Archive for September, 2013


17 Sep
2013

Egress Re-Release footage!

Oh my god! She’s a beauty! Just found this Tokyo Hobby Show footage on YouTube…

16 Sep
2013

Egress Re-Release 2013 First Pictures!

Yey, the official Tamiya product shot has been released and boy does she look stunning!

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The first thing any keen eye’d folks will notice is that the classic front shock set up has gone. So no more BF8 and BF9 parts! And in doing this, they have also changed the shock mount to accommodate the difference in height too. Hmm, I’m unsure if this is a good change or not. The shock mount was a defining feature that every Egress fan on earth knew and loved. But hey, these are going to be runners, not shelfers. So I’m guessing Tamiya have adjusted this to make it run/handle better. Visually it makes the Egress look more low down, more streamlined for speed, but I personally prefer the tall look she had originally.

You’ll also notice no blue rod ends…NO BLUE ROD ENDS! This again was a defining feature that always looked sweeeet on the vintage model. BUT, there is a valid reason for this. If you look at the front hubs, gone are the weak old matt grey ones in place of their re-designed rock solid gold ones from the last Avante RE-RE. I personally think these looks STUNNING. Now, anyone with an eye for colour co-ordination will notice that gold and blue really don’t work together, so this explains dropping the blue rod ends and I can live with that :) I actually prefer this look…by quite an extent.

And last but not least, the typography on the Tamiya logo (sides of the car) has changed to the new version.  Again, not fussed personally, it only helps keep the value of the original decal sheets in tact.

 

Tokyo Hobby Show Shots:

These just in are courtesy of Tamiya Blog and go on to detail the new front shock mount in close up…it looks A LOT stronger than the original, so for running, this gets a big thumbs up from me.

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The Egress in all her gold hubbed beauty!

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And the classic Egress carbon chassis, as sexy as ever before.

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BRING ON NOVEMBER!!!!