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2.7RS
2013.02.25, 03:29 PM
Anybody know anything?

Is it just acouple of weeks wait? Or do I have to find another favorite body again?

cowboysir
2013.02.25, 08:15 PM
I'm with you...gonna try the 458 but I love the Audi!

machgo5go
2013.02.25, 08:25 PM
Kyosho America, Please order from China Factory.
Haven't seen a Silver Audi R8 LMS since last year August one time delivery.
I had to grab as much my luggage fits at Akihabara Japan's hobby shop back in last Sept. & Nov. 2012 which they have so many ASC & white body in stock!!:mad:
http://kyoshoshop-online.com/kyosho/goods/list.html?cid=autoscale_collection&vtype=thumbs&stype=normal&asc=false&pnum=1

kyoshosan
2013.02.25, 09:52 PM
Which one are you looking for ? I did a quick search and I could find all 3 bodies (Silver, Red and White) available in stock in stores on the Internet.
Silver (http://www.toylandhk.com/?sp=&p=6&cat2=1&cat1=1&cat0=1&id=625&cat1=1&cat0=1&new=&more=&lang=en)
Red (http://www.minicarclubofcanada.com/Shopping.aspx?ShowType=item&ItemID=235535892&CategoryID=90)
White Body (http://www.minicarclubofcanada.com/Shopping.aspx?ShowType=item&ItemID=235535902&CategoryID=91)

arch2b
2013.02.25, 09:56 PM
Do not wait long when released. Kyosho has cut production quantities and runs so buy what you want when you can. It is not often that additional runs are done in close proximity.

chad508
2013.02.25, 10:16 PM
I keep getting a postal code is illegal error every time I try to place an order from them

DanDan
2013.02.26, 12:49 PM
Audi R8 white bodies have been out of stock from K-USA since late November IIRC.

trexflyer02
2013.02.27, 07:00 PM
Which one are you looking for ? I did a quick search and I could find all 3 bodies (Silver, Red and White) available in stock in stores on the Internet.
Silver (http://www.toylandhk.com/?sp=&p=6&cat2=1&cat1=1&cat0=1&id=625&cat1=1&cat0=1&new=&more=&lang=en)

Has anyone ordered from ToylandHK? Reputable seller or should I just use eBay instead?!

TheSteve
2013.02.27, 08:09 PM
Has anyone ordered from ToylandHK? Reputable seller or should I just use eBay instead?!

If this is the same seller as ebay user "toyland_hk" I'd avoid them. The last thing I ordered from them never showed up, I received no communication at all and had to file a paypal dispute to be refunded.

machgo5go
2013.02.27, 08:14 PM
http://www.rcmini-z.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22_259&products_id=4190
Much better resource from Mother land.

kyoshosan
2013.02.27, 08:45 PM
I buy from ToylandHK all the time. Never had a problem, but They really don't respond any emails.

lfisminiz
2013.02.27, 08:48 PM
http://www.rcmini-z.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=22_259&products_id=4190
Much better resource from Mother land.

I can vouch for these guys too.

kyoshosan
2013.02.27, 10:07 PM
I can vouch for these guys too.

+1

These guys also have a good communication. :-)

trexflyer02
2013.02.27, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the links guys.

I can't find white bodies anywhere so I guess I'll have to settle for an autoscale ... I drove one today and it blew away my SC430 on our current track layout. :)

2.7RS
2013.02.28, 03:59 AM
I found some whitebodies in the Netherlands (well, NoBrainer found them for me).

Mrs Mini-Z
2013.02.28, 10:03 AM
Sometimes what you're looking for is close to home (in this case your Mini-Z Community home). shop.tinyrc.com has the red Audi R8 AutoScale (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22176) in red in stock, and we always discount new AutoScales $5 off retail.

(Oh, and the Ferrari 458 (http://shop.tinyrc.com/search.php?mode=search&by_title=Y&by_shortdescr=Y&by_fulldescr=Y&by_sku=Y&extra_fields[1]=Y&including=all&substring=Ferrari+458) is in stock too) :)

kyoshosan
2013.04.22, 12:05 PM
I buy from ToylandHK all the time. Never had a problem, but They really don't respond any emails.

I'm afraid I cannot vouch for ToylandHK anymore. I haven't received my last order from them and as I mentioned before, they don't answer emails :(

arch2b
2013.04.22, 12:15 PM
not sure how often people check up on shops but tinyrc already restocked the r8 white body, i picked up 2. at the time there were about 6 left. i was shocked kyosho restocked these so quickly from initial release. i doubt it will happen again so quickly. again, you really have to jump on these when they become available or risk waiting some time. if your not in a hurry, really popular bodies usually get a restock at some point.

trexflyer02
2013.04.22, 04:40 PM
not sure how often people check up on shops but tinyrc already restocked the r8 white body, i picked up 2. at the time there were about 6 left. i was shocked kyosho restocked these so quickly from initial release. i doubt it will happen again so quickly. again, you really have to jump on these when they become available or risk waiting some time. if your not in a hurry, really popular bodies usually get a restock at some point.

Yeah, a couple weeks ago Kyosho sent us 6 R8's, filling a backorder we had from November.

They were gone by the end of the day. :)

machgo5go
2013.04.22, 07:39 PM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/164660_10151395963568845_1811327906_n.jpg
Haven't seen another delivery of Silver one since August 2012. There were plenty stock in for Japan domestic only in September when I was on vacation there but now ran out of production in under estimating of demand. I had to scavenger as much as I can in Japan recently what is left!:D
White Body you still have a chance because less strict on licensing.
FYI. Yellow Ferrari F458GT2 already ran out of production from China factory since 1st delivery in February so scoop it up if U can! Or pre order White F458GT2 ASC which will be release soon.

Mrs Mini-Z
2013.04.23, 07:50 AM
not sure how often people check up on shops but tinyrc already restocked the r8 white body, i picked up 2. at the time there were about 6 left. i was shocked kyosho restocked these so quickly from initial release. i doubt it will happen again so quickly. again, you really have to jump on these when they become available or risk waiting some time. if your not in a hurry, really popular bodies usually get a restock at some point.

Thanks Arch2B. :)

We still have three of the R8 White Body (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=22114) left in stock!

bcpzx3
2013.04.24, 05:56 PM
Give Nikki a call at Inside Line Racing.
If i remember correctly, they had a few white bodies r8, not sure about autoscales.

http://www insidelineracing com/