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Old 09-10-2007, 08:37 AM
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hey all:Just want to know with gill losi sr. retired and gill losi jr. now with kyosho america is the day to day operations and R&D all being run through losi's owner horizon hobbies or is horizon only used for the maketing side of losi?Thanks for the info
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:55 AM
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Most likely thru Horizon Hobbies.................
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:22 PM
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Rumor has it Horizon has stopped all production of Losi and Sportwerks! Order your parts while they are still available!
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by HVFracingwilly View Post
Rumor has it Horizon has stopped all production of Losi and Sportwerks! Order your parts while they are still available!
so sell all my losi stuff while there is demand for it or keep it until there is no more losi stuff... decisions, decisions...

nah, I don't think Horizon would stop Losi. Look how many RTRs they are selling at the moment! They have like 17 different monster trucks, ranging for noobies, pro-noobies, sportsmen, weekenders, unpaid pros, 25% pros, 50% pros, 75% pros, and factory guys. Oh, and their new mini-t slider for the left turn only guys, but that isn't exactly a monster truck.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:33 PM
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Hehe, Our club is adding a Mini Slider Class for the carpet season to race oval
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Originally Posted by HVFracingwilly View Post
Rumor has it Horizon has stopped all production of Losi and Sportwerks! Order your parts while they are still available!
Where did you hear that rumor? I doubt Horizon will stop making parts for the Losi and Sportwerks vehicles.
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what are you nuts? they have a good 10 - 15 years of selling the xxx-s yet
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:00 PM
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They have flooded the market and stole all your money and now they are running when the money is in there pockets, read the writing on the wall!!!


Get out while the news is fresh!
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NICE !!!!
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Rumor has it Horizon has stopped all production of Losi and Sportwerks! Order your parts while they are still available!
That's an idiotic rumor.

Horizon changed the name and marketing of Team Losi recently to Losi, they are spending money developing new lines of Losi cars (hello Raminator, Monster Baja, and Mini Slider) and are still pushing those cars and sending them out to dealers.

I would make zero business sense for them to then just dump the line and cease production after spending all of that money re branding the line and producing the new kits, even if some are just deviations of previous models.

Losi will just be another name in RTR like Traxxas.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:10 PM
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Im disappointed the internet didn't take this one and run normally this would have turned into a thousand page argument on how stupid losi is.
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Well keep trying, sometimes it takes a while for the internet to react to a "de sky is falling" tread.

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Originally Posted by HVFracingwilly View Post
Im disappointed the internet didn't take this one and run normally this would have turned into a thousand page argument on how stupid losi is.
I remember reading about how "team" losi was rumored to be making non competition based vehicles, such as RTRs and monster trucks, now they have dropped the team part and have started to turn into traxxas. I'm worried about loosing parts support for my JRXS type R and I haven't even been able to run it yet! I knew something bad was going to happen to them when tower hobbies stopped carrying their stuff....
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FYI- the guys at Traxxas are laughing at this thread. Trust me, we should all be so lucky to be "just" an RTR company like them. While they are out driving their Ferrari's and dining at Mortons , the rest of the industry is busy scrounging through the seats of a 1978 Impala to get enough change to buy a chilupa and some nachos. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
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Do you own an Impala, Jack?

Yes, Traxxas probably keeps their money in a gold safe, but a lot of good that does for us tight budget racers. Oh wow, cheap racing; that is irony for you.
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