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Old 09-18-2017, 08:07 AM   #61
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I'm wondering if this rig will see sun light. I canceled my pre order also.

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Old 09-18-2017, 08:49 AM   #62
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I have my doubts, but I've had communications with HPI and they still claim it's coming. At this point I've basically forgotten about the money and it's pretty much just a wait and see game...

I totally understand why more and more people are giving up, it's a pretty weak way for HPI to introduce a product and it doesn't bode well for after sale support. But the more people that give up, the closer I come to receiving the first unit shipped from RPP (I think I'm in the top 5 on the order roster now).

It's actually become a joke around my house, the imaginary scaler that may or may not exist; it's basically like the Loch Ness monster...
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:40 AM   #63
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They're saying that there's a big announcement coming on Friday, this could be good...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...14770462085347
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:15 AM   #64
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They're saying that there's a big announcement coming on Friday, this could be good...
That announcement better be a 100% definitive, specific release date and not something like a 3rd color for the body.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:36 AM   #65
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I don't doubt that it's happening but Tower pushed it back again to LATE October, so...
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They're saying that there's a big announcement coming on Friday, this could be good...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...14770462085347
Or it could be atrocious.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:36 PM   #67
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Or it could be atrocious.
True enough...
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Old 09-20-2017, 04:51 PM   #68
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Maybe they'll announce that the truck is on the way, available by early spring...
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:43 AM   #69
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So the riveting news is that you can have your Venture in 4 weeks. Another month?!

HPI has become the king of **** ups.

Too little too late IMO. If this was released when it was announced it would have been ground breaking and it didn't have much competition. Now it's entering into a crowded field. I doubt it will get much love and even less aftermarket support.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:09 AM   #70
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At least HPI showed proof that they exist, even though that trailer's plates suggest that they are all still sitting in whatever country manufactured them.
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Redcats will be to dealers the first week in October.
I was sent all the info the other day on them.
Does anybody care about the Redcats?
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Does anybody care about the Redcats?

Yeah I would think so.
They have been sold out of the pre orders for a month and a half.
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Yeah I would think so.
They have been sold out of the pre orders for a month and a half.
Back in the 80's I remember most of my classmates, including myself, getting Tamiya kits for Christmas. That was the toy to have that year. The unfortunate kids got RadioShack Golden Arrows. Redcat is the modern day Golden Arrow.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:35 AM   #74
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The venture is on "the move".




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Old 09-22-2017, 11:21 AM   #75
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The venture is on "the move".



Lies! That's photoshopped!
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Lies! That's photoshopped!
Why do you say that?

Admittedly I don't have a keen eye but it looks fine to me.
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Why do you say that?

Admittedly I don't have a keen eye but it looks fine to me.
Was a joke.
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At least HPI showed proof that they exist, even though that trailer's plates suggest that they are all still sitting in whatever country manufactured them.
X2, that looks like Hong Kong license plate, appears they have been loaded on the lorry, to go to the dock, to get loaded on the slow boat from China, to get unloaded in port of LA (and other countries) to then go on lorries to get distributed in USA, etc., therefore they are 6-8 weeks out at best from date of photo, gotta clear customs too.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:28 PM   #79
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I am so ready for this, buying it asap when shops get them.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:11 PM   #80
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Yeah I would think so.
They have been sold out of the pre orders for a month and a half.
so you can't put that information into a relative thread?
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