The Tamiya Lunch Box - what can we say about this iconic RC kit that hasn't been said a million times before?
To quote Chris Harris, "She's a honey!".
Based on a Dodge minivan, Vanessa's Lunch Box was released in 1987 and modelled on the car crushers and mud bog racers so popular in the USA during the seventies and eighties (actually it's still popular now).
Jacked up on enormous monster truck tyres and with a massively wide track, the Lunch Box didn't just look great, it drove well too.
Re-released by Tamiya as part of its retro range, the Lunchbox is available now unchanged from the original save for an electronic rather than mechanical speed controller.
- 1/12 scale R/C assembly kit
- Length: 385mm, Width: 290mm, Height: 225mm, Weight: 1560g
- Shock-resistant styrol body mounted on lightweight and durable ABS bathtub frame
- Independent front swing arms suspension with coil shocks
- Rear rolling rigid type suspension with coil shocks
- Sealed gearbox with differenetial to keep out debris and improve cornering
- Chrome-plated plastic front grill, side guards, bumpers and dampers
- 115mm diameter semi-pneumatic monster tyres 71mm wide
- Bright yellow 3-piece wheels
- 540 type high speed electric motor
- Electronic speed controller (ESC) included
Grab Your Lunch Box, Let's Go to the Park!
This was the clarion call from Tamiya back in '87 and it holds true today.
The Lunch Box gives you so much scope for your own individuality - decorate it as you see fit (the huge slab van sides make for a perfect canvas), upgrade the suspension and bearings, install working headlights, the only limit is your imagination.
The build is simplicity itself.
Count on spending about 3 hours building the chassis components and then as long as you want on painting - the bodyshell is supplied in white abs plastic so any car paint or preferably Tamiya bodyshell acryclics will do the job.
If you're building with a youngster, there's a set of original decals in the box for them to stick on.
Those big tyres need a good dollop of torque to keep them spinning and so Tamiya's 540 type motor is included.
Driving just the rear wheels, wheelies and insane powerslides are now yours to enjoy at will.
It's just so much FUN!
You simply won't find a more fun, wild looking and frankly insane RC car to build than the Lunch Box and it's just amazing value at the price.
Immediate purchase is obviously recommended!Save