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The Vanessa's Lunch Box Junior (Japanese: ランチボックス Jr., Ranchi Bokkusu Junia) is a Wild Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on December 17, 1987.

It was based on the Vanessa's Lunch Box 1/12 R/C truck released by Tamiya.

It was featured in the manga Dash! Yonkuro as one of Musashi's friends' machine.

General info

The Lunch Box features the yellow, minivan body design, with 5-row roof headlamps on the roof and the circle-type main headlamps on the front. The front faux-intakes was covered by the bullbar.

It has two-tone stripes of red/orange as well as the cartoonish minivan logos on the sides.

It was equipped with the standard wild-type wheels with monster truck tires.

About the 1/12 R/C monster truck Vanessa's Lunch Box


Tamiya RC Lunch Box (Filmed in 1987)

Thje Lunch Box promotional video.

Released on June 23, 1981, the Vanessa's Lunch Box is Tamiya's 1/12 scale, rear-wheel-drive R/C truck. It utilizes the CW-01 Chassis, modified from the Pajero Chassis which itself is the modified Grasshopper chassis.

Compare to the Pajero Chassis, the CW-01 Chassis has longer front swingarms, lower rear gearbox placement and long stroke friction dampers. The battery has now placed onto the center of the chassis. Just like the Pajero chassis, it was powered by the 540-size motor that is mounted into the rear gearbox. For Lunch Box, the chassis was equipped with the large monster truck wheels and tires.

The Lunch Box was later re-released on July 13, 2005, with the mechanical speed controller being replaced with the electronic speed controller.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear


Color: Yellow
Material: PS

Type: Wild
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Extra Large
Type: Wild
Spoke: Hallow
Fitment: Squared
Color: Yellow
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Extra Large
Type: Wild
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer


Length: 142
Width: 125
Height: 101


External link

Tamiya Japan

R/C truck That the Mini 4WD Car is Based On

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
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Wild Mini 4WD series
1980 Monster Beetle Jr. · Blackfoot Jr. · Lunch Box Jr. · Midnight Pumpkin Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus
1990 Nissan King Cab Jr. · Bullhead Jr. · Toyota Hilux Monster Racer Jr. · Toyota 4Runner · Nissan Terrano '93 Paris-Dakar (Team NOK JATCO) · Dash-CBW Command Saurus · Mammoth Dump Truck · Juggernaut Jr. (Ford F-350) · Isuzu VehiCROSS Team GEOLANDAR Baja 1000