THE Cub Report – Nuremburg Toy Fair News
Last week was a big one for new releases thanks to the Nuremburg Toy Fair. Held in Germany, many of our industry’s top manufacturers were in attendance to show off new products for 2020. Nuremburg has long been one of the biggest trade shows held in our industry, lets have a look at some of the bigger announcements.
Kyosho had been teasing a new scale crawler and they officially dropped a pair of new Mini-Z scale rigs. Both the 4Runner and the Jimny are incredibly well detailed with their injection molded bodies. Hopefully the new Kyosho Mini-Z scale trucks help to get more people into the indoor scale scene. With the new Kyosho’s small size and incredible scale detailing, I personally can’t wait to see if these take off or not.
Then there was Tamiya. The Tamiya crew dropped loads of new product at Nuremburg. Their new Volvo A60H 6×6 looks incredible, but their Volvo FH16 Globetrotter 750 8×4 Tow Truck is off the hook. That FH16 Globetrotter has absolutely insane scale detailing, IMO, it just might be one of the coolest kits ever from Tamiya. But, wait, there’s more, much more! Tamiya also dropped a new 1/24th scale MudMad 4×4, as well as a new Comical version of the Avante. Needless to say, I think Tamiya “won” Nuremburg this year.
And then there was Axial Racing with a new SCX24 1967 Chevrolet C10 RTR that was also announced last week. Axial has long been a leader in the scale off-road scene, it is nice to see them offer a pair of great looking trucks for indoor crawling (or lighter outdoor trails). The Axial comes with everything inside the box, which is perfect for first time users, plus it comes with fully licensed wheels and tires.
Also announced last week (but not from Nuremburg) was the Tekno EB48 2.0. As many bashers drive 1/8 brushless buggies, I’m sure a bunch of the new EB48 2.0s will be used as hardcore bash rigs. From their very start, Tekno has earned a reputation for durability. The 2.0 version of the EB48 was designed for hardcore durability as it comes with huge shocks, lots of aluminum, etc. We are going to try and get our hands on one of these (it has been a while since we have reviewed a Tekno) to see if indeed it is the most durable 1/8th buggy on the market.
That’s all I got for ya this time around folks. Until next week, get out and support your local hobby shops and bash spots whenever ya can.
YOUR Cub Reporter