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An interesting bunch. Escort and a Unimog two of my favourites!!!!

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that thunder dragon looks sleek, like some planes you'd see in 80s morning cartoons.

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That tracked Landfreeder looks interesting.  I know aftermarket tracked wheel replacements have been around for a while now but they don't seem to be particularly good, will be keen to see how Tamiya have handled it and if they are reliable.  I expect it to be pricey though (even on the TT02).  Will be interesting to see if they release them separately (IIRC they didn't sell the portals separately so there might be some TT02s being parted out).

I also like that they added a chassis cover to the TT02 - it shows they thought about it more than just sticking an ill-fitting body over the chassis.  With some paint and decals, it could look like a proper custom tracked vehicle.

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I am getting the fighter buggy memorial,

 

the tt02 quad something and escort street version :D

 

basically I see here a possibility to make a TT02 rally car with mudguards and tub cover.

 

using the escort shell and sell of the resto parts

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Mm RS Escort, Calibra and tipper truck. Looks like the CC-02range is slowly expanding as well

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Can anyone explain to me why the photos on the Tamiyablog new releases entry include a 934, 935 and Kumamon tractor? 

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Or is this explained in a video I haven't watched?!

 

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I like the comical hotshot (won't get one but it looks pretty cool) the topforce evo looks really good aswell but I have one so I can't justify buying probably what's going to be quite an expensive buggy and no sign of the re-re-re egress (yet) and I need a new undertray! So in all very good line up but nothing that takes my fancy........let's see what kyosho are going to give us this year??

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8 minutes ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

Loving the tracked tt02. Tempted fir that kit and buying buggy arms separately and having it mega wide tracked

I think it would look better with wide arms and a buggy body. Too much chassis exposed under the Landfreeder body for me.

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I want all three of these below plus the Top Force Evo. Can't remember the last time so many fantastic looking buggies got released at the same time by Tamiya, they are really gunning for it in the face of Covid-19 adversity. And thinking about it, they did this back in 2009 when faced with the global economic downturn.

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40 minutes ago, moffman said:

I like the comical hotshot (won't get one but it looks pretty cool) the topforce evo looks really good aswell but I have one so I can't justify buying probably what's going to be quite an expensive buggy and no sign of the re-re-re egress (yet) and I need a new undertray! So in all very good line up but nothing that takes my fancy........let's see what kyosho are going to give us this year??

If I remember correctly the second time they brought back the Egress they did so without much fanfare. Purely speculation on my part, but the stuff on display today is what's considered new stuff and the Egress will just sort of pop back up into existence. 

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Think the Plasma Edge will do for the lad to replace his junk FTX thing.  Loving the Top-Force but I suspect the kit is going to be very very pricey.

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Yeah I think your right there! Don't get me wrong it's a very good line up (well done tamiya👍) especially with the TP evo because people who a desperate for that stunner will now get the chance and to be honest if funds permit and it not going to come in over priced (vqs) I could be tempted but as it stands at the moment it's a one which I would love but I've just been ripped off a bit with my super hotshot so I'm feeling a big money sensitive?

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17 minutes ago, moffman said:

Yeah I think your right there! Don't get me wrong it's a very good line up (well done tamiya👍) especially with the TP evo because people who a desperate for that stunner will now get the chance and to be honest if funds permit and it not going to come in over priced (vqs) I could be tempted but as it stands at the moment it's a one which I would love but I've just been ripped off a bit with my super hotshot so I'm feeling a big money sensitive?

The prices I've seen quoted so far haven't been off putting. 399,- puts it around the Avante and that seems fair. I was expecting/fearing 450-490. 

We both know there's nothing quite like a fresh Top Force Evolution build to cure your Super Hotshot blues :)

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THUNDER DRAGONNNNN YESSSS FINALLY!!!!

Now if it can just be toward the Manta Ray end of the price scale I will absolutely 100% get one!

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1 hour ago, nowinaminute said:

THUNDER DRAGONNNNN YESSSS FINALLY!!!!

Now if it can just be toward the Manta Ray end of the price scale I will absolutely 100% get one!

Showing as £179.00 at Modelsport.co.uk. 

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Pricing is so interesting. Last year I got the Lancia 037 Rally for £179 on the TA02S chassis. The new Opel Calibra is on the TA02 chassis which is practically identical and it is suggested the price will be £195. Given that the Lancia body is by far more complicated it seems hard to justify that price. 

Going to buy one anyway, but thoughts ....

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13 minutes ago, Hairyjon313 said:

Going to buy one anyway, but thoughts ....

Maybe that's one of the reasons... ;)

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well i was planning on getting a avante or the egress but with the announcement of the top-force evo they have gone out the window and after waiting all this time all i can say it YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES:wub::wub::wub::wub::D:D:D  plus the ta-02 with the calibra may be coming my way also.

i have already order'd the top-force evo with tony and will let him know on the ta-02 the price seems what i was expecting tbh esp seeing how much they was back in 92 from what i have been told a few parts from the original arn't in the re-re but we will have to wait and see

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I'm holding out hope that those gold Fighter Buggy RX wheels will be available as spare parts, but I will most likely be disappointed.

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Whew. Good. Nothing there I can't live without. This year's plan of "buy nothing else, save up for a 3 speed" remains intact.

Though I may have to pick up that Fiat 131 static model...

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