Call me #7.
Love how folks that are never going to buy the car complain about
1) the (yet to be determined) price. EU and AU sorry you guys are screwed. Kyosho America ain't bad. Let's see what turns up. If it is $650, I'll be the first in Fountain Valley with a torch and pitchfork.
2) the design. It's a copy of... Of course it looks like every other pan car out there. It's a pan car. It's supposed to be simple. If Kyosho can bring quality materials and velvet grade shocks to the scale, I'm all for it. It's all about execution of a proven design. 1/12 has always been about simplicity executed perfectly.
3) the timing. Yah, 1/12 is way past it's prime. The class is almost dead. Way to show up late to the game Kyosho.
As someone else said, better late than never. 1/12 will be around for a long time and it's not like there's an expiration date. While I would have liked to see it sooner as well, we have what we have: another big manufacturer stepping into 1/12 to challenge a scale that has largely been dominated by AE and boutique niche players.