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HOTSHOT RE-RELEASE BUILD!

Old 04-19-2007, 05:56 PM
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AWESOME!!! I got a new job just in time to be able to purchase this. I can't wait.
Old 04-19-2007, 06:24 PM
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I know, that's why that's just my wish...




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LOL you know the Tamiya way. You'll pay the kit and pay another $50+ for the shock set.


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I am sure it will be out in a few more months.. bet you can pre-order it from Tower a couple of months from now, ha!!

I want the kit to be full ballbearings and come w/ dual aluminum shocks!!
Old 04-19-2007, 06:29 PM
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It will be better than the original for sure...

I hope they come out w/ a whole line of hop-ups for it.. although, I doubt it.. (unlike a brand new platform like DF-03..)



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I think this kit will benefit from and updated drive shaft, gearing and probably updated shocks.

This build will definitely include a Brushless system. When our store can get some, I will pre order.
Old 04-22-2007, 06:00 PM
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so anybody remember what that monoshock suspension was actually like to drive? i think this would be one of the main reasons to buy this car...
Old 04-22-2007, 06:47 PM
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I am sure the 4-shocks setup is better.... But, then it is not a HotShot...
Old 04-23-2007, 10:33 AM
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Hmm.. maybe the re-release is not affecting the value of the old kit?! Or maybe the the person just doesn't know.. ha!

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-Tamiya-H...QQcmdZViewItem

$710 so far!!
Old 04-23-2007, 11:41 AM
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hmm.. on that vintage tamiya car analysis site,they said about like the front suspension bottomed out alot on the offroad tracks in those days, but also said that if the car was used on the bluegroove surfaces today it would work well... or something?
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Yeah, I was just saying that it is not as good as the regular 4-shocks setup.. but it probably works okay...

(to see where the performance edge is, just need to look at Tamiya's TRF501 suspension design..)
Old 04-23-2007, 03:14 PM
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hmm.. on that vintage tamiya car analysis site,they said about like the front suspension bottomed out alot on the offroad tracks in those days, but also said that if the car was used on the bluegroove surfaces today it would work well... or something?

Where is this website?
Old 04-23-2007, 03:17 PM
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http://classictamiyarc.com/tamcars24.html
Old 04-23-2007, 06:41 PM
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You can tell it's an old one, has staple on the box flaps.
Old 04-23-2007, 06:48 PM
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I wasn't question whether that's real or not.. I was more wondering if the value will be affected with the news of re-re...
Old 04-23-2007, 07:01 PM
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I wasn't question whether that's real or not.. I was more wondering if the value will be affected with the news of re-re...
I know, I was just pointing it out...
Old 04-24-2007, 04:00 PM
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Does anyone know how much it's gonna cost yet.
How much did the original cost back in the 80's or so?
Old 04-24-2007, 04:06 PM
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My guess -> it will be $175 from Tower...
Old 04-24-2007, 05:32 PM
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then maybe 160 with coupon?
Old 04-24-2007, 05:33 PM
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I can't wait to get one too.
Old 04-24-2007, 05:36 PM
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LOL.. that's just my wild guess.. I don't see any reason why it should be more than a Dark Impact, so I padded another $30-40 on top of a DI price.. but who knows?!


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then maybe 160 with coupon?
Old 04-28-2007, 07:45 AM
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Does anyone know how much it's gonna cost yet.
How much did the original cost back in the 80's or so?
oooh... in 80's dollars , or the equivalent in today's cash?
Old 04-28-2007, 11:08 PM
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Is it released yet?!


LOL, I can't wait....
Old 04-29-2007, 11:19 AM
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'Ssup guys,

Does anyone know when the kit is supposed to hit the country?

Peace,

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:53 PM
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No word yet...
Old 05-01-2007, 02:13 PM
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HotShot video:

http://tamiyaclub.com/moviecomment.asp?id=2501&uid=
Old 05-01-2007, 04:02 PM
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Nice Vid.

As I remember, the suspesion worked fairly well - the front bumper and lower arms broke pretty easily. The biggest drawback was the ride hight - they were extremely low. I have a Hotshot and Frog still in the box from 1983 and '85 that I never built. I saw the prices of the Frog as high as $750 until the re-release then the bottom fell out. Guess the same will happen to the Hotshot.

I'm still getting one. Waiting on my Brat as well. On order, just not here.
Old 05-01-2007, 04:08 PM
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You need to post more pictures of your old school stuff.. that's all I got to say..

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