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Old 2010.09.10, 11:06 AM   #1
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1/40th MARUI mini RC cars

Spotted these from a 1991 Hong Kong's RC magazine. DNANO ancestor.


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Old 2010.09.10, 11:27 AM   #2
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love the pack of smokes in the back! so retro.

if you were do that nowaways- whoa- watch out!
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Old 2010.09.10, 11:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing. I want that F40
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Old 2010.09.11, 12:44 PM   #4
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I think the pack of cigarette was for size reference.

Below is a hobby shop advertisement from the same 1991 magazine. Yes, they sell weapons there in HK just like that, even nowadays.

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Old 2010.09.11, 01:28 PM   #5
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I have seen one in person in a shop back then.
By that time I was into Tamtech cars (1/24 Tamiya R/C) and was interested in that 1/40 scale full propo. Unfortunately, the 40PRO readyset costed something around $350
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Old 2010.09.11, 02:27 PM   #6
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I remember in 1991 the Tamtech Car w/o electronics cost me $24USD brand new in Hong Kong. My very first real R/C car was a used Kyosho Mini Optima that cost me $25USD from a shop, however.
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Old 2010.09.11, 04:54 PM   #7
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I remember in 1991 the Tamtech Car w/o electronics cost me $24USD brand new in Hong Kong. My very first real R/C car was a used Kyosho Mini Optima that cost me $25USD from a shop, however.
Interesting The Tamtech car kit w/o electronics costed $50 here in France, while the readyset was $200. Too bad there was no online shop back in the last century The Marui 40PRO was way too pricy. Well so is the Dnano now...
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Old 2010.09.12, 11:46 PM   #8
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thanks for sharing... wonder what type of batteries they were using, and what runtimes were like... i remember another company can't recall the name... making a smaller scale proportional r/c a year or so after the mr01 came out... they came out with evo and subaru bodies with the wrc rally livery...
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It had ni-mh. There was a charging base/display case with it.



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Old 2010.09.13, 02:17 AM   #10
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thanks for sharing... how long did a charge usually last?

sorry for kind of hijacking the thread... but i can't help posting other small scales as well...

ah i remember now... it was the epoch 1/43 indoor racer...


and there was the mitsuwa 1/32 (circa 1992)... note the stick tx... lol...


that's it from me... for now...
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wondering how much did it you spent to get yours? was it really 300++ back then?
how much does it cost now?
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