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  1. With regard to Vintage Tamiya, I'm afraid the truth is rather different from that stated above.

    Vintage Tamiya were shut down by the Hobby Company (Tamiya's UK importer).

    The license Hobby Company now have with Tamiya Japan, is that only the Hobby Company can supply Tamiya products to business sellers in the UK (Online stores and Retail Shops).

    Vintage Tamiya were 'Grey Importing' from the far east, which is now illegal.

    Myles, may have taken a break from selling the Kyosho parts, but of that, I'm can't be sure.




  2. Wow, new in sealed box TRF414x, those are a rare beast. Only approximately 170 made and all went to importers or racers.

    I have a 414x, although it has been used a couple of times.

    I have all the rest NIB, except 49220 TRF414M Memorial (Believed to have only been released in Japan)

    Any one selling one NIB?


  3. The Hobby Company, (Tamiya's UK importer) have stock of the Bigwig arriving 7th Feb.

    There will be no ESC supplied with with any of the kits.

    Tony's Tamiya Parts on ebay, already have some parts in stock, with the rest to arrive soon.

    They will also do the Kits for £170, posted in the UK. (International please ask)






  4. As Acprc mentioned, I have a special relationship with Tamiya Japan. I can special order any part they have in stock, that also includes tools, clothing etc.

    Also, if there are parts, people want on a regular basis, I will be more than happy to keep them in stock. Please let me know.

    I can 99% of the time, match or beat any other UK ebay sellers prices.

    All items, now have free worldwide standard shipping, 30 day returns and we dispatch all orders received before 5pm (UK time) on that same day.


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  5. moffman,

    Tamiya have very strict confidentially clauses with there distributors and nothing is supposed to be made public until Tamiya announce it themselves.

    The reason, it wasn't at Nuremburg, as it was too close to the MB release.

    I have been told the Ranger is highly doubtful, as it would mean producing a new rear guard The Buggy Champ/Sand Scorcher one is longer than the original SRb version.


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  6. Inside information on Blackfoot re-release.

    The Blackfoot re-release was not to be made public at the Nuremburg Toy Show, it was only supposed to be shown to national distributors, behind closed doors. So they can place pre-orders.

    It will be first shown at Shizuoka Show in May. Released to public a couple of months later.

    My understanding is it was let slip by the Germans and Tamiya are not very happy about it!


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