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  1. Shows "service stock" only. I think that means when they get them if I read correctly.
  2. I'd be happy if they would keep the wheels in stock for the Blitzers, any color.
  3. I have noticed in my collecting over the years I actually gravitate to a little patina and usage on the cars. Not trash but not new is just fine and maybe even preferred. The usage tells a story or reminds me of the fun when we used to run them into the ground around a dirt track and never gave a second thought to worth, rarity or whatever. I can appreciate a minter or shelfer, I have a couple. These days a few scratches, modifications, body painted like I would have 35 years ago has more value nostalgia wise to me. I'll be gone one day and the desire to preserve is diminishing to be replaced by a desire to enjoy. I figured no matter how many or perfect examples I collected there would be someone else who would have more and newer. I started to feel like "collecting" started to feel more like am I willing to throw one more dollar than the next guy at whatever it was. So yes, original and used please.
  4. Post office is a mess. TBG alwasy good, they will make it right if a problem. What are odds of Ultima Pro XL rerelease is the big question? A see a nice carbon fiber flat plate. Would love it to be the XL for the longer arms it used which are very hard to come by these days and the reason my current one remains on shelf. Nice copy of original wheels would be great too. The rest of rere hubs and such would be fine. A few longer turnbuckles and before you know it XL. Optima mid is likely ahead and hopefully this year Mid was first car I ever drove on a real track so I am ready for that too.
  5. I thought about Ultima Turbo but really the Ultima rerelease was kind of a hybrid and I wonder if a turbo is different enough. The rere chassis is already thicker and countersunk like the original Turbo, the transmission and steering are updated and presumbaly would be the same on future Ultima rereleases. I have been slowly piecing together a Pro XL and will probably have 3 times into it what the rerelease will cost some day.
  6. I want them to rerelease the Ultima Pro XL now, the final evolution of it so to speak.
  7. Here in the states tracks are closing fast and furious. It is hard to find any sort of race here in my experience that simply strikes a balance of having fun with some degree of competition. And any time a class cracks the formula it takes only a short while for the racers to ruin it for the masses. You have the "lifers" who seemingly live at the track and will do anything cheat, borrow and steal for a tenth of a second. Lots of newbies get turned away and we end up with no track surviving. I live in the 3rd largest city in the USA and not one single track that I don't have to travel 1.5 hrs to middle of god knows where to find. All that said, I gave up and in my head when I run my Hotshot at the park I envision I am at the 1985 IFMAR Worlds and it works for me. Incidentally that was the 1st year I ever raced so I've seen all the ups and downs of racing on and off all these years. I've been fairly competitive when I commit and can do it, it all just seems so specialized and the atmosphere lacks that I don't find the travel to do it worth it. Each their own for sure but looking at the turnouts today whether it is racing not being done right or simply people moved on to other things these days, the glory days are long gone.
  8. I laughed out loud from the way your mind works. If people could be inside my head sometimes at work, funerals , and other inapproprate times and see how much I am not even paying attention and thinking about RC it might strike them as odd to say the least.
  9. Thanks, this was enough for EBAY to pull me in and now I have a couple on the way!
  10. Out of blue have developed an interest in these. Whatever the reason I do not know. Likely my love of old mini trucks and these just capture the dimensions well relative to others. Anyways would love to see pics of peoples Trophy Trucks, mods etc.
  11. I know everyone is going to compare this to the latest crawlers and find the flaws. Let me bring a different angle for the heck of it. We all know Tamiya does it's own thing for better or worse. I still enjoy myCC01 more often than a few different brands of modern crawler. It has charm that while not as hardcore is somehow just more fun to me. The CC02 seems like it will be a split of the two at least from what we see here. Somwhere between a slow crawler and a trail truck, maybe a better all rounder than a pure crawler rig. Inching along up inclines and such puts me to sleep and I will take something that can still kick up a bit of dust at the same time. Who knows, I am excited to get one.
  12. Some of the most fun I have ever had racing was in a spec TT class. Racing against other TT's of course but I can say I was faster with my TT02 that day than my TA07 on same course. Was a bumpier outside asphalt with inconsistent traction circuit. It was TT02 RR pretty much stock with exception of 1 million weight AE diff oil in front. I enjoyed that racing as much as anything else which is the point. I think we get hung up on what is fastest too much. Sure I have faster cars but they cost 3 times as much and I can't say they deliver any more fun when push comes to shove but I am not that hardcore.
  13. Kyosho Big Brute, fondest memories as a kid tearing it up everywhere. Took it on vacations, the track, the yard and loved it. I have acquired a nice one to restore and starting to go thru it, but it's just not the same. I think we just get older and that is life. With benefit of hindsight a Traxxas Stampede is better in every way but that can't take away the joy I had as a kid with it but as they say, you can't go back.
  14. Must have for the shelf, no reason one cannot love the Ultima, RC10, JRX2, Astute and on. The fact that Kyosho bragged it would win IFMAR and then did, well that's cool. I love all the racing buggies from that time frame, was a great time to be a racer. Shortly after early 90's all the cars started following a formula and distinction between manufacturers became much harder to find.
  15. I picked mine up off Ebay built and it has Associated B4 48P spur on it. I can't tell if center hole is reamed slightly or not, almost looks like it is not but it works fine. Using stock Astute slipper metal parts and the AE slipper pads. Have run it a bunch bashing around with 13.5T no issues.
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