Yep, it’s really happening now: HPI’s long-anticipated gasoline-burning monster truck, the Savage XL Octane, is finally on its way. HPI last teased the truck during the Nurnberg Toy fair with the video below, and Hobbico just press-released the truck as “available now.” The Octane isn’t up on the HPI site yet, but Tower Hobbies shows [...]
Along with the latest RC cars, trucks, and gear, the 2014 RCX show will also host a variety of full-size cars to keep your engines revving. Joining the fun is the world’s most famous Delorean, Marty McFly’s Flux-Capacitor-powered ride from Back to the Future. The BTTF DeLorean joins Knight Rider’s KITT and other Hollywood cars at RCX [...]
The July issue is on sale now at your favorite newsstand or bookstore, or may already be in your hot little hands if you’re a subscriber (or on your screen, for you Digital Edition readers). Here are the highlights, be sure to get your copy today! Tamiya’s FJ Cruiser is our cover star. Nice looking [...]
Want to see Associated’s new ProRally throw it down WRC-style? Of course you do–there’s the player below, get to it. If you’re not hip to the ProRally yet, it’s based on the Qualifier Series ProLite 4X4, which makes it a well-equipped RTR. Reedy brushless power is standard, a 7-cell NiMH Reedy Wolf Pack is included, and [...]
Vaterra’s ample on-road line has a new addition in the form of this nicely proportioned ’69 ‘Vette, officially dubbed the “1969 Chevy Custom Corvette.” The car is officially licensed from GM, and the “custom” is likely a nod to the wheel and tire combo, which is definitely not 1969 spec–but gives the ‘Vette a potent [...]
1994 was a pretty wild year. Michael Bolton AND Snoop Dog both made the Billboard Hot 100. At the movies, there was The Mask, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, and Dumb and Dumber (clearly, it was Jim Carrey’s breakout year). It was also the 15th anniversary of the Happy Meal, so yeah, pretty awesome. As for RC Car Action, we were in [...]
This Fast & Furious-inspired RC tribute to Paul Walker is wild and well done, and you should definitely recognize the cars–they’re Vaterra machines. Lots of exciting chase-scene fun here, with a great mix of miniatures, RC driving, and a few well-placed digital effects. Great work, Vax Studios!
A year in the making, this beautiful Sand Scorcher comes to us from Jeff Vitale of Lubbock, TX. Highlights include a custom fabbed interior roll cage, ball stick shifter, complete dash, and NOS tanks–the driver even sports a seatbelt (safety first, even if you’re made of plastic). Custom-lettered tires are mounted on aluminum hubs and [...]