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  1. Wandy

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    This is what I love about Kyosho and their fantastic re-releases...they always put the utmost care and attention into the design and build experience for us enthusiasts. This time they have included idiot-proof masking sections to complete the paint-job. They even tell you in which order to apply them.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    They are identical to the originals, therefore the vintage/repro OT-66 tyres can be fitted to them.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Just a quick nod once more to StellaModels for their incredible packaging yet again. These guys have been doing this for years and it's great to see that their standards of care and attention have not slipped when sending stuff overseas. Buying from HK was good for my pocket too as the kit came in for a total price of £287.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Arrived. And what a beauty it is too, another wonderful addition to the Legendary Series. I really hope this isn't the last Kyosho re-release as I dearly want to see the Ultima come back too. Original box artwork and lovely blister packing of all that glittering gold. Don't hesitate to buy this kit if your wanting a re-release of the Optima Mid or Ultima too. If the rumours are the true then the likelyhood of those two coming back depend on the success of this one. I'm running out of space to get them all in the photo shot now...
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Mine is on the way from Stella. Only $30.00 more than the standard Optima too so a reasonable price IMO.
  6. Just had a quick look at the #58047 Hotshot kits in people's showrooms and they all have the black end-belled Mabuchi with red & black wires.
  7. Sorry, yes I was referring specifically to the Hotshot chassis family. I'm aware that the yellow & green wires were used on other kits before the Hotshot but, as far as I am aware, no 58047 Hotshot kit ever came with yellow & green wired motors. That promo car must have been fitted up with a motor from another kit. And the MSC wires on 58047 Hotshot kits were also always red & black. Happy to be corrected if someone else can show otherwise though.
  8. Wandy

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Great photos. The gold chassis parts look a lot better in these pics...very close to the original IMO.
  9. Nope. All 58047 Hotshot kits came with the black end bell Mabuchi motor with red & black cables attached. The transition to yellow & green cables started with the Boomerang.
  10. Wandy

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    I'm guessing this will have a price of around US$330 from the HK shops, which will make it around £260 from them if you can avoid the duty.
  11. Wandy

    Tamiya 58667 Audi Quattro Rally

    So is this body the exact same one as that on the Carson release?
  12. Wandy

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    The original kit was fitted with the OT-66 tyres, right? The new gold plating does seem to be a different shade of gold to the original. It's early days of course with only a few photos of the new buggy....but based on the photos I prefer the original shade of gold to this new variant. Oh well, at least they made they effort.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Wow, just realised they have fitted it with the Option House gold chassis parts too. This must surely mean that they will release gold nerf bars for the standard Optima too? This is looking like another superb re-release from Kyosho. The gold chassis is a very clever tactic to ensure strong sales of this one. Did Kyosho ever release a gold plated version of the Turbo Optima wheels back in the day?
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Which is a bit disappointing as there is really nothing wrong with the originals. In my experience they perform fantastically and are better than a lot of modern performance shocks. I guess if the Mid does come back then it will have these new shocks too. As has already been stated though, if the rumours are true, this kit really needs to sell well for there to be any chance of a Mid/Ultima re-release happening. Get your wallets out people.....
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Wow....I can barely believe this but mine arrived today from Stella.....only TWO days since it was sent from Hong Kong. I think that is a record time for me buying from them. EMS Speedpost really WAS speedy. Check out the tracking history below.... Item tracking history Date Time Location Tracking event 19/12/2018 15:14 Newcastle Depot Delivered 19/12/2018 9:25 Newcastle Depot Out for delivery 19/12/2018 7:53 Newcastle Depot Prepared for delivery 19/12/2018 6:59 Newcastle Depot Received at delivery depot 19/12/2018 1:44 National Hub Sorted 18/12/2018 23:00 International Hub Arrived in the UK 17/12/2018 19:03 Delivery Agent -HONG KONG - PTT…+Delivery Agent - HONG KONG - PTT Despatched to the UK 17/12/2018 18:55 Delivery Agent -HONG KONG - PTT…+Delivery Agent - HONG KONG - PTT Prepared for despatch to the UK 17/12/2018 16:10 Delivery Agent -HONG KONG…+Delivery Agent - HONG KONG Collected