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Old 05-20-2007, 05:39 PM   #31
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Ah, I didn't realize that Peak had been purchased by Orion. But my original question remains, does this mean that Kyosho USA will now be the US importer?
Team Orion Inc. (USA) and Peak Performance Racing Motors have always been and will continue to exist as completely separate California corporations.
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:09 PM   #32
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With all this merging going on within the RC market it opens the chance for other companies to start up. It also eleminates some competition.

I hope this works for both Kyosho and Orion.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:11 AM   #33
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With all this merging going on within the RC market it opens the chance for other companies to start up. It also eleminates some competition.

I hope this works for both Kyosho and Orion.
Maybe you are right maybe not. If there are a few large companies who'll dominate the market then a new small company can have difficulties to grow or it will sooner or later bought by a large company.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:12 PM   #34
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Maybe you are right maybe not. If there are a few large companies who'll dominate the market then a new small company can have difficulties to grow or it will sooner or later bought by a large company.
Distribution & globalization is what keeps the corporate world a float & smaller company's can't compete & big company's need to acquire other company's to have a global presence which a lot of U.S manufactures are lacking at the moment
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This is pretty surprising news. Will be interesting to see how it turns out.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:05 AM   #36
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hey all:Ithink this deal will be good for both parties involved more marketing for orion/peak and more global presence for kyosho.the only problem i have though is kyosho prices most of their vehicles out of reach of most consumers not to menchin there products seem hard to come by in the usa mainly their racier ones although that's starting to change a bit with kyosho america.Just my thoughts
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This sounds like when Thunder Tiger bought AE... I haven't seen any worldwide catastrophes after that change!
Sorry, have you been blind? We've seen a lot of unable people at Thunder Tiger Europe recently, like broke vulture Mr. Kühn or know nothing Mr. Adler.
Thunder Tiger is reclycling old buggys for "new" products, no spare parts on stock, nearly no new products (please forget their ugly and 99% defective Jaguar Transmitters, TC5 came years late etc.). Chinese owner is making "consumer shit" with old AE injection molds (like their gas cars without diff, great thing!).

Kyosho here in europe: arrogant, high priced, little or no support. Nearly no dealer has their products or wants to sell them. They're currently trying to make points in electric off and on road but have no success with their current 3rd league cars. No one realy needs them.

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Hope Orion is not going their way (Had excellent experiece in the past with them).......
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:46 AM   #39
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My experience with Kyosho products makes me hesitant to buy anything from them. I've had 4 Kyosho vehicles. My first rc car was from Kyosho, it has broken twice and it's been a beginner tryout car for my local club longer than I can remember. Since them I've tried it all: Car that would break whenever I went past the track. At least twice it was fine when I left home but broken when I arrived at the track, the only car I've had that happen to. Then I had a car that no parts were available for. I became expert in finding where Kyosho used the same parts for different vehicles, with different part numbers. Thank god for part-bin engineering.
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Kyosho is a company on the move and the direction is up.

I have met with them several times over the last week or so and am thoroughly impressed. I see many great things coming and I think they are more focused then ever with their dedication to quality and making the Kyosho experience a great one.
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