of the GP Chip Beta and began the development of the GP Chip Gamma on his own, which was later postponed and thus led to the team being disbanded as they were unable to participate into the Grand Prix.
During the middle of the World Grand Prix's progress, Dr. Cusco finally completed the GP Chip Gamma. However, upon being placed into the Gun Bluster, the car suddenly emits electromagnetic waves causing nearby electronic devices to malfunction and then run from the Cusco lab. This forces Cusco to call in special forces to hunt down the minicar, even if it means destroying the car. Rion then chases the car in vain as the Gun Bluster avoided its owner. The electromagnetic waves it emits not only causing the electronic devices to malfunctions, but also the incoming missles and the GP machines as well. Like the Proto-Saber Evolution, the XTO can even generate the air barrier to protect itself from incoming attacks. Oddly, only the TRF Victorys's cars are not affected by the XTO's electromagnetic waves.
It was revealed that the reason why the car was running from the lab is because of the aforementioned disbandment of the XTO Revolvers. The XTO was later sees the Victorys's cars as 'comrade' after the TRF Victorys' members tries to save it multiple times throughout the big chase.
The XTO was eventually retrieved by Rion despite the damage it sustained. The GP Chip Gamma was later removed from the car after the incident.
The Team Gun Bluster, one of the participant teams in the national Mini 4WD tournament, owns the Premium variant of Gun Bluster XTO.
During the 4-way team race, however, one of the team members' cars got destroyed by Takashi Saiki's White Armor G, who was annoyed by how the others are racing. Saiki's action had angered the Team Pegasus (especially Tsubasa) as a result.
Technical info Edit
- Both the bodyshells of the Gun Bluster XTO and its Cusco Special variant can be fitted onto the FM-A Chassis without any modification. This is further confirmed with the release of XTO Premium variant.
- To promote the WGP movie, a 1/1 replica of the car was created, being the first car to receive so, the second being the Aero Avante.
Tamiya Japan Edit
- Gun Bluster XTO at Tamiya Japan (Japanese)
- Gun Bluster Cusco Special at Tamiya Japan (Japanese)
- Gun Bluster XTO Premium at Tamiya Japan
- Gun Bluster XTO Light Blue Special at Tamiya Japan
- Gun Bluster XTO Philippines Special Edition at Tamiya Japan
Tamiya America Edit
- Gun Bluster XTO Premium at Tamiya America
- Gun Bluster XTO Light Blue Special at Tamiya America
- Gun Bluster XTO Philippines Special Edition at Tamiya America
|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†|
|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|