To promote the new Toyota Hilux, Toyota UK have recently released a series of short videos featuring one of Tamiya’s famous R/C hiluxes – the Toyota 4×4 Pickup Bruiser.
Shown racing around in mud, water, and even towing the full-sized vehicle, the Bruiser may be small, but it’s the most fun part of these new videos. Though the “towing” trick actually harks back to the 1980s…
During the 1980s, the great Tamiya Plastic Model Company’s colourful annual product catalogues pretty much left everyone in the West desperate to own their products. It was truly a golden era for Tamiya.
Thanks to a little-known book from 1990 called “Tamiya Operations”, here are a few additional, rarely-seen images of Tamiya’s R/C toy production during that time. Plus a short video documentary.