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Old 04-02-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard the same as i did hpi is closing down because the guy who owns hpi divorced with his wife and gave her hpi and kept hot bodies because he couldnt aford the divorce funds so all the employees from hpi are going to hot bodies to show loyaly to the dude who started it all
this is what iv heard has anyone heard the same

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Old 04-02-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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HPI and Hot Bodies are actually merging together. The owner of HPI has owned both for years.
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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They definitley are merging together because the Hotbodies Cyclone and the HPI pro 4 are the same except ones a belt and ones a shaft, if you look the cyclone has the whole front and rear end of the Pro 4 so I wouldnt believe at all that HPI is closing down
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:50 PM   #5
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How come Hpi and hot bodies would merge becuase of two cars?
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I'd guess there's a financial savings involved with merging the two companies.
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:58 PM   #7
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well im not saying they are merging because of two cars but if you do think about it and look very closely at both cars the hotbodies has the whole entires front end and rear, arms and all, On the other hand everyone knows the owner owns both companies
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I hope they merge so when the cyclone comes out you can use the same parts from the pro4. Also would there be a new name?
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I wouldnt think there would be a new name since the guy owns both companies, but thats just wat i think
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Old 04-02-2005, 10:15 PM   #10
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So most likely it would still be "HPI", so that would make the cyclone an HPI.. maybe?
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I have no clue im gettin confused lol
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i was of the understanding that Hot Bodies did most of the R & D for HPI for the pro 4 anyways? I remember seeing some of the early Pro4 pics with hotbodies stickers (might be a bad memory though)

I don't think it will really change too much though, both companies run purple cars, nothing beats Tamiya Blue! (or maybe red!)
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Nah purple is so much cooler because you look at every company and they either have red,blue,or silver and purple is nice lookin but thats off topic this is the hpi cloing down thread not the which color is better thread
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Nah purple is so much cooler because you look at every company and they either have red,blue,or silver and purple is nice lookin but thats off topic this is the hpi cloing down thread not the which color is better thread
Agreed purple is the way to go. Look at Hara. But back to subject, just think of how dominant Hpi will be with the merge with hotbodies.
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Hey hpipro321

The answer is no.
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