Tamiya have now released this official image of the new DT02 Holiday Buggy and a suggested price of $147. Despite my previous posting following spy shots I actually quite like it. I know it's come under a lot of criticism but it is perhaps true to the spirit of the original as an entry level affordable and relatively simple machine with some good looks. It's hardly really a re-release in my view, no more than the Mountaineer body of the F350 chassis would be considered a re-release Mounty. My first Tamiya was a Holiday Buggy so it love it but the chassis was never very good, a modern chassis was always welcome but I just wish they had perhaps made the track a little narrower to sit the wheels under the arches a little more. I wonder if it's any easier to paint than the original!
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