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These Hot Wheels, Darda, and Mini 4WD Tracks Will Blow You Away [VIDEO]

Nothing beats radio control cars of course, but if you’re like us, you can probably get down with any toy that has wheels on it. Especially when the track layouts are as wild as these!   This is actually a kinetic art piece bu Chris Burden titled “Metropolis II,” but most would just call it [...]

Jan 10, 2016 Comments
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Watch: Pro-Line BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 1.9″ Crawler Tires [VIDEO]

Pro-Line’s realistic¬†Baja T/A KR2 treads look hot in 1.9 and 2.2″ sizes (details here), and this latest clip shows off the the rock rubber getting into traction action along with some heavy riffs. Rock on, on the rocks!

Jan 08, 2016 Comments
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Vaterra Adds Bradley Morris K&N Replica Mustang Drifter to V100-S Lineup [VIDEO]

Short-course racer and drift-driver Bradley Morris has two new replica models courtesy of Horizon Hobby. There’s an ECX Torment in his official K&N colors (see it here), and this latest Vaterra: the 2015 Mustang done up as Bradley’s factory drift car. It’s a standard V100-S under the Lexan, so you’re looking at shaft-driven 4WD, waterproof [...]

Jan 07, 2016 Comments
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Flashback: Watch Masami Crush The Comp At The 1988 IFMAR 1/12 Worlds [VIDEO]

Old timers, put on your reading glasses–how many legends can you name in this time-capsule clip of the 1988 IFMAR 1/12 Scale Worlds? No brushless motors, LiPos, or 2.4GHz radios here–these guys were happy just to have electronic speed controls, 1200mAh NiCad batteries, and AMB lap counting!

Jan 04, 2016 Comments
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Traxxas Monster Truck Unwraps Itself! [VIDEO]

Unwrapping RC anything is always a treat, but this reveal takes the prize for creative gift giving! Junior gets a pistol-lookin’ thing for Christmas–but what the heck does it do? Skip to 1:05 if you want to get right do the action (and Mom’s crazy laugh).

Dec 24, 2015 Comments
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You Need This Quarter-Scale V10-Powered Pencil Sharpener

The video below shows a nitro-powered pencil sharpener built with a salvaged RC engine, and it’s pretty cool and all. But all I could think of is Gary Conley saying something like “Oh, you built a nitro pencil sharpener? That’s cute,” before whipping out this bad boy: a pencil sharpener that grinds graphite with a [...]

Dec 21, 2015 Comments
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HPI Launches New “Venture” Scaler Platform [VIDEO]

Not much in the way of details on this, but HPI does confirm the Venture is all-new and “not related to any existing platforms.” HPI also says they’re in the “final phase of R&D testing,” so expect to see this rig on trails soon. More details when we get ‘em, but from the looks of [...]

Dec 18, 2015 Comments
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Quick Build: Tamiya TT-02B MS

Tamiya’s TT-02 platform delivers shaft-driven 4WD on a budget for a bunch of the brand’s tourers and drifters, and is also offered as the b-is-for-buggy TT-02B in Dual Ridge and Neo Scorcher body styles. For this build, I’ve got the TT-02B MS, which ramps things up a notch or two with fiberglass shock towers, a [...]

Dec 16, 2015 Comments
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