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Kyosho Beetle 2014 Buggy KitLooking for a neat winter project? After a bit of teasing the good folks over at Kyosho have released the scoop on the 2014 edition of their Beetle Kit. The Beetle first hit the market way back in 1983 where it set a new standard for buggy performance. The re-release is much like the ’83 version but is updated in a few important areas. An advanced 6061-T6 forged aluminum chassis with countersunk screws comes standard on the ’14 model, as does aluminum shock bodies and a slipper clutch.

The Beetle comes with a street price of $235 and has a part number of #30614B. Check out This Link for more details over on the Kyosho America website.

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Pro-Line Volkswagen Baja Bug Clear Body Axial YetiFully licensed by Volkswagen, the new Baja Bug Clear Body from Pro-Line will truly set your Axial Yeti apart. The Baja Bug is a perfect fit for the Axial Yeti and comes with window masks, a decal sheet, and over-spray protection. Street pricing is $37 and the part number is #3238-02. To be the fist person on your block to get one, simply hit the pre-order button at This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Kyosho Mad Bug Unboxing
We recently received a Kyosho Mad Bug Readyset for one of our famous “smash’em up” reviews. Take a look at the pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to crack open the box and to see what comes inside.

Being a Readyset (Kyosho’s term for RTR), the Mad Bug comes with everything you need to get up and going except for AA batteries for the transmitter. An Orion NiMh pack comes standard, as does a wall type battery charger. As you can see from the pictures, an Orion brushless system is used to power the Mad Bug, while a 2.4GHz radio system eliminates any possible frequency conflicts.

Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then please enjoy our unboxing pictures. The Mad Bug is priced at $299 and you can find complete details at This Link over on the official Kyosho America website.

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THE Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24 Review

Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24 Review

Now days it just isn’t enough to put out a solid car, it has to perform well and look exactly like its full scale equivalent. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24, an affordable ready-to-run that promises the precise scale looks everyone is after, as well a fun driving experience. Does it meet expectations? Hit the “Read More” to find out…


Tamiya Volkswagen Beetle #58572
The Volkswagen Beetle has been one of the most popular cars on the planet for nearly 60 years now. For all you VW fanatics Tamiya has announced a new VW Beetle kit. The Beetle comes on the popular rear wheel drive M-06 chassis and comes as a kit.

The part number for the Tamiya M-06 Volkswagen Beetle is #58572, it has a street price of $250, and should start shipping in August. For more information on everything Tamiya simply click THIS LINK.

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Carisma Volkswagen Tourareg 3 RC Car
The crew over at Carisma have been putting out highly detailed scale rc cars for years. The Carisma Volkswagen Race Tourareg 3 has been out for a few months now, but it’s very trick and deserves some time on the BSRC front page.

The Tourareg 3 is based off the 10th scale 4wd M40S chassis from Carisma and it is an RTR that comes completely built and ready for action. Some of the other primary features include-

* Licensed Red Bull Racing body
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Oil filled shocks
* Gear differentials
* 540 brushed motor
* 6 cell Ni-MH battery
* Off-road tires

Carisma is not available here in the states, but you can hit up the Official Carisma Website for more information on this and all their products. If you are looking for more Carisma news, THIS is the link you want right here on BigSquidRC.

Carisma GT16MB Desert Beetle
Check out the latest from the crew at Carisma- the GT16MB Volkswagen Desert Beetle Wide Edition. The Bug comes with a nicely detailed scale looking body and big tires for going off-road. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* 4WD
* 2.4G Radio
* Carisma Brushless System
* Full Assembled
* Ready to Run
* Oil shocks
* Officially Licensed body
* Gear diffs
* 370 brushless motor
* Front and rear bumpers
* High traction tires
* 6 cell battery pack
* Part #57268

We have not received any pricing information, but the anticipated release date is sometime this summer. Unfortunately we have not heard if the GT16MB will be available here in the states. Head over to the Carisma Website for more information on this and all their other new products.

Thank goodness it’s Friday, why not go for it and click a TGIF Mystery Link?

Check out the video below to see the new Carisma GT16MG in action.

Tamiya Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 Racing Group 2 M-05 chassis
Tamiya is re-releasing another fan favorite, the Volkswagen Golf Mk.1 GR 2 (part #84316). First available in the early 80′s, the latest Golf version comes with their M-05 chassis. The M-05 is a front wheel drive chassis that will certainly make driving the latest Tamiya a blast. We have not received any word on a price point or a release date here in the states, but check out the official Tamiya Website for more information on their other fine products.

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Carisma M10DT Volkswagen Beetle Desert Edition
Today we have news on the latest from Carisma, their M10DT Volkswagen Beetle Desert Edition. This is a 2wd, mid-motored, 10th scale brushless RTR that is all about scale looks with its licensed Volkswagen body and various accessories. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Water resistant servo, ESC, and receiver
* Front and rear bumpers
* Oil Shocks
* High traction tires
* 540 brushless motor
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Optional light kit- sold separately
* Part #69868

No word on a release date or price point yet, but you can hit up the official Carisma Website to view more information. Hit up THIS link for more Carisma news right here on BigSquidRC.

Here’s something cool from Pro-Line.  A Volkswagen Bug body that actually has fenders on it.  How novel.  It actually casts a much different attitude than all the fenderless beetle bodies that populate the alternative-style short course landscape.  This new vision of an old body is officially licensed by Volkswagen, so you can expect all the decals necessary to replicate the look of the real thing, logos and all.  A spoiler with mounting hardware, window masks, and overspray film are also included.  The Volkswagen Full Fender Baja Bug body is available now at a list price of $39.95.  Unfortunately it’s only made to fit the Slash and Slash 4×4 right now.

Check out the Pro-Line website for more info.