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the-one1
05-11-2004, 05:58 PM
I was at Wal-mart in MN,USA the other day and I came across a 1/10 rc touring car with lexan body and a 540 motor. Reatil for $179.99. It looks ALOT like a tamiya TL-01. Side drive shaft for AWD and oil-less shocks just like the tamiya. Anyone know what I'm taking about?

NitroBoy24
05-11-2004, 06:35 PM
Id guess a TL01. Frys Electronics by my house has a bumch of 'em..

Krasi_5000
05-11-2004, 08:07 PM
i really dont think i wanna buy a r/c from wal mart lol wal mart is for clothes and stuff. I rather keep my hobby shop in businesss then buy from a huge chain of stores and then my lhs will go broke lol

Prelude14WRX
05-11-2004, 08:43 PM
the tl-01 in wal-mart.......hahahahaha :D

badtodabone
05-11-2004, 10:39 PM
So! I have seen a nitro gt in toys r us!

crank throw wei
05-12-2004, 12:12 AM
tl-01? They still make those things? Man,mine must be 6 years old!Good car though,with a few upgrades.

InspGadgt
05-12-2004, 05:52 AM
Nikko is getting closer and closer to a hobby grade RC. Their latest cars sport some beautifully detailed lexan bodies and 540 motors. I have one of their new F1 cars and it's fast enough and handles well enough to be competitive with an F201.

the-one1
05-12-2004, 07:17 AM
Its not exactly a TL-01, but looks like it. A nitro in Toys R Us, lol, never seen one there.

r.c.dealer
05-12-2004, 07:33 AM
Nikko at one time made a nitro touring car, and also had made a 4wd buggy kit.

rad_racin
05-12-2004, 12:39 PM
That's just what the small business hobby shops need. Wal-Mart and toys-r-us carrying good quality RC cars. It's hard enough competing with the online shops and hobbytown.

sportmaxxracer
05-12-2004, 09:16 PM
nikko makes a real rc plane too

italiannitroman
05-12-2004, 09:35 PM
nikko makes a real rc plane too

I wouldnt call it real i would just call it like the air hogs rc plane.... Its not good. fun for like 5 min thats all..

My dads friend bought the nikko viper (540 pistol grip) He didnt think it was fast enuff so he bought a 11t motor esc and new batts and was like could you throw these in here for me. Well i did and it flew. He could have gotten a TC3 for the money he spent but he had fun with it(his daughter drove it in to the pool)

ShinHed
05-16-2004, 11:35 AM
Nikko has made many of what they call "Hobby Grade" cars. The two earliest examples I know are the Super Sprint and Dandy Dash. In Japan they even had carbon chassis, bearing and damper upgrade kits for the Dandy D.

r.c.dealer
05-16-2004, 11:50 AM
Don't forget the Nikko Rhino F10, or Bison F10 as it was called in Japan. Dirt Burners made aluminum oil filled shocks, aluminum wing, aluminum nerf bars, 3 piece aluminum wheels, bumpers, and some other stuff for the Rhino. I have the Dirt Burners aluminum nerf bars, and bearings on an old Rhino that I have. Still looking for the other Dirt Burners parts as the parts were only available in Japan. If I remember correctly the Rhino/Bison F10 came out in like '83.

minijosh
05-16-2004, 01:51 PM
If you guys have a Rhino in a box somewhere, I'll take it. I'm building one for my brother. I broke his about 50 years ago when I was younger.

munim
05-16-2004, 03:17 PM
I actually have a Nikko Super Sprint. It's a really nice car and could have been really competitive in it's time, I guess it didn't catch on. It was really fast except the only thing holding it back is it's weight.

chunkem
12-15-2009, 06:52 PM
Don't forget the Nikko Rhino F10, or Bison F10 as it was called in Japan. Dirt Burners made aluminum oil filled shocks, aluminum wing, aluminum nerf bars, 3 piece aluminum wheels, bumpers, and some other stuff for the Rhino. I have the Dirt Burners aluminum nerf bars, and bearings on an old Rhino that I have. Still looking for the other Dirt Burners parts as the parts were only available in Japan. If I remember correctly the Rhino/Bison F10 came out in like '83.

Hey guys,

I just recently purchased a NIB Nikko Bison Red in colour and it apparently is coming with ton of extra parts. I don't plan on running this car as this was my first child hood car that was thrown out by mistake.

Once it arrives I will let you know what extras I have. Apparently it has enough spare parts (new) to make another Bison.

If this is of any interest please contact me. CHUNKEM

zueslilbuddy
12-15-2009, 07:04 PM
You should become a doctor.
You revive dead threads pretty good lmao
Nikko Bison is way less than hobby grade also.

chunkem
12-15-2009, 07:54 PM
Yeah sorry realized that after I wrote it. Been a long day.
I just remember when I was a kid that they were fast however with that said I got into Nitro and now Brushless. (I find that the brushless is great)

Just wanted to let anyone know in case they needed parts.

chunkem
12-15-2009, 07:55 PM
You should become a doctor.
You revive dead threads pretty good lmao
Nikko Bison is way less than hobby grade also.


WOW yuor are right. From 2004 I guess I should open my eyes. LOL

Have a good Christmas.

Ihaveaxrayt2r
12-16-2009, 10:10 AM
just a while ago at costco, i saw a hobby garde car. for 20.00$ then they had a 4wd truggy like a slash for 79.99

cbr74
12-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Slash isn't a truggy.

Ihaveaxrayt2r
12-17-2009, 10:00 AM
i ment the 4x4 version
sorry.

crank throw wei
12-31-2009, 10:55 PM
Thanks chunkem for bringing me back to this board. I still love RC!

chunkem
12-31-2009, 11:07 PM
No problems,

I should have realized the dates but hey better late thatn never.

Hope you have a great New Year.

SeattleSlasher
01-13-2010, 03:44 AM
just a while ago at costco, i saw a hobby garde car. for 20.00$ then they had a 4wd truggy like a slash for 79.99

For the hell of it, i bought one of these at Costco for $79.99. The company that markets them is called "Extreme Machines" (www.extrememachinesrc.com) Upon closer inspection of the chassis, it's built off the Tamiya DF-02 4WD chassis (Rising Storm, Gravel Hound) and shares the same parts.

So while old, it is hobby-grade.

SavedONE
01-13-2010, 07:55 AM
-I saw 3 of those on E-bay, I wondered where they came from, thanks for the heads up!!!

whipnet
01-15-2010, 12:05 AM
Just say no to cheap chinese knock-offs. :eek:

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sebtown
01-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Haha its funny how on the extreme machines website it advertises 20mph.

MattHiggins
01-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Old saying in the industry:
"The worse thing about RC is that it's not in Walmart, and the best thing about RC is that it's not in Walmart."

Knoc
01-20-2010, 09:43 PM
My local Toys R Us has some losi and some Hpi's sitting on there shelves. Nothing nitro, but there were some mini's and some e-10's.

chunkem
01-21-2010, 08:56 PM
For the hell of it, i bought one of these at Costco for $79.99. The company that markets them is called "Extreme Machines" (www.extrememachinesrc.com) Upon closer inspection of the chassis, it's built off the Tamiya DF-02 4WD chassis (Rising Storm, Gravel Hound) and shares the same parts.

So while old, it is hobby-grade.

Was it of good quality