In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a court even Nissan’s CEO didn’t want to face for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Tokyo underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the J-team. Cue the music!
To be clear, there isn’t a Japanese A-Team reboot coming. I know, it’s tragic. But if there was, what kind of van would house four ex-military fugitives, be able to evade the law, and haul around their vast arsenal of weapons, surveillance equipment, and disguises?
What JNC van should star in a Japanese A-Team reboot?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your favorite radio controlled JNC?”
This question apparently brought back a lot of memories for some readers. Unsurprisingly, Tamiyas were a popular choice, like CycoPablo‘s and nlpnt choice of the Subaru BRAT, sightline‘s Toyota Castrol Celica WRC, or MWC‘s massive backlog of radio controlled vehicles. However, our winner this week wasn’t someone who answered the original QotW directly. It was someone who helped a fellow reader out.
Ian G wrote about a fond memory of a Toyota HiLux r/c he received as a child in 1983. He expressed interest in finding another, but he didn’t list the maker. And yet, Emuman came to the rescue by identifying the exact car! Hopefully that will help Ian track down another. Here’s the exchange: