The Storm-Cruiser (Japanese: ストームクルーザー, Sutōmu Kurūzā) is an Aero Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in October 1998. Its bodyshell is the recolor of the Shining Scorpion X bodyshell, which was based on the Shining Scorpion.
It was featured in the manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! MAX as the machine for Tappei Hattori and Daigo Kusunoki (Manga only).
Being a recolor of the Shining Scorpion X, the bodyshell design remains the same, except the body color and decal designs. It has the blue body color, with red/yellow. white and silver stripes-styled decals and silver canopy. As with Shining Scorpion X, its rear spoiler is fragile and is easily breaks.
It was equipped with the yellow, 3-spoke X-type wheels paired with X-type slick tires. It doesn't comes with a standard motor.
In the manga and anime
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In the manga, the Storm-Cruiser is a Mini 4WD car made by both Tappei and Daigo. In the anime however, it was solely made and owned by Tappei himself, replacing his customized Super Avante Tappei Special in the series. (In the anime, Daigo has the Gun Bluster Silhouette Formula Mini 4WD car.)
The Storm-Cruiser is a all-round, highly balanced machine, and its speed is comparable to Retsuya's Knuckle Breaker.
Length: 156 mm
Width: 92 mm
Height: 39 mm
Chassis: Super X Chassis
Gear Set(s): 4:1 and 3.5:1
- Shining Scorpion
- Shining Scorpion X
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|Aero Mini 4WD series|
|Super X||Max Breaker Z-2* · Shadow Breaker Z-3* · Phantom-Blade* · Knuckle Breaker Z-1* · Storm-Cruiser · Rising-Trigger* · Max Breaker TRF*|
|VS||Blazing-Max · Desert-Golem · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic|
|* denotes Super XX Chassis version available|