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  1. Hey @mongoose1983 this looks great! I haven't even logged onto the board in months b/c of non-stop work pressure... but am working my way back to 'normal'. I'm not sure if you remember but I actually have a bunch of stuff of yours sitting in my den waiting the lifespan of the average gerbil so far for me to send it down to you. I'm going to try to do something about that soon. :‑/
  2. LOL just mute the new video and play this one in the background. Corny voice-over achieved!
  3. Everyone at Tamiya is like "Oh I thought Carl was taking care of that." and Carl's like "Wait, what? I've been huffing a little too much PS-1 lately. My bad."
  4. So you're having trouble using the CVDs with the MIP diff? @Pintopower have you had any issues with the CVDs? Originally I thought you said to get the dogbones but in one of the vids you said the CVDs so that's what I just got to use with my MIP diff. I'm happy with either so long as it works well. ps Pintopower = AMPro
  5. Hi there - I do still have extras of all of these items I think. I can PM you pics of what I have later if you like?
  6. Awesome pics! One question - does it have the little lexan side vent pieces for the body?
  7. Aaaand we have an Ebay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-The-Bigwig-2017-Reissue-NIB-R-C-4WD-Buggy-Kit-/282305428532
  8. Looks like they're using a pic of the original issue model temporarily.
  9. Vtg Cox (Kyosho) Bandido + NIP Body Set, NOS Chassis, NIP Shocks, Many New Parts LINK: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Cox-Kyosho-Bandido-NIP-Body-Set-NOS-Chassis-NIP-Shocks-Many-New-Parts-/332057934992 << NOTE: will accept a best offer of $100 (roughly the value of the new parts alone) >> Great Bandido Restoration Setup MANY New Parts, Including: NIP Body Set (body, wing, decals, hardware; part no. CBD-14) NOS Red Bandido / Toyota Ultra Stock Chassis (rare) NOS Front Suspension (bulkhead + swing arms) NIP Shocks (part no. CBD-07) NIP Ball Joint Set (part no. PI-11) NOS Front Uprights (on sprue) NOS (both) Black and Grey Spotlights Bright White (Bandido-specific) Wheels in GC to VGC Front Mudstar and (RARE) Rear PG-22 Tires in GC Includes All-Original, Matching Electronics: Mechanical Speed Controller Cox Cadet Transmitter Cox Receiver Cox MSC and Steering Servos Mabuchi Motor NOTE: Missing antenna NOTE: One post where the rear red guard fastens to the gearbox is broken (see last pic) NOS replacement gearbox sets are currently listed for <$20
  10. I wouldn't be surprised if it actually came out in March, April, May... we've seen delays from leaked release timings like that recently with other re-re's. I'm excited to pick up a genuine (albeit re-re) brand new body. Honestly I'm not sure if I'll buy a kit, given the box layout standard of recent re-re's (just a bunch of parts in a box). If they were to do a really nice job of presentation like we've seen in some other re-releases (ie Sand Scorcher, Buggy Champ, etc) I'd probably grab one. Otherwise I'll probably just grab a body, chassis, subchassis, F parts, wheels... to have around maybe to restore a rough vintage one to make a runner. Of course, if the total cost of those parts adds up to about the cost of a kit I may get one anyway and just part it out amongst other projects.
  11. Thanks @kontemax do you put it under the decal or over top of it, or both?
  12. I have to say I'm really happy with the way my redone Supershot body came out. Very well by my standards for my own work. However even though they were only applied months ago the red stickers on either side of the body are peeling up along the edges! It's very frustrating. I got a whole extra set of original decals to keep on hand in case these ones turn out to be a problem. So, to revive this topic, does anyone want to second any of the above methods? Or do you know of another (maybe better) way to get them to stay in place?
  13. NIB Kyosho Optima 2016 (New Sealed) ** Bonus Mini Diecast Optima ** Model 30617B Modern Re-Release of Kyosho Optima from 1985 -- 4wd 1:10 Scale w/ Both Chain and Belt Options New and Factory Sealed -- Note: has a small dent in edge of cover (see last pic) Includes Free Bonus 1:64 Scale Diecast Optima w/ Pull-Back Action (Item No. K04003) Free Priority Mail shipping within U.S. LINK: http://www.ebay.com/itm/332045149386
  14. I know at one point TC itself was listing / advertising repro decals and got served some letter warning that ninjas would be sent to @netsmithUK's house if they didn't stop. As I understand it that was the origin of the total ban on even mentioning repro parts and decals. A little extreme, but a cautious approach is understandable when ninjas are involved. I totally agree with the relaxation on discussing repro parts - it's a freedom of speech issue more than anything, we're not violating anything by discussing them. Even if you went to the extreme perspective that purchasing repro products made you a criminal, this would only be each individual acting independently and in no way implicating TC in any 'wrongdoing'. There are completely legal websites with tutorials on how to make napalm and things that go boom - discussing something in a forum... even indicating an intention to do something 'illegal' is not in itself a crime nor is the platform responsible for any actual IRL actions taken by individuals. There are some exceptions of particularly prohibited materials of course, which would implicate the forum itself... but slightly sub-par copies of stickers to put on toy cars doesn't qualify. In terms of people's personal concern about discussing these things despite now being allowed to... look, I understand it's natural to fear Tamiya and their ninja army, but if they are really so aggressive and threatening then how could MCI Racing or Team Blue Groove possibly still exist? They would have been hunted down like dogs by now -- their Canadianism couldn't protect them from Tamiya's insidious wrath. So... in keeping with the guidelines mentioned by @TWINSET, so long as any actual sales / trading of repro products, or sharing of links to repro products / makers is done via PM we should be well within our rights to crawl out of the shadows and talk openly about repro parts and our use of them, etc.
  15. Not sure if you needed something other than this, but Tamiyabase has good details like this... https://tamiyabase.com/index.php?option=com_joodb&view=article&joobase=8&id=54&Itemid=776#tech
  16. It's nice that the prohibition on discussing repro parts has been lifted. Doing what @RA1028 is doing here, or Marwan does with Kyosho, or TBG with bodies or MCI Racing with decals - these are a great service to the vintage collector / enthusiast community. The entire hobby would probably be significantly less popular if the only way to get some of these parts was to spend years and $$ hunting them down bit by bit. That can be rewarding too... but having the option to use reproduction parts, even if only as placeholders until originals can be located, is really helpful.
  17. PRICES REDUCED: U.S. $375 w/ free USPS priority shipping; or Non-U.S. $350 plus shipping PM me, or go here http://www.ebay.com/itm/332034645077 100% MINT MRC-sealed NIB QD Monster Beetle - extremely rare in this condition This is about the size of a NIB Blackfoot - see pics with other kits for scale. Will discount shipping to keep it reasonable.
  18. Keep the original for the shelf and run a re-re... easy!
  19. Ha, no - I have a strict re-re's as runners-only policy! Before I fully appreciated the difference I had some mix-ups... but I've been systematically weeding them out.
  20. LOL I don't think a re-re shelfer has that much appeal. I'd consider getting one to keep NIP if the packaging is decent. If they do a good job on that I might get two - one to build as a runner, one to keep NIB. It all depends on how they execute it. For example, the Blackfoot 2016 does absolutely nothing for me. Didn't even bother buying one... just a few spare parts.
  21. Ahh, I stand corrected! You're right. Thanks Mike.
  22. I have two DF-02s and used to have a Blazing Star (DF-01) and I don't think a single bit is common between the two other than standard hex wheel hubs though I can't recall if they fit the axles the same way. I'm pretty sure the chassis naming is only connected between the two as something along the lines of Dirt+Four wheel drive (DF) vs Dirt+Two wheel drive (DT) and I assume the first T in TT etc is for Tarmac, but this is all speculation. Other than those characteristics though, and both being shaft-driven the DF-01 and DF-02 chassis are totally different in every way.
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