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Old 03-11-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Anyone heard if they made it thro the tsunami over there?
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Oh crap! I didn't even think about that.

Even if they were unscathed, it will probably have a negative impact on parts supply.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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Tamiya USA has a good stock of stuff on these shores, so hopefully we'll be ok. The bigger question is whether their people are doing ok. Lots of basic services are disrupted over there; rail, power, shipping, etc.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Yes. Im kinda glade i have a desent supply of 104 parts built up. But still hope all is well over there. i love my tamiya cars. If any one hears any thing please post it up.. my thoughts and prayers for every one this effected.
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I think they are in Shizuoka which is south of Tokyo and the all the major stuff was at the northern part of the country. Its hard to tell whats going on there. There was a post on one of the RC news sites that Kyosho is fine and all its workers were safe. Aside from that I have yet to see anything about Tamiya. It was a crazy day this will effect many people.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #6
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Kyosho:







A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred this morning off the coast of Japan believed to be the area strongest in 1200 years. The quake triggered a tsunami which has killed hundreds and has caused an early estimate of tens of billions of dollars in structural damage. Japan is a major hub of activity in our industry.

Countless companies and tracks call the country home, and we wish the best to all of them during this time of tragedy. Our thoughts are with all of you. The photos below were taken at Kyosho. As you can see, some damage was taken at the RC manufacturers headquarters. Word out of Kyosho is that everyone there is OK though, thankfully.

Source: RC Special.
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My thoughts and preyer go out to all in Japan at this horradle time

I wish you all well
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Yeah, f**k the parts and cars, I just hope there weren't many people lost. It's not close to home geographically, but sure is in every other way being in Christchurch.
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PARTS Supply? You people make me sick. My heart goes out to the people of japan. F#@% the parts man.

God damn idiots.
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http://tamiyablog.com/2011/03/tamiya...-news-updates/

Seems like they were fine for the most part.
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Yeah, f**k the parts and cars, I just hope there weren't many people lost. It's not close to home geographically, but sure is in every other way being in Christchurch.
+1. Worrying about what at worst would be a temporary shortage of parts supply for toy cars when thousands are dead and reactors are starting to melt down is pretty amazing.
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Today i heard on the news that there was another eartquake in shizuoka, the earthquake had a 6.0 on the scale.
Let's hope it didn't affect the tamiya factory and there employees.
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