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The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB strikes again!!

Old 02-28-2007, 11:26 PM
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Default The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB strikes again!!

Seems like everyone wants to put the word "OFFICIAL" on their thread, so I figured I'd start an official UNOFFICIAL thread.. LOL!

The first race worthy buggy (hey, this is 20+ yrs ago) from Tamiya.. figured that I'd add this to my collection, next to my Hornet! It has the classic buggy good look.. Looking forward to the kit to arrive shortly!!



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Old 02-28-2007, 11:28 PM
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..


Grabbed some stock photos from TamiyaUSA.. I am sure I will take a lot more pics during the build..

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:29 PM
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Not that many differences between the vintage one and the new re-release.. here's one of them.. dogbone = much more durable..

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Here's Gran's excellent example!



I hope he stops by and share his Frog expertise!!
Old 02-28-2007, 11:40 PM
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Might need to get this to put some oil shocks up front!!

Old 02-28-2007, 11:42 PM
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..

For those who wants to run standard 12mm hex wheel (i.e., modern wheel, LOL!), Tamiya sells the adaptor....

I actually got a set that I am using on the Lunchbox right now.. might need to get another set.. although, I think those small spike tires (same as the Hornet) looks great w/ the Frog!

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:46 PM
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..

Yes! I'm the first to reply to LB's thread!!!
EDIT: I just posted that ^ so i could be the first to reply to a many paged thread (because all of LB's threads are like that ).
Anyways, my friend has a Frog. He's actually on these forums (spiftacu1ar). His Frog is original, it looks pretty neat!
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..

so when do you think it'll come in? I love tamiya kits but I don't want to order one until I am in a comfort zone in the hobby whereas I can buy things I won't use
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Early next week?! Could be this weekend too.. sometimes Tower is fast! But I'd guess early next week!!


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so when do you think it'll come in? I love tamiya kits but I don't want to order one until I am in a comfort zone in the hobby whereas I can buy things I won't use
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LOL!! Thanks for being the first poster.. LOL!


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Yes! I'm the first to reply to LB's thread!!!
EDIT: I just posted that ^ so i could be the first to reply to a many paged thread (because all of LB's threads are like that ).
Anyways, my friend has a Frog. He's actually on these forums (spiftacu1ar). His Frog is original, it looks pretty neat!
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..

Frog's brother is coming out in a couple more weeks! NICE!! This is like return of all the Tamiya vintages!!

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:54 PM
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..

Looks pretty cool. This and the brat are the same besides the tires and body right?? And why did you choose this over the brat?? But can't wait to see how this thing comes out knowing you lunchboxer lol.
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NICE. New Month, New RC for LB... Good Call!
Old 02-28-2007, 11:58 PM
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..


Yeah, they are almost identical other than the body, body mounts, and the wheel/tires..

I just like the classic buggy look better.. and it is $20 cheaper, ha!! LB = cheap!


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Looks pretty cool. This and the brat are the same besides the tires and body right?? And why did you choose this over the brat?? But can't wait to see how this thing comes out knowing you lunchboxer lol.
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LOL, thanks! Tomorrow is when we get our annual bonus, so.... hee hee..


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NICE. New Month, New RC for LB... Good Call!
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looks great. how much was it??

knew you couldn't resist getting more RCs.
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LOL!! Thanks for being the first poster.. LOL!


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Yes! I'm the first to reply to LB's thread!!!
EDIT: I just posted that ^ so i could be the first to reply to a many paged thread (because all of LB's threads are like that ).
Anyways, my friend has a Frog. He's actually on these forums (spiftacu1ar). His Frog is original, it looks pretty neat!
Three minutes later and I would've missed the opportunity of a lifetime!
BTW, is that Toyota Truck Tamiya coming out? That's gotta be my favorite of the old ones. What's it called, the Bruiser or something?
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..

Ya I think they both look good and I'm deciding if I should get a mini or the brat (hopefully parents will let me get one of them) thats coming out but do you think it will go any cheaper since it has dropped some since they announced it. I hope. LOL I'm also cheap kind of but mostly just I'm a kid with not a lot of money lol.
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I'd expect the Brat to drop another $10-15 after a couple of months...
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Default RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB stikes again..


The pic I posted above is the Subaru Brat.. it has the same chassis as the Frog..

It is unlikely that Tamiya will re-release the Bruiser (that's the Toyota truck you are talking about) as it is made of mostly cast metal and they probably outsourced those when they made it a long time ago.. so it will be hard for them to re-release it..

Also, they just came out with the F-350 Hi-Lift last year.. which is pretty much the successor to the Bruiser..



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BTW, is that Toyota Truck Tamiya coming out? That's gotta be my favorite of the old ones. What's it called, the Bruiser or something?
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$135 from Tower.. but then you buy a few more items and then used the $35 coupon and free shipping..


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looks great. how much was it??

knew you couldn't resist getting more RCs.
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The 7700kv is probably not the right system for this car.. hee hee..

Will probably put use the silvercan for now.. and maybe put a Sport Tune in that later.. hmm..


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I wouldn't drop the Mamba in there. The components on that car are very exposed. You'd also have a heck of a time wiring if you put the driver in.
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Yeah, I will put the spare MM into the TB-02, I guess...
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Yeah, I will put the spare MM into the TB-02, I guess...
Try it out in your M03!!

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