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Old 02-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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Default Hobbico buys HPI

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Well, at least it wasn't funded by taxpayers and sold to the Chinese.
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This, they did NOT buy HPI.
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What does this mean for the octane?
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Well it's definitely an interesting development in this saga
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Originally Posted by Brokenparts View Post
What does this mean for the octane?
Nothing. R&d is staying untouched. Hobbico is simply catching hpi as they were falling off the map. They're still based out of California. I would expect better availability and more advertising. Hobbico is going to push hpi, to what I believe will be, on the same level as traxxas.

I have a summit, and a savage flux. I love both trucks. But if hpi had something similar to the summit I would buy hpi's version first. Ive always had a soft spot for anything hpi.
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Originally Posted by Cinnabun View Post
Nothing. R&d is staying untouched. Hobbico is simply catching hpi as they were falling off the map. They're still based out of California. I would expect better availability and more advertising. Hobbico is going to push hpi, to what I believe will be, on the same level as traxxas.

I have a summit, and a savage flux. I love both trucks. But if hpi had something similar to the summit I would buy hpi's version first. Ive always had a soft spot for anything hpi.
I wouldn't say that far but hopefully close, even though I don't own anything HPI(yet) I like them as a brand. I had one of their E10 drift cars like 5 years ago but its MIA have no idea what happened to it.
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So basically, they hired an advertising company...
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So basically, they hired an advertising company...
No they hired a distributor.
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Parts will be easier now at least and more available
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Lmao I hope so back order on pinion gear for a savage been a month and a half.no date yet. Buy from eBay.
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