Larger in size than other models, the Corally’s Asuga XLR is “born to bash” and delivers increased ground clearance, massive suspension travel and oversized components on a completely new chassis that uses the proven, durable, and a 6S-capable drive train system. Offered in both ready to run and rolling chassis versions, this model is destined to reset expectations of what is possible.
Just in time for Christmas Team Associated announced the all-new A550 Rally Car built on a budget friendly Apex2 Sport chassis. This RC car is a beautiful true-to-life scale version of the Group B cars from the golden era of rallying during the 1980s. These cars were some of the fastest, most powerful, and most sophisticated rally cars ever built!
Tamiya released the first photo of Hotshot II Blockhead Motors Edition: a new version of the legendary Buggy Hotshot II which debuted 1991. The original kit is very popular among collectors so if you want to get your hands on this new edition designed by our friend Jun Watanabe is better to pre-order.
FMS has released a 1/12 scale replica of the legendary Toyota FJ45. Back in the 1960s, Jeep’s leading model, the CJ5, was still bathed in the glory of war. The Wagoneer, the originator of luxury SUVs, had made its first sound, Detroit Ford Bronco and Chevrolet Blazer followed. At this time, in the field of the world auto industry, the United States is the undoubtedly leader, and there is nothing else in the field of 4WD off-road vehicles. At the same time, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, at the foot of Mount Fuji, a square and simple off-road vehicle rolled off the Toyota production line, and a legendary story begins here.
The FJ45 pickup is a derivative model with a longer wheelbase and a car hopper on the basis of the FJ40. It was launched in 1963 and integrates the characteristics of low energy consumption and high-cost performance in the Toyota gene. It’s not as ostentatious as an American car, but it’s also very attractive, showing Toyota’s own style.
Bigfoot is a unique form of racing car in United States, which began with the popular pick-up off-road mud racing in the 1980s. This was originally an activity for car enthusiasts to entertain themselves. Off-road driving and dragging usually determined the outcome. The bigger the tires, the better for driving in mud and swamps, and the higher the mud splash, the more excited the audience gets.
Today’s Bigfoot races are usually held in gyms and are divided into three parts: racing, two-wheel tricks, and freestyle performances.
The 1/24 scale Bigfoot model-MAX SMASHER from FMS is build on the FCX24 chassis. The huge hollow tires provide excellent shock absorption. The two-speed gearbox, controlled by the third channel, can not only provide strong torque but also support high-speed off-road driving.
Spain – Every two years, the world’s best drivers gather to crown an IFMAR World Champion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was cancelled, so it has been four years since the last 1:8 World Championship where the Italian young driver Davide Ongaro won his first World Championship in Australia driving his Team Associated buggy. The event returned in 2022 to Spain and Davide won again etching his name in the RC history books (he’s the first driver who won, back to back, two IFMAR world titles! ).