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  1. There won't be any more RC10 re-releases. AE tried it and it flopped, that's the bottom line. If they did another re-run of the Classic the kits would sit on shop shelves. Harsh to say it but true.
  2. Associated didn't underproduce the RC10 Classic. In fact the kits were freely available for a good while after release date and even up until recently the kits were selling on ebay for under retail price. The problem with the Worlds was that it just doesn't have the iconic status of the original gold pan car. In addition though, RC10 fanatics love the originals first, second & third. Even when the classic was announced there were plenty of naysayers on rc10talk.com. Those buggies have a very different kind of enthusiast compared to that of the vintage Tamiya lovers.
  3. Mine is on the way from Stella. Won't be able to look at it when it arrives until December 25th though.
  4. Never mind the chassis, the body on this thing is awful with a woeful lack of detail. This is one of those very few kits that should never have been given a re-release.
  5. Licencing costs can be the only reason why a Ranger re-release hasn't happened. Tamiya seem to be rather tight when it comes to what they are prepared to spend on re-releasing a kit. Which means that even if they do bring back the Ranger it won't come back with the original front grille, in the same way that the Buggy Champ didn't come with Sand Blaster Jr tyres and the Sand Scorcher body lacked the original wide wheel arches.
  6. To be fair, I am not intested in it for the performance....just the nostalgia. And as long as it is "reasonably" good value for money then that will do. Those 30th Anniversary Kuwahara E.Ts seem to go for crazy money.
  7. Surprised that nobody has bumped this thread in recent months as I just stumbled on the fact that Raleigh have re-popped the Super Tuff Burner... https://www.raleigh.co.uk/stbur19-super-tuff-burner ...but didn't they bring this one back in 2007 too? I know that they re-released the Aero Burner a little while ago. Was that a success? Anyway, the reason I ask is that I am tempted by this Super Tuff re-release. If nothing else, it's a beautiful looking thing. Most of all though, probably the one and only thing that I never had as a kid when it was popular was a BMX. Not that I couldn't have had one, but I just prefered the marauding beastliness of the Raleigh Bomber back then. So this might be an itch that I finally get to scratch. Unfortunately though I missed the "pre-sale" so when they go on general sale on October 23rd it might be really difficult to get one. To all of our resident BMX experts on here...does the spec of this Super Tuff look good for the price?
  8. So the Avante Racing Steering Set fits the Top Force too?
  9. Yes. Personally though I don't see them bringing all of those back. Maybe the Optima Pro and then 2 SWB Mids plus 2 LWB Mids.
  10. The big hurdle was getting past the Turbo Optima. Now that they have done that and have followed it up with the Ultima...which will surely be a big seller...then the path is clear for at least a couple of the Mids to come back. Especially since they have left a 5 kit-number gap between the Turbo Optima and Ultima. That suggests that they already know their plans for the next vintage kits that will come back.
  11. Cool....where did you find this?
  12. Likely to be at least a couple of variants of the Optima Mid. Would love to see the Gallop come back too but think that might be asking a bit much.
  13. I am absolutely ecstatic about this. What with all of the rumours of Kyosho restructuring and the possibility of the Legendary Series being scrapped, I feared that the Turbo Optima would be the last one that we would see. An Optima Mid re-release must surely be on the cards now too. Happy days.
  14. What's the price of equivalent spec 2.4G systems from other manufacturers?
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