Your top five cherished RC (by manufacture) in a collection?

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Your top five cherished RC (by manufacture) in a collection?

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What models are most important/cherished by you? If you could only keep five products/models (by RC manufacturer) in your RC collection what would you hold on to? And why? My buggy collection might be the following.

Team Associated: RC10 Edinger, RC10 Team Car, RC10B2, RC10B4, RC10B44 (significant engineering leaps through the 2000s and nostalgia)
Yokomo: Wonder Dogfighter 834B, 870c, 93 YZ10 WCS, 94 YZ10 WCS, MX-4 (Japanese engineering IFMAR winners, or for amazing looks)
Tamiya: Avante, Hotshot, Astute, Bruiser, Green Grasshopper..? (over-engineering, looks, iconic branding)
Kyosho: Scorpion, Ultima, Turbo Optima, Optima Mid, Maxima FF (start of the animal/insect series, cool looks, and memorable engineering)
other: Schumacher CAT XLS, Losi XX4 worlds, BJ4 Worlds? (IFMAR winners).
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Re: Your top five cherished RC (by manufacture) in a collection?

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This would be my list,

RC10 Team Car
RC10T
RC10T2
RC10GT
RC12LW

Five is hard as there are a few other cars I'd like on the list, 10 would probably be a figure I think I could be content with.

This was the highlight era of Associated in my opinion.
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1 Top Cat
2 XLS
3 Cougar 2 (which I sold :roll: )
4 another TopCat
5 KF2 for no reason except it is my only modern (post 95) buggy I ever owned

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1 Yokoko Dogfighter YZ-834b
2 Mugen Bulldog
3 PB Mini Mustang
4 Tamiya Hotshot
It gets tough here :cry:
5 Marui Samurai
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1. Futaba FXT - was my first hobby grade rc
2. Turbo Optima (original, not the re-re) - childhood dream
3. CAT XLS - all-time favorite looking rc
4. RC10L - has sentimental value from childhood/early days of rc
5. RC10 T4 FT - I have a bunch, but only the one I built from all brand new individual AE parts bags, which was a ridiculous amount of $ and ultimately a poor investment, but I love it.
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R6cowboy wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:43 pm which was a ridiculous amount of $ and ultimately a poor investment, but I love it.
That is the entire hobby in a nutshell, right there. :lol:



Just kidding, I know someone out there has a NIB Tamiya 959 they could trade for a house, or a real 959, or a controlling interest in Apple, but most of us are just buying memories and good times.

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I refuse to participate. That's like telling my kid he's not my favorite son, which might depend on what happened that day (same with the favorite RCs) :lol: :D

If I'm keeping it in my collection, then it's my favorite. Well, maybe not that Losi XXX that keeps sneering at me.
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1911Colt wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:20 pm
R6cowboy wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:43 pm which was a ridiculous amount of $ and ultimately a poor investment, but I love it.
That is the entire hobby in a nutshell, right there. :lol:
:lol: Truth be told my man. I just mentioned it because that one was the worst... by far.
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Out of the cars that I own (19), my top 5 favourite shelfers would be:

AYK Bobcat.
Associated RC10 gold pan (short arm).
Schumacher CAT SWB.
Schumacher C car.
Associated RC12L Graphite.

I've no plans to sell the others either though. :)

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winner_evo wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 6:13 pm Out of the cars that I own (19), my top 5 favourite shelfers would be:

AYK Bobcat.
Associated RC10 gold pan (short arm).
Schumacher CAT SWB.
Schumacher C car.
Associated RC12L Graphite.

I've no plans to sell the others either though. :)
I was really torn leaving out my AYK Sidewinder ... Tough choice .
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RC10th wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:49 pm Five is hard as there are a few other cars I'd like on the list, 10 would probably be a figure I think I could be content with.
This was the highlight era of Associated in my opinion.
I like your Team Car selection, I just got an unassembled NIB kit several months ago and happily overpaid for it. I have many early 90s memory of this car being run at local tracks. Many folks chose the Schumacher XLS and some really old-school models from Japan which was a surprise. I thought this post would help me limit my collection, but it is having the opposite effect.
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Cat K2
Jrx2
Cat L1
YZ10 (870c)
Cougar KF

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Re: Your top five cherished RC (by manufacture) in a collection?

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My original lightened 870c race car
My original Works 91
Pinkomo
Brimod prototype
Concept Car 4wd RC10

(Quite tough actually... I could easily switch those last two for any of my Tomy Intruder, SWB CAT, CAT XL, Pro Radiant, Radiant Mid Supercharge Hotshot).
CAT SWB&XL, Meteor (x3), RC10 custom, RC10 Graphite, Goldpan, 870c (x2), Works 91, Samurai, Pro Radiant (x2), Mini Mustang&Maxima, Mid Turbo, TOP Hybrid , Coyote, Hot Trick Optima, Supercharge, Brimod, 'Rory Cull' Hotshot, SRB.

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From my little collection of cars these are the five I will never be getting rid of
RC10 Graphite
Original Cat XLS
Original Top Cat
Losi xx
Losi xx 4

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Dadio wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:49 pm
I was really torn leaving out my AYK Sidewinder ... Tough choice .
The AYK Sidewinder & Bobcat are great looking cars for their time. I included it in my list because it was the first car I bought for racing. I thought the all alumunium chassis/shocks looked awesome back then compared to the Tamiya's I had previously.

My list is the fisrt 3 cars I owned & raced BITD & I just love the design of the C car & Graphite 12L.

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