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    1. 09-07-2008 08:58 PM #106
      Shut up and buy this for me.

      http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tamiya-...em122

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      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    2. 09-07-2008 09:20 PM #107
      frog was pretty all time. Pinion (sp?) gears lasted about 2 goes though. there was a usa mob making them from alloy I think.

      My favorite was the sand scorcher. Hard to drive on the dirt, but it looked so cool. My mate had the Holiday Buggy with the small 380 motor when I got the sand scorcher, then as I outpowered him he got the super champ. now that was a good one. Still I think it had a live axle too, so crap to drive.

      After the frog I got the road wizard and had that for a while, got a fox that we never made work. A mate gave me the lambo countach and it lived under my bed for about 10 years, never did anything with it other than toss it out.

      I never got the hotshot, wished I did. But i was well into bmx more by then.

      Actaully, I had an airboat from an Aussie company, built it up, had the glow engine running and never got to use it. Was riding with it all in my "Tiger" school bag and got hit by a car on the way to the lagoon while on my bmx and it got crushed.


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      09-07-2008 09:24 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      Shut up and buy this for me.

      http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tamiya-...em122


      I might buy it just to **** ya.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    4. 09-07-2008 09:30 PM #109
      You know I have the and Scorcher Aaron?
      It's actually at a dude's place in Ryde, undergoing restoration.
      I have a mint Ford F150 XLT as well, based on the same SRB chassis.
      Also a mint, never-run Wild One. I'll tale pics of it when I have some time.
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    5. 09-07-2008 09:35 PM #110
      I saw your wild one, yes mint.

      I liked the f150, that was a sweet model.

      as I said, I had a hankering for the Pajero. Also the opel ascona and I think fiat 131? or was it a lancia stratos or 037? can't remember now.

      didn't know you had the sand scorcher, which colour B&W or R&Y?


    6. 09-07-2008 09:51 PM #111
      B&W. A ****ty model I bought from ebay uk.
      I sourced a lot of new bits for it, now I'm trying to decide on a new colour scheme.
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

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      09-07-2008 11:57 PM #112
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »

      Actaully, I had an airboat from an Aussie company, built it up, had the glow engine running and never got to use it. Was riding with it all in my "Tiger" school bag and got hit by a car on the way to the lagoon while on my bmx and it got crushed.

      That's no fun!

      Quote, originally posted by Ricky Roma »

      I mite have to get me a tamtech one hot it up and challenge Tim to singapore MIDNIIIIIGHT CLUUUUB! That'd prolly be easier than finding my old one and repairing it haha

      buy one up here or bring one up, and we'll make a track in the carpark at home, it's huge


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      09-08-2008 04:48 AM #113
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      Do you mind if I wake you tonight...

      http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jjvx7G4zr_I

      I've been walking around all weekend singing "CRAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYZZZZZEEEEEEEEE, WOOO WOOOI TO WANT A GUY LIKE ME!"


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      09-09-2008 01:39 AM #114
      I found hot internet sites and snagged the last one yesterday

      http://www.dinosaurdeals.com.a...=1594

      They got hornets and fox's at the same price i'll see how long it takes to turn up it says its shipped already weeeeeeeee




      Modified by Ricky Roma at 10:42 PM 9-8-2008


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      09-09-2008 01:59 AM #115
      Well done Wes, I just scored a TT.
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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      09-09-2008 02:07 AM #116
      Wes, at that price I was going to buy one too, but it says out of stock. I have put my email address down so they can tell me when they have stock.

      Mdt, you realise the TT has no radio?

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    12. 09-09-2008 02:53 AM #117
      YOU KUNT, I WANT ONE
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      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

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      09-09-2008 03:22 AM #118
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      YOU KUNT, I WANT ONE

      So buy one and let me know what mods i should do

      I dont think i could b arsed spending squillions on a brushless motor and ESC etc the "sports tuned" tamiya motor mite do me for the moment with the alloy dampers and a few pink anodized bits for the ladies.


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      09-09-2008 03:28 AM #119
      Nice price Wes! You realise that won't have a charger or battery with it though, right?

      I think I'm gonna do some blue anodised bits and a motor and oil shocks this weekend.


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      09-09-2008 03:32 AM #120
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      Nice price Wes! You realise that won't have a charger or battery with it though, right? .

      yeah i kinda realised that after ordering (and i think the $200 price at hobbyco included it from its description) but i had already searched about for better batteries etc already so i'm not that upset haha


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      09-09-2008 03:32 AM #121
      Go with 3 racing bits Tim. They are awesome and cheaper than Tamiya stuff.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      09-09-2008 03:35 AM #122
      The $200 one would have - the SGD$250 example did... though I'm not so sure about the batt I was supplied with actually, it may need an upgrade too?

      Wayne, Tamiya stuff is pretty cheap anyway! Does the 3 racing stuff plug and play? I don't have the tools to be a handyman.


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      09-09-2008 03:38 AM #123
      i just looked at the 3racing stuff, apart from the titanium screw set (lol) i think i'll stick with tamiya parts, the price difference isnt that great, and i can buy the tamiya parts from the hobby store down the road

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      09-09-2008 03:48 AM #124
      make sure you bring it to singapore lah

      can have race very shiok


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      09-09-2008 03:52 AM #125
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      make sure you bring it to singapore lah

      can have race very shiok

      ok you egg i even have the bag picked out



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      09-09-2008 03:55 AM #126
      I saw those bags on the web the other day and thought about buying one. Don't know if they're stocked up here though... Does a 1/10 fit in them? I wonder if you can get a controller, as well as a 1/10 and a 1/16 in the bag - that would be tres elite

    22. 09-09-2008 05:13 AM #127
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      I saw those bags on the web the other day and thought about buying one.

      Douche d'Lux.

      Dinasour Deals is the buisness. Got some cheapo Chinese wine fridges from there and will now look into RC Cars.


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      09-09-2008 05:43 AM #128
      Quote, originally posted by Stifflers Mom »

      Douche d'Lux.

      Dinasour Deals is the buisness. Got some cheapo Chinese wine fridges from there and will now look into RC Cars.

      Yeah lets buy. We can use at lucas heights.


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      09-09-2008 06:27 AM #129
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Wes, at that price I was going to buy one too, but it says out of stock. I have put my email address down so they can tell me when they have stock.

      Mdt, you realise the TT has no radio?

      Nope, missed that entirely.

      Have been in contact with Dinosaur Deals and will see if I can change it for a Fox Mini, or is it worth waiting for the Frog?


      Modified by mdt at 3:44 AM 9-9-2008

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      09-09-2008 06:47 AM #130
      haha yeah that's a kit, not ready to run

      It's also 1/10, not 1/16, so a bit bigger than TamTech

      edit: find out if they will get hotshots - mine 4 wheel drifts/power slides on tiles, it's hektik bro


      Modified by IML337 at 9:49 PM 9-9-2008


    26. 09-09-2008 07:21 AM #131
      They won't get the frog, I believe it's discontinued now.
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      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

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      09-09-2008 07:39 PM #132
      What's the difference between the Fox Mini and the Frog?

      Comparing the specs, the only difference appears to be this: "All 3 radio components are separate units for easy upgradeability."

      And are they standard rechargeable batteries with a standard recharger?

      Dinosaur deals are happy to swap the cars over, but I'm not sure whether to get a refund for the price difference or to ask them to supply me with a battery set up.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      09-09-2008 09:48 PM #133
      Quote, originally posted by TheHamofMam »
      They won't get the frog, I believe it's discontinued now.

      Serious? Should I go and buy one and leave it unopened in a box for ten years?


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      09-09-2008 10:13 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »

      Serious? Should I go and buy one and leave it unopened in a box for ten years?

      Thats like idiots collecting new starwars toys, basketball cars etc etc like they're gonna be worth anything more than the plastic and carboard they're made from.

      The old stuff is only collectible and rare because nobody thought they should keep them at the time, 2nd time around its too late.

      Also they're based on repro designs without all the olde chool charm of propper sponsers etc so they wont be worth anything imho, but you're welcome to waste your cupboard space if you wish haha



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      09-09-2008 10:16 PM #135
      Quote, originally posted by mdt »
      What's the difference between the Fox Mini and the Frog?

      Probably not alot other than the shell, i havent really checked tho

      Quote »
      And are they standard rechargeable batteries with a standard recharger?

      the batteries and chargers are pretty "standard" hobby wise 7.2v 6 cell thingies u can buy at alotta hobby places/the internets but not your regular AA batteries no. (the controller takes like AA's or AAA's i dont remeber)

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      Dinosaur deals are happy to swap the cars over, but I'm not sure whether to get a refund for the price difference or to ask them to supply me with a battery set up.

      I didnt know they were selling the battery/chargers seperate i was just gonna get one from my local hobby store but you're a big boy you'll work it out



      Modified by Ricky Roma at 7:17 PM 9-9-2008


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      09-09-2008 10:16 PM #136
      Given cupboard space is at a minimum here I will pass then

      This HotShot drifts perfectly on the floor in my living room!


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      09-09-2008 10:53 PM #137
      Quote, originally posted by Ricky Roma »

      Probably not alot other than the shell, i havent really checked tho

      the batteries and chargers are pretty "standard" hobby wise 7.2v 6 cell thingies u can buy at alotta hobby places/the internets but not your regular AA batteries no. (the controller takes like AA's or AAA's i dont remeber)

      I didnt know they were selling the battery/chargers seperate i was just gonna get one from my local hobby store but you're a big boy you'll work it out

      Modified by Ricky Roma at 7:17 PM 9-9-2008

      Thanks Wes, all sorted. The Mini Fox is on the way. Batteries for the car come with it and you just have buy some AAs for the controller. At least that what I was told. But I'll believe it when I have it running around my office terrorising people.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    33. 09-09-2008 11:00 PM #138
      thats what Luka's hornet had, everything in the box, battery & charger whatever brand they were. Had to buy some AA's.

      Pretty fun up and down the hall way at home on the timber floors.

      The box does say batteries and charge needed, not included etc but it's opened up here I guess (at toy traders?) and they re-seal the box.


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      09-09-2008 11:04 PM #139
      yeah it's odd - the store I bought mine at supplied the charger and battery... the box was still sealed and there was no batt or charger in there, so if it's in the box it must be done by the importer

      I had to raid every remote control I had, and my gameboy, to scrape together 8 AA batteries though


    35. 09-09-2008 11:09 PM #140
      ahh. now I'm racking my brain. maybe it was seperate? not that it really matters as long as you get them.

      I bought the dark impact and the mini hornet the same time and had my kids with me so they more than likely were grabbing everything in the shop and I was chasing them around. Might have been a bit distracted

      within the first minute my son floored it out the back sliding doorsonto the decking and it got wedged under the bbq, it lost a headlight and got really scratched up.


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