Tamiya reissue classic 'The Hornet' RC Car.

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    It's Christmas... that means toys :D so I've just discovered that Tamiya have reissued the classic 'The Hornet' RC Car from '84 :eek: :D

    Now any guy worth their salt in their mid/late 20's should recognise this bad boy from their youth, if you didn't own one, then you likely knew someone who did. ;)

    It's pretty much as the original was, but Tamiya have seen fit to replace the old 3 Step Mechanical Speed Controller with an electronic one. But considering that Tamiya still produce cars with the old mechanical one, if you wanted it as per the original, I reckon it'd be an easy mod.

    If this is a sucess I wonder if Tamiya will reissue other classics from the same period??

    Frog
    Grasshopper
    Boomerang
    Hotshot I and II
    Lunch Box
    Monster Beetle
    Porsche 959
    Supershot

    and the list quite literally goes on and on...

    The Hornet

    and

    For other classic Tamiya cars
     
  2. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    I remember a couple of years ago, I was soo addicted to RC cars. I had a T-Maxx, and i thought i was king. I wish they would bring back more retro vehicles, and i think the super beetle has already been brought back.

    kyle
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Kick-***, I had one and loved it. A friend of mine graduated to gas-powered RC cars, but the Hornet was my first and only.

    1984...good God, has it been THAT long? :eek:
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  5. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    always wanted an RC car, never had one :(

    heck it was only last year i bought my first Scalextric!!!! :eek:

    the kid across the street from me had a Hornet (maybe it was the grasshopper) and I was dead jealous, but then he also got things like the Hornby Zero One and a Muddy Fox bike, wanker.



    that is very cool though, maybe i'll finally get an RC car :D
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    I never had a RC car, used to fly planes for a while, then got a helicopter with my dad. It was a complete bastard to fly though, and needed re-building on many occasions.

    At least losing it with a car only results in chipped paint.... :eek:

    I think it finally died about 10 years ago after a particularly nasty power-dive into the 14th on the local golf course, we had to dig it out of the turf.
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I never had an RC car. I was of the generation that had Tonka trucks, made of metal. They were very well built, nothing real fancy though.
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    i had the fox(2wd) and the supershot(4wd).
    I loved those things. I was like the envy of all my buddies.
    I upgraded both engines with reedy modifieds, which was
    supposed to be a 'fast' engine. Anyway, i still have them somewhere.
    I'd have to update the batteries to get them running no doubt.

    [​IMG]

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  9. alywa macrumors 6502

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    Cool!!

    I had a Grasshopper, too. I remeber building it with my dad in 1985. Increadibly, I still think it's in my old closet at my folks house. Wonder if it would still work (with new batteries)?
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I made a Rover Mini Cooper last fall...pretty cool little machine — with a few 'select' modifications I have it cranking out about 30mph. Seen here pre-paint on some particularly horrid indoor-outdoor carpet.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's awesome! I had a Monster Beetle in my younger years--I would definitely buy one if they released it again. :D
     
  12. zoetropeuk macrumors regular

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    I had the Hornet, then Frog, then the Hotshot II. I actually bought an expensive petrol RC/car about two years ago but nothing is a fun as it was when you were a kid :)
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    ...and the current paint iteration — sans indoor outdoor carpet ;) :

    [​IMG]
     
  14. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    Real life videogames! This thread brought back memories.

    Back at my parent's house I have a Radio Shack "White Tiger Turbo Buggie" that I played with endlessly as a kid. My friend had this Speed Tank thing that was awesome. But they both used 27.4Mhz or whatever. So we couldn't use them together.

    If I have kids someday, they're gonna have some sweet RC cars. And I'm gonna make them beat all my old Super Nintendo games before I'll buy them a Playstation 4.
     
  15. jmoore1247 macrumors newbie

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    RC Hornet

    I wonder if this is still active. I had one of these cars back in 1985 and seem to have lost it in a move or something.
     

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