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  1. On 5/17/2017 at 3:52 AM, mongoose1983 said:

    That's a Monster Beetle full window that my buddy @beefmuffin gave to me a couple of years ago.

    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.   :‑/

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  2. 5 minutes ago, skinned said:

    that official bigwig video is lame .... they don't make stuff like they use to....where is the guy saying how cool looking and how it handles the jumps so awesomely?

    LOL just mute the new video and play this one in the background.  Corny voice-over achieved!


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  3. 7 minutes ago, moffman said:

    Like I said earlier I think it's going to be announced officially at the Nuremberg toy fair! But like wandy said it is "truly bizarre" how we have pictures of it in Canada, parts on eBay but (can only speak for the uk) no indication what so ever that it even been re-re'd?, Bit knaff really and I'm a bit bored with it now:rolleyes:!

    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."

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  4. 1 hour ago, Gen_Atrain said:

    The CVD's are binding and causing the back wheels to wobble and make horrible sounds from the velocity joint. I contacted Tamiya USA and they acknowledged the issue and were going to send me dogbones to replace the CVD's.

    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. Vtg Cox (Kyosho) Bandido + NIP Body Set, NOS Chassis, NIP Shocks, Many New Parts


    << 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


















  6. 8 minutes ago, moffman said:

    Still can't believe it's actually coming out in January? I thought something like the bigwig would have been a prime show model for February Nuremberg toy fair:)!

    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.

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  7. 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?



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  8. 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)








  9. On 11/2/2016 at 6:49 PM, Backlash said:

    Just because the TamiyaClub rules say that we can now poke the bear, I'm still not sure that we should.. :unsure:

    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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 59 minutes ago, VagabondStarJXF said:

    AAAaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!! I've taken too long amassing parts for my Bigwig build!

    I guess it figures. I got started on SRBs and then the Rough Rider was re-re'd. Bought a Blitzer Beetle to restore just as the re-re was announced. Decided to try and make a Super Champ but took too long... then the Fighting Buggy happened. Managed to get my vintage Monster Beetle finished (more or less :P ) just as that re-re got announced...

    Come to think about it... Are there any model you guys want re-re'd? If I start doing them as projects then they're sure to get re-re'd! :D

    Keep the original for the shelf and run a re-re... easy!

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Darat76 said:

    awwww come on beef, we all know you secretly desire to have all the rere's as a shelfer ;)

    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.

  13. 1 minute ago, Darat76 said:

    only 2?, not a runner, shelfer, & nib?

    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.

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  14. 34 minutes ago, terragni said:

    The shape of the re release roof is different to the vintage one, re release is curved at the sides where it travels down the body posts, the vintage has a sharp angle


    Ahh, I stand corrected!  You're right.  Thanks Mike.



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