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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Yes, that issue has crossed my mind multiple times!! I have two rere Optimas and a Javelin so I may end up buying the gold parts kit and building one from one of those.
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    Mountain Rider

    My favorite of all the box art. Such an imposing stance. Picked one up myself this week.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Pretty good day today, trying to make these my last kits for a while so I went out with a bang. Mountain Rider and Turbo Optima.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    So I've mentioned in multiple different threads in the past that my LHS is excellent. Well, he went above and beyond on this one! I was going to pass on the Turbo Optima but he called me last week and said that he could get me a box autographed by the designer if I wanted one of the kits. I bit and picked up the car today and sure enough it's autographed by Akira Kogawa! The contact at Kyosho even put it in a plastic bag to preserve the autograph. I don't know that I'll ever build this but I will take great pride in owning it.
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    Outlaw Rampage Pro

    I know this chassis has been around a bit, but the PRO version really looks great! http://rc.kyosho.com/en/34362.html Anybody have one of the originals?
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    Shipping prices from HK to US

    Shipping on kits can be expensive from HK. I often check the website and eBay to see if there is a difference. Sometimes one method works out cheaper than the other. But I will say, I ordered an Egress from RCMart on Saturday night and it was to my house by the next Saturday! I have used RCMart, Stella, and RC Jaz and have not had problems with any of them.
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    Outlaw Rampage Pro

    Sorry, that is what I meant, the non-pro version, not the vintage. You're right though, it reminds me of a hornet too!
  8. I had Cruiser at one time. It was a fantastic build, quite complex but not something that would be fun or easy to service. I often miss the truck and have considered a Rock Socker at times as it had a great look to it.
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    Some tips on a topcat build

    I put mine on order from Modelsport over the weekend. Looking forward to receiving.
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    I'm satisfied...

    I just picked up a couple kits and I am starting to feel done for a little while myself. I have a Mountain Rider on order and maybe another Novafox but other than that there really isn't much else I would want. It's a good feeling as I have bought way too many kits in the last 18 months or so. It will be good to take a break from spending. I have thought of selling some items but have been burnt too much in the past selling and then regretting, then re-buying at a loss that I will be very careful with that course of action.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Couple of different orders over the last few days. RC4WD Marlin Crawler Monster Beetle Hitec x2 AC Plus charger SS Screws and metal side sliders for the Marlin Top Cat trans and alloy eccentrics
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    Schumacher Topcat Re-Release

    Just put in an order for the upgraded transmission and the alloy eccentrics. I also sent a note to Schumacher about the alloy rocker shafts and was told to expect them around the end of the month!! Also put in a request for a cat 2000 EC (can't hurt right)!!
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    eBay Sales

    Pretty regularly (at least once a month) for probably six months last year, I would get a notification for 10% or 15% off everything on eBay. Now I don't think I have had one since the new year. Has anybody else noticed this? I have the app on the phone with notifications turned on, but still nothing.
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    Bullhead steering issues

    FYI the left front tire is backwards in your pic/video above. Keep an eye out for that if you do decide to glue the tires (don't ask me how I know to look out for this lol).
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    eBay Sales

    Thanks all! I wonder if something on my app has reconfigured so I'm not seeing the banner but sounds like it's just me. As far as coupons, someone posted one up last year that I was able to use, so at the least some of them appear to carryover.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Curious who you used for the anti rotation brackets and do they look well made?
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    Tamico to USA

    Trying to talk myself out of the 277 EUR TXT2 on special at Tamico. I have used a local shipper in the past for small items but their (Tamico's) shipping at 40 EUR (and taking away VAT) seems a good price for such a large box. Anybody in the US aware of potential import fees on such a big purchase?
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    txt-2 agrios parts

    I just bought a TXT2 kit myself and saw what seemed like a lack of parts. Through a combination of Tamiya USA and eBay i was able to get enough spares to rebuild the axles should I blow something up so they are out there. If you are in Europe, Tamico had most spares readily available. Or you could do it the Tamiya Club way and just order two kits. One to build and one for parts. I will admit I have done this more than once.
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    Do I want a truck???

    I feel the same way. I often toy with the idea of a truck but thinking of the cost of the truck, bearings, radio, mfu, and trailer makes me hesitant. I wish there was a truck club around me to make that decision easier. In the end, an MFU on a High Lift may be my best bet.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Not sure I will bother resisting as more pictures of this come out. It gets better looking every time. I went to the LHS yesterday and he has two on order. I didn't reserve yet, but I'm getting close.
  21. Fantastic!! I was shocked just how big the box was when I picked mine up! If you do get another ESC, the Hobbywing 1080 crawler esc is supposed to be phenomenal and they are $40 USD.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    I must admit I'm not taken by the gold chassis myself based on the pictures provided to this point. I will reserve final judgement for when some better images of the chassis itself come out. I will say the gold on the shocks looks nice so I expect it's just the images instead of the actual color of the chassis.
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    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    Not sure if you're in the States but I have come to believe all German automobiles do not come standard with turn signals, not limited to Audi's. LOL.
  24. I would be extremely bummed to hear the Clod was being discontinued. The Clod has a presence like no other vehicle that I have ever owned. I would highly suggest picking one up if you're concerned that they are going away. They are something that should be experienced and having been out for 30 plus years hopefully spares will be around for quite some time.
  25. Does anybody have any experience with the aluminum TXT axle guards that are available on EBAY? I had a set from a US company in the past that were great, but know that GPM can be a buy hit or miss. These are what I am talking about: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F110619778599