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Tamiya Monster Beetle Re-Release!

Old 09-13-2013, 06:51 PM
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yes , probably have to make custom mounts anyway as i am going to build a custom shortened chassis out of aluminum stock.
Old 01-13-2014, 05:02 PM
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Some of the upgrades available to the Vintage Tamiya Monster Beetle. The parts are 90's era "hop up" as they were sold at hobby shops to fix the issues that plagued the stock transmission and suspension of this 1986 classic Tamiya.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:26 PM
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Hi jasona,

I am thinking about purchasing a Frog kit and converting it to a Monster Beetle and found your blog to be the best on the subject. Can you assist me with the following? "For the front wheels, the Frog front axle is too short, so you’ll need to drill the front wheels with an 11mm drill (if anyone has a go at this project, message me for more details about this point)" Thanks!
Old 02-14-2014, 12:16 PM
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I did say it before and i will say it again, tamiya will make 10 more blackfoot versions before we get the re-released monster beetle
Old 02-15-2014, 10:45 PM
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just make your own! heres my beetle xtreme. i did have plans to shoten the chassis and rit dye the wheels gold, but .meh.



Old 01-23-2015, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gulfstreamI View Post


Some of the upgrades available to the Vintage Tamiya Monster Beetle. The parts are 90's era "hop up" as they were sold at hobby shops to fix the issues that plagued the stock transmission and suspension of this 1986 classic Tamiya.
OH MY GOD I absolutely LOVE those rear axles/drive shafts! Where the hell did you get those? Where can I get some?
Old 02-03-2015, 05:59 AM
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Any more rumors or news about a re-release?
Old 02-03-2015, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by mbramf007 View Post
Hi jasona,

I am thinking about purchasing a Frog kit and converting it to a Monster Beetle and found your blog to be the best on the subject. Can you assist me with the following? "For the front wheels, the Frog front axle is too short, so you’ll need to drill the front wheels with an 11mm drill (if anyone has a go at this project, message me for more details about this point)" Thanks!
Thank you! That was because the Frog axles were too short to poke all the way through the MB wheels. The Frog axles kept breaking the (the splined part would separate) so I changed them for MB front axles: They fit straight in the Frog chassis and that way you don't have to drill the wheels.

In short, don't worry about drilling the wheels, just switch out the Frog front axles for MB ones. Another good mod is to do the same thing with the steering arms from the servo: The Frog ones are a bit thin and flexy and the MB ones are stiffer.
Old 07-14-2015, 07:44 PM
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This just in:

http://tamiyablog.com/

Read the post dated on July 10th 2015
Old 08-17-2015, 09:53 AM
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After the millions...and millions...of the Monster Beetle's fans requested it. Finally...the Beetle has come back into.... production!!! A little on the pricey side. Are they "toying" with our nostalgia? Wow what a shameless pun.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/coming-soon...tle-2015-58618
Old 10-24-2015, 03:02 PM
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...aaaaaand now it's real! I want to order like ten of them: http://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-m...roducts/394780
Old 10-30-2015, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jasona View Post
...aaaaaand now it's real! I want to order like ten of them: http://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-m...roducts/394780
WOW! and its no joke!
Old 08-17-2018, 06:15 PM
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Time to bump up the beetle, lets share videos. Here mine just recently.

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Old 10-10-2018, 08:18 AM
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Brilliant video, well done that man! How many servo savers did it break!
Old 11-28-2018, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jasona View Post
Brilliant video, well done that man! How many servo savers did it break!
None, just loose screw...ACE servo screw threads sux.

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