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26 minutes ago, Superluminal said:

".....he eats every thing he sees, from trucks to prickly trees......"

Have a song in my head for some reason

Rumour has it that the driver of the blue car in the Kyosho vid is actually this kid all grown up...

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...and that his hair is whiter than the sun... it blinded the red car driver on the penultimate corner, leading to a win for ol' Milky there. Judges still deliberating the result apparently.

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2 hours ago, Superluminal said:

".....he eats every thing he sees, from trucks to prickly trees......"

 

Have a song in my head for some reason

Didn't Cliff Richard sing that song in the advert?

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18 minutes ago, toyolien said:

Didn't Cliff Richard sing that song in the advert?

Im not to sure!!!! Now that you mention it though from what I can remember of it, it could well be.

....oh no! The bridge is out!!!!........

 

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On 1/17/2023 at 11:25 PM, Tamiyastef said:

Tempting, very tempting. 

Gave in today and pre ordered one at my LHS. No idea when It will arrive but I'm looking forward to it. Going to build it alongside my Ultima legendary rere. If I remember to take enough pictures while building and not get carried away as I usualy do during builds I'll start a duo build thread. :D 

I don't have an issue with the plastic shocks. The ones on my VXL 4X4 Stampede are plastic and work a dream and never leak, took a lot of abuse and still work a dream.

Not sure yet about the livery for this one but it won't be boxart.

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As long as I can get one for £200 or less I reckon I'm in. Looks like it'll be an excellent performer!🏎️🏎️🏎️

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5 hours ago, danimaldaisy said:

Will Tamiya respond

No they won't IMO. They could however rere the Zahhak... 

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4 hours ago, Tamiyastef said:

No they won't IMO. They could however rere the Zahhak... 

Now that would make my day! Always gutted is missed out getting one of these.

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8 hours ago, Misterp180 said:

Now that would make my day! Always gutted is missed out getting one of these.

If you want one there really is only one option right now.  Amain hobbies has the trf211xm for backorder.  I chatted online and the rep told me that they have zero in stock but if I place an order I should receive it in a few weeks. I placed an order.  I did see a sealed box for a trf201 on eBay however they want 1000.00 for it.  Tamiya USA told me in an email that the Zahhak and the trf201 are discontinued.  I know the price is steep but it may be the last hoorah to get a 211xm.  If the Zahhak is ever re released ill get one but i think its done for a while. I hope I'm wrong.

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Tamiya is doing Tamiya with the BBX.  Tamiya hasn't invested in competitive 2wd buggies like others have.  Between the Super Astute in 1991, and the TRF201/Zahhak in 2010, Did they have anything?  I couldn't find anything that was a competition buggy; I don't think the DT-02 really counts.  Side note, it has been three weeks since this came out, and it still isn't on Kyoshoamerica.com or even Tower hobbies or Amain hobbies.  It feels weird that Tamiya released the BBX a week ago and Tamiyausa.com has acknowledged it and Tower hobbies has it available for pre-order.

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1 hour ago, SlideWRX said:

Between the Super Astute in 1991, and the TRF201/Zahhak in 2010, Did they have anything? 

The Dyna Storm. I do agree Tamiya never put forth the effort in comp 2wd buggies like comp 4wd ones. They went from Super Champ to Frog to Fox and then a long break until the Astute in 2wd. Meanwhile, we saw many 4wds, and many of which were touted (at least) as top line models like the Supershot and Bigwig. The Thundershot was entered into competitions (at least Tamiya's US importer, MRC, made note of it) against contemporaries of the day. The Avante series had its legacy and they moved on to the Top Force and so on...2wds? Not so much. 

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19 hours ago, Misterp180 said:

Now that would make my day! Always gutted is missed out getting one of these.

I had a chance a few years back to get a NIB one for a reasonable price but as it was intended to be a runner and I could hardly find any spare parts for it available at the time, I skipped. That's one of the main reasons I pulled the trigger for the Dirt Master now. I can see it getting a popular platform so parts should stay available for a good period of time.  

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