Just received my new X-01. It doesn't look quite as good as it does in the marketing photos on the website and on the box. Specifically the Traxxas sticker on the side looks very cheesy in real life. Defiantly just slapped on.. What do you guys think?
Traxxas Marketing & Promo Photo:
I mean, the two are close.. But the marketing ones are clearly different than what I have in real life. Look at how different the decals are in front of the front tire..
I have to confess based on the marketing materials, I thought the shell was painted. This is all just stickers..
Last edited by Jerry1234; 02-05-2014 at 07:15 PM.
The main graphics are impregnated into the lexan when molded. As with every lexan body any painting will be on the inside and wont have a "painted" look. The lexan "acts" as the clear coat one would do to a real car, or abs body.
Slash 4x4 lcg(heavily modded), Telluride(modded)gone, TCP, Monster Buggy, Latrax SST(heavily modded), Spartan, "My Summit" pic of that posted in the gallery........and some other things.
marketing photos ALWAYS look amazing to attract peoples attention and to get them to buy it. you can get yours to look amazing too if you take some time to tinker and adjust everything to how you want it to look.
humay has left the building, peace.
simple fix my friend. get rid of the stock body here on the marketplace before you scratch it up, then purchase a clear shell for the XO-1 and make that beast YOURS! check the link
or you can just keep it and use it as a basher body.
I'm not going to return it based on this stuff, but the marketing photos are definatly more than a touch bit different from the actual product.
All in all still a very good looking car though.. Especially under the shell!
Last edited by Jerry1234; 02-05-2014 at 07:52 PM.
yes, i got mine yesterday, blue..it doesnt look like the one in the ad as well... the paint seems to have some glitters on it, but from afar it looks nice...oh wells, but it rans awsome!!
Its still nice, but the pic on box is better.
This is why I asked on the original thread if the bodies were different. The photos show a sleeker body with some nip and tucks.
Looks like the graphics were printed a little lower on the sides. Could be due to them being mass produced.
If someone advertises a product.. Then I buy a product based on said advertisement.. Then I look at my product and it is not the same as what they advertised.. That is not an issue on my side.. That is an issue on their side..
And nowhere have I seen any disclaimers or fine print on the box or website which say anything like "*not actual photos", or "*images have been enhanced", or "*actual product may vary from pictured product".
So they made a cool product, but I'm sorry, what they have done is not cool in my book.
Charge your batteries and go have fun.
The Annihilator....fastest XO-1 on planet Earth.
Nothing new here it is how marketing works in virtually every industry we have. Do you think the Big Mac you see in McDonalds commercials looks like the Big Mac you get when you order one? The differences in your picture and the marketing picture is pretty minor IMO compared to other examples I can think of.And nowhere have I seen any disclaimers or fine print on the box or website which say anything like "*not actual photos", or "*images have been enhanced", or "*actual product may vary from pictured product".
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The 2014-version XO-1 marketing photo was taken by an Alias quadcopter at an altitude of between 5 and 10 thousand feet.
Alt-248 on the number pad = °
I understand your frustration but at the end of the day, Traxxas is a business like any other company. The Big-Mac reference stated earlier is a good example of how flourishing businesses run. mass produced items create mass produced defects.
I'm going to drive it at least a few times before I hang it..
But the overall reason for my purchase was to hang it up in my office.. Were it not for its sleek looks and awesome paint scheme I wouldn't have bought it..
Some of you guys on here are funny. Reminds me of when I used to be into modding real cars when I was younger.. I was on a Honda forum and if you dared say anything even remotely critical about Honda the fanboys would be all over you like you attacked their firstborn..
I was a Honda guy too.. As I am a Traxxas guy.. But I do not look at them and their products with blinders on. I am not on the payroll. I am a customer. I try to be objective, and I'll be the first to admit, my views might sometimes be clouded by some emotion, but I simply call it like I see it.
Sorry if this hurts your feelings..
Last edited by Dadx2mj; 02-07-2014 at 08:59 AM. Reason: Merged
I paid $1100 for my XO when it first came out and yes it is painful to see how the price has dropped etc etc, but I will says this, while I own many RCs from competitors, traxxas is still hands down number 1 in customer service... Hence why I have a Jato, Tmaxx, XO and just bought an Alias... Hope it goes 10 000 feets LOL... Can wait for my new XO body...
I just want to chime in here. For what it is, The marketing photos and the real thing are pretty close. I actually was more impressed with the xo1 after seeing it in person and driving it, than just seeing the pics online. This car cant be appreciated until you unbox it and run it. If you purchased this vehicle RTR to hang on the wall you made a big mistake. You can buy a Rolling chassis online with a pre painted body for around $225 +shipping . Then Hang it on your wall and save about $400!
I told you in your other post, Want to buy new style X-01 Body. Can I order from Traxxas? Part Number?, that the new body styles didn't look that good in person, and that the older one was a better deal. I also mentioned that you could jazz up the old body to your own taste, but you couldn't un-jazz the new one. I did warn you. (lol)
No big deal though.. I still like it better than the plain colors..
But I see your point if I wanted to get it cheaper..
Last edited by Dadx2mj; 02-07-2014 at 05:38 PM. Reason: Merged
You're right Jerry. Sorry bout that. It's under Thinking about an XO-1 - Are they going to be discontinued soon?
Here's what I wrote:
It cost me 2 bucks to jazz this baby up.Jerry, Jerry, Jerry...what am I going to do with you? (lol) I'd get one now. I've seen the new ones with the new bodies, and I think the old bodies are way better. For me, my basic philosophy is: it's better to have something a little on the plain side that you can add to if you want, rather than having someting a bit on the gaudy side that you can't do anything about unless you replace it.
Also, even though the new XO-1 is advertised that it's to your own advantage to buy it without batteries (read the last sentence of its' advertisement), so that you can get the batteries you want for your personal needs....and even though, the new XO-1 (without batteries) is priced the same as the old one that came with batteries....and even though, there are some moderators out there that tell me this is good deal, and not a price increase....and even though, I'ved moved on in my Traxxas forum life (as per the advise of my moderator), I still say your not getting as much for your money. And with that I say, you should get the older one now while you still can.
Last edited by ReglarDude; 02-07-2014 at 06:59 PM.
have you guys seen the cost of the XO-1 parts in Amazon?? theyre dirt cheap! swing arm 2sets for 6bucks/ metal plate and drive shaft for 9 bucks. and some other parts for less than 5bucks, try assembling one for yourself it'll save you lots of money.
Yeah And your right that body looks sweet... But I just fell in love with the new body style in the pictures and I couldn't help myself.. Even though it cost me more I bought the new style. All in all I'm happy with it though.. Still looks good..
Jerry, in the end, that's all that matters. If you're happy, then you did good kid. (lol) For me, I like to keep my body graffics simple...that's just my taste. I understand though, that it's not for everyone. Good luck with your new XO-1!
Looks good to me
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If u ask me the original colors look better and in Person they look like real automotive finish , I've had black which was like a gunmetal and a beauty silver and now red . I painted my own clear body white with black decals
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Last edited by Cameron; 03-18-2014 at 10:12 PM.
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@ OP, Looks close enough to call it even to me...