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HPI: Micro RS4 Drift Fail Crew Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

HPI is back!!! The Micro RS4 Drift has always been one of HPI’s most fun and action-packed cars, and now it’s available fitted with the always cool Nissan Skyline GT-R in Fail Crew camo colors, as driven by ‘Mad’ Max Tvardovsky! This is a perfect 1/18 scale version of Max’s own GT-R completely wrapped in its green and brown camo-style Ciay.

HPI: Micro RS4 Drift Fail Crew Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

Fail Crew members take part in all major world drifting series, such as Drift Allstars, Russian Drift Series, Eastern Europe Drift Series, and make it to the podiums, or at least prizes, most of the time.

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KYOSHO: MINI-Z 4×4 Readyset SUZUKI Jimny Sierra

Germany – At the Spielwarenmesse Kyosho revealed the MINIz 4×4 Readyset Jimny Sierra replica. This off roader popularity is earned through a commitment to functionality and performance. The 1:18-scale MINI-Z 4×4 Readyset accurately recreates the signature features of this very popular compact Japanese 4X4 truck, like the unique square body shape and the bold wheel flares over the generous wheel wells.

Check the video below.

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Mini-T 2.0

As anticipated a few days ago, Losi have introduced their new 1/18th Scale Mini-T 2.0 2WD Stadium Truck Ready-To-Run. The legendary Mini-T is back with modern technology, features and options we could only dream of back in the day. The chassis uses suspension geometry updated from the TLR 22 platform and waterproof electronics with a 2.4Ghz radio system.

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LaTrax Desert Prerunner

Traxxas has published a new video to introduce two new colours of their LaTrax Desert Prerunner. The model is a 1/18th Scale fully assembled truck with a 2.4GHz radio system, iD 7.2v NiMH battery and AC wall charger. The chassis uses four-wheel shaft drive with metal gear differentials and features a waterproof electronic speed control and 370 class brushed motor. Below the video, all the features and the images of both body shells.

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traxxas valentino rossi vr46

Last month we published the scoop about the collaboration between Traxxas and Valentino Rossi. The American brand sponsored the Italian pilot at the Rally dell’Autodromo di Monza (held in Italy from December 6 to 9).

The Traxxas VR46 line will feature three different model: a 1/10 scale replica of the Ford Fiesta ST Rally drived by Valentino, a smaller Latrax 1/18 replica and a custom Slash: and now we can admire these models in a couple of videos that Traxxas have just published on Youtube.

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AWS DeepRacer: Amazon's autonomous 1/18th scale race car

Last week Amazon, the e-commerce giant founded by Jeff Bezos, announced the all new AWS DeepRacer: a 1/18th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive car, complete with a new racing league (“The world’s first global autonomous racing league, open to anyone”). What exactly is this scale car from Amazon? First, it’s autonomous, and there isn’t a radio control. So how people will compete? Simple, young coders can develop the program that will drive the car: the AWS DeepRacer is a scale car designed to get customers to adopt reinforcement learning.

AWS DeepRacer: Amazon's autonomous 1/18th scale race car

The DeepRacer is controlled by an Intel Atom processor (that runs Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Robot Operating System, and the Intel OpenVino computer vision toolkit) and mounts a 4 megapixel camera with 1080p resolution, WiFi board and multiple USB ports.

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