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Magnum Saber

MagnumSaber

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General
No. Regular releases
19401
19431 (Premium)
Limited editions
94618 (Special kit)
92318 (First Impact Blue)
92319 (First Impact Red)
92320 (First Impact White)
92321 (First Impact Grey)
Series Fully Cowled Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Super-1 Chassis (Normal/Special kit/First Impact)
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
First Released Regular releases
September 7, 1994
December 23, 2010 (Premium)
Limited editions
September 29, 2007 (Special kit)
August 2015 (First Impact)
In fictional media
First Appearance Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!
Owner Go Seiba
The Magnum Saber (Japanese: マグナムセイバー, Magunamu Seibā) is the very first Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on September 7, 1994. It was released alongside Sonic Saber.

It was featured in manga and anime Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! as Go Seiba's second machine, replacing his Manta Ray Jr..

General info

The Magnum Saber, much like its sister car Sonic Saber, featuring the curved, fully cowled bodyshell that covering the wheels. There's the rear body roller attachments in which user can install the 10 mm rollers on it. The bodyshell is mainly in white, with blue and red trims on it.

The differences between it and Sonic Saber is that the Magnum Saber has the flame-like decals on its bodyshell and has the flat rear spoiler. Furthermore, it has the 'Go' (豪) emblem on the front of the bodyshell. The rear winglets are also smaller in Magnum Saber compared to Sonic Saber.

The original Magnum Saber comes with the blue-colored curve side-guard attachment and is equipped with the green small-diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires. The sub-parts of the chassis for the original were molded in green.

The Premium variant, however, was equipped with the green small-diameter 5-spoke low-profile wheels with low-profile slick tires. It comes with the reinforced chassis made of Polycarbonate-mixed ABS plastic and the sub-parts of the chassis for this variant were molded in red.

Only the Special Kit and the Premium variant comes with a standard motor.

First Impact

The limited, Charatoru-exclusive First Impact variants, has the black and two-tone blues body decals as oppose to the usual blue and red. It has four color variants: blue, red, white and dark gray. However, the body decals works best with the blue color variant.

Depends on the color variants, it either came with the white chassis and white tires, or red chassis and black tires. All variants were equipped with the gold-plated, small-diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with high-profile slick tires, as well as the V-machine-type side-guard.

In the manga and anime

Spoiler alert!

This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!

In the first chapter/episode of the first series, the Seiba brothers were given the prototype Sabers by Dr. Tsuchiya, under the condition that they must modify their Sabers into their own unique machines or else the cars will be taken back. Go modified his Saber into the Magnum Saber.

Like his Manta Ray Jr. before it, the Magnum Saber is specifically tuned for high-speed performance, with lightweight wheels, flat rear spoiler, high gear set (presumely the 5:1 gear ratio) and Rev-Tuned Motor equipped. Naturally, this car has poor balance and cornering stability.

Additionally, it lacked downforce, which is what both Dr. Tsuchiya and later Ryo Takaba criticized about. However, it turns out that the lacks of downforces has provide the car with special effect as Go developed a special technique, the Magnum Tornado.

The Magnum Saber, along with Sonic Saber, were destroyed all together as both cars were fell off the track at Dr. Ogami's lab into the lava during the Seiba brothers' race against J's Proto-Saber JB.

In the anime, it was later revealed that Go still has the badly-aged Rev-Tuned Motor that the Magnum Saber used in its debut race and use it in his Victory Magnum during the Tokichi Cup until it finally stops working.

Technical info

Length: 137 mm (Normal/First Impact), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 90 mm (Normal/First Impact), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 41 mm (Normal/First Impact)

Chassis: Super-1 Chassis (Normal/First Impact), Super-II Chassis (Premium)

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Normal/First Impact), 3.5:1 (Premium)

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Trivia

  • The Magnum Saber Premium was the first car to be recalled by Tamiya, after the company discovered that the Super-II Chassis had mold defect. This since has been fixed with the second mold revision.
  • It was chosen to be the cover car for 1994 season of Tamiya Japan Cup.
  • In the CoroCoro Comic x Sanrio collaboration project by Shogakukan and Sanrio, the Magnum Saber was being 'sanriolized' along with its owner Go Seiba.

See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Charatoru

Mini 4WD cars from Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! franchise
TRF Victorys and Tsubasa
(Protagonists)
Let's & Go! Magnum Saber · Sonic Saber · Tridagger X · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum · Vanguard Sonic · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Spin Cobra · Cyclone Magnum · Hurricane Sonic · Proto-Saber Evolution
WGP Beat-Magnum · Spin-Viper · Buster-Sonic
MAX Rising-Trigger · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic
My First Big BisonMagnum · RodeoSonic · Tridagger XX · Spin-Axe Mk.II
Return Racers! Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Tridagger WX · Spin-Axe Zero · Proto-Saber Evolution Stage-3 · Great Magnum/Great Magnum Revolver
Ichimonji brothers
(Protagonists)
Max Breaker Z-2 · Shadow Breaker Z-3 · Knuckle Breaker Z-1 · Blazing-Max
Ogami Corps
(Antagonists)
Beak Spider · Brocken Gigant · Ray Stinger · Fire Stinger · Phoenix Stinger · Beak Stinger G · Haru 100
World Grand Prix Participants Buck Blader (America) · Savanna Zebra (Africa) · Beak Spider Zebra (Africa) · Diospada (Italy) · Kong Long (China) · Shining Scorpion (China) · Omega-01 (Russia) · White Night (Norway) · Native Sun (Australia) · Jammin' RG (Jamaica) · Gun Bluster XTO (Peru) · Bergmasse (Germany) · Bergkaiser (Germany) · Chevalier de Rose (France) · Pyramidal Sphinx (Egypt) · Shining Dragon (China) · Vanishing-Gazer (America) · Desert-Golem (Egypt)
Borzoi School
(Antagonists)
Adean · P'keta · Phantom-Blade · Vise Intruder · Diomars-Nero
Others Manta Ray Jr. · Super Astute Jr. · Saber 600 · Avante 2001 Jr. · Black Saber · Fighter Magnum VFX · Super Avante · Wild Home Run · Flower-Axe · Dragon Delta · Red Sword · Blue Sword · Storm-Cruiser · Rowdy Bull · Wolfang
Fully Cowled Mini 4WD series
Super-1 Magnum Saber* · Sonic Saber* · Tridagger X* · Black Saber · Spin-Axe · Proto-Saber JB · Victory Magnum* · Vanguard Sonic* · Beak Spider* · Neo-Tridagger ZMC · Fighter Magnum VFX · Ray Stinger* · Shining Scorpion* · Bergkaiser*
Super-FM Brocken Gigant · Gun Bluster XTO*
Super TZ Cyclone Magnum* · Hurricane Sonic* · Cyclone Magnum TRF · Diospada* · Beat-Magnum* · Buster-Sonic* · Beat-Magnum TRF · Fire Stinger
VS Spin-Viper· Diomars-Nero
Super-II Spin Cobra
AR Z Wing Magnum · Great BlastSonic · Beak Stinger G · Proto-Saber Evolution· Tridagger WX
FM-A Great Magnum R
* denotes Premium version available; † denotes racing chassis re-release of a Mechanical Mini 4WD car