started out in r/c with tamiya clodbuster (some starter kit huh?) in 1989. had a totally chrome clod and regular clod for thrashing. sold them both in mid 90's and got out for few years. right now i have a jugg 2, a mustang cobra r, a vanessa's lunchbox (Never leaves shelf), and a nissan kingcab minus the body.
called me closed minded but tamiya is the only brand of r/c i'll buy because of their kits quality, ease of construction, and all the positive experiences i've had with their products through the years