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  1. Really hoping for another run as well.. I had one on backorder at Tower and it got discontinued before they could fill it ☹️
  2. Sand Scorcher body on an ORV Chassis? Isn't that a Monster Beetle 🤔
  3. @TurboRSR What does the back side of the rear wheels look like? Does it use the original wheel hub or a hex? And I assume you had to use your own screws/nuts for the holes? I prefer the full wheel vs the covers because you still see the plastic from the other side.. At least for open wheel buggies.
  4. I've been using this for RC and general light use and I'm really happy with it. The low settings are really soft I usually use 3 for plastic and 5 for metal with 3mm screws. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stalwart-3-6V-Lithium-Ion-Dual-Position-Cordless-Screwdriver-Set/55317528 I do my Tamiya kits with a hand driver because I don't trust electric for JIS but I use this on other RCs with hex heads. I like the fact that I can tighten all screws to the same spec.
  5. They were doing 25% on a few Tamiya kits every week or so which i thought was fantastic. Looks like they lowered it to 20% now. My biggest beef is shipping to Canada used to be $15 now its $40-60
  6. There's a pretty nice comparison on youtube by Mark Bryan:
  7. I was watching this video on youtube the other day.. Seems like the TT02 can be lifted quite a bit and makes a pretty decent rally car.
  8. I have a cheap small printer and I'm pretty impressed with the strength of the parts I'm able to print with it even using only PLA. I wouldn't use it on a hardcore basher but for normal fun running I see it being perfectly fine. My biggest concern would be threads pulling out, but if you can put a nut on the other side I think it would be pretty decent.
  9. My personal list is as follows: - Bush Devil - Wild One - 959 - Novafox - F201 Would be super happy to see any of these in 2021!
  10. I suspect Tamiya will continue to cycle their re-res for the foreseeable future. They might produce it for a year or two, discontinue it and then bring it out again a few years later. At least I hope this is the case because there are a few that I missed that I still want to add to my collection! Quite a few of their models have had multiple runs already so this brings me hope!
  11. I think @GTodd is just trying to stir the pot and keep this thread going. The majority agrees that they are overpriced, but It's clear that his viewpoint is fixed and he is trying to "educate" us with unsubstantiated theories and wild assumptions. Do you really think the Chinese can sell a replica bruiser for $200 and STILL make a profit, but Tamiya is taking a loss at 500? I've shared my thoughts, I'm out.
  12. To everybody talking about a company having to make a profit to survive Tamiya can still do that by lowering prices and increasing volume. They're choosing to instead restrict supply and jack up prices, which is helping scalpers more than anyone. Imagine how many they would sell if anyone who actually wanted one of these models could buy them at a fair price...
  13. I have to disagree. I think people give too much slack to companies that milk their customers for all they're worth. I would bet that producing these re-re's with modern technology and in much higher volume it's costing Tamiya a lot less to manufacture than in did back in the 80s and that their percentage of profit margin per kit is likely a lot higher. They are taking advantage of the fact that the re-res are much less expensive than the current market price for the originals, but it doesn't mean that they are a good value for what they are. Don't get me wrong, I love the re-re's and I'm still buying them, but the value is not good and I accept that. The whole RC hobby in general has gotten very greedy lately.
  14. I want to frame the box art above each car on the shelf so this requires a significantly smaller picture. It would have been easier if the images were already out there but the method I am using now works fine since I have all my boxes.
  15. Quick question but why does the aluminum piece at the back of the Super Champ/Fighting Buggy say "FS"?
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