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Optima Mid RERE

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Anyone else catch the official release of the Optima Mid RERE?
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Looks like a Raider Pro to me....

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Someone on the book face brightened up the pic and it’s an Optima Mid.

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Sprocket wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:29 am Someone on the book face brightened up the pic and it’s an Optima Mid.
Where's the fun in that?
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Always looking for new and interesting ways to waste money.

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Thought that ad was prior to the official release by Kyosho

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Sprocket wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:29 am Someone on the book face brightened up the pic and it’s an Optima Mid.
I just gave it a try and..yep.. looks like a mid.

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This is just a teaser.. the official announcement will probably be at the Nuremberg toy fair in a few weeks.
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Definitely going to have to sneak this one into the house. Hopefully Kyosho makes some more spare parts for their other cars soon too

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Definitely a future purchase.

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Going to have to piss off the wife again. I'll start funneling money now.

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Re: Optima Mid RERE

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More info from https://www.bigsquidrc.com/teaser-2022-kyosho-optima-mid-4wd-buggy-kit/:
Over at Kyosho they are teasing the return of their classic Optima Mid 4wd Buggy Kit. The Optima Mid was a force to be reckoned with across the globe in the 1980s, soon you will be able to relive all the glory from days gone past. Like other Kyosho re-releases, they have upgraded the Optima Mid for today’s power systems. Here are more highlights-

* Expected to start shipping at the end of Q1 2022
* Updated aluminum chassis with countersunk holes
* New easy access belt tensioner
* Uses modern 48 pitch spur gear from Kyosho’s RB series
* A-arms have been updated with sway bar mounts
* FRP shock towers
* Hex hardware
* Gold threaded body shocks
* One piece wheels

The 2022 Kyosho Optima Mid has a part number of #30622 and will be street priced right around €429.
I...don't really understand the sway bar mounts on the arms? Didn't the vintage Mid already have those?

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Re: Optima Mid RERE

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The standard Mid didn't have the sway bars but the Turbo and Turbo SE did. Looks like they might be re-using the arms from the Turbo Optima re-release.


Keith :wink:

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Re: Optima Mid RERE

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keithrc wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:05 am The standard Mid didn't have the sway bars but the Turbo and Turbo SE did. Looks like they might be re-using the arms from the Turbo Optima re-release.


Keith :wink:
Oh, of course, I forgot about the original Mid being SWB, while the Scale Car version I own is LWB. :oops:

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Definitely exciting, especially since the Optima Mid has more in common with the Lazer than the Optima. That means this further lowers the barrier to Kyosho for making a re-re Lazer some years down the road. Even if they don't do that, an Optima Mid is still quite competent.

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Re: Optima Mid RERE

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The Optima Mid Re Re must be really close. Kyosho America just put 10 of the 30619 Turbo Optima Re Re on eBay for $359.99 each.
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