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Tamiya Land Cruiser 40 P/Up–Plus More from Germany

Lots of new Tamiya kits and RTRs on the way, here’s a sneak peak from the Nuremberg Toy Fair, courtesy of the TamiyaUSA blog: NEO FIGHTER The Neo Fighter Buggy is mounted on the newly developed and easy to build DT-03 chassis platform. Intended as an easy-to-get-started model to encourage young drivers to enter the [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s much-anticipated Savage XL Octane is getting closer to becoming an available-in-stores reality–here’s the video for proof! The gas-burning (as in gasoline, not nitro) monster is still unobtanium on the HPI website, with no applicable results for a search of “Octane,” but sit tight…it’s definitely happening.     This preview page dates back to when [...]

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It’s Not Nitro—Losi’s New Monster Burns Gasoline! Losi LST2 XXL First Look and Video!

One of the biggest announcements coming out of this week’s Nuremburg Toy Fair is from Losi, and it’s all about their new LST2 XXL monster truck. While the LST2 is no spring chicken, it’s been totally revamped and given new life thanks to some slick parts, new technology, and an all new gas-powered 2-stroke engine. [...]

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The Beginnings of Short Course and Two Worlds Winners: Throwing Back With RC Car Action January 1996

The mid-90s were a time of change in RC, drastic change. A new segment crept its way in, nearly overnight, as touring cars set the stage for the “next big thing” in the hobby and while our January 1996 issue kicked off a new year and featured some of this new segments newest rides, there [...]

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HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI’s Savage just got another steroid boost with the latest XL version, which stretches the wheelbase, plumps up the tires, and increases displacement compared to the previous Savage X model. The XL gets a new 5.9cc (.36ci) engine, and everything you need to fire up the big mill is in the box–including the Roto-Start engine-cranker, [...]

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Losi Announces New 5IVE Mini WRC RTR

It seems our friends over at Losi have been busy lately in the large scale department with recent release of the 1/5 Desert Buggy Xl and now the newest addition to the 5IVE moniker, the 5IVE Mini WRC. This 1/5 Ready to Run is officially licensed after the John Cooper Works Mini Countryman that competes [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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LaTrax Goes Off-Road With New Teton 4WD Mini

LaTrax made its debut with the on-road Rally (as featured on our September 2013 cover),  and now has a machine for the dirt with the Teton. The 4X4 truck shares its chassis with the Rally but outfits it for off-road duty with a long-travel suspension system that features extra-long oil-filled shocks and extended shock towers [...]

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Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra has joined the short-course scene with the new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, a 4WD truck based on the Halix platform as featured in our January issue. The new truck also includes the Active Vehicle Control system that debuted with the Halix and Losi TEN Rally-X, which should make the Raptor an especially interesting SC truck. [...]

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