LIVE at the Nürnberg Toy Fair, with Ken Block's Full-Size Car!

Thu, 29th January 2015

We're live at the Nürnberg Toy Fair, in Nürnberg, Germany, the largest toy fair in the world! Officially named Spielwarenmesse but better known as just the 'Nürnberg (or Nuremberg) Toy Fair', the annual trade show features over 2700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries, more than 1 million products and 75,000 visitors over the 7 days of the show. Spielwarenmesse is open only to industry and trade professionals, so the only people in the building are the media, dealers, distributors and other companies like HPI. 

For more than a decade, HPI has been exhbiting at the show, displaying our latest products, and for 2015 the game plan is the same: show off our newest, hottest stuff for distributors to order through the rest of the year. 

This year, we've got a ton of new stuff, and we'll be going through them all!

First up, we brought Ken Block himself onto the stand - or, at least his latest Gymkhana GRiD Ford Fiesta ST RX43 racer, featuring the eye-catching "Digital Zebra" livery! The full-size car, which has been actually driven by Ken himself, is direct from Ken's garage and has been a show-stopper, with hordes of people gathering around to get pictures of it, pictures with it, and to check out the 3 newest Ken Block replica cars HPI will have available soon! The Gymkhana GRiD Ford Fiesta ST RX43 will be available soon as a nitro-powered WR8 3.0, electric WR8 Flux and 1/18th scale Micro RS4!

Watch Ken introduce his signature WR8 with its Digital Zebra Gymkhana GRiD livery on US TV!

Check out the details of the newest Ken Block replica cars below, check out the HPI Facebook page and come back to hpiracing.com for detailed information about all the newest and upcoming HPI Racing releases!

 

#114187 KEN BLOCK FORD FIESTA ST RX43 WR8 3.0 RTR

The easy-to-use and powerful Nitro Star G3.0 engine pushes this 1/8th scale replica of Ken's Gymkhana GRiD ride to awesome speeds thanks to its all-aluminum construction and 32,000 max RPM! The WR8 3.0 chassis is based on the Bullet 3.0 monster truck so it's extra-tough and able to take the rigors of on- and off-road stunt driving, hooning and rallycross racing in its stride and never miss a beat! With sealed bevel gear differentials front and rear, 4WD shaft drivetrain, dual disk brakes and full set of sealed ball bearings, the WR8 3.0 is ready for anything! The WR8 3.0 is also fitted with a 2.4GHz radio system which features a waterproof SF-10W steering servo, a failsafe-enabled receiver protected by a waterproof case, and the fully-featured TF-40 transmitter!

The WR8 3.0 is crammed with awesome features that enhance its durability anywhere you want to take it, including a high ground clearance, skidplate, foam front bumper, optimized rally-style suspension geometry, shock debris guards, mud deflectors on the chassis and much more. It's the ideal machine to race your friends on multi-surface tracks and rally surfaces, or anywhere you like! Check out the First Look page here!  

 

 

 

 

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Check out the First Look page here!  

 

#114183 KEN BLOCK 2014 FORD FIESTA ST RX43 WR8 FLUX RTR

Underneath the replica Ken Block Ford Fiesta ST RX43 body, the WR8 Flux chassis is based on the Bullet monster truck, which means it's massively tough and can take a real beating on- or off-road! The WR8 Flux is powered by a massive 4000KV brushless motor and waterproof 3S-capable speed controller, delivering power through the same tough bevel gear differentials and fully ball bearing-supported 4WD shaft drivetrain of the Bullet monster truck. Combine this with WR8 rally-style suspension geometry, custom-designed shock towers and dampers and extra-thick sway bars for extra control! Top it off with tarmac rally tires and replica fifteen52 TurboMac and Turbo-Fan wheels and you've got an instant head-turner in your hands!

The WR8 is crammed with awesome features that enhance its durability anywhere you want to take it, including a high ground clearance, skidplate, foam front bumper, optimized rally-style suspension geometry, shock debris guards, mud deflectors on the chassis and much more. It's the ideal machine to race your friends on Gymkhana-style courses and multi-surface tracks, or anywhere you like!

Like all HPI Racing RTR (Ready-To-Run) cars, the WR8 Flux is completely pre-built: all you have to do is open the box, install the batteries and you are ready for awesome stunt action! 4 AA alkaline HPI Plazma batteries are included for the transmitter, all you have to provide is a 2S or 3S LiPo battery for the car, plus a LiPo charger. 

 

#114192 KEN BLOCK 2014 FORD FIESTA ST RX43 MICRO RS4 RTR

HPI's latest Ken Block car is the Gymkhana GRiD Ford Fiesta ST RX43, featuring the jaw-dropping "Digital Zebra" look, and in February it will be available in Micro RS4 form for awesome micro-scale fun and excitement!

The 4WD 1/18th scale Micro RS4 is perfect for shredding tires inside and outside, with a high-powered motor driving all four wheels and coil-over shocks providing smooth power and excellent control. This Ready To Run kit features a highly detailed scale replica Ken Block body and replica fifteen52 TurboMac and Turbo-Fan wheels for an awesome scale look wherever you drive!

The HPI Micro RS4 is powered by an HPI 180-size motor and features an electronic speed control, full time 4WD belt drive and waterproof steering servo. It's ready to blast down the road just like Ken Block's full sized Ford Fiesta ST RX43 from the world-famous Gymkhana videos!

 


Kevin Murphy and Jason Maloney of CVR Global LLP and Kevin Brown of Kevin Brown Advisory Limited were appointed as Joint Administrators to manage the affairs, business, and assets of the Company on 1 April 2019.
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