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The Fox Junior (Japanese: フォックスJr., Fokkusu Junia) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on September 25, 1986. It was based on the 1/10 scale The Fox R/C buggy by the company.

It was featured in the manga and anime series Dash! Yonkuro as the racing machines of Hiroshi and Masashi Daidou of the Team Hell's Kids.

General info

The Fox featuring the flat long-nose, short-rear buggy body design. with a partially-exposed canopy with driver figurine in it. It has the front monoshock prop with upper arm props, and the rear damper props. It also has a rear spoiler. There are a decal of a fox's head on the roof, and the 'Fox Racing Team' decals can be found around the bodyshell.

It is mainly in deep blue, with cyan and silver highlights with red trims.

It was equipped with the white medium diameter 4-spoke Hotshot-type wheels paired with the black high-profile spike tires. The chassis was molded in black.

Special version

The special version, which was released in the same year as is the original model, has the clear chassis and blue tires.

About The Fox 1/10 R/C buggy

Tamiya_RC_The_Fox_(Filmed_in_1985)

Tamiya RC The Fox (Filmed in 1985)

The Fox promotional video.

Released in 1985, The Fox is a 1/10 scale, rear-wheel-drive R/C buggy produced by Tamiya.

The Fox's chassis borrows most of the chassis design from the Hotshot; The compact, fully-enclosed monocoque chassis, the transversely-placed battery and the fully independent suspensions with front monoshock and rear independent oil-filled dampers. The 540-size motor was mounted onto the rear and paired to the gearbox, which transfer power to the rear wheels. It was equipped with the front grooved tires and rear block-spike tires.

Due to its chassis being based on the Hotshot's, it also inherited its weakness as well; due to the enclosed chassis frame, it is impossible to access to the internal components without breaking up the frame parts firsthand. Furthermore, the front suspension travel is very short, causing the front supensions to bottom out, which can be a problem on rough track.

In 2013, the updated version of The Fox, known as the Novafox, was released. The updated version featuring the improved mechanics, such as better steering layout and the dog bone driveshafts.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18003)

Color: Deep Blue
Material: PS

Type: Type-1
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Medium
Type: Hotshot-type
Spoke: 4
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Medium
Type: Spiked
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 127
Width: 81
Height: 46

11.2:1
6.4:1

Special
(2903, 2953)

Color: Deep Blue
Material: PS

Type: Type-1
Frame: Light Smoke
A parts: Light Smoke

Size: Medium
Type: Hotshot-type
Spoke: 4
Fitment: Staggered
Color: White
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Medium
Type: Spiked
Color: Cyan
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 127
Width: 81
Height: 46

11.2:1
6.4:1

Gallery

Boxart

See also

Related cars

Mini 4WD New Year's limited editions

  • Year of the Dog 2006
  • Year of the Ox 2009

External links

Tamiya Japan

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

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll · Beast Emperor · Big Burning Sun · Shooting Billion Star · Cannon Bad Ball
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
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
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Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
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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 · Iron Beak · Ray Spear · Mini 4WD Elephant Racer · Mini 4WD Penguin Racer · Eleglitter
Starter Pack Zenquish Progress · Azente Progress · Neo-VQS Advanced Pack
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