Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop - Mini-ZRacer.com
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts
Old 2019.10.16, 10:53 AM   #1
cowboysir
epic procrastinator
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Whistler, B.C.
Posts: 2,202
Happy Anniversary to the Kyosho Mini-Z

Saw a post on social media that mentioned today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Mini-Z.

Well done Kyosho for keeping micro scale active!

I hope they blast out of the gates with some great new bodies for racing....that'd be a great anniversary present.
__________________
I wonder what rocket scientists say to their coworkers when one of them doesn't get it?

my custom body album...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/album.php?albumid=192
cowboysir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2019.10.16, 11:49 AM   #2
SuperFly
bitPimp
 
SuperFly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 545
Quote:
Originally Posted by cowboysir View Post
I hope they blast out of the gates with some great new bodies for racing....that'd be a great anniversary present.
I was hoping that too, but the video showing the results of their survey reported that like 90% of the responses came from Japan, and the most requested car was the new Supra, and then a bunch of ho-hum japanese coupes and sedans. The only car in the top results that seemed interesting was the Mercedes AMG GTR.

I hope to be surprised, but the results weren't encouraging.
__________________

mini-z gallery


PDX Mini-Z
SuperFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2019.10.16, 01:30 PM   #3
arch2b
Moderator
 
arch2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 34,071
Send a message via AIM to arch2b
I concur. The results however are reflective of participation and lets face it, everywhere outside the JDM failed to participate in any great number. We have no one to blame but ourselves for the stellar lack of participation which directly impacts what we will get starting next spring.

I am very hopeful for the Merc as itís a beautiful car and prolific in racing but the rest are kinda meh... You either love or hate the new Supra and I fall in the latter. Utter waste of plastic in my opinion but wouldnít mind seeing the older version. Do we really need another Levin? The 5 people in the world are happy for the possible return of the stratos, the rest of the world is scratching their head wondering why? I get there going to try to punch the FWD platform and fill out some slots with FWD cars, which Iím all for but really wanted to see more EU/NA market choices. When the rest of the world only makes up 20% of votes, itís hard to see that coming to fruition.

I do however thank Kyosho for even taking the time to partially subtitle the video. Itís a nod to us to even get that much whereas we seldom, if ever did in the past.

Again, we only have ourselves to blame for the lack of support for EU/NA nominations. If you didnít bother voting, well, no point in complaining either. Kind of silly to complain about results if one didnít even bother to participate.

I nominated the Bentley Continental GT for a nice GB change of pace.
arch2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2019.10.16, 01:46 PM   #4
SuperFly
bitPimp
 
SuperFly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 545
I should add that my suggestions of Ferrari 512M, Porsche 917K, and 1969 Ford GT-40 were acknowledged in the video.

The Ferrari 512M, only by visible hand-written post-it note. Which, by the way, seems like an insane way to tabulate results, given they had a laptop right there.
__________________

mini-z gallery


PDX Mini-Z
SuperFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2019.10.16, 02:49 PM   #5
techno
Hopeless Z addict
 
techno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 875
Smile

I am glad mini-z is still around and this site is also hope it pics up kinda slow from my memory ill try to contribute maybe get more conversations started
__________________
]
techno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2019.10.17, 07:08 AM   #6
arch2b
Moderator
 
arch2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 34,071
Send a message via AIM to arch2b
Yeah, post-it’s is not the most time efficient manner to evaluate the results but it makes for better video content for sure than watching someone export to excel or some database. I’m sure it’s more for the theatrics which I’m fine with as it’s nice to see the work expressed in a tangible manner. I saw my nomination on post-it as well . That in itself is a comfort of sorts that your voice counts and matters. Unfortunately, not enough of us in EU/NA seemed to have participated. It didn’t help that they only now seem to be subtitling and translating to English. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see that as it acknowledges a fan base outside the JDM whereas in the past, I don’t feel like we were of any real consequence or importance, as has been acknowledged in past interviews.

If someone has an export of the list, I’d Love to get that posted here.
arch2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 1/24 RC Kyosho Mini Z NASCAR RTR sets with batteries and Tx Mini-Me-Zee Mini-Z Marketplace 5 2013.11.24 06:21 PM
shop.tinyrc.com: Explosive Savings on Mini-Z, Micro-T, Epoch and More!!! Mrs Mini-Z Newsletters 1 2011.11.13 07:04 AM
the weight of stuff Psyfron Mini-Z AWD MA-010, MA-015 3 2010.04.30 10:28 PM
FS: Z w/ all Kyosho hopups pchan0 Miscellaneous Discussion 1 2003.06.25 06:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2011 Mini-ZRacer.com
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT
shop.tinyrc.com Products

more»
Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] shop.tinyrc.com: Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our shop.tinyrc.com Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts