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Old Jul 24, 2014, 12:40 AM
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Hey Rick & Psyman!

Still running my 2 Subs.

Thanks to Rick again for sending me the pair.

I originally had the white model but we were having so much fun with it I got Rick to get me the grey model to go with it.

Good luck to you. Hope the store has some left. They are truely amazing little gadgets.
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Old Jul 24, 2014, 10:43 AM
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Glad to hear those subs are still going down under down under.

I just got back from TRU, and they have no more. Sorry. I did a quick search, though, and I found the Submariner 075 on Amazon for $55 shipped from the orient. It appears to be the same thing with different paint. ...or a spot-on copy.

You might even find it cheaper elsewhere. Make sure you include 075 in your search, or you might end up with an $8,000 Rolex watch. I'm sure you could toss that in your fish tank, if that tickles your fancy.

Rick
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Old Jul 25, 2014, 02:39 AM
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That's a bummer. Must be out of production now ?

I saw one online store asking over $100US for one.

There are a few 'copies' around though. Probably the exact same model re-branded ?

Edit:

I just checked that link Rick. Looks like the exact same sub and controller ! Actually, looks quite nice with the grey upper & 'red lead' bottom.
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Old Jul 25, 2014, 12:29 PM
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Airhogs is largely a re-brander themselves. The things the market often show up under different names in different countries. Doesn't hurt to keep searching.
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Old Today, 03:14 AM
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Oh wow, I had no idea the Submariner 075 even existed!. From googling it appears that this is just like the Silverlit/Spinmasters situation; the "Submariner 075" was created by CCP-Co (Casio Creative Products) a subsidiary of Namco Bandai as a follow up to their U-Diver sub here, which I found on Youtube in a related vid (did this or the Graupner Emden U-16 come first, they have identical hulls?): http://techcrunch.com/2008/10/23/u-d...cro-submarine/

Seems the Submariner 075 was released in Japan in late 2012 going by this Youtube vid, then rebranded as the Air Hogs "Dive Master" early last year. The red/blue spoils it for me though, I think that's a fairly ugly paintjob as those colours don't mix well. Why couldn't it have been yellow, like an ROV sub =(

Funnily enough, a french RC company called "T2M Racing" created a yellow variant of the Graupner U-16 here!: http://www.t2m-rc.fr/de/modellbau-t2...r-ii-T614.html

I might buy the Submariner 075 but I'd much rather the white/orange Air Hogs design. I feel that most RC toy designers have quite generic and uninspired taste in aesthetics, there's often clashing colours and tacky detailing especially on heli shells. I want more futuristic paintjobs with neutral tones. Bright red/black for example is way overused. This is what I want to see more of below:

/end rant

Anyway thanks for looking Rick =)
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