The Sonic Saber (Japanese: ソニックセイバー, Sonikku Seibā) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on September 7, 1994. It was released alongside Magnum Saber.

It was featured in manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! as Retsu Seiba's second machine, replacing his Super Astute Jr..

General info[edit | edit source]

The Sonic Saber, much like its sister car Magnum Saber, featuring the curved, fully cowled bodyshell that covering the wheels. There's the rear body roller attachments in which user can install the 10 mm rollers on it.

The differences between it and Magnum Saber is that the Sonic Saber has the curve-like decals on its bodyshell and has the large, tilted rear spoiler and large winglets. Furthermore, it has the 'Retsu' (烈) emblem on the front of the bodyshell.

Standard and Premium variants[edit | edit source]

Both the standard and Premium variants has the white body color, with red and green trims on it.

The standard variant was equipped with the fluorescent yellow, small diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with the black high-profile slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts of the original variant were molded in gray and green respectively, and comes with the blue normal-type side-guard.

The Premium variant, however, was equipped with the normal yellow 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels with the black low-profile slick tires. It comes with the black reinforced chassis made of polycarbonate-mixed ABS plastic and the metallic green A parts.

Only the Premium variant comes with a standard motor.

In the manga and anime[edit | edit source]

Spoiler alert!

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In the first chapter/episode of the first series, the Seiba brothers were given the prototype Sabers by Professor Tsuchiya, under the condition that they must modify their Sabers into their own unique machines or else the cars will be taken back. Retsu modified his Saber into the Sonic Saber.

Like his Super Astute Jr. before it, the Sonic Saber is specifically tuned for cornering and acceleration, with flat tires, large rear spoiler, extended front bumper parts and the Torque-Tuned Motor equipped. As such it has better cornering stability compared to Go's Magnum Saber.

The Sonic Saber, along with Magnum Saber, were destroyed all together as both cars fell off the track at Professor Ogami's lab into the lava during the Seiba brothers' race against J's Proto-Saber JB.

In the anime, it was later revealed that Retsu still has the badly-aged Torque-Tuned Motor that the Sonic Saber used in its debut race and use it in his Vanguard Sonic during the Tokichi Cup until it finally stops working.

Technical info[edit | edit source]

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear


Color: White
Material: PS

Type: Super-1
Frame: Gray
A parts: Green
Sideguard: Normal (Blue)

Size: Small
Type: Fully Cowled-Type
Spoke: 3
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Fluorescent Yellow
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: High-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer


Length: 137
Width: 90
Height: 44



Color: White
Material: ABS

Type: Super-II
Frame: Black, Polycarbonated-Mixed ABS
A parts: Green, ABS

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Saber-Type
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Track-only Staggered
Color: Yellow
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Small
Type: Low-Profile Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer


Length: 150
Width: 97
Height: 44


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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the CoroCoro Comic x Sanrio collaboration project by Shogakukan and Sanrio, the Sonic Saber was being 'sanriolized' along with its owner Retsu Seiba.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Tamiya Japan[edit | edit source]

Tamiya America[edit | edit source]

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