Slowly, upgrade parts for the Tokyo Marui New Generation AEGs are cropping up. Echigoya have their custom hi-torque motor made for the TM SCAR-L, SOPMOD, RECCE, and SOCOM AEGs with shoot and recoil engine. This gives 77% power as compared to the TM EG1000 which is the standard motor in these AEGs. You can purchase this for US$75.00.
It seems the release date has been moved for the Top Japan M4A1 Shell Ejecting AEG perhaps due to encountered problems in production. Originally expected to be available in Japan in October 2010, the new release period may be March 2011 and Echigoya is taking pre-orders with pricing announced for the following items to make the whole thing work:
Echigoya of Japan has done us a good service with this DIY Guide in having a TM M4A1 CQB-R Shoot and Recoil AEG into an M16A3… “Black Hawk Down fans out there. Here is a simple DIY guide on how to convert your Tokyo Marui Sopmod/CQB-R to M16A3. Note: During the convertion you will need some tools and basic machining skills, if you don’t have a lathe and milling machine a dremel tool and alike will also do the job.”
The video below shows the complete conversion. To go the DIY area, click here.
The Tokyo Marui M4 Recce Rifle is now available for grabs at Echigoya. The MSRP announced by Tokyo Marui was something north of US$700 but you can get this at Echigoya for US$560. While mainly released for the Japanese Market, you can contact them to enquire the possibility of having it shipped to you. You might have an early Christmas if you can have this ahead of the rest of the world, minus the Japanese players.
The TM Recce Rifle is a next generation shoot and recoil AEG, which means those who are fans of such Tokyo Marui innovation have something to burn their money on.