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First Look: Helion’s New Impakt 12B

The Helion Impakt 12B is just hitting the market and comes in at a budget-friendly street price of $139. This 1:12-scale 2WD buggy has some great features for the price and its slightly smaller size should be great for small areas. This buggy comes with just about everything right out of the box. All I [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments
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Associated Announces Engine Sound System, XP LED Light Sets

Looks like artificial engine sounds will definitely be “a thing.” Team Associated just announced the ESS-One Engine Sound System, which is chassis-mounted and “”lets you choose from multiple throaty race engine sounds, shifting, brakes, and turbo blowoff valves.” Nice. The system is shown on Associated models, of course, but can be used in any application [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments
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TrackStar Now In The Radio Game With TS3t Telemetry System

Hobby King’s TrackStar brand is now in the radio game with the new telemetry-equipped TS3t system, which arrives with voltage, temperature, and RPM sensors. It looks like two receivers are included in the photo below, but what you’re actually seeing is the receiver and the plug-in telemetry module. Incredibly, the whole deal sells for just [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments
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RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD has been killing it with all kinds of scale off-roaders, but they haven’t forgotten about pure rock-crawling performance. Case in point, the new Rockdragon. This loaded ride arrives fully assembled and RTR minus paint, and is packed with serious specs including a K2-series aluminum chassis, Mud Slingers 2.2″ tires, and R2 transmision–full specs after [...]

Nov 17, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest trends, parts and builds in the full-size car world and every year thousands of people in the automotive industry make their way to this iconic show. The show is only happening for four days and you need all of that and more [...]

Nov 10, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds Super Swamper to 3.8″ Lineup

Pro-Line’s lineup of Interco tires just got its biggest sneaker yet, now that the TSL SX Super Swamper is going to be offered in a 3.8″ size for mega-sized monster trucks. The tires feature a “Traxxas style” bead and are shown here on Pro-Line’s F-11 wheels. No official PR on these yet, but you can count [...]

Nov 05, 2014 Comments
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Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

Oct 28, 2014 Comments
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