Model: (Click to see more) 58015: Rough Rider
Status: New built
Date: 29-Aug-2009
Comments: 14
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This is a original Series 1 car and most of the parts are new. Double bearing rear arms and the thinner front arms with screws. And all grub screws are made of brass, very important on a Series 1 car. Most of the decals, when you have a closer look, are originals. Big drawback, its not even close worth the amount anymore, as it had some month ago. All we real collectors are treated by Tamiya, this is why I turn my back on Tamiyacars, as these are not collectible anymore for me. Now everyone can have a Rough Rider-Buggy Champ.








Comments

daddy5150

29-Aug-2009

An original Rough-Rider is still as rare as it was before the re-re and because there are subtle differences between the two, you can still distinguish the 'old-school' models that have their original vintage charm.
Your Rough Rider is an awesome example!

swedishwiking

29-Aug-2009

Too bad. Personly i´m not in it for the money. Although i´ve lost my fair share of cash as well, i´m more then happy to be able to use these awsome buggies whitout being robbed blind on spares. Thanks Tamiya!

EnBeeDee

29-Aug-2009

I can see what you mean about 'collectability' Martin.You spend years and lots of time and money and suddenly your efforts are worth very little when the dreaded 'Re-Re' bug hits !

Spenny

29-Aug-2009

I spent the last 15 years collecting and getting excited every time I scored a model, a missing vintage part, a manual with that beautifull moldy smell...As far as I am concerned bigT put an end to all this.Thank you Mr Tamiya! You cashed in our hobby right now but who knows, it might all turn against you in the future. Anyway, nice model!

tamartin

29-Aug-2009

Rosey, why do people like you, always say collecting has something to do with making money. Thats nonsens!!! Collecting has to do with owing something special, unique, hard to get. What you mean is buying. Everyone can go into the next shop and buy a Buggy Champ. Thats not even close to collecting. Or searching for the special car, noone else has. Former times a beautiful Rough Rider was rare. Now everyone can have one. And if everyone could have a Ferrari GTO, or Aston Martin DB5 all owners would sell their cars. Because a collector wants something special, which holds the value he has spend. Old Tamiyacars are not rare and do not hold their value anymore. Fact!

fritjofarnold

29-Aug-2009

I am kind in the middle, but fully agree that collecting is not synomymous with making money. It is the joy of having something special. But instead of stopping restoring or collecting Tamiyas I have found my approach to the rereleases which seem inevitable. I wait for the rerelease and then buy the original which has decreased in price. But the exciting hunt for vintage parts is now over.

retromodeller

30-Aug-2009

How much would any of you pay for an NIB Rough Rider Now ? Bet the Sand Scorcher and Ranger will be next in line for re-release.

daddy5150

30-Aug-2009

Still find myself searching ebay for vintage parts, prefer the oldies and enjoy the process of restoration. all of mine are runners and I love to boast about the vintage. I don't own a re-re but rather play with the genuine article. The re-re is cool and has not effected my enjoyment in the least. Hmmmm maybe get a re-re as well.

mcovalsk

30-Aug-2009

I fell that the re-re opened the door to have more SRB, I? very happy with mines although the price has decreased, I didn't buy them for the money and still love them. The re-re let us to get some spare or lost part cheap. I have paid US$140 for a NIB bumper in 2006 which today looks ridiculous, now you can replace a broken part for few bucks, and have a runner. Nice example and still very valuable.

delux

30-Aug-2009

I don't normally add my two cents worth but I am so sick of all the bitching and whining about rere's! I've spent a mint on original cars and I'm still spending a mint on my original SS but I love that there are new releases for those of us that like to run our cars too. It's the best of both worlds to me. My originals will be worth no less to me when it's sitting next to a rere. Get over yourselves and go buy a ferrari if you wanna make yourself feel better by having something 'rare'. Seriously, some people really need some perspective!

Anyway, brilliant model and well done for doind an original..

the green beetle

30-Aug-2009

Better than the Re-release,
To many Buggy champs these days.
The true art is to restore a real SRB!!!!!

tamartin

30-Aug-2009

Thanks for all commments!!!But do not look at the RR-Buggy Champ dispute alone. Ask those who had a new Frog, Hornet, Hot Shot at home. And now they destroyed the exclusiveness of owning a Brabham. And yes, I am one of those silly people, who like to be in an exclusive club. My 1:8 buggies give me this feeling. Tamiya has lost this.

Spenny

30-Aug-2009

It is amazing of how some people just do not not even slightly got the sense of what i stated, I was not in for the money.Like Tamartin says collectin has something to do with getting something hard to find, something rare, something that has not been produced in the ten of thousants for sometimes, something unique! And Tamiya was all that before they started the re-re madness to cash in. these members do not even come close to a collector, these are people that just want to relive their youth; nothing wrong with that but I wish they just keep quite when they simply do not get the sense of a post. Anyway I will not stop to collect but like fritjofarnold stated, the hunt is over.

retromodeller

30-Aug-2009

I have both versions ( original RR and B/Champ) so I'm not trying to fuel the fire - I dont even know what the real differences are as my Buggy Champ is still NIB but I guess whats left of the few NIB Rough Riders out there have taken a real hit in their value but this is a good time to buy parts for restoring an original SRB as prices for parts are now far more realistic than say 6 months ago.


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