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The Vanquish Junior (Japanese: バンキッシュJr., Bankisshu Junia) is a Racing Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on July 25, 1989. It was based on the 1/10 scale Vanquish R/C buggy by the company.

The VS Chassis chassis version of the Vanquish was released on January 8, 2003, with the RS variant being released on July 16, 2011.

General info

The Vanquish featuring the sharp short nose, F1-like buggy design, with a rear spoiler on the rear. A pair of air intakes can be found on just behind the canopy, and supension props can be found near the wheels.

Vanquish and VS variant

The car number 2, an 'Away!' decal, the 'Evert Edwards' decals, the 'Racing Rats' decals as well as the 'Vanquish' decals can be found on the bodyshell of the original Vanquish and the VS variant.

It is mainly black, with silver highlight and red stripes.

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

Special variant

The special variant features the chassis frame and A parts molded in clear plastic and red tires. Other than that, it is mostly the same as the standard model.

Hagoromo Foods Special

The Hagoromo Foods Special is mostly the same as the standard model, except it comes with a separate body decal that has the 'Evert Edwards' decal replaced by the 'Sea Chicken' (a brand of canned tuna produced by Hagoromo Foods) decal.

Champion's Gold variant

The oversea-exclusive Champion's Gold variant features the gold plated bodyshell, fluorescent red wheels and yellow tires.

Fluorescent Color Special

The limited Fluorescent Color Special features the fluorescent yellow bodyshell, fluorescent orange wheels and gray tires.

RS variant

The RS featuring the similar decals, but with the 'Racing Rats' and a 'Away!' decals replaced by the 'RS' and Tamiya logo decals respectively. The plain silver highlight was replaced with the chrome color.

It was equipped with the silver-plated, large diameter 5-spoke TZ-type wheels paired with the red Avante-type tires. The chassis and A parts were molded in red.

Clear Special

The Clear Special has the polycarbonate bodyshell instead of the normal plastic bodyshell, and has the clear plastic stickers. The decals is mostly the same, but with the 'Away!' decal replaced by the 'Vanquish Clear Special' decal.

It was equipped with the cyan, large diameter 5-spoke narrow lightweight wheels paired with arched tires. The chassis and the A parts were molded in white and cyan respectively.

About the Vanquish 1/10 scale R/C buggy

Released in 1988, the Vanquish is a four-wheel-drive R/C buggy released by Tamiya. It is the much cheaper, low-end version of the Avante R/C buggy.

The Vanquish featuring a plastic, monocoque bathtub chassis frame in place of the two-piece FRP decks of the Avante. The fragile aluminum turnbuckle bits has been replaced with the plastic ones, and the lower arms has been changed from the multi-link design to the one-piece plastic design. The anodized metal oil-filled damper of the original Avante (except the coil springs) has been replaced by the plastic ones. Some of those parts were later reused for the Egress and Avante 2001.

Instead of the electronic speed controller, the Vanquish comes with the mechanical speed controller thanks to the larger space available by placing the driver figurine toward the front.

However, the Vanquish itself has few weaknesses; Because the large-size of the MSC, the total weight of the buggy was increased, which makes worse by the fact the monocoque chassis frame was heavier than the FRP decks frame despite being made of plastic. The oil-filled dampers were made out of the less rigid plastic, and as a result they have a risk of being punctured in high impacts.

The Vanquish would later re-released as the VQS in 2020. The renewal version comes with many enhancements that were carried over from the renewal versions of the Avante-line of R/C buggies, including the duralumin front knuckles and universal driveshafts. Unlike the original release, the renewal version has its polycarbonate bodyshell pre-cut and pre-painted in black. The VQS is also equipped with the electronic speed controller instead of mechanical speed controller.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(18018)

Color: Black
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: 51

5:1
4.2:1

Special
(18508)

Color: Black
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: Red
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 51

5:1
4.2:1

Hagoromo Foods Special
(92047)

Color: Black
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: 51

5:1
4.2:1

Champion's Gold
(93003)

Color: Gold Plated
Material: PS

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

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

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

Standard

Length: 128
Width: 86
Height: 51

5:1
4.2:1

Fluorescent Color Special
(94187)

Color: Fluorescent Yellow
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: 51

5:1
4.2:1

VS Variant
(18049)

Color: Black
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: 50

5:1
4:1

RS
(18062)

Color: Black
Material: PS

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

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

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

Standard

Length: 145
Width: 90
Height: 50

4.2:1

Clear Special
(94864)

Color: Clear
Material: Polycarbonate with Plastic Mounts

Type: VS
Frame: White, ABS
A parts: Cyan, ABS

Size: Large
Type: Narrow Lightweight
Spoke: 5
Fitment: Squared
Color: Blue
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Arched
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

Standard

Length: 145
Width: 90
Height: 50

4.2:1

Gallery

Boxarts

See also

Avantes

Related cars

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

R/C Buggy that the Mini 4WD is based on

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