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04-03-2018 07:02 PM  5 months agoPost 1
Mark Ryder

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We are excited to share with you that the RC brands from Hobbico that you have come to rely on over the years will continue. The Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of Hobbico’s RC business to Horizon Hobby, LLC.

Mark Ryder

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04-03-2018 07:05 PM  5 months agoPost 2
chopper37

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That’s great news!

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04-03-2018 10:38 PM  5 months agoPost 3
Jim-bob

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Just got this e-mail.

Hobbico
Hobbico’s Radio-Controlled Hobby Business Continues as Horizon Hobby!

Please Read on for Information Regarding the Sale of Your Personal Information and Your Right to Opt-Out

Dear Valued Customer:
As you may be aware, Hobbico, declared bankruptcy in January 2018 and has initiated a sale process.

We are excited to share with you that the RC brands from Hobbico that you have come to rely on over the years will continue. The Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of Hobbico’s RC business to Horizon Hobby, LLC. Horizon Hobby has been in business since 1985 and serves customers in the United States and around the World. Horizon Hobby also maintains a strong online presence and warmly welcomes Hobbico customers to its growing family. With this acquisition, Horizon Hobby looks to build upon Hobbico’s great reputation for providing quality RC products to customers across the country. More information about Horizon Hobby can be found at https://www.HorizonHobby.com.

As part of the sale, Horizon Hobby is purchasing Hobbico’s customer databases. The Hobbico Privacy Policy provides that the company “will not share any personally identifiable information with any third party without your consent.” Under this Privacy Policy, you have the right to opt-out of the sale and the transfer of your personal information to Horizon Hobby, and of receiving future e-mail or mail communications from Horizon Hobby.

You may elect to opt out by any of the following methods: 1.Clicking here: Unsubscribe;
2.Sending an e-mail to Hobbico’s web master at webmaster@hobbico.com with the information necessary for Hobbico to identify you in its database and process your opt-out election (such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number);
3.Calling the Customer Service at 217-398-3630 or;
4.Mailing to the following address:

Hobbico, Inc.
P.O. Box 9021, Champaign, IL 61826

Please include in your letter the information necessary for Horizon Hobby to identify you in its database and process your opt-out election (such as your name, email address, street address and telephone number). Note: opting out will remove your proof of purchase data required for warranty service.

If you opted in to receive promotional emails from Hobbico, you may also receive promotional emails from Horizon Hobby unless you opt out of having your information conveyed to Horizon Hobby.

Your request to opt out must be received no later than April 6, 2018.

After the opt-out deadline, Horizon Hobby has offered to conduct a sweepstakes for Hobbico customers who decline to opt-out as a thank you for your interest. We thank you for your past patronage and hope you will always continue to enjoy the RC hobby.

Sincerely,
Hobbico

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04-03-2018 10:52 PM  5 months agoPost 4
qraptor

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Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear that their RC business will continue.

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04-03-2018 11:29 PM  5 months agoPost 5
mcfast

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I wonder if they are keeping Futaba?

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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04-03-2018 11:46 PM  5 months agoPost 6
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Jim-bob
We are excited to share with you that the RC brands from Hobbico that you have come to rely on over the years will continue.
The sale only includes Hobbico owned brands. I would bet there are many other discussions going on with the brands Hobbico distributed, Futaba is owed a good chunk of change. Spektrum being a Horizon brand has to be a consideration.

Tom
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04-04-2018 01:33 AM  5 months agoPost 7
wjvail

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The announcement is certainly progress. It suggests there is a potential for a brighter tomorrow. My guess there is still a lot to be sorted out but I'll take the sucesses as they come.

Next on the list is to fix the below:

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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04-04-2018 01:55 PM  5 months agoPost 8
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Carry on!..
I wish they could figure out a way to market nitro heli fuel to us at reasonable prices!

I do a great decending funnel!

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