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{{Infobox Mini 4wd info|no. = 19204|series = [[Mighty Mini 4WD]]|chassis = [[VS Chassis]]|rel = 1999|In fictional media = Yes|First Appearance = ''[[Future Racer V-Twin]]''|Owner = Bui 'V' Tendou|image = [[File:Variatron.jpg|270 px]]}}The '''Variatron''' (バリアトロン) is a [[Mighty Mini 4WD]] car released by Tamiya in 1999. It is the first Mighty Mini 4WD car to be equipped with [[VS Chassis]].
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{{Infobox Mini 4wd info|no. = '''Regular releases'''<br>19204<br>'''Limited editions'''<br>95409 (Re-release)<br>|series = [[Mighty Mini 4WD]]|chassis = [[VS Chassis]]|rel = '''Regular releases'''<br>July 1999<br>'''Limited editions'''<br>September 1, 2018 (Re-release)|In fictional media = Yes|First Appearance = ''[[Future Racer V-Twin]]''|Owner = Bui 'V' Tendou|image = [[File:Variatron.jpg|270 px]]}}The '''Variatron''' {{Translation|バリアトロン|Bariatoron}} is a [[Mighty Mini 4WD]] car released by Tamiya in July 1999. It is the first Mighty Mini 4WD car to be equipped with [[VS Chassis]].
   
 
It was featured in the manga ''[[Future Racer V-Twin]]'' as Bui 'V' Tendou's machine, upgraded and repaired from the damaged [[Vtron]] in the series.
 
It was featured in the manga ''[[Future Racer V-Twin]]'' as Bui 'V' Tendou's machine, upgraded and repaired from the damaged [[Vtron]] in the series.
   
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
The Variatron features a futuristic, mechanical body design. Compare to the Vtron, only the body color and the cockpit design were changed. It retains most features of the Vtron, such as the pair of movable wings on the rear and the Brain Core on the front. There is a rear skirt which is attached to the center hardpoint underneath its VS Chassis.
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The Variatron features a futuristic, mechanical body design. Compare to the Vtron, only the body color and the canopy design were changed. It retains most features of the Vtron, such as the pair of movable wings on the rear and the Brain Core on the front. There is a rear diffuser which was attached to the center rear hardpoint underneath its VS Chassis.
   
 
It is mainly in blue, with silver highlights and red and yellow trims on it.
 
It is mainly in blue, with silver highlights and red and yellow trims on it.
   
It is equipped with the large-diameter dish-type wheels paired with Avante-type slick tires.
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It is equipped with the white large-diameter moonface-type wheels paired with Avante-type slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in black. It doesn't comes with a standard motor.
   
 
=== In the manga ===
 
=== In the manga ===
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'''Chassis:''' VS Chassis
 
'''Chassis:''' VS Chassis
   
'''Gear Set(s):''' 5:1 and 4:1
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'''Gear Set(s):''' 5:1 and 4:1 (Original), 4:1 (Re-release)
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/19204variatron/index.htm Variatron on Tamiya official website (Japanese)]{{Navbox Mighty Mini 4WD}}[[Category:Mini 4WD cars designed by Zaurus Tokuda]]
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==== Tamiya Japan ====
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* [http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/19204variatron/variatron.htm Variatron on Tamiya official website]
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* [http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/95409/index.htm Variatron (Re-release) on Tamiya official website]
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==== Tamiya America ====
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* [https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/132-vs/jr-variatron-3/ Variatron (Re-release) on Tamiya America official website]
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{{Navbox Mighty Mini 4WD}}
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[[Category:Mini 4WD cars designed by Zaurus Tokuda]]
 
[[Category:Mini 4WD cars]]
 
[[Category:Mini 4WD cars]]
 
[[Category:Mighty Mini 4WD cars]]
 
[[Category:Mighty Mini 4WD cars]]

Latest revision as of 12:45, October 11, 2018

Variatron
Variatron
No. Regular releases
19204
Limited editions
95409 (Re-release)
Series Mighty Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) VS Chassis
Release Date Regular releases
July 1999
Limited editions
September 1, 2018 (Re-release)
In fictional media
First Appearance Future Racer V-Twin
Owner Bui 'V' Tendou
The Variatron (Japanese: バリアトロン, Bariatoron) is a Mighty Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in July 1999. It is the first Mighty Mini 4WD car to be equipped with VS Chassis.

It was featured in the manga Future Racer V-Twin as Bui 'V' Tendou's machine, upgraded and repaired from the damaged Vtron in the series.

General info Edit

The Variatron features a futuristic, mechanical body design. Compare to the Vtron, only the body color and the canopy design were changed. It retains most features of the Vtron, such as the pair of movable wings on the rear and the Brain Core on the front. There is a rear diffuser which was attached to the center rear hardpoint underneath its VS Chassis.

It is mainly in blue, with silver highlights and red and yellow trims on it.

It is equipped with the white large-diameter moonface-type wheels paired with Avante-type slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in black. It doesn't comes with a standard motor.

In the manga Edit

A moment after V's Vtron crossed the finish line in a race against the owner of the VT-5 by an big jump, the car was damaged, unable to withstand the landing impact. The VT-5 pulls the damaged car to Professor Kubota, who then repair the mini car. This lead to the birth of the Variatron.

Since it is a repaired and upgraded form of Vtron, the Brain Core from the original car was remain untouched. Similar to other VT machines, it has its own consciousness within its AI and is often interacts with its owner.

Technical info Edit

Length: 145 mm

Width: 90 mm

Height: 39 mm

Chassis: VS Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Original), 4:1 (Re-release)

Gallery Edit

Boxarts Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The Variatron, along with other cars from the manga, were designed by Zaurus Tokuda rather than the series creator Kouichi Mitaka.

External links Edit

Tamiya Japan Edit

Tamiya America Edit

Mighty Mini 4WD series
Super X Dyna-Hawk GX* · Cross-Tiger VR* · Laser-Gill*
VS Variatron · Synchro-Master Z9
* denotes Super XX Chassis version available
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