Tamiya Bruiser (1985, 2012)

By | Dec 27, 2016

Continuing the three-speed tradition started in 1981 with the Hilux, Tamiya sought to improve upon the concept by adding a bigger motor and more weight. The result was the ever-popular (and still expensive) Bruiser.


This three speeder tipped the scales at over 11 pounds. And Tamiya was proud of the Bruiser’s weight. Just watch Tamiya’s promo video for the Bruiser and you’ll hear the pride as the narrator boasts gravity’s effect on this monster.


The box is huge. And loaded with enough metal parts to fill a scrapyard. Tamiya doesn’t disappoint with the packaging. Many parts are neatly arranged in labeled blister packs. The larger parts, like the body and tires, all have their place.


Box art provides detailed views of the Bruiser’s innards and mechanical layout. Highlights include the three speed transmission cutaway, and the chassis including the monster 4000mah 6v NiCad battery. This giant (and heavy) battery gave the Bruiser claimed run times of 30min.


This is my assembled Bruiser runner. It runs on a vintage 4000mah battery. I still get almost 30min of run time, even though this batter is over 20yrs old.

 

Tamiya Bruiser 58048 NIB 1985 Original (Not Re-release)

Tamiya Bruiser 58048 NIB 1985 Original (Not Re-release)
Current price:
$2,150.00
Ends in:
19d 19h 6m
Seller: eBay

TAMIYA BRUISER AND BONE YARD LOOK!! NOT RE-RELEASE!

TAMIYA BRUISER AND BONE YARD LOOK!! NOT RE-RELEASE!
Current price:
$1,999.99
Ends in:
1d 5h 49m
Seller: eBay

Vintage Rare New Tamiya 58268 R/C 1/20 Mammoth Tipper Dump Truck 4WD

Vintage Rare New Tamiya 58268 R/C 1/20 Mammoth Tipper Dump Truck 4WD
Current price:
$1,250.00
Ends in:
21d 9h 47m
Seller: eBay
 

Originally posted 2015-10-09 20:19:08.

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3 Comments so far
  1. Tim December 8, 2015 10:46 pm

    Do you still have the orange bruiser?

  2. Ben November 26, 2016 1:32 am

    Hi, isvrc still available

  3. Mike January 22, 2017 8:06 am

    This for sale ?

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