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herman
2012.07.10, 04:05 AM
hi folks...

just wondering if you could kinda help me out here...
want to see how far this would go...

i want to list down some sort of timeline of all kyosho's mini r/c products...
i really don't know the exact dates of each release, so everybody is welcome to put in or add any info that you may know...

so here are the products that i know...

model - year/date released
mini-z racer (mr01) - 2001
mini-z f1 - 2001
mini-z overland (dunno what year it came out)
mini-z monster truck (?)
mini-z lit
mini-z boat
mini-z racer (mr02)
mini-z awd
mini-z racer (mr015)
mini-z racer (mr02 asf)
mini-z racer (mr015 asf)
mini-z racer (mr03 asf tiki tiki)
mini-z f1 (asf)
mini-z f1 (asf tiki tiki)
mini buggy
mini moto

please feel free to add / fill in &/or change line up.. please add the dates and arrange them correspondingly...

thanks in advance for the help...

reaper
2012.07.10, 02:12 PM
there was also the palm runner and an mr03 without tiki tiki o and the awd's 27am , 2.4, and the new ma-015 tiki tiki awd

arch2b
2012.07.10, 06:12 PM
Don't forget 2.4 asf overland and monster.

Or 2.4 asf mr-01

Or mf-015 f1

Or ad band mr-02

I would suggest adding the product codes to the listing.

imxlr8ed
2012.07.10, 06:54 PM
I thought the MR01 was released in 1999? At least that is what the wikipedia entry has it at.

I do think the Palm Runner came first, then the MR01.

arch2b
2012.07.10, 07:33 PM
just look at the kyosho sub forum here for a good listing of the various chassis designations

forgot the i-series mr-015 and mr-02

and the mr-02 ex...

i do know the 1st mr-02 was the ferrari enzo.

herman
2012.07.11, 03:21 AM
yeah looks like i've missed some... so adding them into the mix...
wish somebody could help out as to their release dates... anybody know somebody from kyosho?

more importantly, in the order of things, i am wondering which came out first, second, third, and so on... hence the mini-z timeline title... :D


model - year/date released
mini-z racer (mr01) - 2001
mini-z f1 - 2001
mini-z overland (dunno what year it came out)
mini-z monster truck (?)
mini-z lit
mini-z boat
mini-z racer (mr02 - yeah i remember the body being an enzo too :D like how cool was that?)
mini-z awd
mini-z racer (mr015)
mini-z racer (mr02 asf)
mini-z racer (mr015 asf)
mini-z racer (mr03 asf tiki tiki)
mini-z f1 (asf)
mini-z f1 (asf tiki tiki)
mini buggy
mini moto 2012

mini-z i series (mr015/02)
mini-z ex series (mr02) anybody know if there was a mr015 ex series?
palm runner
mini-z overland asf
mini-z monster truck asf
mini-z 02 ad band
mini-z 015 ad band (i actually have one - chassis only but not the module or the crystals)
mini-z 01 asf (i remember seeing this somewhere - don't know if it was commercially sold, or sold on a limited run or something)
mf-015 f1 (hey arch... what's this one?)
mini-z awd asf
mini-z awd asf tiki tiki

any more info regarding chassis models and release dates welcomed...
:D

arch2b
2012.07.11, 05:20 AM
MF-015 = mini-z f1 2.4 asf with tiki tiki

to my recollection, not in chronological order mind you;
Mini-Z Racer MR-01
Mini-Z Racer MR-01F
Mini-Z Racer MR-01 2.4asf

Mini-Z F1 MF-010
Mini-Z F1 MF-010 2.4asf
Mini-Z F1 MF-010 2.4 asf tiki tiki

Mini-Z Monster MM-01
Mini-Z Monster MM-01 2.4asf

Mini-Z Overland MV-01
Mini-Z Overland MV-01 2.4asf

Mini-Z Racer MR-02
Mini-Z Racer MR-02LM
Mini-Z Racer MR-02 ad-band
Mini-Z Racer MR-02 i-series
Mini-Z Racer MR-02 2.4asf
Mini-Z Racer MR-02 2.4asf tiki tiki
Mini-Z Racer MR-02LM 2.4asf tiki tiki

Mini-Z Racer MR-015
Mini-Z Racer MR-015 ad-band
Mini-Z Racer MR-015 i-series
Mini-Z Racer MR-015 2.4asf

Mini-Z AWD MA-010
Mini-Z AWD MA-010 2.4asf
Mini-Z AWD MA-015 2.4asf tiki tiki

Mini-Z Lit ML-010

Mini-Z Moto Racer MC-01

Mini-Z Buggy MB-010

Formula Boat/Catamaran Boat

dNaNo FX-101

not to nit pick the wiki page but i believe the term mr-015 was used in japan back in 2003 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9820&highlight=release+mr-015) to describe those with the mr-02 enzo (only car available at launch) that wanted to run mr-01 bodies and or mr-01 with mr-02 rear end. i don't recall anyone in the US being the first to use this term. at the time there were easily double the number of mini-z forums as well which makes it harder to pinpoint it's first usage.
i also know that mzr (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=16677) release an mr-01.5 h plate (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10618&highlight=release+mr-015) very early on as well (2003?).

mr-02 released in 2003 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9900&highlight=release+mr-02)?

awd was launched in 2005 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19184&highlight=mr-015)?

mr-015 launched in 2005 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22398&highlight=release+mr-015)?

boat launched in 2005 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17258&highlight=boat&page=4)?

overland/monster launched in 2003 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4860&page=4&highlight=release+overland)?

LM series launched in 2005 (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26408&page=6&highlight=release+mr-015)?

TheRinger
2012.07.11, 11:58 AM
They have or had an MR-01 asf. 2.4ghz? I would like to aquire one. The palm runners were first then mini z's in 1999. Then F-1, overland and monsters in 2002. MR02 in 2003. MR015 in 2005 and AWD in 2006 and the rest is a blur.:o:(

arch2b
2012.07.11, 03:10 PM
They have or had an MR-01 asf. 2.4ghz? ...(

Here (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=379863&postcount=4) is a copy of the original advertisement

TheRinger
2012.07.11, 08:13 PM
Here (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=379863&postcount=4) is a copy of the original advertisement

Lol cool. I didn't know they even have 2.4ghz MR01.

imxlr8ed
2012.07.11, 10:32 PM
About to convert an 01 to 2.4 myself... No idea why other than to see what I can get it to do!

I only consider the Palm Runner in the Z lineage because it used Autoscales. Almost like the Neanderthal of the Mini-Z evolution.

Didn't the Monster come out a bit after the MR02?... this is going to be an incredibly tough job gathering all of this info. Kyosho should have all of their release dates recorded, hope someone there can chime in!

Maybe their is a way to track it via some government importation database. I would think they'd have to know what someone was importing via model number. Then again... usually easier to get blood from a stone when it comes to government databases!

kyoshosan
2012.07.11, 11:29 PM
Hey guys,

How about MR-03 and all its special releases?

- MR-03 ASF 2.4
- MR-03 ASF 2.4 Tiki Tiki
- MR-03 ASF 2.4 Red Chassis Tiki Tiki
- MR-03 ASF 2.4 Yellow Chassis Tiki Tiki
- MR-03 ASF 2.4 US Spec
- MR-03 ASF 2.4 Japan Spec

Also:

- MR-02 Cup edition
- MR-02 TX 2.4 GHz SP Version 2009

arch2b
2012.07.12, 05:27 AM
I don't count sp chassis releases as separates myself. There just upgrade kits. If you go that route, you would have to track the overland and monster sp kits, f1 sp kits, dnano sp kits, and on and on and on