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The Terra Scorcher Junior (Japanese: スコーチャーJr., Sukōchā Junia) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on November 15, 1989. It was based on the Terra Scorcher R/C buggy.

Tamiya would later release the VS Chassis variant on January 8, 2003, followed by the RS variant on October 29, 2011.

It was featured in the manga and anime Dash! Yonkuro as Jigokumaru Enma's machine along with his Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor.

General info

The Terra Scorcher featuring the futuristic buggy body design that is resembling the Thunder Shot, except with 3-window canopy, different front damper and upper arm props and similar yet different rear spoiler design. It has the heatsink-like prop, located on just behind the canopy.

Terra Scorcher and VS variant

Both the original Terra Scorcher and the VS variant's bodyshells were mainly in ultramarine, with white highlight and cyan stripes. There are several faux-manufacturer and racing team decals, such as 'Techtint Color' and 'Pro-cup Racing Team'. It has the car number 7.

Both were equipped with the white, large diameter 6-spoke Teardrop-type wheels paired with the black Avante-type slick tires. The standard model has its chassis molded in gray, while the VS variant has its chassis and the A parts molded in black.

RS variant

The RS variant has the faux-manufacturer and racing team decals removed, and has the 'Terra Scorcher RS' decals on the side cowls and a Tamiya logo decal on the rear spoiler. The white highlight on the bodyshell was changed to silver. It has the black-colored canopy.

It was equipped with the silver plated, large diameter 6-spoke FM-type wheels paired with the blue Avante-type slick tires. The chassis frame was molded in orange, with the A parts being molded in white.

Special variants

The Special variant, released in 1990, has the clear chassis and blue tires.

The Pearl Special variant, released in 1995, has the purple pearl bodyshell, neon orange wheels and gray tires.

About the Terra Scorcher 1/10 scale R/C buggy

Released in 1988, the Terra Scorcher is a four-wheel-drive R/C buggy by Tamiya. Although it has the Thunder Shot chassis, it has few key improvements.

Similar to the Fire Dragon, the chassis's front suspensions was changed from monoshock-type to the dual damper type. The upper arms were replaced by the adjustable tie-rods that allows racers to adjusts the camber. An anti-roll-bar was added to the rear suspensions for better stability in cornering. Universal driveshafts and full ball bearings were standard equipments for Terra Scorcher.

Unfortunately, the Terra Scorcher isn't selling very well as another low-cost Tamiya R/C buggy, the Vanquish, was introduced within the same year, which sparks competition between the two R/C buggies from the same company.

The Terra Scorcher would later re-released on May 30, 2020, with improvements including aluminum motor mount, wide-angle operating universal driveshafts and the use of electronic speed controller.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18021)

Color: Ultramarine
Material: PS

Type: Type-2
Frame: Gray, ABS
A parts: Gray, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 47

5:1
4.2:1

Special
(18509)

Color: Ultramarine
Material: PS

Type: Type-2
Frame: Clear, ABS
A parts: Clear, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Cyan
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 47

5:1
4.2:1

Pearl Color Special
(94188)

Color: Pearl Violet
Material: PS

Type: Type-2
Frame: Gray, ABS
A parts: Gray, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Fluorescent Orange
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Gray
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 47

5:1
4.2:1

VS Variant
(18050)

Color: Ultramarine
Material: PS

Type: VS
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Teardrop-Type
Spoke: 6
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 145
Width: 90
Height: 47

5:1
4.2:1

RS
(18064)

Color: Ultramarine
Material: ABS

Type: Super-II Chassis
Frame: Orange, ABS
A parts: White, ABS

Size: Large
Type: FM-Type
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Silver Plated
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Light Blue
Material: Hard Elastomer

Standard

Length: 150
Width: 97
Height: 47

4.2:1

Gallery

Boxarts

Trivia

  • In Japan, the Terra Scorcher and its Mini 4WD counterpart were called 'スコーチャー' (Scorcher). The only exception to this is the Terra Scorcher RS, whose Japanese name is 'テラスコーチャーRS'.

See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

R/C buggy the Mini 4WD car is based on

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