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Re: Rarest of the RARE

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Even rarer than the RR Tuber, the MikeDealer Tuber. Unless he gets a huge hair in his back side and grows a few more limbs, I don't think he plans on hitting 300. One day, those will be worth big bucks. And from what I have seen, already worth more that the RR version. :wink:
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Ok, here's one that you guys have to find.

I overheard 2 local racers in 1989 talking about the worlds. They were both there and they were specifically talking about the TR31 and how the Associated/Yokomo drivers would cut up the tires before throwing them away.

One guy said that he couldn't wait because Associated told him that they were going to send him the new "Stealth kit" so he can test it in the Midwest. He was talking about the new car's longer suspension components and how well the prototype did, so I knew that he wasn't referring to the Stealth Transmission conversion.

I wans't going to jump in to ask questions...and also, I was a Losi guy back then. So, there may actually be a pre-production RC10 Stealth car out there.

I recently began thinking about this more because of Steve's pictures of Masami's 89 car. The suspension components look like they were injection molded vs. machined. This means that Associated spent the $$$ to have the tooling made.

How's that for a horse with one horn...

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Re: Rarest of the RARE

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Tadracket wrote:Even rarer than the RR Tuber, the MikeDealer Tuber. Unless he gets a huge hair in his back side and grows a few more limbs, I don't think he plans on hitting 300. One day, those will be worth big bucks. And from what I have seen, already worth more that the RR version. :wink:
i need like 4 more arms lol.

on the news end of things.. my new workspace is finally done, i have power, and my harbor freight order is coming in a day or two... so i will be up and running again finally very soon.

im finishing a new tuber project first which is half started already.. then im whipping out some chassis's lol.. they are coming..

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Sweet. Rock on. 8)
mikedealer wrote:
Tadracket wrote:Even rarer than the RR Tuber, the MikeDealer Tuber. Unless he gets a huge hair in his back side and grows a few more limbs, I don't think he plans on hitting 300. One day, those will be worth big bucks. And from what I have seen, already worth more that the RR version. :wink:
i need like 4 more arms lol.

on the news end of things.. my new workspace is finally done, i have power, and my harbor freight order is coming in a day or two... so i will be up and running again finally very soon.

im finishing a new tuber project first which is half started already.. then im whipping out some chassis's lol.. they are coming..
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Erich Reichert wrote:I'd say hands down the rarest thing is the Real Racing tuber.. how many of those did they make? like less the 500... thats about the smallest production run in r/c... add in that they were numbered and are now like 15 years old at least. I've seen just about everything else listed (factory work outdrives excluded... those kick ass btw) at least a handful of times a year on ebay and even in consignment areas of hobby shops but only 2 RR tubers EVER on ebay and we all know wht they went for moneywise.
Didnt know associated even made one, 300 is a really small production run and also a killer movie!! did it come complete? and how much did they go for moneywise? did it come with a six gear or stealth? thanks

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It wasn't made by Associated, it was made by a company called Real Racing. They designed it around the RC10.

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highwayracer wrote: This means that Associated spent the $$$ to have the tooling made.
I have always thought that too. The arms at least look molded, it'd be awesome to find them still available.

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Rarest RPM part...the unicorn "steering enhancement kit" for theRC10 Ultramold buggy and worlds front end kit. We never put this in the catalog, it was offered to a few dedicated support racers and the occasional customer calling in for set up advice for the buggy.


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The front ball diff foy the Yokomo yz-834b is almost mythical in its rarity .
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RPMfieldtester wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 4:31 am Rarest RPM part...the unicorn "steering enhancement kit" for theRC10 Ultramold buggy and worlds front end kit. We never put this in the catalog, it was offered to a few dedicated support racers and the occasional customer calling in for set up advice for the buggy.

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That tile looks familiar. :wink: I sent that exact set to a buddy since I had a nip spare set allocated for my recent CC RPM build.
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jcwrks wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 11:24 am That tile looks familiar. :wink: I sent that exact set to a buddy since I had a nip spare set allocated for my recent CC RPM build.

LOL, yeah, I would have given photo credit but couldn't remember where I got the picture...getting old sucks! :D

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It's interesting to see what was rare in 2008 vs now.

There are of course engineering samples and very sort run parts, such as the jconcepts egt kit. I don't know if they count since they are nearly one-offs.
I think about parts that were produced in volume of at least a few thousand.

I have seen most produced items pop up from time to time.

I have not seen:
Early Edinger e-clip secured outdrive pivot.
NIP RPM ultramolded Buggy.
NIP Edinger pre-painted rc10 bodies

Saw once:
Very Rare items that were produced in numbers that I have seen
Edinger notched stock pistons
Edinger antenna tube with text on it
Associated Rc10 DS rear tires nip
RPM antenna mount and tube
RPM rc10t steering enhancement kit

Seen more than once:
Rare Items:
NIP kits
NIP powder coated rc10/rc10t chassis and parts.
Associated Teflon Coated shock bodies

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JosephS wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 6:34 pm I have not seen:
NIP RPM ultramolded Buggy.
Here you go. I had another new one missing the header card.


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jcwrks wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 6:59 pm
JosephS wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 6:34 pm I have not seen:
NIP RPM ultramolded Buggy.
Here you go. I had another new one missing the header card.



rpm_8080_ultramold_buggy4 (Large).jpg
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They don't even have one of those at the RPM headquarters. Still haven't seen one for sale.

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JosephS wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 7:08 pm
jcwrks wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 6:59 pm
JosephS wrote: Mon Oct 23, 2023 6:34 pm I have not seen:
NIP RPM ultramolded Buggy.
Here you go. I had another new one missing the header card.



rpm_8080_ultramold_buggy4 (Large).jpg
rpm_8080_ultramold_buggy3 (Large).jpg
They don't even have one of those at the RPM headquarters. Still haven't seen one for sale.
That doesn't surprise me. I know a few other big name companies that didn't stash away NOS items for collectibility purposes. I sold that nip 8080 on ebay back in 2019. You may find it on Worthpoint.
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