The HPI Racing crew showed off a pair of new rally style Micro RS4s at the Toy Fair in Germany last week. These super detailed micros were replicas of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Global Rallycross cars driven by Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.
* Officially licensed bodies
* 4 wheel belt drive
* 2.4 GHz radio systems
* Comes with 6.0V 1200mAh battery, charger and AA batteries
* Ball bearing equipped
* Utilizes standard size electronics
The part number is #112465 for the Lasek edition, and #112466 for the Isachsen version. You can find all sorts of cool information over on HPI’s Facebook Page, or you can Click Here to visit their official website.
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HPI Rally Micro RS4 Gallery
Tamiya has announced an updated version of their TRF511 buggy called the TRF503. The 503 is a high-end 1/10th scale 4wd buggy loaded with carbon fiber and is designed to run with the best of the best.
* 4 wheel belt drive
* Sealed oil filled gear diffs
* Bell-crank steering
* Big Bore oil-filled aluminum shocks
* Includes clear Polycarbonate body
* 7.5mm longer carbon fiber chassis
* Includes shielded ball bearings
* Motor has been moved 10.5mm forward and 5mm towards the centerline
* New single-piece aluminum center pulley
* Lightweight aluminum upper and lower bulkheads
* Aluminum suspension plate is now angled at 14 degrees
* Shock mounting positions have been raised 2mm in the front
* Universal shafts are secured with ring connectors
The part number for the TRF503 is #42275 and it carries a pretty incredible MSRP of $1205. The street price is expected to be in the $800 range and you can get more information over on the official TRF503 Tamiya page.
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Tamiya announced their racy yet easy to assemble Zakspeed Jagermeister Ford Capri Turbo at the Nurnberg Toy Fair. On the outside is a clear polycarbonate body that closely resembles its full scale counterpart, while on the inside is a basic 4wd TT-02 chassis. You can choose to decorate it with its original orange Jägermeister livery, or you can paint it differently to achieve an all new look.
* 1/10 shaft drive 4wd kit
* Gear differentials
* Fully independent double wishbone suspension
* Bell-crank steering
* Plastic friction shocks
* ESC and 540 brushed motor included
* Includes plastic bushings and fixed camber rods
The part number is #58590 and it has an MSRP of $227. Hit up This Link for more information on the Tamiya website.
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Tamiya Zakspeed Ford Gallery
The Vaterra crew has just announced at Nurnberg a new 4wd off road truck. Their new Ford Raptor Pre-runner comes with many features that bashers want like waterproofing, brushless power, and 4wd. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* AVC- Active Vehicle Control technology
* Officially licensed Ford Raptor body
* Capable of 55+ mph on 3S LiPo
* Long travel suspension
* Beadlock wheels
* Dynamite 3300Kv 4 pole brushless motor
* Spektrum DX2E radio
* Metal gear VTV differentials
* Length- 22.36″
* Width- 11.65″
The part number for the Vaterra Raptor is VTR03009 and it has a street price of $449. Check out This Link for more information over on the official Vaterra website.
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Vaterra Ford Raptor Gallery
We just received a review Caster Racing SCT10 and are starting on a full review. Until we get our review finished, help yourself to some unboxing pictures to see exactly what it looks like when you crack the box open.
The SCT10 is a 4wd, brushless powered, short course truck that comes nearly ready to go out of the box. The body comes covered in over-spray film, so it has to be removed and the stickers applied before the first run. Also of note, the SCT10 comes with working headlights, something we haven’t seen on another SCT.
The part number for the SCT10 RTR is #SCT10RTR002 and it has a street price of $329. Hit up This Link for more information.
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Caster SCT10 Unboxing Gallery 1
Caster SCT10 Unboxing Gallery 2
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The newest release from our friends over at Tamiya is a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The FJ is set on their popular CC-01 chassis and is nicely detailed to make it a hot looking vehicle when out on the trail. Some of its features include-
* Full time 4wd
* Double wishbone front, 4-link rear suspension
* Lockable rear diff
* Polycarbonate body
* Includes side mirrors, light cases, grille, & spare tire cover
* Motor is placed longitudinally
The part number for the Tamiya FJ Cruiser is #58588 and it is retail priced at $304.
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For all you rally car fans out there Kyosho has announced a very trick looking WRC 2011 Citroen AWD Mini-Z done up in Sebastien Loeb livery. The Citroen Loeb Mini-Z comes on the Kyosho A-020 platform and utilizes MR-03 variable camber suspension up front. This model is not a readyset, requiring you to come up with a transmitter and batteries before you can hit the track.
The part number is #32152SL-B, the street price is $269 and you can get more information at This Link.
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The crew over at Schumacher have been putting out some pretty uber gear lately. They just announced today that they have updated their CAT K1 buggy, now it comes with a sleek new body, wing, shock tower nut guards, carbon fiber chassis, 12mm hexes, as well as other upgrades. With the aerodynamic updates they have dubbed the new version the CAT K1 Aero.
The part number for the K1 Aero is #K147 and it has a release date of mid-December. Check out This Link for more information.
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Schumacher Cat K1 Aero Gallery
After a bit of teasing, Team Durango has released full information on their new DEX410v4 off-road buggy. The DEX410 platform is a proven winner, with the Version 4 upgrades it should be even more of an animal on the track.
* 10th scale 4wd kit
* Front & rear gear diffs
* Harder diff cases
* Ultra-Slim aluminum chassis
* Premium carbon fiber parts
* Universal joint center drive shafts
* Two way slipper clutch
* Revised a-arms
* Low stiction shock o-rings & updated pistons
* New Dimec X spec ball cups
* Cab forward body
* Larger body clips (Cubby will like those) & captured hinge pins
The part number for the DEX410v4 is #TD102030, it has a street price of $399, and you can expect for it to start hitting hobby shops later this month. For more information simply follow This Link.
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Durango DEX410v4 Gallery
THE ECX Ruckus 1/18 4WD RTR Monster Truck Review
We were big fans of the 10th scale ECX Ruckus. It was tough, it drove well, and we had a blast thrashing it like we stole it. Today we are putting its little brother, the 1/18th ECX Ruckus Monster Truck, through its paces. Hit the “Read More” button to find out if it has enough power to be fun, to find out how well it handles, and see if it is worth your hard earned cash…
THE Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro 4wd RTR SCT Review
Racers Edge has typically been known for their accessories, but they’ve got a line-up of value priced off road machines too. Today we’ll be taking an in depth look at their Pro4 Enduro 4wd brushless short course truck. It is just a race machine? Can you bash hard with it? Does its included brushless system have enough power to be fun? Click the “Read More” to find out…
Racers Edge is known mainly for their aftermarket accessories, but they have cars too. Today we are bringing you unboxing pictures of their new Pro4 Enduro truck. The Enduro is a 10th scale, 4wd short course truck that comes fully assembled and ready to jam right out of the box. The thing that immediately caught our attention was the fact it has a street price of $359 and comes with a brushless power system already installed.
When unboxing the Enduro we noticed that it comes with a protective film over the body to make sure it arrives unscratched. We also noticed that the Enduro looks good in hand, the body is sharp, and the chassis looks ready for a good off-road pounding. Also of note, the chassis is extra stiff, due at least in part to its full top deck.
Take a look at our unboxing pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to pop a new Enduro out of the box. Be sure to click the “Read More” button for two additional unboxing galleries.
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Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Unboxing Gallery 1
Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro Unboxing Gallery 2
THE RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Truck Kit w/ Mojave Body Review
RC4WD has flown under a lot of peoples radar. On the crawling/scaler scene they are very well known, but a whole lot of normal bashers have not even heard of them, let alone know what kind of product they put out, or even that they put out entire kits. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 4wd off-road truck. Where does it fit into the market place? Is it bash worthy? What’s the scoop? Click the “Read More” button to find out…