SOLD: Tamiya Wild One

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Letting this spare model go from my vintage R/C collection…

Tamiya Wild One
SOLD: AU$700 on 8th January 2017
Scale: 1/10
Type: Kit
Year of release: 1985
Batteries Required: 4 x AA, 1 x 7.2volt battery pack (Car). 8 x AA (Transmitter – sold separately)

Any vintage R/C model I sell has been personally checked and assessed.
About this example…

✔ New in box
✔ 100% vintage. Original and first release of this model. Made by Tamiya in Japan from 1985.
✔ 100% complete.
✔ Nothing missing.
✔ Nothing broken.
✔ Box is in excellent shape – very near mint.

Conclusion: This Tamiya Wild One kit is excellent and complete. This is the second one I am selling, after selling another a few weeks ago. All parts have been checked and confirmed personally by an experienced collector – it is 100% vintage original. Brand new condition. Priced according to rarity, condition, demand, and past examples I have sold.

Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.


The Wild One was one of Tamiya’s mid 1980s buggy kits, most notable for it’s beautiful looks and strong scale realism and performance. It belongs to that early era of Tamiya when each car had a distinct character and colour theme and every model was unique. If you owned a Frog, a Hotshot and Wild One, you had three models which could not be more different, offering a fascinating comparison when running and racing them. Tamiya only released a few different models each year in the 1980s (unlike today), and the Wild One is now considered one of their all-time classics – a kit with a unique look and unique parts, and one of those cornerstone pieces that any collector of vintage Tamiya models wouldn’t be without. The model was recently re-booted as the “Wild One Off Roader” a couple of years ago and as always Tamiya updated many of the parts, leaving the original 1985 kit a unique piece of R/C history.

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