Our friends over at HobbyMedia.it have been busy covering the Shizuoka show this week. One of the coolest new products at the show has to be the Kyosho Comic Racer. The Comic Racer comes with a greatly exaggerated, cartoon like body, making it look much like the Car Town vehicles found on Facebook. The platform under the Comic Racer is the legendary Mini-Z, ensuring that spare parts and hop-ups are already on the market.
The first body to hit the Comic Racer line is a Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2010. There is much more information to come on these in the near future, until then Click Here to check view other cool vehicles from Kyosho America.
Kyosho has a new series of cars with licensed bodies from vintage Lemans GTP racers. The Plazma LM GTP series are 12th scale pan cars that should corner like they are on rails. As seen in the picture above, the first car up is a Porsche 962, we can’t wait to see which other models Kyosho adds to the series.
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8th scale electric buggies are still mega-hot and make incredible bash machines. On the high-end side of things Kyosho has just announced their new Inferno MP9e TKI buggy. The Kyosho MP9e TKI utilizes many of the advancements from the TKI3 nitro buggy including-
* Medium length shocks with threaded bodies and light blue Kyosho springs
* Shorter rear tower
* HD Driveshafts
* Stronger upper arms and reinforced bulkheads
* Anodized and milled motor mount
* Milled rear hub carriers
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The Kyosho DMT VE-R monster truck has been out a while, but now it comes with a 4 pole brushless motor and is 3S capable. All you hard-core bashers already know that 4 pole motors give loads of torque and going from 2S to 3S is like going from a Toyota Prius to a Nissan GT-R. The new power-plant in the Kyosho DMT VE-R should definitely take it from tame to insane.
Other features that stay the same on the DMT VE-R are 4wd, a 2.4 GHz radio system, and big bore shocks. The part number is #30844B and the street price is $380. Hit up the Kyosho America website for more information.
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Do not let Cubby get a hold of one of these. The Kyosho Space Ball Flying Sphere is for you guys that like flying into walls, furniture, people, or simply like playing demo-derby in the air. The Space Ball uses a cage to protect all the vital operating parts so you can pretty much slam into anything and live to fly another day. Two unique features are its “aroma function” that can let off a scent while it flies (I can only image what Cubby would put in there), and it has an LED light to help you with orientation (which way is forward on the stick in relation to the sphere). Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Colors: black, orange
* 360-degree flight
* 3ch control, infrared handheld controller
* Size: 200 x 200 x 200mm
* Durable design
* Flight time: roughly 5 minutes
* Charging time: roughly 50 minutes
* Li-Po battery for Space Ball
* 6 AA batteries for controller
Expect a street price of around $70 and they are available here in the States. To view all of Kyosho’s products HERE is the link to their official website. Hit up THIS link for more Kyosho news right here on BigSquidRC.
Check out the video below to see the Space Ball in action!
Rumors have floated around for months about an upcoming nitro powered Scorpion XXL buggy from Kyosho. Finally some pictures and information have been released, now you 7th scale Kyosho buggy addicts can get a nitro fix while out bashing. From looking at the specs the GP version of the Scorpion XXL should be a great bash machine. Some of those features and specifications include-
* XXL high performance nitro engine
* XXL tank with 200ml capacity for extra run-time
* High-performance chassis made from 3mm aluminum
* Waterproof servos for steering & throttle/brake
* Water-resistant receiver box
* 2.4GHz Syncro KT-201 radio system
* Extra large oil shocks
* Full ball bearing drive train
* Engine stop switch for easy engine shut down
* Buggy body with roll cage, lights and figure
* Flip-top body design for easy access to the interior of the vehicle
* Adjustable turnbuckles
* Extra Large Sand tires
* 17mm hex hubs
* Extremely rugged heavy-duty drive train
* Externally adjustable slipper clutch
* Gull Wing Front Design
* Mid-engine chassis layout
* Fully functional side air channels
* Heavy duty side protection
* Fully equipped with Allen screws
* Length: 630 mm
* Width: 402 mm
* Height: 244 mm
* Track (F): 353 mm
* Wheelbase: 452 mm
* Gear ratio: 16:1
* Weight: 4,000 grams
* Engine: 4.6 cc Nitro
No word on a price or release date on this one yet, but you can hit up the official Kyosho Website to view all their other fine products.
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The Kyosho RB6 buggy has really started taking off and STRC now has some of their uber hop-up parts for it. We’ve tested many different STRC hop-up parts and they all have proven to be very high quality. If you are looking to put the best on your Kyosho take a look at what STRC now has to offer for your RB6.
First up is a new motor plate. You can get the motor plate in a variety of colors (red, gunmetal, and blue) and it’s been CNC machined out of high quality aluminum. Fins in the plate help to dissipate heat and it has longer motor screw slots to give you more gearing options. Street price on the motor plate is $11.
ST Racing Concepts has also created some new rear hubs for the RB6. These are also available in multiple different colors (red, gunmetal and blue) and come in zero, .5, and 1 degree of rear toe. The hubs have been CNC machined from high-grade aluminum and feature extra camber link holes for even more adjust-ability. For extra attention to detail- the bearing holes are CNC machined after anodizing to ensure a precision fit, and the set-screw on hinge-pin design makes for a perfect fit with reduced wear. Street price is $25 per pair.
If you are looking to put maximum tuning options in your toolbox, STRC is also selling all three toe configurations (zero/.5/1 degree) of the rear hubs as a set for only $69.
To get more information on these pieces along with the rest of the uber parts that STRC produces hit up their official Website.
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When the Kyosho NeXXt buggy was first announced certain staffers of ours couldn’t wait to get their hands on the unique “moon buggy” looking vehicle, even though it was aimed directly at entry level enthusiasts. How does the NeXXt drive? How does it hold up to abuse? Does it turn heads at the track, and most importantly, is it worth buying? Read on my friends and let’s find out…
We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Kyosho NeXXt Readyset, lo and behold it has finally hit our doorstep. At a quick glance there are a couple of things that stand out- the body is made out of hard plastic instead of polycarbonate, and it takes 6 screws to remove the body. Our complete review of the Kyosho NeXXt buggy goes up in just over a week, will this unique looking buggy prove bash worthy or will it go home in bucket? Find out Tuesday December 4th on our front page.
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Ohhh my goodness …ohhh me goodness. Why can’t Kyosho just leave me and my measly bank account alone? Kyosho says this 2nd version of their awesome Mini-Z Moto is now available for your salivating pleasure! I won’t rehash all the specs here but she will come with a 2.4 Radio, E-Gyro, Adjustable Caster Angles, Lipo with Charger and enough smiles to make your jaw hurt!
Mini-Z 50th Anniversary Yamaha YZR-M1 gallery
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The crew over at Kyosho have been very busy this year coming up with all sorts of new and unique products. The latest looks to be MP9 Mini-Z’s that are signature editions of 2010 IFMAR 8th Scale World Champ Cody King and 2000 IFMAR 8th Scale World Champ Yuichi Kanai. Not much is know about these new buggies, but we sure hope they get released here in the states. All we can do is keep waiting and keep checking out Kyosho’s official WEBSITE.
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