|No.|| Regular releases|
95567 (Mechanical re-issue)
|Series|| Mechanical Mini 4WD|
Fully Cowled Mini 4WD (Premium)
|Chassis(s)|| Mechanical chassis|
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
|Release Date|| Regular releases|
July 10, 1996 (Mechanical)
May 27, 2017 (Premium)
2020 (Mechanical re-issue)
|In fictional media|
|First Appearance||Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!|
General info Edit
Compare to the Spin-Axe, the Spin Cobra has some major differences: The inclusion of the triangle side wings on the rear of the front wheel fenders, the removal of the front wheel guards, the change from vertical fins to straight fins as well as the use of the silver-plated chassis. The silver-plated, bellows-shaped bonnet on the front of the original Spin Cobra can be removed, revealing part of the mechanical chassis. The decal design, unlike the Spin-Axe, is mostly symmetrical, with the 'Spin Cobra' decal on the front.
As the bodyshell of the original Spin Cobra was molded in clear plastic, it can be painted in any color. The preferred color is mach blue. It has the yellow and red, thunder-styled body decals. When given modification, it can be attached to any shaft-driven chassis, preferably Super-1 Chassis, Super-II Chassis, VS Chassis, Super TZ, Super TZ-X, Super-FM and AR Chassis.
The Premium variant has the bodyshell molded in metallic blue, and like the Proto-Saber Evolution Premium, the front bonnet is now part of the bodyshell rather than a separate piece and is not removable. The foil sticker set of the Premium variant also includes parts for the bonnet and side wings. Minor design changes has been made in order to make it fit onto the rear-motor chassis.
The Premium variant was equipped with the deep gold, 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with the black treaded radial tires. The Premium variant was equipped with the polycarbonate-mixed ABS chassis.molded in white, with A parts molded in gun metal. It was also equipped with the easy locking gear cover molded in blue.
In the manga and anime Edit
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 both media, the Spin Cobra has the aerodynamic adjustment system on the rear of the front cowls. In the manga, it has the rollers hidden in the side wings as well as the electronic steering system which was controlled by the microchip inside it, while in the anime it has the aluminum honeycamb-like composite bodyshell that can neutralizes the Beak Spider's wind cutter attack. Where the manga version has the mechanical chassis, the anime version has the white, front-motor chassis.
In WGP, it was once converted into the double-motor setup, but was later reverted back to the front-motor setup after the trouble caused by said setup. During the race against Rosso Strada, the Spin Cobra was severely damaged when it was impaled on a statue. While the Spin Cobra was quickly replaced by the Spin-Viper following the race in the manga, the anime has the Spin Cobra repaired and Tokichi enter the race with both machines, temporaily filling a empty grid spot left by Retsu when he was absence due to injury. Following the race, the Spin Cobra was retired from the WGP and reverted into a normal Mini 4WD car, as its techniques were passed onto the Spin-Viper during the race.
Technical info Edit
Type: Display model
Color: Metallic Blue
- Despite being made for the rear-motor chassis, the bodyshell of the Premium variant has the cutout lines pre-engraved under its bonnet, allowing racers to modify it for the front-motor chassis.
See also Edit
Tamiya Japan Edit
Tamiya America Edit
|Mechanical Mini 4WD series|
|1990||Spin Cobra · Proto-Saber Evolution · Buck Blader · Spin-Viper · Vise-Intruder · Diomars-Nero|
|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|