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The '''Original Mini 4WD''' (ミニ四駆) series, simply known as '''Mini 4WD''', '''Comical Mini 4WD''' and '''RV Mini 4WD''' by Shogakukan's magazines, is the first Mini 4WD car line-up introduced by Tamiya in 1982.
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The '''Original Mini 4WD''' {{Translation|ミニ四駆|Mini Yonku}} series, simply known as '''Mini 4WD''', '''Comical Mini 4WD''' and '''RV Mini 4WD''' by Shogakukan's magazines, is the first Mini 4WD car line-up introduced by Tamiya on July 13, 1982.
   
 
Unlike the rest of the Mini 4WD series, the mini cars in the Original Mini 4WD line-up wasn't designed for racing as they uses the combination of worm gears and spur gears. All the mini cars in this line-up are licensed real-life vehicles. Featuring in this line-up is the long-wheelbase [[Origin Chassis]] and [[Origin Chassis|Origin-2 Chassis]], the short-wheelbase [[Comical Chassis]], the temporary [[Cruiser Chassis]] and the final [[RV Chassis]].
 
Unlike the rest of the Mini 4WD series, the mini cars in the Original Mini 4WD line-up wasn't designed for racing as they uses the combination of worm gears and spur gears. All the mini cars in this line-up are licensed real-life vehicles. Featuring in this line-up is the long-wheelbase [[Origin Chassis]] and [[Origin Chassis|Origin-2 Chassis]], the short-wheelbase [[Comical Chassis]], the temporary [[Cruiser Chassis]] and the final [[RV Chassis]].
   
The Origin Chassis vehicles were also released under the name of '''Sand Scorchers''' in the United States, distributed by Model Rectifier Corporation (which also distributed early [[Racing Mini 4WD]] cars).
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The first four of the Origin Chassis vehicles were also released under the name of '''Sand Scorchers''' in the United States, distributed by Model Rectifier Corporation (which also distributed early [[Racing Mini 4WD]] cars).
   
 
== List of Mini 4WD cars ==
 
== List of Mini 4WD cars ==
* [[Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup]] (Origin Chassis)
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* [[Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup]] (Origin Chassis) (Released on July 13, 1982)
* [[Chevrolet Pickup 4x4]] (Origin Chassis)
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* [[Chevrolet Pickup 4x4]] (Origin Chassis) (Released on July 13, 1982)
* [[Toyota 4x4 Pickup]] (Origin-2 Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Hilux 4x4]] (Origin-2 Chassis) (Released on October 14, 1982)
* [[Nissan Safari]] (Origin-2 Chassis)
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* [[Nissan Safari]] (Origin-2 Chassis) (Released on November 16, 1982)
* [[Range Rover]] (Origin-2 Chassis)
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* [[Range Rover]] (Origin-2 Chassis) (Released on November 16, 1982)
* [[Honda City Turbo]] (Comical Chassis)
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* [[Honda City Turbo]] (Comical Chassis) (Released on February 25, 1984)
* [[Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon 2000 Turbo XL]] (Comical Chassis)
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* [[Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon 2000 Turbo XL]] (Comical Chassis) (Released on March 22, 1984)
* [[Mercedes-Benz 280 GE]] (Comical Chassis)
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* [[Mercedes-Benz 280 GE]] (Comical Chassis) (Released on April 18, 1984)
* [[Mercedes-Benz Unimog]] (Comical Chassis)
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* [[Mercedes-Benz Unimog]] (Comical Chassis) (Released on June 4, 1985)
* [[Wild Willy Jr.]] (Comical Chassis)
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* [[Wild Willy Jr.]] (Comical Chassis) (Released on July 11, 1985)
* [[Suzuki Jimmy]] (Comical Chassis)
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* [[Suzuki Jimmy]] (Comical Chassis) (Released on August 8, 1985)
* [[Toyota Land Cruiser (Team ACP)]] ('89 Paris-Dakar version, '90 Paris-Dakar version) (Crusier Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Land Cruiser (Team ACP)]] ('89 Paris-Dakar version, '90 Paris-Dakar version) (Crusier Chassis) (Released on July 29, 1989)
* [[Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide]] (RV Chassis) (Released on December 20, 1994)
* [[Toyota Rav4]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Rav4]] (RV Chassis) (Released on December 20, 1994)
* [[Isuzu Mu]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Isuzu Mu]] (RV Chassis) (Released on April 18, 1995)
* [[Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G]] (RV Chassis) (Released on January 23, 1996)
* [[Toyota Ipsum L-Selection EX]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Ipsum L-Selection EX]] (RV Chassis) (Released on July 30, 1996)
* [[Toyota Land Cruiser Prado RZ]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Land Cruiser Prado RZ]] (RV Chassis) (Released on August 21, 1996)
* [[Isuzu VehiCROSS]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Isuzu VehiCROSS]] (RV Chassis) (Released in May 1997)
* [[Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Wagon]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Wagon]] (RV Chassis) (Released in January 1998)
* [[Suzuki Jimmy Wide]] (RV Chassis)
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* [[Suzuki Jimmy Wide]] (RV Chassis) (Released in July 1998)
* [[Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3500]] (RV Chassis){{Navbox Mini 4WD series}}
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* [[Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3500]] (RV Chassis) (Released in September 1999)
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== Gallery ==
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<Gallery>
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MINI-4WD-SAND-SCORCHERS.JPG|The back of the original Mini 4WD car packages distributed by Model Rectifier Corporation.
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</Gallery>
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{{Navbox Mini 4WD series}}
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{{Navbox Original Mini 4WD}}
 
[[Category:Mini 4WD car line-ups]]
 
[[Category:Mini 4WD car line-ups]]
 
[[Category:List of Mini 4WD cars]]
 
[[Category:List of Mini 4WD cars]]

Latest revision as of 14:40, August 15, 2018

The Original Mini 4WD (Japanese: ミニ四駆, Mini Yonku) series, simply known as Mini 4WD, Comical Mini 4WD and RV Mini 4WD by Shogakukan's magazines, is the first Mini 4WD car line-up introduced by Tamiya on July 13, 1982.

Unlike the rest of the Mini 4WD series, the mini cars in the Original Mini 4WD line-up wasn't designed for racing as they uses the combination of worm gears and spur gears. All the mini cars in this line-up are licensed real-life vehicles. Featuring in this line-up is the long-wheelbase Origin Chassis and Origin-2 Chassis, the short-wheelbase Comical Chassis, the temporary Cruiser Chassis and the final RV Chassis.

The first four of the Origin Chassis vehicles were also released under the name of Sand Scorchers in the United States, distributed by Model Rectifier Corporation (which also distributed early Racing Mini 4WD cars).

List of Mini 4WD cars Edit

Gallery Edit

Mini 4WD series
1980 Original Mini 4WD · RacingMini4WDlogo · WildMini4WDLogo
1990 TruckinMini4WDLogo · MiniFLogo · SuperMini4WDlogo · FullyCowledMini4WDLogo · MechanicalMini4WDLogo · AeroMini4WDLogo · MightyMini4WDlogo
2000 RCMini4WDLogo · Mini4WDPROLogo
2010 Mini4WDRevLogo
Original Mini 4WD series
Origin Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup · Chevrolet Pickup 4x4 · Toyota Hilux 4x4 · Nissan Safari · Range Rover
Comical Honda City Turbo · Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon 2000 Turbo XL · Mercedes-Benz 280 GE · Mercedes-Benz Unimog · Wild Willy Jr. · Suzuki Jimmy
Cruiser Toyota Land Cruiser (Team ACP)
RV Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide · Toyota Rav4 · Isuzu Mu · Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-G · Toyota Ipsum L-Selection EX · Toyota Land Cruiser Prado RZ · Isuzu VehiCROSS · Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Wagon · Suzuki Jimmy Wide · Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3500
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