Hobbytown USA is the largest chain of model and hobby stores in the United States, and every year manufacturers from around the world descend on Lincoln, Nebraska to meet with store owners. While Nebraska is known for its huge grassy plains, every summer it becomes the center of the hobby world during the Hobbytown National Convention!
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Here's some of the kits we'll be talking about at the show...
Venture scale crawler
An all-new platform for scale crawling fanatics, the Venture combines a realistic front-motor position, metal chassis rails and realistic drivetrain with the Toyota FJ Cruiser for a fantastic off-road experience only HPI can deliver! With a licensed replica body that includes front and rear bumpers, mirrors, roof rack and rear tire mount, the Venture brings total scale realism to crawler fans. Underneath the body, the metal chassis rails support a front-mounted motor, central transfer case, telescoping driveshafts and solid axles with metal suspension pieces. Authentically scaled oil-filled shock absorbers and full-time locked differentials work with the tires for confident driving in any off-road environment. Join the Venture Facebook group for exclusive pictures and discussion with other scale crawler fans!
Check out this video of the Venture in action!
Baja Kraken Sidewinder X5 buggy
Teaming up with Kraken RC, HPI is proud to offer the Baja 5B buggy with the Kraken Sidewinder X5 roll cage conversion right out of the box! This amazing kit makes it easy to get one of the most unique looks in large scale RC: the ‘sand rail’ style begs you to take it for huge jumps off monster sand dunes! The Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 is completely pre-built and ready to drive right out of the box – just add fuel for 30-minute runtimes! It’s also completely outfitted with the latest Super Heavy Duty option parts, including driveshafts, front hex hubs and one-piece rear hubs so you can thrash it around the dunes or track as long as you like. Baja 5B and Kraken RC: a partnership made born in the desert and made to drive anywhere!
Baja 5B Kraken TSK-b Class 1
Kraken RC and HPI partner to bring you the awesome Baja 5B TSK-b Class 1 racing buggy! Kraken RC’s super-cool TSK-b Class 1 adds a fantastic-looking roll cage to bring modern desert racer looks and functionality to the large scale Baja 5B. The Baja 5B TSK-b Class 1 is completely pre-built and ready to drive right out of the box – just add fuel for 30-minute runtimes! It’s also completely outfitted with the latest Super Heavy Duty option parts, including driveshafts, front hex hubs and one-piece rear hubs so you can thrash it around the dunes or track as long as you like. Baja 5B and Kraken RC: a partnership made born in the desert and made to drive anywhere!
RS4 Sport 3 Hoonicorn RTR
Ken Block. Gymkhana. Hoonicorn. RS4 Sport 3. Fully detailed replica. That’s all you need to know. Still want more? The thrilling and amazing 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR is arguably the star of the latest Ken Block Gymkhana video, and you can get an authentic 1/10th scale replica version on the latest HPI on-road 4WD chassis, the RS4 Sport 3. The model car even features custom fifteen52 R43 wheels and perfectly scale Pirelli P Zero tires under the flared wheel arches, plus an enclosed full-time 4WD shaft drivetrain with coilover shocks and independent double-wishbone suspension for awesome driving action – all fully built and ready to drive right out of the box!
Check out Gymkhaha 7 right here!
Savage XS Flux Vaughn Gittin Jr. Signature Edition
The Savage XS Flux gets an amazing new look with the awesome Vaughn Gittin Jr. Signature Edition! Taking the cool geometric design from Vaughn’s drift competition livery, the Savage XS Flux adds massive jumps, backflips and more to Vaughn’s repertoire of high-angle drift attacks and awesome sideways action! Behind the fantastic new look, which includes bright green springs and wheels with HB Power Pin tires, the Savage XS retains the composite TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis, 3S LiPo compatibility, waterproof electronics and super-durable drivetrain and suspension that have made the Savage XS Flux the toughest – and fastest! – mini-monster truck in the world!
2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 RS4 Sport 3
Introducing the brand new HPI Racing 2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 RS4 Sport 3! Bringing the awesomeness of Vaughn Gittin Jr’s RTR Spec 5 into your hands in 1/10th scale RC form, the latest RS4 Sport 3 kit is Ready to Rock your RC world! The super realistic Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 body is coupled with a set of replica HRE Tech 7 wheels for over the top scale realism. Under the hood, this 1/10th scale Mustang is equipped with the latest HPI Racing Touring Car chassis, the RS4 Sport 3. With full time shaft driven 4WD, a fully sealed drivetrain, waterproof 2.4 GHz electronics/radio gear, fully independent double wishbone suspension and adjustable oil filled shocks it’s Ready to Rock in any condition.
Watch the full-size Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 playing with its RC mini-me right here!
When you want wheel-to-wheel formula racing action at home, you have to check out the tiny and fun Formula Q32! This palm-sized racer features the look and the styling of classic open-wheel racers combined with the ease of a pre-built and ready to drive rear-wheel drive racing car. Painted in cool retro colors, the Formula Q32 is a great way to get creative and have fun as you make your own grand racing circuit at home: on your dining table, in the kitchen or in your garage – check out the HPI Q-Club for downloadable track pieces! The Q32 features a 2.4GHz controller which doubles as a car charger, foam tires for traction on tile and carpet and RealSteer technology for a real driving experience!
Savage XL Flux
The Savage XL Flux combines the awesome raw power of 6S LiPo brushless power with the stability of a long wheelbase in the legendary Savage HPI monster truck package! The colossally powerful Flux Tork 2200 is ready for all the power you can run through it, and the Flux ELC-6S electronic speed controller is fully capable of up to 22.2 volts of power to let you pull off giant stunts and jaw-dropping speed. Fully equipped with super heavy-duty drivetrain parts, all-metal differentials with machine-cut gears, 2.5mm TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis, 3mm 7075 motor plate and 8mm billet motor clamps, the Savage XL Flux is stacked with options and ready to rock right out of the box!
Savage XL 5.9 2.0
The updated Savage XL 2.0 features a variety of upgrades and changes to one of the most popular Savage monster trucks, making it faster, meaner and even bigger! Underneath the GTXL-1 in a cool new subdued color, the chassis is the same as the colossal Savage XL Octane, with its TVP design, 3-speed Octane transmission, triple brake disc system, a complete set of all-metal Super HD drivetrain parts and the legendary Savage suspension. The brand new F5.9 engine powers the truck for increased acceleration and power to blast over obstacles and the roughest of terrain. The Savage XL 5.9 2.0 is ready to take to the roughest, toughest spots you know for all-day bashing fun!