2019 Kyosho Turbo Optima re-release!

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Is that 2.2" wheels and big bores.
Tires looks hideous, but I will evetually buy one...

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Just found this:

”The 2019 edition of the Nuremberg International Toyfair is kicking this Wednesday. Having lost most of its former glory during the recent years, with more and more brands opting for a no-show because of the high costs and other reasons, this year’s event makes no exception, however it makes the return of Kyosho to the show. For the competition racer, the highlight of the booth might be the recently introduced Inferno MP10 1/8th nitro buggy, however the vintage racer might adore the return of the mighty Turbo Optima, Kyosho’s must-have mid-1980’s competition buggy. The 2019 re-release however might not please everybody as the buggy features updated gold shock absorbers with threaded big bore shock bodies, something the purist might not like as the original standard bore shocks were of a clamping design with plain bodies. Other updates may be found underneath, however we currently lack body-off shots. Noticeable beside the larger shocks are the 2.2” wheels and tyres. A nice tough as they allow to run modern day tyres with proper offset wheels, however the die-hard fan may wish Kyosho had gone for more period-correct material. No news for now on a release date but we keep you posted.”

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Hmmm... No Mid or Ultima? Well, maybe next year.
I like those wheels however.

I can't find any mention of this on the Kyosho website.
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I think it will be great for a runner! I'm looking forward to it. 8)

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Some nice pics here of the gold chassis parts:

http://www.redrc.net/2019/01/2019-nuremberg-toyfair-kyosho/

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I thought Kyosho was going to kill their rere line due to poor sales...?

This is great news and hopefully leads to a rere Optima Mid next year!

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sandkil wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:29 am Is that 2.2" wheels and big bores.
Tires looks hideous, but I will evetually buy one...
WHeels are 2.0 in size, same as originals.

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I like it, tires could be more like originals...i bet those shocks are smooth
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coxbros1 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:29 pmi bet those shocks are smooth
No doubt...the original Kyosho Golds were among the best shocks ever made. To imagine they could be even smoother...sweet!
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jkelm24 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:18 pm I thought Kyosho was going to kill their rere line due to poor sales...?

This is great news and hopefully leads to a rere Optima Mid next year!
FWIW I’ve heard if sales of this release go well, next in line with be Ultima
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So it's the Optima re-re with a different body, wheel and tires, gold anno chassis parts and a super-deluxe set of shocks. Anyone care to speculate if there is more to it?
I've noticed just how ultra smooth the vintage Kyosho shocks are. Why is that?? After all, they're using basically the same materials and design as AE and everyone else. What's their secret?
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XLR8 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 pm I've noticed just how ultra smooth the vintage Kyosho shocks are. Why is that?? After all, they're using basically the same materials and design as AE and everyone else. What's their secret?
quality of parts and machine work. It also reflected in the price tags IIRC :wink:
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klavy69 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:00 pm
XLR8 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 pm I've noticed just how ultra smooth the vintage Kyosho shocks are. Why is that?? After all, they're using basically the same materials and design as AE and everyone else. What's their secret?
quality of parts and machine work. It also reflected in the price tags IIRC :wink:
You're probably right and they were (are) pricey. Speaking of price, the re-re Optima is $300 while the Javelin is $320. Where do you think this one will land?
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Sooooooooooo hot.

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