Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: NIB
Date: 9-Apr-2017
Comments: 20
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Since it became apparent that Kyosho were properly committed to releasing an extensive collection of their 'Legendary Series' kits I have been expecting them to make the Turbo Scorpion one of their chosen ones. So I was delighted when the kit was announced in the Autumn of last year. For some reason the kit has had a lengthy delay since it was announced but better late than never, and my example arrived this week.

Although the kit isn't significantly different spec-wise from the standard Scorpion re-release (mainly because the standard kit is already so impressive) this one does get some upgrades to make it better on the track...in the from of an extended wheelbase and modern wheels and tyres. Normally I am not a fan of vintage buggies fitted with modern wheels and rubber but in this case I think Kyosho have pulled it off.

Having said that, I still prefer the vintage dialed wheels and SC84/SC90 tyres from the original, so I nabbed them courtesy of ebay and the Tomahawk re-release wheels. This buggy will be a shelf queen so they won't be hitting any dirt. Cosmetically, this is where the true upgrade is on the standard Scorpion, as the Turbo has a simply stunning colour & decal scheme.

This kit came courtesy of StellaModels, superbly packaged as ever, but also came with a nice little bonus of the official release poster. A nice little collectors item to cherish too. :-)


Worthy of it's place in the Legendary Series Original artwork is superb, Parts presentation is also awesome once again. New suspension plates give a longer wheelbase. All white chassis & body with extra details. Chunky build manual & extensive decals. Official release poster... ...and the other side. Vintage wheels & tyres. The family is growing...

Comments

Klausen

9-Apr-2017

Man I want one of these, looks absolutely stunning. Kyosho is doing an amazing effort on their rere's, so really have to support them, so they continue their retro series. Would love to buy one from Stella today, but the pricedifference with the upcoming price from Tamico us too high, if I get hit by customs.

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

I totally agree with you Klausen. For years I whined on about the fact that Kyosho hadn't joined the re-release bandwagon, so now that they have I'd feel a bit guilty if I didn't support them. It's not a hardship to do so though as each and every one of them has been stunning. I took the chance of getting hit by customs when buying with Stella but thankfully got through unscathed. With more huge re-releases to come in the coming months I just wanted this one out of the way.

Klausen

9-Apr-2017

I hear you, but customs in Denmark seems to catch everything nowadays. Till now I only have the Beetle and the Optima, but the finish on these in the boxes are second to none, and the Beetle was one of my most enjoyable builds in many years. The Optima is still in its box.

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

That's fair enough Klausen. And, to be fair, Tamico's price is very good. Hope to see yours on here soon.

Klausen

9-Apr-2017

31/5 they say, so ad a few days and it is here 😎

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

Cool. Like you say, hopefully they sell plenty of them so that Kyosho are encouraged to bring back more of the vintage classics.

Klausen

9-Apr-2017

Yep would like the full Mid series 😀. Probably won't happen, so a few of them will also be fine.

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

Yeah there are too many variants of the Mid to bring them all back. The standard & Turbo SWB examples could definitely come back though.

Klausen

9-Apr-2017

Have 3 original swb's, so hoping for a custom or a special. Would buy whatever they rere though.

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

Yep, me too. I have a NIB Turbo SE that I need to build before they re-release it.

RACECRAFTERS

9-Apr-2017

I told you Wandy, didn't I? Congrats on a great kit that I too have been a bit anxious about. All those good things you have mentioned about Kyosho re-re's hits the nail on the head. Thanks Kyosho and happy days!

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

Lol Mallo, yeah I seem to remember you predicting that this one would come along. Are you getting one then?

RACECRAFTERS

9-Apr-2017

Absolutely Mate. The Turbo is my favourite Kyosho rail chassis so I can't let this slip by. You have done really well with your accruement.

Wandy

9-Apr-2017

Cool mate, look forward to seeing it. I agree, this one and the Tomahawk are the best looking two on the Scorpion chassis.

MAD-BEE

12-Apr-2017

Cool!! Kyosho is really hitting the bulls eye with these re-re Buggies!

Tamiyamandan

13-Apr-2017

Man what a Super Kit !!!!

scollins

14-Apr-2017

Tempted to order one but I already broke my debit card on hobby purchases this year so far!

Wandy

14-Apr-2017

Do it, scollins...you know it makes sense.

scollins

15-Apr-2017

Don't tempt me!!

ECUpparilloT

1-May-2017

That kit let you dream for sure! Soo tasty!


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