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The '''Racing Mini 4WD''' (レーサーミニ四駆) series is the second Mini 4WD line-up introduced by Tamiya in May 15, 1986.
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The '''Racing Mini 4WD''' {{Translation|レーサーミニ四駆|Rēsā Mini Yonku}} series is the second Mini 4WD line-up introduced by Tamiya in May 15, 1986.
   
 
Similar to the [[Original Mini 4WD]] series, the first few models were based on the bigger cars, and in Racing Mini 4WD series' case, their R/C buggy counterparts (Avante Jr. for example).
 
Similar to the [[Original Mini 4WD]] series, the first few models were based on the bigger cars, and in Racing Mini 4WD series' case, their R/C buggy counterparts (Avante Jr. for example).
   
 
However, following customer feedback that they want the mini cars to go fast, Tamiya developed and released the [[Grade-Up Parts]] for the mini cars. Starting with Avante Jr., Tamiya began production of the race-orientated chassis as well as making the guide rollers and bearing attachments as the standards for future chassis to come. Additionally, the specially-designed race circuits for Mini 4WD cars were made to prevent children from getting into accidents as a result of the following cars, as well to ensure the cars do not run away from the owners.
 
However, following customer feedback that they want the mini cars to go fast, Tamiya developed and released the [[Grade-Up Parts]] for the mini cars. Starting with Avante Jr., Tamiya began production of the race-orientated chassis as well as making the guide rollers and bearing attachments as the standards for future chassis to come. Additionally, the specially-designed race circuits for Mini 4WD cars were made to prevent children from getting into accidents as a result of the following cars, as well to ensure the cars do not run away from the owners.
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The Racing Mini 4WD kits were repackaged and distributed in the US by Model Rectifier Corporation under the '''Motorized Lightning Racers''' brand until the America branch of Tamiya took over as a sole distributor for the Mini 4WD kits within North America.
   
 
The manga series ''[[Dash! Yonkuro]]'' and ''[[Mini 4 Top]]'' featured machines from this line-up.
 
The manga series ''[[Dash! Yonkuro]]'' and ''[[Mini 4 Top]]'' featured machines from this line-up.
   
 
== List of Mini 4WD cars ==
 
== List of Mini 4WD cars ==
* [[Hornet Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released in May 15, 1986)
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* [[Hornet Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released on May 15, 1986)
* [[Hotshot Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released in June 16, 1986)
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* [[Hotshot Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released on June 16, 1986)
* [[The Fox Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released in September 25, 1986)
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* [[The Fox Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released on September 25, 1986)
* [[Boomerang Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released in November 8, 1986)
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* [[Boomerang Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released on November 8, 1986)
* [[Bigwig Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released in March 26, 1987)
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* [[Bigwig Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-1, Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 26, 1987)
* [[Falcon Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released in June 27, 1987)
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* [[Falcon Jr.]] (Type-1) (Released on June 27, 1987)
* [[Super Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released in August 6, 1987)
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* [[Super Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released on August 6, 1987)
* [[Thunder Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released in December 8, 1987)
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* [[Thunder Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released on December 8, 1987)
* [[Thunder Shot Jr.]] (Normal, Black Special, RS) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released in March 24, 1988)
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* [[Thunder Shot Jr.]] (Normal, Black Special, RS) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released on March 24, 1988)
* [[Super Sabre Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released in May 16, 1988)
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* [[Super Sabre Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released on May 16, 1988)
* [[Fire Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released in June 16, 1988)
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* [[Fire Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-1, VS Chassis) (Released on June 16, 1988)
* [[Dash-1 Emperor]] (Nomral, Premium) (Type-1, Type-3, Super-II) (Released in September 1988)
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* [[Dash-1 Emperor]] (Nomral, Premium) (Type-1, Type-3, Super-II) (Released on September 20, 1988)
* [[Avante Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-2, VS Chassis) (Released in December 15, 1988)
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* [[Avante Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-2, VS Chassis) (Released on December 15, 1988)
* [[Dash-2 Burning Sun]] (Type-1, Type-3) (Released in February 1989)
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* [[Dash-2 Burning Sun]] (Type-1, Type-3) (Released on February 22, 1989)
* [[Grasshopper II Jr.]] (Type-2) (Released in March 30, 1989)
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* [[Grasshopper II Jr.]] (Type-2) (Released on March 30, 1989)
* [[Rising Bird]] (Type-3) (Released in June 6, 1989)
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* [[Rising Bird]] (Type-3) (Released on June 6, 1989)
* [[Vanquish Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-2, VS Chassis) (Released in July 25, 1989)
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* [[Vanquish Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-2, VS Chassis) (Released on July 25, 1989)
* [[Dash-3 Shooting Star]] (Type-3) (Released in September 5, 1989)
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* [[Dash-3 Shooting Star]] (Type-3) (Released on September 5, 1989)
* [[Saint Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, RC Ricky version) (Type-3, Type-4) (Released in October 24, 1989)
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* [[Saint Dragon Jr.]] (Normal, RC Ricky version) (Type-3, Type-4) (Released on October 24, 1989)
* [[Terra Scorcher Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-2, VS Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released in November 15, 1989)
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* [[Terra Scorcher Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-2, VS Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released on November 15, 1989)
* [[Dash-4 Cannonball]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-3, Super-II Chassis) (Released in January 30, 1990)
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* [[Dash-4 Cannonball]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-3, Super-II Chassis) (Released on January 30, 1990)
* [[Dash-5 Dancing Doll]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-3, Super-II Chassis) (Released in March 13, 1990)
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* [[Dash-5 Dancing Doll]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-3, Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 13, 1990)
* [[Winning Bird]] (Normal, 21st Century Edition) (Type-3, VS Chassis) (Released in April 3, 1990)
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* [[Winning Bird]] (Normal, 21st Century Edition) (Type-3, VS Chassis) (Released on April 3, 1990)
* [[Egress Jr.]] (Type-4, VS Chassis) (Released in May 29, 1990)
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* [[Egress Jr.]] (Type-4, VS Chassis) (Released on May 29, 1990)
* [[Dash-01 Super Emperor]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-3, Super-II Chassis) (Released in June 27, 1990)
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* [[Dash-01 Super Emperor]] (Normal, Premium) (Type-3, Super-II Chassis) (Released on June 27, 1990)
* [[Dash-0 Horizon]] (Normal, Premium) (Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released in September 11, 1990)
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* [[Dash-0 Horizon]] (Normal, Premium) (Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released on September 11, 1990)
 
* [[Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor]] (Body Parts Set, Premium) (Super-II Chassis) (Released in November 1990)
 
* [[Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor]] (Body Parts Set, Premium) (Super-II Chassis) (Released in November 1990)
* [[Avante 2001 Jr.]] (Zero Chassis, VS Chassis) (Released in November 7, 1990)
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* [[Avante 2001 Jr.]] (Zero Chassis, VS Chassis) (Released on November 7, 1990)
* [[Crimson Glory]] (FM Chassis) (Released in December 12, 1990)
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* [[Crimson Glory]] (FM Chassis) (Released on December 12, 1990)
* [[Astute Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released in March 27, 1991)
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* [[Astute Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 27, 1991)
* [[Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun]] (FM Chassis) (Released in June 18, 1991)
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* [[Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun]] (FM Chassis) (Released on June 18, 1991)
* [[Manta Ray Jr.]] (Zero Chassis, VS Chassis) (Released in July 9, 1991)
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* [[Manta Ray Jr.]] (Zero Chassis, VS Chassis) (Released on July 9, 1991)
* [[Dash-001 Great Emperor]] (Normal, Premium) (Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released in September 18, 1991)
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* [[Dash-001 Great Emperor]] (Normal, Premium) (Zero Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released on September 18, 1991)
* [[Super Astute Jr.]] (Normal, Advanced version) (Zero Chassis) (Released in December 25, 1991)
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* [[Super Astute Jr.]] (Normal, Advanced version) (Zero Chassis) (Released on December 25, 1991)
* [[Proto-Emperor ZX]] (Normal) (Zero Chassis) (Released in February 18, 1992)
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* [[Proto-Emperor ZX]] (Normal) (Zero Chassis) (Released on February 18, 1992)
* [[Bear Hawk Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, Super-II Chassis) (Released in March 31, 1992)
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* [[Bear Hawk Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 31, 1992)
* [[Top-Force Jr.]] (Normal, Evolution version) (Type-5, VS Chassis) (Released in August 18, 1992)
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* [[Top-Force Jr.]] (Normal, Evolution version) (Type-5, VS Chassis) (Released on August 18, 1992)
* [[Aero-Solitude]] (FM Chassis) (Released in September 17, 1992)
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* [[Aero-Solitude]] (FM Chassis) (Released on September 17, 1992)
* [[Terra Conqueror Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, VS Chassis) (Released in January 27, 1993)
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* [[Terra Conqueror Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, VS Chassis) (Released on January 27, 1993)
* [[Dyna Storm Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, Super-II Chassis) (Released in July 22, 1993)
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* [[Dyna Storm Jr.]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, Super-II Chassis) (Released on July 22, 1993)
* [[Dash-03 Super Shooting Star]] (Type-5) (Released in May 31, 1994)
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* [[Dash-03 Super Shooting Star]] (Type-5) (Released on May 31, 1994)
* [[Super Avante]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, VS Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released in February 28, 1995)
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* [[Super Avante]] (Normal, RS) (Type-5, VS Chassis, Super-II Chassis) (Released on February 28, 1995)
* [[Dash-CB1 Geo Emperor]] (Type-5) (Released in May 13, 1995)
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* [[Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor]] (Type-5) (Released on May 13, 1995)
* [[Mad Bull Jr.]] (Super TZ-X Chassis) (Released in June 27, 2003)
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* [[Mad Bull Jr.]] (Super TZ-X Chassis) (Released on June 27, 2003)
* [[Baja King Jr.]] (Super TZ-X Chassis) (Released in July 2003)
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* [[Baja King Jr.]] (Super TZ-X Chassis) (Released on July 2003)
 
* [[Astute Open Top]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on July 16, 2011)
 
* [[Astute Open Top]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on July 16, 2011)
 
* [[Thunder Shot Open Top]] (Super XX Chassis) (Released on July 16, 2011)
 
* [[Thunder Shot Open Top]] (Super XX Chassis) (Released on July 16, 2011)
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* [[Mini 4WD Panda Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 21, 2015)
 
* [[Mini 4WD Panda Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 21, 2015)
 
* [[Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released in June 2015)
 
* [[Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released in June 2015)
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* [[Mini 4WD Lupine Racer]] (VS Chassis) (Released on March 11, 2017)
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* [[Mini 4WD Dog Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 11, 2017)
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* [[Mini 4WD Hawk Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on August 26, 2017)
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* [[Mini 4WD Owl Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on August 26, 2017)
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* [[Mini 4WD Pig Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on March 10, 2018)
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* [[Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on April 7, in 2018)
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* [[Mach-Bullet]] (VS Chassis) (Released on May 26, 2018)
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* [[Mini 4WD Cat Racer]] (Super-II Chassis) (Released on June 16, 2018)
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* [[Mini 4WD Koala Racer]] (VS Chassis) (Released on January 12, 2019)
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* [[Neo-VQS]] (VZ Chassis) (Released on March 28, 2020)
   
 
=== Related ===
 
=== Related ===

Revision as of 07:09, March 26, 2020

RacingMini4WDlogo

Racer Mini 4WD series logo.

The Racing Mini 4WD (Japanese: レーサーミニ四駆, Rēsā Mini Yonku) series is the second Mini 4WD line-up introduced by Tamiya in May 15, 1986.

Similar to the Original Mini 4WD series, the first few models were based on the bigger cars, and in Racing Mini 4WD series' case, their R/C buggy counterparts (Avante Jr. for example).

However, following customer feedback that they want the mini cars to go fast, Tamiya developed and released the Grade-Up Parts for the mini cars. Starting with Avante Jr., Tamiya began production of the race-orientated chassis as well as making the guide rollers and bearing attachments as the standards for future chassis to come. Additionally, the specially-designed race circuits for Mini 4WD cars were made to prevent children from getting into accidents as a result of the following cars, as well to ensure the cars do not run away from the owners.

The Racing Mini 4WD kits were repackaged and distributed in the US by Model Rectifier Corporation under the Motorized Lightning Racers brand until the America branch of Tamiya took over as a sole distributor for the Mini 4WD kits within North America.

The manga series Dash! Yonkuro and Mini 4 Top featured machines from this line-up.

List of Mini 4WD cars

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Mini 4WD series
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1990 TruckinMini4WDLogo · MiniFLogo · SuperMini4WDlogo · FullyCowledMini4WDLogo · MechanicalMini4WDLogo · AeroMini4WDLogo · MightyMini4WDlogo
2000 RCMini4WDLogo · Mini4WDPROLogo
2010 Mini4WDRevLogo
Racing Mini 4WD series
Type-1 Hotshot Jr. · Hornet Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Boomerang Jr. · Bigwig Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Dragon Jr.* · Thunder Shot Jr. · Super Sabre Jr. · Fire Dragon Jr.* · Dash-1 Emperor* · Dash-2 Burning Sun
Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
Super-II Astute Open Top · Terra Conqueror Open Top · Racing Miku 2012 ver. drives Astute Special · Saber drives Super Sabre Special · Mikoto Misaka drives Thunder Shot Special · Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Mini 4WD Shirokumakko · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Mini 4WD Kumamon Version · Mini 4WD Merlion Edition - Singapore 50th Anniversary · Mini 4WD Dog Racer · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer · Mini 4WD Owl Racer · Mini 4WD Pig Racer · Mini 4WD Panda Racer 2 · Mini 4WD Cat Racer
Super XX Thunder Shot Open Top
VZ Neo-VQS · Dual Ridge Jr. · Toyota GR Yaris · Honda e
Starter Pack Neo-VQS Advanced Pack
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