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Old 2008.07.31, 01:42 PM   #1
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Kyosho Mini-Z 2nd Generation Book

Hello there. Some where in this forum sombody posted that they wanted to list every single AutoScale made including wheel base and motor mount set up's. I tried looking for that thread but could not find it.
Anyway, I just received in the mail today, Kyosho's 2nd generation Mini-Z book. This is one awesome book that every Mini-Z collector should own. It practically shows every single AutoScale ever made and every chassis ever made with the exception of the MR01. I beleive the MR01 was showen in the 1st edition of this book. The 2nd edition, shows everthing from the MR15, MR02, MA010, F1, Lit, Monster and Overland. Great section showing the hop-up parts, how to install the hop-up's, and what not.
The book even includes some of the Skynet models but does not show their dimensions. Example, does not display KITT and KARR's wheel base and motor mount.
If you all wish, I could scan a couple of pages of the book and post it here, or I can just jot down the entire list of AutoScales and their dimensions featured in the book.
They even have a similar book for the new 1/43 scale Dnano but it's out of stock at the moment.
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Old 2008.07.31, 02:08 PM   #2
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Nice. I know you were looking for something like this awhile back, where did you find it?
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Old 2008.07.31, 02:54 PM   #3
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It was purchased for me from a friend who got it from HLJ's web site. I can't enter the full name here cause the forum blank's it out. Actually, this WAS the very book I was looking for, but I was originally looking for the 1st edition of this book which shows the MR01 chassis and it's parts. The 2nd edition I think is probably a better one anyway. I dont' know of any other such magazine unless there are some Japanese magazines produced from fan's.

I will begin scanning a couple of pages of the book into my computer and post the images here. I will also jot down the list of AutoScales and their dimensions. Something that puzzles me about their dimensions, is they dont' list an exact mm. They list something like 62-70mm which doesn't seem to help a lot. But none the less, I will try and put down every bit of information I can pick out. Since I can't read Japanese, I'll just put down what I can pick out.

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Old 2008.07.31, 03:46 PM   #4
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Here are the first couple of pages for you to enjoy.
Cover image:

first page showing you the KO PROPO transmitter and moduels:

Contents page:

Skynet models:

MR15 page:

MR02 page:

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Old 2008.07.31, 04:13 PM   #5
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Lit page:

MA010 page:

Overland page:

Monster:

F1:

Interview of some sort:

Customize your Mini-Z:

Installing hop-up's on MR15:

Installing hop-up's on MR02 and MA010:


If you want more images, buy the book!

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Old 2008.07.31, 04:47 PM   #6
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The book has about 30 pages worth of AutoScale listings, images and dimensions. Do you guy's want the list of colors for each body? Or just each body? Suprisingly, it does not show the limited edition black Murcielago, but it does show the black Diablo. Wonder why that is.
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Old 2008.08.03, 10:06 PM   #7
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Old 2008.08.04, 08:56 PM   #8
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Hey there. I am puzzled with some information in the book here. I'll give you an example and see if you can help me out. Some bit's I can decifer for my selfe, but other bit's I can't. Here's the first example.

MORRIS MINI COOPER 1275S (white)
Mini-Z Lit
2,940
21,000
100mm
45~52
Mini-Z Lit

What to the first two numbers indicate? I think the other two numbers are wheel base width's and length's but which one is which? I need help so I can give you guy's information on the complete list showen in the book. Thank's!
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So does anybody know what the above numbers mean? As soon as know I can continue with the entire list of AutoScales in the book.
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Hey there. I am puzzled with some information in the book here. I'll give you an example and see if you can help me out. Some bit's I can decifer for my selfe, but other bit's I can't. Here's the first example.

MORRIS MINI COOPER 1275S (white)
Mini-Z Lit
2,940
21,000
100mm
45~52
Mini-Z Lit

What to the first two numbers indicate? I think the other two numbers are wheel base width's and length's but which one is which? I need help so I can give you guy's information on the complete list showen in the book. Thank's!

Any other symbols? Can you scan the page where you got this info?
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There are no symbols, just Japanese writting in front of the numbers. But yea, I can scan in the page if it'll help.
Here is the page that I got the information from. All of the AutoScales are listed like this.

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Old 2008.08.05, 11:07 PM   #12
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suggested selling prices just looked at the 2008 kyosho catalog
autoscale price 2,940 yen --- approx 27 us$
readyset price 21,000 yen --- approx 193 us$

got my lit heavily discounted at 12,700 yen approx 116 us$

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I'm not going to scan in the entire book, but I can type in the rest of the Autoscales spechs that are listed in here. It will probably be a very long post unless I do each post per chassis type.
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Hey there. I am puzzled with some information in the book here. I'll give you an example and see if you can help me out. Some bit's I can decifer for my selfe, but other bit's I can't. Here's the first example.

MORRIS MINI COOPER 1275S (white)
Mini-Z Lit
2,940
21,000
100mm
45~52
Mini-Z Lit

What to the first two numbers indicate? I think the other two numbers are wheel base width's and length's but which one is which? I need help so I can give you guy's information on the complete list showen in the book. Thank's!
Yeah, when I say symbols, I mean kanji...

Roughly:

Series: MINI-Z LIT
Autoscale Price: 2,940
Ready Set Price: 21,000
Length: 100mm
Width: 48~52mm
Chassis: MINI-Z LIT

If you can scan me a close up, I can get you the exact character meaning. I can only recognize half of some of them...
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Thank you Shimey, I dont' think we need character to character translation. I beleive the information you provided is good enough for our viewers. Can you convert the prices from yen to dollars for me? Then I can complete the book here. I will make each post per chassis, and note each body like this.

Morris Mini Cooper:
Colors: Blue, white, green, red.
Series: MINI-Z LIT
Autoscale Price: 2,940
Ready Set Price: 21,000
Length: 100mm
Width: 48~52mm
Chassis: MINI-Z LIT
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