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Vintage Blackfoot NIB

Old 06-10-2012, 03:17 PM
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Hey Guys and Gals

I came across a original Tamiya Blackfoot new in the box,all the parts are in the plastic and I went thru the box and instructions and everything is there.Does anyone know what it would be worth,and would you build it or keep it in the box. Thanks in advance for all answers.
Old 06-10-2012, 04:20 PM
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No idea what is worth but nice find

I would love to have one to build again. The Blackfoot was my first hobby grade R/C, i got it for Christmas in 1991.
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Default RE: Vintage Blackfoot NIB

They are common and fairly popular however most people are interested in the new Blackfoots. I'd say $80-150, maybe more.
Old 06-10-2012, 05:06 PM
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I looked up parts on ebay and some Blackfoot parts are going for $200.00
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I'd keep it if I couldn't get more than $250 for it (which I don't think you will) very historic kit if you have any interest in the hobby personally.
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Default RE: Vintage Blackfoot NIB

Im not one for keeping toys in boxes, pluss I love biulding new kits. I would so build it. run it a few times carefully & turn it into a shelf queen.

Or sell it to some one thats not trying to make a quick buck and that will love it.
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Ive seen NIBs go for $450 and better, used ones on ebay go for a minimum of $125 for a decent one. A mint body will fetch $100
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Ive seen NIBs go for $450 and better, used ones on ebay go for a minimum of $125 for a decent one. A mint body will fetch $100

Iconcur. Within the last 2 months I have seen NIBBlackfoots exceed $500. Keep in mind they are virgin kits that have never been opened. The median price for a previously played with model still in good working order is between $100 and $200.

I justbought a beat-up Mark I Blackfoot from an employee of the hardware store I frequent for $30. It has functional electronics including an old Tekin ESC. But it has 3 broken parts, so maybe Igot hosed. I thought if I could rig the parts from another Tamiya vehicle to fit then I think I did OK. I notice that parts for the first gen are hard to come by. However, I see a lot for the King Blackfoot and the Blackfoot Extreme.

My 2 cents are if you do decide to build it, then make it a shelf queen.
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Default RE: Vintage Blackfoot NIB

BKoz, you didnt get hosed, not for $30 alot of the chassis parts for the Brat will fit if you want to make a good runner but body parts are hard to get and expensive.

Im working on a King Blackfoot and I need a rear bumper, really hard to find
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$500ish. Hold onto it. It will be worth a lot more if we ever get out of this economic rut.
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Default RE: Vintage Blackfoot NIB

Some of you guys are nuts, $80 or $200 for a NIB Blackfoot?

The latter posts are right. I have a NIB Blackfoot personally so I watch the market and the guys are right. $400-$500 USD for a NIB Blackfoot on eBay is the going rate. I see a lot more upside in the classic kits when people start spending again.
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Yeah if they were $80-200 for a nib kit I'd be getting one lol.
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Thanx for the tip. Ineed one steering knuckle, a shock body or maybe two complete shocks and a front wheel. I'm sure I can rig up a knuckle from something else, possibly the Brat. I'm concerned for the wheel since they are rare and usually command a premium. Otherwise I was looking into adapting Blackfoot Extreme hubs so I can use standard hex mount wheels.
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Thanx for the tip. I need one steering knuckle, a shock body or maybe two complete shocks and a front wheel. I'm sure I can rig up a knuckle from something else, possibly the Brat. I'm concerned for the wheel since they are rare and usually command a premium. Otherwise I was looking into adapting Blackfoot Extreme hubs so I can use standard hex mount wheels.
You can get Blackfoot parts on ebay all day long. The Blackfoot is NOT a rare car, it's just an old Tamiya so NIB unopened kits go for a lot. Tamiya even makes a rerelease ($170 on Towerhobbies), so you can buy recently manufactured parts. Blackfoot wheels and tires are probably one of the most common Tamiya parts you can find, they're everywhere.
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Tower has the Blackfoot Xtreme and the Blackfoot III, not a re-release of the original Blackfoot.
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The XTreme is a rerelease.
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The xtreme is not a re-release of the original, it is very different.
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I see lots of parts for Blackfoot Extreme, King Blackfootandfor the Blackfoot III as well. I have found random original parts for the first generation truck on Ebay and other online stores; but generally speaking they are hard to come by and Ihave yet to find the steering knuckles. Ifound original wheels but a set isabout $50. Plus the old truck's wheels have a special hub in the rear and use bearings in the wheel up front. I'd have to do some sort of conversion to use modern Blackfoot wheels. I would have toswap outwith BF IIIknuckles andrear hubs also in order to use the modern wheels. Then I should be rolling again.
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I have decided to build it and make it a shelf queen,I started on it today and it was painful to cut the pieces out of the plastic and blister packs.
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I have decided to build it and make it a shelf queen,I started on it today and it was painful to cut the pieces out of the plastic and blister packs.
I so envy you right now
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I have decided to build it and make it a shelf queen,I started on it today and it was painful to cut the pieces out of the plastic and blister packs.
Another one bites the dust... Name that band!

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