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Old 10-01-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Re-release of Tamiya Thundershot, MantaRay, TopForce!

Re-release of Tamiya Thundershot, MantaRay, TopForce soon!

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Old 10-01-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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Its going to be like reading magazines from 10 years ago with all those old ads.
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:15 PM   #3
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Sure enough i can understand that some of these were your first cars when you were a kid and these are probably the funnest kits to build and race, but why? Why re-release old cars? Why doesn't Tamiya invest in something like a new ST or buggy?

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thats the reason people grew up around tamiyas old models and loved them as a kid so now they want to see them agian and experience their childhood

plus they r easy to build and great for bashing and collecting
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thats the reason people grew up around tamiyas old models and loved them as a kid so now they want to see them agian and experience their childhood

plus they r easy to build and great for bashing and collecting
Yep, collecting. Although the die-hard Tamiya collectors porbably don't appreciate their kits being re-released, since that'll affect their resale value. I'd like to see the Big Brute, Mountaineer and Bruiser re-release too, those were sweet trucks.
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yeah if the bruiser came out agian id go buy it instantly

somethings wrong with tamiya! lol i have or had 4 tamiyas and dont want to get any other brands
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:53 AM   #7
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how i wish the Hotshot/Supershot, the Boomerang, the Avante & Egress will be re-released again. They seem to have bypassed that generation of cars. Maybe Avante & Egress are too expensive while the Hotshot/Supershot/Boomerang are not as well made as thundershot?
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These kits sucked back when they first came out. I remember buying a black foot and a tamiya astute and they both sucked.
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These kits sucked back when they first came out. I remember buying a black foot and a tamiya astute and they both sucked.
I wasn't impressed with the 4WD Blazing Star either...

There was way too much friction throughout the whole car and the 4WD shaft is incredibly weak. I don't know why anyone would produce a 4WD with such a narrow shaft anyway. I bolted in a Reedy 19t Quad mag and it would only dream of touching the speed of a higher quality car with a stock motor.

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