The Mini 4WD Kumamon Version (ミニ四駆・くまモン バージョン) is a Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on August 13, 2014. Like Mini 4WD Shirokumakko and Mini 4WD Panda, the normal driver figurine is replaced by the driver figurine of Kumamon, the mascot character of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan.
Originally a limited model, it become a regular Mini 4WD car release due to popular demand. It is first release in the 'Animal Mini 4WD' sub-series.
The body is based on the Astute Open Top but with normal driver figurine being switched out for the pre-painted, Kumamon driver figurine that is attached to the battery clip. The bodyshell is molded in black with several Kumamon-based decals on it.
It is equipped with rhe red-color, small-diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires. All the chassis parts (minus the gears, propeller shaft, terminals and motor) are molded in black.
Length: 150 mm
Width: 97 mm
Height: 44 mm
Chassis: Super-II Chassis
Gear Set(s): 4:1
- The Mini 4WD Kumamon version is the first limited-edition Mini 4WD car to become a mass production Mini 4WD release due to popular demand.
- In addition to the Mini 4WD Kumamon Version, Tamiya also released the R/C Buggy Kumamon Version and the R/C Tractor Kumamon Version, based on the same company's Sand Rover 2WD R/C buggy and Tumbling Bull 2WD R/C tractor respectively.
- Mini 4WD Kumamon Version on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
- Mini 4WD Kumamon Version (Finished Model) on Tamiya official website