94648 (Special Kit)
|Series||Fully Cowled Mini 4WD|
|Release Date|| July 20, 1995|
February 23, 2008 (Special Kit)
|In fictional media|
|First Appearance||Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!|
|Owner|| J (Let's & Go!)|
Jun Sagami (Return Racers!)
The Proto-Saber JB (プロトセイバー JB) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on July 20, 1995.
It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! as J's first machine. It was replaced by the Proto-Saber Evolution in the series. Jun Sagami also has her own Proto-Saber in Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! Return Racers!.
The Proto-Saber is essentially a Super Avante with the additional front cowls, the enlarge side cowls and rear spoiler. It has the red headlamps, silver canopy and the red flame-like body decals. There's a 'JB' decal on the front nose, the '01' on the side rear of the front cowls and the 'Proto-Saber JB' on the spoiler.
It was mainly in blue.
It was equipped with the red, small diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with high profile slick tires. The subparts and the curve-type side-guard were molded in green and blue respectively.
In the manga and anime
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!
In the series, the Proto-Saber JB was a Mini 4WD car created by Dr.Ogami, designed to surpass Dr.Tsuchiya's own creations. The front roller angle, the gear ratio and various body parts can be adjusted via J's own remote-control brace. Not only the adjustable body parts allow the Proto-Saber to do the air brakes, but also allows it to fires the concentrated airs to blows any Mini 4WD cars away.
During the Tokichi Cup, J renounced the battle racing ways and destroyed the remote-control brace on his own after recovered his own Proto-Saber from the sea in which he was almost drowned. The Proto-Saber was no longer work as J had stripped of its battle race components, but was later restored as a normal race car with parts from Go and his co. It was later reveals in the series that Ogami created not one, but multiple Proto-Sabers.
It is unknown what happen to J's Proto-Saber after it was replaced by the Proto-Saber Evolution.
In Return Racers!, Jun was seen using her own Proto-Saber to race against Tsubasa's Wing Magnum. Jun's Proto-Saber has the 'JUN' on the rear spoiler.
Length: 132 mm
Width: 90 mm
Height: 44 mm
Chassis: Super-1 Chassis
Gear Set(s): 5:1, 4:1
- Proto-Saber JB on Tamiya official website (Japanese)
- Proto-Saber JB Special Kit on Tamiya official website
|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|