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Sonic Saber

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General
No. 19402
19432 (Premium)
Series Fully Cowled Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Super-1 Chassis
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
First Released September 7, 1994
January 22, 2011 (Premium)
In fictional media
First Appearance Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go!
Owner Retsu Seiba
The Sonic Saber (Japanese: ソニックセイバー, Sonikku Seibā) is a Fully Cowled Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on September 7, 1994. It was released alongside Magnum Saber.

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

General info

The Sonic Saber, much like its sister car Magnum 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 red and green trims on it.

The differences between it and Magnum Saber is that the Sonic Saber has the curve-like decals on its bodyshell and has the large, tilted rear spoiler and large winglets. Furthermore, it has the 'Retsu' (烈) emblem on the front of the bodyshell.

The original Sonic Saber comes with the blue-colored curve side-guard attachment and is equipped with the neon yellow small-diameter 3-spoke Fully Cowled-type wheels paired with the black high-profile slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts of the original variant were molded in gray and green respectively.

The Premium variant, however, was equipped with the normal yellow 5-spoke Saber-type low-profile wheels with the black low-profile slick tires. It comes with the black reinforced chassis made of Polycarbonate-mixed ABS plastic and the metallic green A parts.

Only the Premium variant comes with a standard motor.

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. Retsu modified his Saber into the Sonic Saber.

Like his Super Astute Jr. before it, the Sonic Saber is specifically tuned for cornering and acceleration, with flat tires, large rear spoiler, extended front bumper parts and the Torque-Tuned Motor equipped. As such it has better cornering stability compared to Go's Magnum Saber.

The Sonic Saber, along with Magnum Saber, were destroyed all together as both cars 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 Retsu still has the badly-aged Torque-Tuned Motor that the Sonic Saber used in its debut race and use it in his Vanguard Sonic during the Tokichi Cup until it finally stops working.

Technical info

Length: 137 mm (Normal), 150 mm (Premium)

Width: 90 mm (Normal), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 44 mm (Normal)

Chassis: Super-1 Chassis (Normal), Super-II Chassis (Premium)

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

Gallery

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Trivia

  • In the CoroCoro Comic x Sanrio collaboration project by Shogakukan and Sanrio, the Sonic Saber was being 'sanriolized' along with its owner Retsu Seiba.

See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Mini 4WD cars from Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! franchise
TRF Victorys
(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! 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
Team Pegasus
(Protagonists)
Z Wing Magnum · Super Avante RS · Rowdy Bull · Wolfang · Mini 4WD Panda Racer · Infinity Mobius
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
VR Race Participants Mini 4WD Lupine Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Hawk Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Cat Racer (Super Animals) · Mini 4WD Pig Racer (Super Animals) · Brocken Gigant Premium (G Muscles) · Aero Avante Black Special (Black Avante Team)
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 · White Armor G · Dark Armour G
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