Well, if it has a tube-frame, realistic looking wheels, scale body with all doodah's that real funny-cars have, I would then purchase it as a "working scale-model"
I am as much about the looks as I am about practicality, guilty as charged, but I never dug the Parma, Bolink and all other RC dragsters, because they mostly look like donkey's A..
This, on the other hand, could look magnificently scale and
go blisteringly fast.
Traxxas is -nowadays at least- very
much into showing off their prowess into RC tech. I guess they made enough pecunia through their bazillion sold Slashes and Stampedes, to be able to pursue their own interest in off-beat RC.
Everything about their latest products says "geeks in control" ( =a good thing!) : Oh..cool idea, let's see if it's possible... 100mph toycar? Why not. Big 1 mtr 50+ mph toyboat? heck let's do it.
And now: 0 to 70 in 2 seconds with a toy-dragster? Wel.. there's this ditzy blonde driving the real thing.. "ka-ching" every RC-geek will feel like she's there by association..blammo! instant marketing win!
On a more serious note: I'll just wait before I flame it completely and totally for the hare-brained thing it is ..or not..
PS: for the doubters. Traxxas was also
one of the first, maybe even the
first to market a RTR (!) gasser stadium-truck, the Nitro Hawk. Do. Not. Underestimate. Traxxas.
(Last edited by Jay-Em : 3.31.12 at 4:15 pm)
"Basically, they're still toys.."