The folks over at Asiatees Hobbies are big fans of scale accessories and the tv show The Walking Dead. They have put together some accessories that would help your rc scaler survive a zombie filled world. Hit up This Link over on the official Asiatees website to find out more.
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Looking for a high-zoot ready to run short course truck to race/run this winter? If you are, Serpent has just announced they are offering their Spyder SRX-2 RM in RTR form. The RTR has many of the same parts as their high-end race model, but comes pre-built with waterproof electronics for the basher crowd. A 9 turn brushless motor and 45 amp ESC come standard. The part number is #500005 and you can find complete details over on Serpent’s Website.
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Serpent SRX-2 RTR Gallery
Nothing sets off a build like a really trick set of shocks. The latest shocks from RC4WD are modeled after (and licensed by) King Off-Road. These use dual springs, are larger in diameter than older models, and are sure to make your truck stand out on your next trail run.
These are available in 80mm length #Z-D0055, 90mm #Z-D0061, 100mm #Z-D0063, 110mm #Z-D0065, and 120mm #Z-D0067. All are priced at $39 per pair and you can get complete details by hitting up This Link over on RC4WD’s website.
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RC4WD King Shock Gallery
The kit version of the Vaterra K-5 Blazer has taken the scaling/trailing world by storm. It has incredible scale detailing and good manners on the trail. Now Horizon Hobby has announced that it will be available as a RTR. The RTR features a 2.4GHz Spektrum transmitter, a 35 turn brushed Dynamite motor, and waterproof electronics.
The Blazer RTR has a street price of $399, a part number of #VTR03014, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in early December. To get full details head on over to its page on the on the official Vaterra Website.
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Vaterra K-5 Blazer RTR Gallery
The people over at Hobbico are looking to raise the bar on rc connectors with their new Star Plug. The Star Plug has a slew of nifty features and is compatible with Deans connectors.
* Caps on the rear to eliminate heat shrink tubing
* A stainless steel spring is used to keep connections tight
* Gold plated male terminals and nickel plated female
* Grip strips and tapered shape make them easy to pull apart
We have not received any pricing but the Star Plug is available with one male and one female #HCAM4001, a pair of males #HCAM4010, a pair of females #HCAM4020, or with four females #HCAM4021. Hit up This Link to head over to the official Star Plug website.
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It is impossible to leave an Axial product stock isn’t it? One of the latest upgrade parts for the Axial Yeti comes from Dash Offroad Products. They have a new Hard Top that helps make the Yeti stronger while adding a scale authentic look to it.
The hard top comes in two versions. The long version has a part number of #DASH006 and is street priced at $10, while the short version has a part number #DASH005 and is priced at $9. You can hit up This Link to get yours on order from TheToyz.com, or you can Click Here to visit the official Dash Offroad Facebook page.
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All across the world people grab their rc car and make speed runs on the weekend. Some do it in their driveway, while others meet up with friends in parking lots to see who can go the fastest. It looks like all those people now have a new record to shoot for. A video has been released showing Nic Case and his RC Bullet going 202 mph. Nic has been the king of the high speed hill for years and now he has put his car past the 200 mph barrier. Click on the video below to watch Nic pilot his Castle Creations, NeuMotors,, and Dinogy LiPo powered car up to 202 mph.
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You remember HPI’s Bullet MT don’t you? Now it has been updated with waterproofing to make it even more basher friendly. With the latest edition of the Bullet MT you no longer have to avoid big mud holes, now you can jump right in. The Bullet also features a 4wd drivetrain, a brushless Flux power system, 2.4GHz radio gear, and 8 shocks to soak up big landings.
The new Bullet Flux comes with a street price of $345 and has a part number of #107010. These are available right now and you can hit up This Link for full details over on the official HPI website.
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The crew over at AKA have announced some new accessories to help make your rc life easier. First up are Cinch Sacks. Made from nylon and featuring a handy draw string, the cinch sacks should help keep your dirty rc car from making a mess in your full size rig during transport. These come in two sizes, large which is made to store short course trucks and truggies, and medium which is perfect for 1/10 buggies. Large has a part number of #98304 and a street price of $11, while the medium has a part number of #98303 and a price of $10.
Also new from AKA is their racer backpack. Show your support for the hobby while having the space for a laptop and 8th scale buggy inside. These have a part number of #98302 and a street price of $99.
To get more information on the backpack and cinch sacks simply hit up This Link to head over to the official AKA website.
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New AKA Gear Gallery
Hot Bodies has just announced their first ever 1/8th Scale 4WD Nitro On-Road Car called the R8. Built for serious speed and agility, the R8 should be able to carve up your local track or empty parking lot.
The R8 comes in kit form with a 5mm thick 7075 aluminum chassis. A 2 speed tranny is used to put maximum power to the ground, while quick change hubs make for speedy pit stops. The R8 has a part number of #110754 and you can get more details at This Link over on the HPI/HB website.
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Hot Bodies R8 Gallery
Over the last few months the single most asked question that we get is, “Is the Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 discontinued, and if not, where can I buy one?”.
We recently talked directly to the folks over at Thunder Tiger to get the full scoop on one of America’s favorite monster trucks. The good news is that no, the MT-4 G3 has not been discontinued and new units are still being made. The bad news is that to get your hands on one you’ll have to buy it overseas where shipping costs will not be cheap.
So where do you buy one from? Click Right Here to get one directly from Thunder Tiger. Right now they are priced at $587 and the cheaper of the shipping options will run another $80 or so. Definitely not as cheap as in the past, but for one of the Best Bash Vehicles on the planet, still well worth with.
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There are a lot of 3.8″ monster truck tires on the market, but few that bring real scale looks to the plate. RC4WD decided to change that and are now offering very detail Mickey Thompson 40 Series 3.8″ Baja MTZ Tires to the monster truck crowd. These are officially licensed by Mickey Thompson and look just like their full sized counterparts. Molded in medium/hard X5 compound rubber, they should also give plenty of traction when the going gets rough.
Weight- 12.6oz each
Outside diameter- 7.96″
Inner diameter- 3.68″
These are priced at $44 per pair and have a part number of #Z-T0125. Check out This Link for more details.
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RC4WD 3.8 Mickey Thompson Tire Gallery
The guys over at TLR have a new chassis for the 22 and 22 2.0 buggy. It is slightly shorter than the stock unit (-2.5mm) and shaves off about 15 grams of weight. The shorter chassis is said to make the buggy turn and rotate more quickly, thus helping you lay the smack down even faster on fellow racers or bashing buddies. It hits the street at $58, has a part number of #TLR331014, and starts shipping next month. Get more of the scoop at This Link over on the TLR website.
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