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HaCo
2006.10.10, 01:29 PM
Tim,

I have a question for you. In how far is the American distributor involved in choosing new bodies for the MiniZ series, and does this also apply for other distributors?

Do you have any other information on how Kyosho chooses its bodies, is there any way that customers can be involved in those choices?

Thank you in advance..

HaCo.

(arch2b, maybe erase our 2 posts on this subject in the other thread?)

Draconious
2006.10.10, 02:24 PM
They play through gran torismo.. and whatever car they win that race is the body they.... ok maybe not ;).

HaCo
2006.10.10, 03:05 PM
They should do Rally d' Capri (HARD)... Ford RS200 Rally Car :D :D

Ok, seriously, I would like to know more on this subject.

arch2b
2006.10.10, 03:48 PM
please keep this serious, it's an excellent question and i don't want to have to split out "we want xxx" replies or crass jokes :)

dean
2006.10.10, 07:33 PM
Maybe they could present a list of 20 cars they are ' thinking' of doing and then have us vote on that.

At least partial involvment might be fun. :rolleyes:

arch2b
2006.10.10, 07:56 PM
Maybe they could present a list of 20 cars they are ' thinking' of doing and then have us vote on that.

At least partial involvment might be fun. :rolleyes:
kyosho japan did this atleast twice that i know of.

HammerZ
2006.10.10, 08:08 PM
I would like to see more involvment in the US market. As many posts on classic muscle cars in the "Bodies that you want" threads. Some of those cars have appeal even in Japan I am sure.

Tim Johnson
2006.10.12, 12:14 AM
They play through gran torismo.. and whatever car they win that race is the body they....

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't give out our trade secrets!!!!!

SHOOT! I WONDER HOW I LOST TO A DIHAUTSU AND A FIAT.........HMMMMMM :eek:


on a serious note, there is really not an easy answer for this question. But I will look into this a bit, and see if there is something I can come up with.

fraz
2006.11.01, 01:56 PM
on a serious note, there is really not an easy answer for this question. But I will look into this a bit, and see if there is something I can come up with.

Please do. I am a devout Alfa Romeo fan (daily driver too) and was really happy when the 156 was finally released. What I think would sell a lot more would be one of the Selenia race prepped bodies. This isn't so much a request but an example. It seems obvious to me that the race model would sell more than the stocker and I was just curious as to how the decisions are made.

HaCo
2006.11.02, 05:15 AM
I totally agree with Firaz. The alfa romeo race version would have perfectly fit with the vauxhall race car...

Something that I would really like too is that Kyosho would get involved with some real race series. Let's say FIA GT (or...) and then they make the 3 (or more) top models out of that series. Just like they do with JGTC. And for historic cars, that they would take an "era", like the Gr A era, with a Ford Sierra Costworth RS500, BMW M3 E30,...

They could as well take Gr 4 or Gr 5, I am very sure that this idea would appeal to the japanese market too.

Of course they can't make everything, but if you see what slotcar companys can do... :)

arch2b
2006.11.02, 06:13 AM
lets not forget the kyosho/minichamp conenction and kyosho's own die cast series.

lets not turn this into a we want x,y,z, thread as there are lots of those we can link to rather than begin listing x,y,z all over again. general lines of ideas are good though like the past/present racing series.

HaCo
2006.11.02, 07:19 AM
lets not forget the kyosho/minichamp conenction and kyosho's own die cast series.

What do you mean with this, what influence could it have?

arch2b
2006.11.02, 08:49 AM
What do you mean with this, what influence could it have?
they already have licensing for thier diecast line....

bolter9
2006.11.02, 11:35 AM
lets not forget the kyosho/minichamp conenction.

hmm...didn't know that- what's the connection between the two?

Tim Johnson
2006.11.02, 12:06 PM
hmm...didn't know that- what's the connection between the two?

Once you have paid for the license, all you need to do is produce a proto, on what ever platform ie; 1/10th or 1/28... and submit it to the company for approval.

HaCo
2006.11.02, 12:56 PM
hmm...didn't know that- what's the connection between the two?
Have a look here: http://www.kyosho-minicar.com/index.html

bolter9
2006.11.02, 07:36 PM
Once you have paid for the license, all you need to do is produce a proto, on what ever platform ie; 1/10th or 1/28... and submit it to the company for approval.


I was wondering about the connection between Kyosho and Mini Champs- are they affiliated?

This reminds me that I've got an article somewhere that talks about how Kyosho selects and makes their die-cast cars. I'll see if I can find it- maybe it has some relevance to this thread.

I think it was a multi-page spread in Die cast magazine...last year some time.

marc
2007.01.10, 03:14 PM
How about all classes in the WRC series? Not just the ones we see most often. But I'd be interested in the baby Citroen Saxo shown here in 1/43
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/marq74/DSC05448.jpg
This would be ideal for either MR15HM, or AWD.

Tim Johnson
2007.01.10, 03:18 PM
How about all classes in the WRC series? Not just the ones we see most often. But I'd be interested in the baby Citroen Saxo shown here in 1/43
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/marq74/DSC05448.jpg
This would be ideal for either MR15HM, or AWD.

the next rally car will be the Lancia Delta in race trim.

marc
2007.01.10, 03:20 PM
Cool Tim, can I send you e-mail? I've got lot's of ideas. As I'm sure everyone else does. But I'd like to see some other cars that nobody else has thought of or maybe even know about. I've posted it in other threads too.

optimaforever
2012.12.25, 08:26 AM
Sorry to revive this thread, but is there any further insight?

Draconious
2012.12.26, 02:31 AM
Sorry to revive this thread, but is there any further insight?

There was a time I felt like Kyosho was actually reading this forum to get body ideas.... since some of them were comming out right after a lot of "I want this or that" type posts came up... this happened with the cobra, daytona coupe, hummer, and a few others I forget...