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Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

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 […]
WATCH: Team Associated ProRally In Action

WATCH: Team Associated ProRally In Action

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 Adds ’69 Corvette to V100-S Lineup

Vaterra Adds ’69 Corvette to V100-S Lineup

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 […]
RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 Goes RTR

RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 Goes RTR

RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2  is now available as an RTR wearing the Mojave body kit and fully equipped with an XR3b 2.4GHz radio system, Twister metal-gear servo, Outcry crawler speed control, and 45-turn brushed motor. There’s lots to like here, as the Trail Finder 2 is packed with detail and mucho metal, including a billet-aluminum ladder […]

Hobby King Pocket Rocket: LiPo Charging On the Cheap

Hobby King Pocket Rocket: LiPo Charging On the Cheap

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to keep your LiPos juiced up–especially if you’re field-charging from a DC power source–then Hobby King’s new Pocket Rocket charger is well worth a look. Priced well under $20 and rated for 80 watts, the charger is truly pocket-sized. Its transistor-radio-like styling  features a single knob for amp rate adjustment […]
Duratrax is Now in the Paint Biz

Duratrax is Now in the Paint Biz

Duratrax has announced a new line of spray and bottle paints for lexan bodies–just in time, since the Pactra Racing Finish polycarbonate paint line has been discontinued by Testors. As Duratrax notes, their new spray cans are larger than the size Pactra offered(4.5 oz. versus Pactra’s 3 oz.), so you get more spray for your pay. See below for […]

Team Associated Announces Qualifier ProRally 4WD RTR

Team Associated Announces Qualifier ProRally 4WD RTR

Associated’s new rally machine is 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 Associated has added a few details to separate the ProRally from the ProLite. There’s the body, of course (duh), along with a new […]
Save your wrists with Hobby Pro USA’s new “Pro-Built” PRS1 buggy

Save your wrists with Hobby Pro USA’s new “Pro-Built” PRS1 buggy

Hobby Pro USA’s PRS1 buggy, which we reviewed back in our January issue, not only received an update for the 2014 season but is now available as a rolling chassis, the first in a new “Pro-Built” lineup of vehicles – which makes this 2WD offroad racer one of the few chances you may ever have […]

Lights, Camera, FIRE!

Lights, Camera, FIRE!

Pro-Line’s new Blockbuster video-ready body is getting a lot of buzz, and it should only get buzzier with the release of PL’s new video for the shell (which you can see by clicking any of the images below). I wonder how many guys singed off their eyebrows making this clip… We begin by learning about […]
Kyosho Reveals Scorpion Re-Release Details

Kyosho Reveals Scorpion Re-Release Details

After teasing the Scorpion re-release last week, Kyosho has now revealed details about the highly-anticipated vintage machine, which is set to debut at the RCX show on May 17-18. As the hype-sheet reveals (and as we anticipated), the new-old car is highly faithful to the original specs but also beefed up and refined where needed so you […]

Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King‘s latest low-low-low priced ride is The Devil, a drift-specific machine that arrives “almost ready to run” (ARR), leaving the battery and transmitter/receiver choice to you (you also get to clip the ring-toss body posts). Otherwise, the car is fully equipped with a Trackstar 45amp, 3000KV power system and high-torque servo. The all-plastic, front-motor […]
Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Team Associated bucked the trend of convertible-chassis 2WD buggies, instead choosing to offer dedicated rear-motor (B5) and mid-motor (B5M) platforms. Since most racers build their cars as either rear-motor or mid-motor and leave them that way, Associated determined the compromises required to make a single car work both ways weren’t worth it–hence the B5 and […]
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