Please arrange with RC Hobbies 12 Ltd to return the item for testing. I haven’t mentioned the Tamiya Grasshopper yet, but the Hornet is essentially the Grasshopper’s faster brother. the buyer of the expected dispatch date. Note the blister packaging – a lot of collectors love the way original Tamiya kits were presented, with big dividers covered in pictures of other cars (you could only dream of owning them all! wont part with any of them. If we are unable to dispatch
Was very unclear when purchasing this item if it came with an ESC or not. International Delivery. need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery.
If you order an “in stock” item on Friday before 1PM you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. They are completely modern entry level buggies, with nothing but the old body shell on top. Get answers by asking now. and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item. option. I’m actually happy if they’ve introduced new people to the magic of those old designs, as I do agree that they’re more fun than a lot of modern R/C stuff. Being a bit younger than these other kids, all I could do was stand back and watch.
It’s a 1/10 scale 2WD utilising a bathtub chassis, to which everything else connects. RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes
by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd free of charge. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned I spent a few hours this past weekend with my son and dug out my original Hornet and got it running. need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery. 10% of the goods sales value. Of course, it does depend on alot of things. Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704 It feels more authentic when I burn my fingers on the resistors and struggle to fit all that extra wiring inside the chassis box That’s what the Hotshot was. Using a 4000 mhA battery will get you increased top speeds as compared with a 1500 mhA battery. or stolen after being delivered to your property. frog If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature
If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature I think I was about 8 or 9 years old and my family had been invited to some kind of dinner party at a friend’s house. All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. But unlike Youtube where nobody has the videos very organized… below is an attempt to catalogue the two distinct ones that exist. when you build a rerelease car like a hornet you cant say that you got a hornet you got to say I have a rerelease hornet stickers are different and don’t look right take the Tamiya frog same thing My first was the Wild Willy and I remember my dad mostly putting that together himself, I helped a little bit.
Original, unbuilt kits are the most highly sought-after of course, and are harder to track down. International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway As always, restoration of an original with original spare parts, is the most satisfying project if you really want to relive this classic as it was. Once RC Hobbies 12 Ltd has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within
Tamiya has never released any sales figures. $8.50 for Saturday Delivery
Undo the screw holding the white servo horn. It's not evil but sounds like fun to me.
after being delivered to your property. Yeah I was rapid for RC cars 25 to 30 years ago. This is required to restore the car back to original state. This perfect scale replica of the famous off-road Mercedes Unimog 4WD truck is one of the nicest looking ready-to-run R/C models produced in the 80s. like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also I remember falling in love with it the first time I saw an advertisement in a magazine. Other than the Hornet and Monster Beetle, I still have a Porsche 959, Lunchbox and believe it or not, I have a Toyota Bruiser that still runs. You can also follow the site and be notified when new things are posted. The rear dampers are some really nice, metal, oil-filled units however, that do a reasonable job.
Obviously there’s the black body covered in striking yellow-orange-red decals. Shockingly fast back then, certainly much faster than my Wild Willy. And the fact they are so fat – particularly at the rear – is all part of that 70s/early 80s-philosophy where a lot of cars in various motorsport around the world (even Formula 1) were thought to perform better if they had massive, fat rear tyres. additional items to complete. 09 634 3704 I still have it, and it has had an absolute caning; along with my FRP chassis TA-02, I now have kids of my own, and my eldest just got a Mad Bull. is not available in all areas and is not guaranteed. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will Keen eyes have uncovered many small things over the years. Or if you have a different motor you could get a higher top speed, brushless motors can push you up to anything from 35-70 mph, but i honestly doubt the hornet is build for brushless. If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out. Does anyone know the speed of a Tamiya Hornet? Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive Mabuchi 540 motor with black, protruding plastic endbell, "B" Parts says "RCC Grasshopper" on the sprue, and has shallow support buttresses on the gearbox halves, Black Mechanical Speed Control with fuse attached, Box has Tamiya's address location as "Oshika, Shizuoka-City" (their earlier headquarters), Model number is written as "5845" (not "58045"), Cardboard kit divider carries illustrations of early models circa 1984, Black Mechanical Speed Control now has no fuse attached, Cardboard kit divider now carries illustrations of mid-1980s models. Such awesome memories. R/C Toy Memories is a nostalgia blog run by a long-time collector. It's free, and simply lets you comment in the forum or beneath articles. Another casualty of rough driving. Many collectors of Tamiya cars consider the first 100 Tamiya models to be a “golden era” as these were the cars released at the height of the R/C craze in the 1980s, and are now the most collectible. The fee is
Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned
Countless afternoons after school were spent running that car around makeshift dirt tracks near my house, usually only for 10-15 minutes at a time though as that’s all a typical 1200mAH Ni-Cd battery would last for in those days. As soon as I got my first job I went straight out and bought a Stadium Blitzer. Great article! Restock fee Saturday Delivery I used to race at the local roller skating rink and build cars for my friends for a small fee… lol. I actually have a video of me driving it in the street in front of my house, somewhere around 1985. around 2PM - 3PM.
require additional items to complete. I had painted the original body just like the box and LOVED that “Anytime Baby” sticker. leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address).
Im thinking about buying one and you gave all that i need.
Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item.
Delivery to PO Boxes If we are unable to dispatch Yes it’s still possible to hunt down original unbuilt kits from the 1980s. Then put the screw back in.
0800 268 743 or Fastway on we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item. The decals are pretty iconic too. Delivery to PO Boxes RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes. a quote after your order has been placed.
the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise Some spare parts, such as the original body set, are also becoming harder to find these days, even on the collector’s market. Also appearing in some Tamiya catalogues, were these action photos of The Hornet….
Only the 1984 Tamiya Hornet is the original vintage Hornet. RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise My second “real” RC car was the Hornet and the first one I remember building by myself.
But this just makes it all the more entertaining. Buggies that run absolutely perfectly can often be a bit boring. So let’s say a “bit of plastic” sells for $150 under bidding, and someone else lists an identical one for buy-it-now for $150 (or thereabouts). Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. The remake Hornet with colour design by Jun Watanabe in pre-built form.
Cardboard kit divider carries illustrations of late-1980s models. It just would have required more patience and to save up for a bit longer :/ But it was totally possible. RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced But the fact is that things are only “overpriced” if they’re priced far higher than any reasonable precedent. Great story, and that’s a pretty big collection you have going there – you always know someone’s quite an enthusiast when they start talking about Mugen Bulldogs and RC10s. You would have to ask yourself how badly you want something that looks only 50% like a Sand Rover for $150 or so, when an original, used Sand Rover made in 1982 might be found for $300. But I think you’re being a bit harsh on re-re cars? Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. Of course, you could paint and decal your Hornet any way you liked, but as with all my Tamiyas I think I love the original designs too much to deviate.
I particularly love the wheels and tyres on this car, which are shared between it and several other Tamiya buggies.
Larger parcels going to South Island on the two day service will And each year, Tamiya would release a new showreel for their latest models, plus sometimes additional video of the models from past years.