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  1. theshopkeeper

    Colt gt1 Porsche

    The bodies on these were almost impossible to break. The plastic was/is really flexible. They're a strict 200mm nitro body though (even on their electric cars) so look wrong on Tamiya models unless you use long axles or wide wheels.
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    Colt gt1 Porsche

    We used to sell loads of those. They're very tough in general. If you do buy it and need parts, they're discontinued now - but I have a fair selection still somewhere.
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    Problems using Firefox

    Easy when you know. The three months of the thing crashing before I figured it out though....
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    HPI

    All HPI and Maverick stock in our store is reduced by 10% over our normal discounted price from today.
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    Problems using Firefox

    Corrupt firefox profile causes this. Ensure you're logged into a firefox account for an hour or so, that way it will remember all your history, favourites, log ins etc. Then uninstall Firefox, and delete the folders it stores on your PC that hold your profile (details on the firefox site). Then install a fresh copy, and log into your firefox account - it will restore your history/favourites and suddenly everything should work.
  6. The numbers were very short - the importer (hobby co) received far fewer than expected and shops were only sent a fraction of their order. It was the same delivery that saw Tamiya hold back all but samples of the Comical Grasshopper, which was why that's been booted back to a January release - it isn't really a January release but the numbers that arrived in the UK on Tamiya's initial delivery would mean then sawing kits into three just to supply each shop with something! On the Black Avante, I know we only got half, which was just enough to cover orders but then two people dropped out due to the time of year and not having the cash, hence the two kits we had for sale on our website late November. I put them online, fed them to Google and they were sold within the hour. From what I understand, it was a one-off batch and no more are coming, but Tamiya's limited edition stock availability is shrouded in secrecy and things often do reappear later. I would say the shops saying "pre-order" didn't have a single order for it, didn't order any and haven't noticed that it's been removed from the trade ordering system.
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  8. 10% off this afternoon on eBay UK. Simply use code PUMPKINS at checkout - and the code can be used once. Our ebay store is https://stores.ebay.co.uk/goldstarstockists
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    TBLE-02S with B/L 13.5t in Dt03

    Interesting this. We've been told repeatedly that Tamiya's own brushless motors have substantially lower current draw than other brands, and that's why such a cheapo ESC can supposedly cope with such high power motors. Certainly, we've had ones that simply won't work with non-Tamiya low turn motors, shutting down after 30 seconds or less but fire up and run without thermal shutdown on their ones.
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    New: 58660 1/18 Dynahead 6x6 (G6-01TR chassis) and more.

    That's the RRP. My calc puts it at £235 give or take. Still no picture, only the spec sheet I posted further back.
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    New Tamiya USA Website

    The spares support on the new site is dire. We used the USA site to cross reference which spares fitted which kit (as did the UK importer Hobby Co) - there is no cross reference on the new site which means dealers have no way to be able to tell their customers if part 12345678 that they have in their hand will fit kit XYZ123 that they are enquiring about.
  13. As the title, we have now worked through all the pre-orders for these two kits and have spare in stock.
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    Tamiya prices at Tower/MAP Pricing

    There appears to be no parts cross reference on the new site, showing which part fits which cars. This was probably the most useful feature of the old site for dealers worldwide.