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Wouldn't it be nice to have some new HO products hit the market more than that we are accustomed too? Its been 17 months since I was actually excited about something new and that was the AFX 24 Hour set.

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Wouldn't it be nice to have some new HO products hit the market more than that we are accustomed too? Its been 17 months since I was actually excited about something new and that was the AFX 24 Hour set.

Jim Norton
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Are you speaking of a new chassis or what?
 

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It would be nice, but slot cars are kind of a niche market thing I think, since people (& their kids) are more into tech stuff nowadays it seems. Still, that being said - I drool at the amount of new HO railroading stuff that those guys get every year. :rolleyes: Maybe it's easy to saturate the HO racing market???

I personally would love to see some new bodies from Auto World - or even some re-paints of bodies that they haven't released in years (i.e. Roadrunner/Charger/Chevelle stockers). Repaints of the same bods gets disappointing after a while I think.

My. $.02 worth - your mileage may vary - see dealer for details
 

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Doba:

You are right. The model railroad hobby has monthly releases of new products. Even in this dire economy new products are released. Not at the magnitude of 3 or so years back but at least enough to keep modelers happy. Slots literally pale in comparrison.

I'd be happy to see something new just once a year. AFX's last new offering was well over a year ago. Auto World has had some new releases this year. Not sure about Life Like?

I'd like to see new bodies, paint schemes, track pieces, accerssories.....really anything!

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Doba:

You are right. The model railroad hobby has monthly releases of new products. Even in this dire economy new products are released. Not at the magnitude of 3 or so years back but at least enough to keep modelers happy. Slots literally pale in comparrison.

I'd be happy to see something new just once a year. AFX's last new offering was well over a year ago. Auto World has had some new releases this year. Not sure about Life Like?

I'd like to see new bodies, paint schemes, track pieces, accerssories.....really anything!

Jim Norton
Huntsville, AL

Add me "IN" as a DITTO too :(

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Careful what ya wish for...

... or even some re-paints of bodies that they haven't released in years (i.e. Roadrunner/Charger/Chevelle stockers).
Even a seldom seen body style re-entering the endless round robin of relentless repaints.... could get real ugly... real fast. Remember, once you strip them... they'll look the same as they did when you stripped them a few years ago. :beatdeadhorse:

If your talkin Tjets or Tomy AFX or Xtracs... My .02 is to keep the light on and just keep beating the drum for actual new styles. The repaints will undoubtedly fill in the holes anyway. 4 gears are not my cup, but I hope for the sake of the people who do like them... that those are new styles too.

Nuthin shoots the lock offa people's wallets like NEW does. ;)

btw... anyone heard from Wahoo Steve ? :confused:
 

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Well, The Last & Turdious were new......and they had to get real cheap before many would touch them.
On the blow-out, I think I gave 9.00 for a 12 car-case?
So....new does not always guarantee sales, however, there
were 2 nuggets in that release. The Charger and Yenko.
 

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I'd like to see more bodies that fit the Xtracs or AFX or whatever you choose since for the most part they fit everything from AFX (Yes I mean the "correct" AFX usage as in the chassis after TJ) through Mega G Seems like that corner is so Mopar centric I wish they'd make some more Novas, Chevelles, Mustangs,GTOs what have you for that line as opposed to Thunderjets and or maybe some stuff that fits Tyco wide. Seems to me that way you could satisfy guys who wanted to build pancake gravity cars up through people wanting super mag lightning bolts.
 

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Auto World unpainted bodies

I would like to see AW release/sell unpainted bodies of all the T-Jet and X-traction bodies that they have released. Let the hobbyist paint the body as desired (without havng to go through the process of stripping the paint). As a companion product they could sell rolling chassis.

Any new bodies from them would be great also.
 

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I would like to see AW release/sell unpainted bodies of all the T-Jet and X-traction bodies that they have released. Let the hobbyist paint the body as desired (without havng to go through the process of stripping the paint). As a companion product they could sell rolling chassis.

Any new bodies from them would be great also.


they "Did" that w/ the BTF bods & a Corvette (??) i believe...
& they had the cahssis w/ it as a simple put 2gether kit also.....

bought dozens of the BTF version, custom painted & sold on Da'-Bay
about....3-ish yrs. ago :drunk:

maybe history should repeat itself w/ OTHER bods ????
hope U catch this 1 Tom :thumbsup:

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Heres one:
For Auto World to release the Camaro in any other number but "8!"

It seems it would be worth AW's effort to offer the car in various numbers. I bought two number 8s and stopped despite the varied colors.

I would buy many more if these were offered in different numbers just to have our own IROC race!

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Heres one:
For Auto World to release the Camaro in any other number but "8!"

It seems it would be worth AW's effort to offer the car in various numbers. I bought two number 8s and stopped despite the varied colors.

I would buy many more if these were offered in different numbers just to have our own IROC race!

Jim Norton
Huntsville, AL
I LOL'd a little, as I don't race against anyone other than people who visit my home I never thought of that, as I rarely buy more than 1 of any car but it makes sense. I was thinking though that we'll never be truly satisfied will we? there's always "something else" heheh
 

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I liked the AW dodge daytona superbird car (alright it may not be a superbird, but you know, the car with the big spoiler)

I even like retro paint job with the #7, I would have loved if they did a red/black or green/black version, or maybe the purple/orange paint scheme aurora did on a few cars on it.

AW is well overdue for a few new tjet castings too.
 

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I have to agree with all of it. I would love to see new styles come or even unpainted versions to let us have some fun. I love the muscle cars but I would love to see some racecars of either form back in in the day or modern. How about the Daytona Prototype on a X-traction? I not unhappy with what is out but little variety to keep the interest is always good. Just my 2 cents:wave:
 
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