2019 Kyosho Turbo Optima re-release!

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Re: 2019 Kyosho Turbo Optima re-release!

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XLR8 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 pm 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?
Basically it’s the “Turboed” version of the Re-re, as the original was the “Turboed” version of the original Optima. Upgraded Shocks, wheels/tyres, chassis parts.

It’s a good looking thing without doubt
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Re: 2019 Kyosho Turbo Optima re-release!

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XLR8 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:07 pm 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?
not really sure. Maybe in the same ball park?

I might still go with a re re javelin but have a hard time justifying the money when I have 4 originals now...and needing 1:1 car repairs and house updates and just finishing any other projects I've got sitting around, etc.,etc,.etc :oops:

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klavy69 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:13 pm
XLR8 wrote: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:07 pm 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?
not really sure. Maybe in the same ball park?

I might still go with a re re javelin but have a hard time justifying the money when I have 4 originals now...and needing 1:1 car repairs and house updates and just finishing any other projects I've got sitting around, etc.,etc,.etc :oops:

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I hear ya. I really wasn't interested in buying another one of these but I guess we'll have to see how it goes. If it's true that Kyosho will look at sales of this model before moving ahead with others then I feel compelled to cast a vote. They've basically milked the original Optima platform dry; other models (Mid and Ultima) will require some major design and tooling investments so this could very well be the last one.
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This guy is real informative, he has cool projects on his site too. If anyone knows about a rerelease comin in the future its him. Check it out.
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Very happy I'm not a Kyosho fan..... or those wheels and tyres would have me rolling in my early grave :roll:
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I just want the Turbo body. :D
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Back in the day, Kyosho made versions of that front chin skidplate and shock towers that were thicker and stronger than the originals. I wonder if they considered this with the re-re parts? The original kit parts were major weak points.
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Just curious, is there anyone here giving serious thought to buying this re-release?
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XLR8 wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:39 am Just curious, is there anyone here giving serious thought to buying this re-release?
The gold is what I’m drawn too, will depend on Aus price at the end of the day, but I’d like to see more releases from Kyosho, and I believe we’ll only see them if this sells well
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If I don’t get a scorpion first I plan to get one of these Turbo Optimas. I have a regular Optima rerelease and I am very impressed with the quality of manufacturing and durability of the design.

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I think its nice...but had a rere optima back when it came out, been sold. Now, i prefer buying old original wrecks and restoring them, just more fun for me...
But it if cool for sure
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XLR8 wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:39 am Just curious, is there anyone here giving serious thought to buying this re-release?
I am. The Turbo Optima one of my favorite cars to drool over when I was a teen. I never got my hands on one.

I was very tempted with the re-re Optima, but didn't pull the trigger. So I'm definitely getting this one.
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I'm still on the fence with this one. I agree that if this model doesn't move, Kyosho may not release any more -- and that could mean no re-re Ultima or Mid.
I have a vintage TO (no gold parts however) plus re-re Scorpion and Javelin and my RC budget at the moment is shot to heck so I guess I'll just keep thinking about it.
Anyway, if you guys get one of these, please do post a full build or just post your experiences, thoughts, etc.
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