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Old 11-15-2005, 08:58 AM
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I talked to a guy the other day at our mall LHS, and he said theres a rumor Kyosho may be going out of business. I then noticed something is wrong with this months Tower Talk...there's no Kyosho products. I looked at there website...it's all gone. That was the best thing about Tower, is the Kyosho stuff. Every Fall they came out with some other Kyosho model it seems. I still remember when they sold the Hanomag Power Loader and the original Blizzard back in the 80's; very unique, quality scale models. What a shame to see them go.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:08 AM
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Default RE: End of Kyosho?

The contract between Great Planes (tower) and Kyosho didn't get renewed.

http://www.kyoshoamerica.com is picking up the north american market.
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:12 AM
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The writing has been on that wall for several years. When you sell a .40 size warbird along with the rest of their planes for $250 or more, your not going to get many takers.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:38 AM
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Maybe they will go out of business, that maybe the only way their prices drop,,,
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:01 PM
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ROFLMAO! Kyosho is far, far from going out of business and in fact the Tower exclusive distributorship is what was holding Kyosho back in the USA. Kyosho are setting up their own USA facility and distributorship. Their SQS series of warbirds are re-engineered and built in a new factory to lower the cost to be competetive and still maintain Kyosho standards. Many new vehicles are currently being released. Many products that were available worldwide except in the USA because of Tower are being re-introduced into the American market. Kyosho America only put up the walls of their new facility earlier this year. It will take a while but look for good things from Kyosho in the not too distant future.
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Aircraft are only a very small part of Kyosho. They are the largest RC car manufacturer and have a good market share in the sailboat market.


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