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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Venturing Out

It’s been about a month and a half since we finished our HPI Venture FJ review, and I’ve since put in quite a bit more time on the truck. I wanted to give some updated thoughts, especially after driving so many other rigs recently. Let’s talk about the Toyota, shall we? I really enjoy how this truck is laid out from [...]

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Video – Mountain Climbing With The HPI Venture FJ

With the new Venture FJ getting ready to take over trails across the globe, HPI has released another video showing off its off-road capabilities. This time the HPI crew, including our buddy HPI Frank, took off on a mountain to show off what the Venture can do in extremely harsh conditions. The video shows the Venture doing some serious trailing, [...]

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Review – HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser

The HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser is finally here. Was it worth the wait? Let’s cut to the chase and find out. From: HPI Racing Direct Link: HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser Unboxing: BSRC Unboxes the Venture FJ Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or Gas: Electric Scale: 1/10th Length: 20.7″ (527mm) Width: 9″ (227mm) Height: 9.4″ (238mm) with roof rack, 8.5″ [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Whole Lotta Stuff Going On

Apologies for missing a few usual posts the last couple weeks, but it’s been crazy around here. It’ll be 4 years helping out the Big Squid crew later this month for me, and with no hyperbole I can say the last couple weeks have been the busiest. We have a ton of scaler content about ready to drop over the next month, [...]

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Unboxing - HPI Racing Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD Scal…

Well, lookie here now! The UPS man just dropped off a very important box- the long awaited HPI Racing Venture FJ Cruiser RTR 4WD Scale Crawler! For those that don’t follow scale crawling, this rig has been anticipated for a very long time. It’s also a significant release even if you have no interest in scaling as it’s one of the flagship [...]

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HPI Racing Venture FJ “Stop At Nothing” Video

With the final release of the Venture FJ Cruiser nearly here, HPI Racing has posted a new action video. The video below shows the FJ cruising over a bunch of different terrain. From snow, to rock, to sandy beaches, the Venture FJ Cruiser is more than ready to tackle your next scale adventure. If you would like to see [...]

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Video – HPI Venture FJ Cruiser At The UK RECON G6

The folks at HPI Racing recently uploaded a video featuring their Toyota FJ Cruiser being driven at the UK Recon G6. This video does a great job of showing how real the Venture looks when driven out in the wild, plus it also shows how capable it is. The Venture is shown crawling over rocks, picking tight lines, and doing [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Busy Summer

With Memorial Weekend just around the corner, business is about to pick up! We spoke with HPI earlier this week and were notified that our Venture FJ Cruiser review kit will be showing up very soon! Not only that, but they reiterated their confidence in the vehicle and dared us to drive it like we stole it. Challenge accepted. You may think “well duh, every [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Specifications on the HPI Venture FJ

It may of taken awhile, but the HPI Venture FJ is finally about to see release! Ahead of that, official specifications have come out and there are some interesting things to discuss, for sure. I’m going to hit on what I find to be the most interesting aspects of the rig, but you can view the whole spec sheet right here. It’s great [...]

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New HPI Racing Venture FJ Video From The Nuremburg Toy Fair

Frank and the HPI Racing crew have just posted a new video of the HPI Venture FJ. The video not only goes over some of the cooler aspects of the Venture’s chassis, but also includes some new action footage. Even more importantly, the video teases the latest release date for the Cruiser, which is now slated to start shipping this [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Hey Remember Me?

Hey, remember the HPI Venture FJ? Apparently many of you do as it’s been a popular subject of late in reader e-mails. So what’s the deal with the truck? It made a huge splash when it was teased and later officially unveiled in early 2016. Then, well, everything sort of went to hell in a hand basket for HPI, what-with all the now publicized [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Next Generation

Like many of you out there, I have an SCX10 II pre-ordered and am anxiously awaiting the shipping notice. And while waiting on the post man is never a good thing, it does give me a minute to wax poetic about where things stand right now in this corner of the industry. I view the SCX10 II as the jumping off [...]

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Latest Pictures – HPI Venture FJ Cruiser

Freshly released by HPI is a set of new snow shots of the highly anticipated Venture FJ Cruiser. The FJ has taken the scaler world by storm and it has yet to hit consumer hands. As we all patiently wait to get our mud stained fingers on our very own FJ, take a look at the latest pictures to wet [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Discussing the Venture FJ

Finally there is news on the HPI Venture FJ! Despite being announced last month, under the hood had been shrouded in mystery. Thanks to our story on Monday, it’s a mystery no longer. Apparently I was not the only one excited for the reveal as we broke single day traffic records here on BSRC. Yes, that’s right. The Venture now holds [...]

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Video – HPI Venture FJ Cruiser Snow Adventure!

Like most of the world, the BigSquidRC Bash Crew is biting at the bit to get our hands on the hot new HPI Venture FJ Crusier. To make our waiting even harder, HPI has just released a new video showing the Venture FJ getting in some Southern California snow action. Watch the video above to see how cool the FJ [...]

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