Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Shortly after launching their MT28 Monster Truck late in 2018, Team Associated pulled this model from their lineup. After a short hiatus, the MT28 has re-emerged with some subtle changes. What those changes are might be skin deep as the headlight decals appear to be the only visual change to this revised 1/28-scale truck. Comparing…

Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Shortly after launching their MT28 Monster Truck late in 2018, Team Associated pulled this model from their lineup. After a short hiatus, the MT28 has re-emerged with some subtle changes. What those changes are might be skin deep as the headlight decals appear to be the only visual change to this revised 1/28-scale truck. Comparing…

Review: ECX Barrage 1/24

Review: ECX Barrage 1/24

The search for a capable and fun small-scale R/C trail rig has been my personal holy grail/white whale expedition for quite some time. While I’ve driven some vehicles that come close to being “spot on” with regards to handling and overall performance, there are small items that cause the overall experience to fall a bit…

A New Graphics Option for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner 1/18 Off-road Truck

A New Graphics Option for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner 1/18 Off-road Truck

The LaTrax Prerunner 4×4 truck has received a splash of color for 2018. This recently redesigned 1/18-scale vehicle now features a “color splash” body design, similar to what Traxxas has been applying to a number of their other models. This new color option is a real eye-catcher and stands out among the standard solid red and…

See it in Action: RC4WD’s 1/14-scale Rally Truck

See it in Action: RC4WD’s 1/14-scale Rally Truck

What’s red, rugged, and ready to rumble? If you guessed the RC4WD Rally Truck, you’d win this round of R/C Jeopardy. This 1/14-scale off-road rig has created quite a stir among R/C fanatics, and now you can see what it looks like in action. Inspired by 1:1 Dakar Rally trucks, this smaller-scale rig does an…

Review: Team Associated RC28T

Review: Team Associated RC28T

As retro-styled, small-scale R/C vehicles go, there aren’t many to choose from. In fact, I’d say Team Associated has the market cornered with their two 1/28-scale models, the RC28T stadium truck and RC28 buggy. It’s this blend of old-school style and small-scale stature that forced me to add yet another R/C vehicle to my fleet.…

RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” 1/18 Scale Trail Rig

RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” 1/18 Scale Trail Rig

Small-scale trail fanatics now have more vehicle options to choose from than ever, thanks to the folks at RC4WD. Adding to their Gelande II line, three new models have been added, including a Jeep Wrangler clone, the Black Rock. This 1/18-scale trail machine utilizes the same under-the-body components as the original Gelande II but features a…

Kyosho Mini-Z Buggy Chassis V2

Kyosho Mini-Z Buggy Chassis V2

If you want to experience the fun of building an R/C model, but enjoy small-scale vehicles, Kyosho has something for you. Their second-generation Mini-Z Buggy Chassis kit has been re-tuned and refined with new electronics and chassis components, increasing both the performance and the fun of this small-scale machine. The highlights of this new kit include…

RC4WD Gelande II “BlackJack” 1/18 R/C Crawler

RC4WD Gelande II “BlackJack” 1/18 R/C Crawler

RC4WD has added to their Gelande II line with the introduction of three new models. The first machine in the rollout is their Gelande II RTR “BlackJack”.  Featuring a body that’s reminiscent of an old-school Ford Bronco, this trail rig packs in plenty of scale detail, while staying true to its roots. Based on an aluminum ladder-frame…

Watch Four Axial Yeti Jr’s Battle to Win the “Hobbico 500” [Video]

Watch Four Axial Yeti Jr’s Battle to Win the “Hobbico 500” [Video]

February not only marks the start of the NASCAR season but it’s also a great opportunity to charge up your R/C machines and flex your competitive muscles. The folks at Hobbico and Keep It RC did just that with the running of their inaugural “Hobbico 500”. This race placed four drivers in a head-to-head battle with Axial…

First Impressions: WPL B-24 “GAZ-66” 1/16-scale R/C Military Truck

First Impressions: WPL B-24 “GAZ-66” 1/16-scale R/C Military Truck

As a fan of scale realism in the R/C hobby, I love to see new models appear that are rich in details and visual flair. What makes these elements more appealing are when they’re packaged in a small-scale setup (simply because you don’t see many of those models on the market). Along with the WPL…

Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren F1 GTR MR-03 RS

Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren F1 GTR MR-03 RS

If your small-scale R/C appeal centers around on-road vehicles, chances are, you’ve taken a look at Kyosho’s Mini-Z lineup. Between their fun performance and an array of ultra-realistic 1:1 bodies, this 1/27-scale radio-controlled car line is tough to beat. A recent update has given these small-scale machines a new controller pairing, packaging this ready-to-run (RTR)/”Readyset”…

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