Latest “Coming Soon” Models From Tamiya: A Pumpkin For The Pavement, Hot-Rod Hornet, More

Jun 05, 2014 No Comments by


Tamiya fans know to keep an eye on the “Coming Soon” page at, where the the latest models make their debut. The most recent entries include a rear-drive configured M-06 platform that repurposes the Midnight Pumpkin as a street-ready machine now dubbed the Lowride Pumpkin. The snowplow front bumper could stand to be sleeker, but when it comes to protecting the injection-molded “hard” body, bigger is definitely better. Expect the pavement Pumpkin to hit stores by the end of summer.



On the shaft-driven touring car front, the TB-04 will soon be offered with a Lexus RC F shell in Eneos Sustina trim. This version gets the IFS shock configuration, which stands for “inboard front suspension” and lays the front shocks down, F1-style.



More classic plastic as the Hornet returns once again, this time in Tamiya’s ultra-luxe black-chrome finish. The Hornet Black Metallic will be a limited edition and is slated to include Tamiya’s new  TBLE-02S brushless-compatible speed control paired with a classic 540 brushed motor.



The TB-04 will be upgraded to Evolution spec as the TB EVO 6, and in addition to the full-carbon treatment Tamiya promises  a one-piece motor mount, pro-spec shocks, TRF418 suspension arms, and plenty of aluminum hardware–to name just a few features.



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