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Updated BeatBox & KickFlip Models from ECX

Updated BeatBox & KickFlip Models from ECX

Proving that size is no factor in the amount of fun you can have with an R/C vehicle, ECX has updated their BeatBox and KickFlip 1/36-scale vehicles with new graphics, and in one case, a new body type.  Keeping with it’s micro-Monster Truck body style, the BeatBox has received a new coat of paint for…

What was the biggest “small-scale” debut of 2014?

What was the biggest “small-scale” debut of 2014?

With the Christmas holiday in the books (and I hope you all have had a great holiday season so-far) it’s time to close out 2014. Before we greet the new year, what did you see as the biggest, smaller-scale vehicle that was released over this past year? A number of models were released throughout 2014,…

A little bit rock and roll: Reviewing the ECX BeatBox 1/36 Monster Truck

A little bit rock and roll: Reviewing the ECX BeatBox 1/36 Monster Truck

If you read through the near novel-length review of the ECX KickFlip, I thank you. I’ll also give you a bit of a spoiler by saying that this review won’t be nearly as long, but there are some defining differences between the tiny KickFlip buggy and it’s sibling, the BeatBox Monster Truck. In all honesty,…

Unboxing the ECX BeatBox 1/36-scale Monster Truck [Video]

Unboxing the ECX BeatBox 1/36-scale Monster Truck [Video]

Like some brands of potato chips, “you can’t eat just one” and when it comes to small-scale radio-controlled vehicles, that line rings true.  Although I wouldn’t suggest eating these little machines, they are a blast to drive around and the more you can get your hands on, the better. After spending some quality time with…

A Pint-sized Powerhouse: A review of the ECX KickFlip

A Pint-sized Powerhouse: A review of the ECX KickFlip

I have a confession to make. At one time, I was under the impression that the smaller the R/C car was, the less fun it would be. This thinking was based on a childhood of toy-grade vehicles that ran on four AA batteries and weak motors.  They were fun, yes, but as you get older, your…

KickFlip Cleared for Takeoff [Video]

KickFlip Cleared for Takeoff [Video]

It’s been “all KickFlip, all the time” for the past week as I get to know this little R/C car. Last night, I put together a little ramp and decided to see how it would handle when taking on a few jumps and obstacles. Without giving too much away, I had a blast bashing this…

ECX KickFlip 1/36-scale Buggy Unboxing [Video]

ECX KickFlip 1/36-scale Buggy Unboxing [Video]

As soon as the two newest 1/36-scale models from ECX were announced a few months ago, I knew I had to get my hands on one.  The KickFlip and BeatBox look like amazing little machines and should  be great companions as “take anywhere” R/C cars that you can throw into your backpack or messenger bag…

Get to know the heavy-hitters in the world of small-scale R/C

Get to know the heavy-hitters in the world of small-scale R/C

If you’re just getting into the R/C hobby or are looking at adding a few new vehicles to your garage, it’s good to know who’s- who and who makes what.  While there numerous makes and models to choose from, I’ve highlighted a few of the “bigger” names in the small-scale radio-control universe. With prices ranging from…