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Tamiya kits have been around a long time. When I was 10 my father and I build a Tamiya hornet off road buggy. Had a lot of fun with it. The RC hobby has changed drastically. If I had a spare 650.00 laying around I'd buy this one:

 
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First tamiya I owned was the (retro) F150 that had the metal suspension components based on the old vw beetle design.

I moved onto the (retro) boomerang.

In that era between my friends we had (working up if I remember the order correctly) - grass hopper / hornet / wild one / boomerang / big wig.

RC cars were my first real hobby and one that was shared in my group of friends :sunglasses:

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The Tamiya kits are great. This one is £130 in the UK, but back in Stock everywhere in November, so maybe just shortages and that's the next supplier shipment? I'm very tempted with this, the problem is it's £130 not spent on the real car...
 

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I used to be big into the RC hobby years ago...

Had a custom Tamiya Blackfoot that I swapped a Tamiya Hornet rear gearbox into it... I could do wheelies down a whole length of street... it was a killer mod. Also hooked it up with real lights on the roll bar and headlights for night time driving. That thing could traverse any type of terrain.

Then moved on from Tamiya to the RC10 aluminum pan street car, then to the RC10 Graphite... another great RC car that tore up tracks.

Always upgraded every kit I bought to aluminum rims, sealed ball bearings, aluminum oil filled shocks and electronic speed controllers for the upgrades.

I probably easily had a few grand into cars, parts, batteries, chargers, radios, electronic speed controllers, hop up motors, body shells, tires, rims, etc...

There used to be a local hobby shop that would sponsor races. We used to mess around with the dudes who were racing by bringing our Radio Receivers to the events - and then swapping in different crystals to take control of their vehicles... LMAO... nothing funnier than watching dudes freaking out because their RC car was going forward.... then all of the sudden turns around and goes the opposite way up the track....

i eventually sold it all off years back... looking now, some of those original cars and equipment are worth some good money today.
 

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Just to throw this out there. ..
I find some irony in the enthusiasm shown to these electric powered toys compared to the general scorn towards an electric powered full size Mustang.
In the mid 2000's there was much the same feelings in the RC hobby. Tremendous resistance to electric power, there's nothing like the sound and experience of ICE, the same arguments as today...
 

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Just to throw this out there. ..
I find some irony in the enthusiasm shown to these electric powered toys compared to the general scorn towards an electric powered full size Mustang.
In the mid 2000's there was much the same feelings in the RC hobby. Tremendous resistance to electric power, there's nothing like the sound and experience of ICE, the same arguments as today...
Except that you don't have to drive your toy to work. You don't have to worry about finding a special charging station, or have one installed in your home. People charging RC cars in large numbers won't stress the powergrid. The battery packs on a toy are miniscule compared to mass produced cars, thus won't increase the environmental burden of lithium mining.

Electric toys are fun. Electric cars aren't ready to replace the ICE.
 

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Just to throw this out there. ..
I find some irony in the enthusiasm shown to these electric powered toys compared to the general scorn towards an electric powered full size Mustang.
In the mid 2000's there was much the same feelings in the RC hobby. Tremendous resistance to electric power, there's nothing like the sound and experience of ICE, the same arguments as today...
If they made a nitro version..I would get it ..same thing with the electric rc car ..yeah there fast and silent..but the nitro you really have to appreciate them ..and tune them ..so much more fun..honestly the electric rc cars are good ..but a bit boring ..no soul.
 

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Just to throw this out there. ..
I find some irony in the enthusiasm shown to these electric powered toys compared to the general scorn towards an electric powered full size Mustang.
In the mid 2000's there was much the same feelings in the RC hobby. Tremendous resistance to electric power, there's nothing like the sound and experience of ICE, the same arguments as today...
There is a major difference tho, the price of entry for an electric R/C car is cheaper than the nitro (ICE) version. Not the case with a full size car, not to mention the infrastructure to support full scale adoption of electric cars is not there yet. Regardless of what the politicians tell you, there is at least 20 years before the infrastructure is ready for a 50/50 mix of ICE/electric, maybe 40 years before we can go 100% electric
 
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