Tamiya http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya/all en-GB Tamiya Sand Scorcher http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya-sand-scorcher/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tamiya&#039;s vintage RC car has been given a re-release. But is it as good as you remember it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s not easy to explain the appeal of retro RC buggies. Viewed dispassionately, most ‘vintage’ models are slower both in a straight line and through the bends than modern cars.</p> <p>But that hasn’t stopped Tamiya’s re-released buggy range – including such seminal ‘80s offerings as the Frog, the Hornet and the Hotshot – from attracting a cult following, even among enthusiasts well aware of each car’s respective limitations. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Astonishingly desirable, despite its flaws. You’ll never have a better excuse to start rediscovering your childhood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tamiya-sand-scorcher </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya-sand-scorcher/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya-sand-scorcher/review#comments Geek accessories Sand Scorcher Tamiya Sat, 25 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 15094 at http://www.stuff.tv Tamiya Dark Impact http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya/tamiya-dark-impact/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Dark Impact is one mean-looking machine, but is it too much for the busy gadgeteer? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="467" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ltamc0380_0.jpg?1364300038" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This one-tenth scale RC racer is based on Tamiya’s feted DF-03 chassis, and as such has shaft-driven four-wheel drive and oil-damped, double-wishbone suspension.</p> <p>All good? Well, yes and no: this isn’t some tacky model. Dark Impact is a self-assembly vehicle comprised of hundreds of parts. Said parts do not include radio gear and battery, so all those ‘proper car’ features will have you messing about with differential bearings and gearbox grease till it gets far too late.</p> <p><strong>New project</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £115.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This high-performance RC buggy can open up a whole new world of entertainment. If you want to be part of that world, don’t hesitate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tamiya-dark-impact </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya/tamiya-dark-impact/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tamiya/tamiya-dark-impact/review#comments Dark Impact Geek accessories Tamiya Mon, 12 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8514 at http://www.stuff.tv