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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:40 PM

Tamiya have just listed three 1/24 "hardbody" slot car bodies from vintage tooling.

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25116 Ferrari 330P2
25117 Lotus 40
25118 King Cobra

The kits will retail for around $17 in late January 2011.

No word if Tamiya America will import them. It's not unusual that limited releases such as this are only available in Japan. HLJ or Hiroboy should have them available if that's the case.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:43 PM

Wow - the Ferrari looks awesome!

Thanks for sharing, MG!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:33 PM

If you can't wait, order them here:

Hobby Link Japan

I'm not sure what the shipping is, but it is a pre-order. :)
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:35 PM

:D I recognize the green and red bodies but not the blue one - doesn't look like a King Cobra to me!!

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:14 PM

It is, but not the King Cobra you are used to, they were Cooper T61M with Ford engines.

The Tamiya King Cobra was built in Italy by Alessandro de Tomaso from a Pete Brock design. Two mockups were built, one was motorized in the 1990s for greed and profit and is for sale, again. :D

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:20 PM

:D Thanks for the info, Dokk!!! Seems kind of funny they would use the same name.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:25 PM

That's because Ford owned the name, not Shelby, and de Tomaso was one of Ford's arms in Italy. De Tomaso had previously built a pretty GT car called Vallelunga, from the racing track of the same name, powered by a modified Ford Cortina engine, and several F3, F2, and even an F1 using some form of Ford engines.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:22 AM

Ah, de Tomaso. He built some sweet-looking exotics with hearty American powerplants. Always loved the Mangusta and Pantera. The Vallelunga is sweet as well. Just a little Ferrari influence, eh?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:53 AM

I'm not sure what the shipping is, but it is a pre-order.


The shipping using "SAL" service (explained on the HLJ site) from Japan to North America is surprisingly affordable.

Of course I would encourage you to buy from your local hobby shop, but if they end up not being directly imported into North America, HLJ is a great company to buy from.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:40 PM

Cannot find these listed online anywhere. Can anyone out there help with locating these? Are they available for sale anywhere yet???

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:50 PM

Japanese dealers bought them all and are now hogging the market at high prices.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:25 PM

As with most Tamiya limited re-releases these were sold out almost instantly. Those people who did not place pre-orders were left out.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for the replies, too bad that they are sold out: perfectly good re-issues at low retail prices, so why not make enough to go around???

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:53 AM

Yeah, I don't follow their logic.
Why not make a few batches until the market is satisfied? :unsure:

Anyway, mine arrived today. :)
They're moulded in white and clear, but no chrome.

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I opened one of the Lotuses as I've got a chassis ready to go.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:48 AM

Next, THESE??? :)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:23 PM

It certainly would be nice to see the Tamiya stockers make a return - if there is any rumor floating about I will post the info here. Hopefully people will pre-order if they are interested in them.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:43 PM

Stockers... Yes, please.

I need one of these.

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- if there is any rumor floating about I will post the info here.


That would be great, thanks.

A Porsche would be OK, too.

:)

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

The usual suspects in Japan have listed more 1/24 hard plastic slot car bodies expected from Tamiya before the end of March 2011.

25120 Lotus 30
25121 Lola T70 (roadster)
25122 Elva McLaren M1A
25123 Porsche Carrera 6 (coupe)

Expected to be around $18/ea depending on exchange rates.

(no photos yet - this is all of the current information)

Pre-orders are strongly suggested as the January reissues sold out immediately.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:49 PM

Anyone build one of the Tamiya kits with the WRP repro chassis?

Just got a King Cobra body kit and the WRP chassis, and have a Ferrari in the mail.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:53 AM

The usual suspects in Japan have listed more 1/24 hard plastic slot car bodies expected from Tamiya before the end of March 2011.

25120 Lotus 30
25121 Lola T70 (roadster)
25122 Elva McLaren M1A
25123 Porsche Carrera 6 (coupe)

Expected to be around $18/ea depending on exchange rates.

(no photos yet - this is all of the current information)

Pre-orders are strongly suggested as the January reissues sold out immediately.


Just pre-ordered the above. Photos available now.

Cheers.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

Where can these models be pre-ordered from? Thanks.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:12 PM

Look here and enjoy.
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:53 PM

Thanks. I just placed an order.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:33 AM

It's bad enough that some capitalists buy up stacks of these re-issue kits for about $14~$18 then sell them for around $35, but check out this crazy sale.

#120707384240 Tamiya Lola T70 body kit on ebay went for $94.00, when they could have had it for $34.99 with BuyItNow!!
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:27 PM

Word around the campfire is that all of these bodies will be back in stock Q1 of 2012.

Pre-order now.

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