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Old 01-01-2018, 04:10 PM
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I hope I did this correctly. What does everyone think will be next for the re-releases? Not what you want, what you think will be next. My guess from Tamiya will be the Mudblaster (like soon, it just makes sense) and from Kyosho will be the Turbo Optima. (I'm guessing April-May)
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I want an Wild Willy, to go along with my Original.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:53 PM
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tamiya - have they done the bush devil or blazing blazer yet? i can maybe see them doing the nissan king cab and/or toyota high-lux monster racer.

kyosho - could this finally be the year they re-release the USA-1, or double dare, or boss or high rider?
turbo ultima maybe?

team associated - is this the year they do the RC10T or even GT? or am i just hoping?
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More wishful thinking than anything, but a JRX2 re-release would be pretty sweet.
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tamiya porsche 959 or celica rally car 1/12... would be nice
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I would think the MTs of all types will make a come back. However many of them have had a re release or three. I for see more new chassis with old names stuck to them then anything else. I can also can see the arena trucks coming back. The Mickey Thompson type. HPI may do a re-vamp of there Super RS4 with the larger scale being so hot right now. That is if they can pull themselves out of the cash trouble there in.
AEs release of the classic bodied 28s maybe a hint at there coming plans. There are quite big in the Vintage races. And I think the only OEM to put there hat in that ring. In order to keep up if AE does a 2nd re release of the RC10's, Horizon may put out some of the classic Losi cars. The JRs would be my guess. I would think the Japanese would led with number of kits that would end up being available if a re release craze hit. Traxxas may even get in on the game and put out a few Cats or Sledge Hammers. I would think any of the race buggies or trucks would be on new platforms like they do with the 4-TEC 2.0 last year. Having them back in racing would be like a re release of it's own. A bit like when Dodge came back to NASCAR. The "Big three" back on the track together would be great to see old or new.

But, I don't have a Chrystal ball or super powers to tell me what will happen in the next 12 coming down the line. Only the manufactures have that power.
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Probably Kyosho at some point will release an Ultima. (unless I missed it?)

Tamiya, probably whatever anniversary is coming due. Who knows without looking at originals.

AE, doubt it. A lot of us want the RC10T. With the Rc10 classic, Worlds Car release, only the RC10T is iconic and was revolutionary when released.

Unless Schumacher releases say the 2wd Cat, I doubt it. I thought it was cool they released the car Masami won with.

HPI, they cant support what they have released, let alone anything 'vintage'. Pipe dream.

Losi, doesn't seem interested in vintage anything. Has a great following, but doubt it.

Personally, Id like to see RC10T, even modernized like the Worlds car. Yokomo C4/870C/YZ10 or later. Losi Jrx2, JRxT, Jrx pro.
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I want the Tamiya King Cab. I'll take 2. One to run. The second to stare at the kit box.
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Originally Posted by SocalSnakeEyes View Post
I can also can see the arena trucks coming back. The Mickey Thompson type.
doesnt tamiya still have a version of those trucks on the market or have they completely done away with the ta chassis? i remember that chassis being used for on road, off road and rally. very versatile platform
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srb ranger Tamiya?..id have to get one
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Originally Posted by st_dragn_wagen View Post
doesnt tamiya still have a version of those trucks on the market or have they completely done away with the ta chassis? i remember that chassis being used for on road, off road and rally. very versatile platform
They are all listed as discontinued. The TA02 the 2wds are based on is still used in two cars but not as the TA02T for the trucks. 4wds are completely gone.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radi...0/trucks-36500
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I would think the Tamiya Madcap buggy will appear at some point.
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The TA02 is alive and well in the new Porsche's. I think the top force also uses the same drive train.
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thats right, the short wheelbase. so that means parts are still in production. they could easily (and cheaply) bring stuff back on that platform then
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What I hope is re-released and would/will definitely buy:
Kyosho - Ultima and the Fantom: with a belt drive option - can you imagine 4w 1/12th with today's power systems?!
AE - RC10T: with those fabulous narrow front tires
Losi - JRX2 and JRX Pro SE: with the persistence of rere's, have to wonder why Horizon hasn't jumped on the bandwagon. do they own the licensing to the pre-acquisition models(?).
Victor - Super Hi-IQ: fully updated for today's battery chemistries, BL motor analyzer and a large color screen - but keeping the awesome keypad.
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