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Tamiya Blitzer Beetle

Tamiya Blitzer Beetle

This is a re-release version of the Blitzer Beetle R/C assembly kit, which was inspired by the exciting off-road desert racer designs seen in the United States.

Specifications and Features:

  • 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit
  • Kit includes FREE BONUS PARTS (1150 Ball Bearing x 8pcs.) First production run bonus only. 10/2011
  • The durable resin body is molded in white and comes with side mirror parts. The body may be painted with Tamiya’s TS spray paints, which are formulated in synthetic lacquer for the best finish and durability
  • The tough, lightweight ABS bathtub chassis features a rear-mounted motor, rear-wheel drive layout
  • 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension is equipped with C.V.A. oil filled shock units and extremely durable monocoque-type lower arms.
  • The front spiked tires feature three ribs for enhanced stability while the rear tires feature both spikes and an X-shaped tread pattern along the center to ensure high levels of grip
  • Fully-enclosed gearbox protects against dirt and debris
  • Driver figure included
  • Tamiya TEU-104BK forward and reverse brushed motor speed control(equipped with low voltage protection feature)

Requires: 2-channel radio, tools for assembly, paint, 7.2 volt battery and charger

58502 1/10 R/C Blitzer Beetle (2011)
Availability: October

Updated: August 4, 2011 — 10:56 PM


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  1. I’m getting gitty already. I think this one will have to be added to my wish list. I missed a chance to buy an original new in box for $100.00 over 5 years ago, should of….. but hey, now I think this will please a lot of collectors and tamiya vintage runners. Nice find Trevor.

  2. Thanks but it isn’t that hard to “find” when they send me the press release. 🙂

  3. about how much do you think it will cost ?

  4. it looks awesome, and its just asking for a VXL and sand tires, love it

  5. Just want to say big thanks for Tamiya on re-releasing meny of the classics. I myself could never afford them when they first came out and could never afford the NIB prices most of them have been going for of late.

    Now I have been able to build classics such as the Rough Rider and Sand Scorcher.

    The re-release of the Bliter is great news for lovers of vintage Tamiya and fans of V-Dubs.
    Do you know what chassis it will be running?
    Will it be the original one or updated like most of the re-releases?

    Big thanks for keeping us updated on news of releases. 🙂

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