My most recent purchase from The Toyz has arrived, I picked up a servo for my Losi Micro SCT. I also wanted to try a couple of body clip options, the Rubber Pull Bent Body Clips and the Silicon Body Clip Leash, but what I was really after was the Hot Racing Carbon Fiber Graphite Battery Hold Down. The Hold Down is sold for the TLR 22 22T 22SCT line, and I have found that it also fits the Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Chassis. I figured I would pick up another one and try it out on the Team Associated B4.2, because the stock Battery Hold Down is a bit of a pain. I prefer the Hot Racing Battery Hold compared to the JConcepts version, simply because I find the thumbs screws to be beefier and easier to work, although I do perfer the size of the JConcepts Hold Down itself. Continue Reading
The latest offering from The Toyz is a stunning piece of work manufactured by Hot Racing. It is a Graphite & Aluminum LCG Chassis for the Losi Micro Rally, Truggy, and SCT 4WD. The light weight durable chassis is made from High quality CNC’d Blue Anodized Aluminum and Graphite. They are available now at a price of $50.99.
After getting two Losi Micro Brushless SCT‘s for my wife and myself, in the last two weeks. This is such a mean joke to play on us.
After trying out so many different vehicles at the HRM RC Meet and Greet, I decided that running RC’s indoors was something I could definitely get into. I went to my LHS and picked up a Losi Micro Brushless 1/24 scale 4wd Short Course Truck. This isn’t new technology, but it is new to me and I can’t express how impressed I am with this little RC. If you are thinking of buying one of Losi 1/24 scale RC’s, spend the extra $40 and get the Brushless version if your budget will allow. You will spend much more money later upgradig your brushed version to a brushless version. The upgrade kit will cost you around $94.99.
The Toyz are raffling off a new factory sealed Axial SCX10 Jeep Rubicon 4WD RTR which includes free shipping. This raffle special is because the funds will go to support Cancer research. RJ the owner of The Toyz is taking on The Big Climb to show support for his Father-In-Law who was diagnosed with Cancer last year. The Big Climb raises money to help Conquer and Cure Leukemia & Lymphoma. Tickets cost $5.00 each and you can buy as many as you want. As long as you are on earth, you are eligible. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphona Society.
Get your tickets and complete details at TheToyz: BIG CLIMB RAFFLE.
I stumbled cross this raffle because I was going to buy some parts from Continue Reading
Here is a chance to offer your input in the design and direction of aftermarket RC parts. The Toyz are asking the general public what parts they would like to see made first for the Latrax Rally, due to the fact they have a parts supplier asking them. If you have an idea now would be a good time to voice your opinion.
It is not really the Head of Development for Latrax, but still nice to know you could have some input.
Check out the Toyz on Facebook for more details.
TheToyz.com is not taking the weekend off, providing us with a weekend teaser. It looks like they are going to start selling their own version of a chassis shroud. According to their Facebook page, “Coming soon The Toyz Elite Series Shrouds. (Pictured Slash 4×4 but also works with LCG chassis for Rally)”. Details at this point are few, no word on price, or if they will be made for other vehicles, or when they will be available. Now that’s a teaser.
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The zipper reminds me of the Dusty Motors version and really make battery changes easy. When we find out something, we will pass it along.
In the meantime, you can read our previous post on Chassis Shrouds. HERE
I have become pretty frustrated with the Velcro battery hold down straps that came with my TLR22 SCT. When the straps get dirty or a couple of months old, they do not do the job well. I have lost batteries mid race, I have had to go walk, pick up my battery pack and truck and make the walk of shame back to the pits. I now see that the straps are stretching, making it very difficult to get a good hold on the battery even when clean.
In my search for a solution I looked at the Exotek Strap and Battery Hold Set. This is a very nice looking piece of gear and I am very happy with my Exotek 22 Conversion Kit, but the price seemed a little high at $29.95 and after I saw $20.00 for shipping to Canada, I decided that $50 to my door was too much to spend. My next stop was TheToyz.com where I found the TLR 22 22T 22SCT Carbon Fiber Graphite Battery Hold Down. This carbon fiber piece is made by Hot Racing and has a price of $17.88. It uses thumb screws and allows me to get rid of the Velcro straps. It was delivered to my door for a total price of $23.00.
This was very easy to install even though it came without instructions. It is a nice looking and seems to be a well made piece, but more importantly, it does a great job of holding my batteries in place. I am so happy with it, that I have also ordered another one for my 2wd Slash that has the Pro-Line LCG, it will fit on that chassis as well. That is correct, it will fit on the Pro-Line Pro2 LCG.
The Toyz has some pretty slick new releases for the month of July. We are going to take a look at some of the accessories for 1/10 scale Crawler and Trail vehicles.
The Camo Black Sleeping Bag is approx. 1 3/4″ X 1/38″ and it even unrolls to 3 1/2″ X 7 1/2″. Although designed for Axial AX10 SCX10 Wraith we are sure these will show up in other vehicles, as people in the Crawler and Trail community are pretty creative.
A realistic looking Bag of Charcoal. This takes me back to my childhood, before propane BBQ’s. A match, some starter fluid and Dad yelling stand back. Ah good times.
The Blue Igloo Ice Chest Cooler. The top even comes off of this thing. It is approx. 2″ X 1 1/2″ and even comes in red.
FYI, We have made many purchases from TheToyz over the years and I have never had a problem. Great service, fast shipping and a reasonable price.
For those of you tired of cleaning dirt out of your chassis after a good bashing session, Dusty Motors out of Europe have released a new version of their popular chassis shroud for the Traxxas 1/10 Rally. Dusty Motors makes shrouds for Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL, Slash 4×4, Slash 2WD, E-Revo/Summit, E-Maxx, 1/16 scale models and Rustler/Bandit. This cover is neat because it has a zipper on the top that allows for easy access during a battery change. Dusty Motors are relatively new to the market, but they are quickly gaining market share because of products like this one. The best part is Dusty Motors shrouds are now available in North America at US reseller The Toyz.
If you are considering a shroud, make sure you check out Outerwears, they are the original manufacturer of Pre-Filters and Shockwears. They have incorporated the knowledge they gained when they needed a away to keep the Air filter and engine clean during off road racing, and have applied it to various RC applications. They have products for different makes and models of RC vehicles. Outwears products are made in the USA.
Messing around with body clips, can be a real pain. Just about everybody has some kind of trick, associated with body clips. Some use body clip leashes, some use body clip pulls and some just bend them.
Finally, we are starting to see more options come into the market. More recently we had the Pro-Line Extended Body Mounts, this system uses a hefty looking thumb screw.
Today we are showing you a newer system from The Toyz. This system sheds the body clips in favour of magnets. Another benefit to this system is “Body post are no longer visible giving the vehicle more scale look”. These come in silver, blue and black. For more details, hit up Alloy Magnetic Adjustable Stealth Rectangular Body Clip Mount, at The Toyz and check it out for yourself.
These are Online retailers that we have done at least 5 transactions with and never had any issues. They all offer excellent customer support, fast order processing and shipping. This list will increase or decrease overtime depending on our shopping experiences.
Note the locations because it may affect shipping time.
AmainHobbies.com – Chico CA, USA
We have bought from Amainhobbies in the past, in fact, that is where we purchased our Dirt champ Design lap-timer. I have never had a problem, they offer shipping discounts after you reach a certain amount and coupon codes are easy to find. Watch out for Canada Customs on big purchases.
DollarHobbyz.com – Stillwater MN, USA
The price is hard to beat. Some of their stuff comes from vehicles that they purchase as a whole and then part out. This can really save you money if you aren’t caught up in fancy packaging. I have always been very happy with them and their customer service. If your unsure of a purchase, just email them first.
ExotekRacing.com – OCEANSIDE CA, USA
The 22 Steering Conversion Kit was my first purchase from Exotek. I am very happy with the product, but I found the shipping price high. $20.00 for shipping to Canada is a bit steep when you consider the product I purchased.
HobbyKing.com – Hong Kong, with warehouses in Australia, European, UK and USA.
Their shipping is based on weight. They offer a shipping calculator that tells you how much more weight you can add to your package for free. I don’t mind ordering from here, but I have waited as long as a 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Hobby King shipped it quick, the postal services involved in getting it from Hong Kong took their sweet time. I usually order from here in the off season when I am not in rush for anything. Product prices are very inexpensive.
TheToyz.com – Auburn WA, USA
When buying a bunch of parts online, it can get expensive if you need to buy from different stores and/or can’t combine shipping. The Toyz provided a one stop shop for me that saved me money on the products and on shipping. I love buying from these guys.
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