SOLD: Tamiya Hornet

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“The Hornet” by Tamiya
SOLD: AU$480 on 14th November, 2015
Scale: 1/10
Type: Unassembled Kit
Year of release: 1984
Manual language: Japanese (a scanned copy of the English version will also be provided)
Condition: NIB (New In Box). Mint. Complete.


This is a brand new in box, original Tamiya Hornet kit from 1984.

It’s been 30 years since The Hornet was released. If you’re truly nostalgic for this classic kit, don’t settle for a reissued version with it’s changed parts, box and fake logo decals.

This kit is complete, and never built. All parts are included. The kit is old stock that has been in storage for a long time. The box is in very good condition overall and is structurally sound. Inside, all parts are in excellent shape and ready to go. All the blisters are in good shape, displaying all the little parts.

There are few brand new in box original vintage R/C toys left in the world. If you enjoy nostalgia, nothing beats owning a true original.
Relive the original Hornet once again. Don’t miss your chance.

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


Along with the Frog and the Grasshopper, the Hornet was one of Tamiya’s real breakthrough kit buggies and went on to become one of the highest selling R/C kits in history. It’s elegant physique, high speed and aggressive name combined together well, and it belongs to that early era of Tamiya when each car had a distinct character and colour theme and Tamiya wasn’t simply pumping out mindless repeats or rehashing past successes. Each model was unique – and if you owned a Frog, a Hotshot and a Hornet, you had three models which could not be more different, offering a fascinating comparison when running and racing them. Today, The Hornet is unquestionably one of their cornerstone models – a fast and versatile buggy that was also tough, relatively light, realistic in appearance, and a lot of fun to drive.

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