Saturday, November 22, 2008

micro buggy...

As you know I bought an rc truggy recently. While researching on what to invest in, I came across micro buggies. They were from Takara Tomy under their Q-Steer series, which are micro rc vehicles. Its actually a collaboration effort between Tamiya and Takara Tomy to create micro scaled replicas of Tamiya's infamous offroad buggies. It comes with proper suspension and a slightly more powerful motor.

The moment I saw it I had to get my hands on one. I read online that they were rather hard to come by in Malaysia as they came in limited supply but that didn't deter me. Today I headed out to 1Utama to check out Toys R Us. Sadly none there. Then I went straight into Jaya Jusco's toy section and lo and behold, there was ONE box left! :D

It wasn't really the model I wanted but hey beggars can't be choosers right?! So now I am a proud owner of The Frog micro buggy (RM59.90). Damn this baby can run and its fun to ride em' all over the room. The added suspension helps as it can run on my bed or keyboard without issues. Hehe. I know I know I sound like a kid. :P

To give you a little perspective on how small this bugger is. Ain't it cute? LOL. If only I can get my mates to all get one then we can be racing about in office or something. Great way to release stress I tell ya! ;)

Friday, November 21, 2008

another rush...

Sigh. Looks like another round of long hours, stressful moments and moodiness on the way. We are going live this Monday and we barely have a handful of days left to get ready. A freakin' rush job that we aren't even allowed to voice out.

Anyhoo that is work life right. Just hope it will go by smoothly and I will be allowed to take my planned holiday at Ruby's Resort, Cherating come Thanksgiving. Been really looking forward to it.

Wish me luck folks! ;)

Friday, November 14, 2008

hbx springbok-x...

I couldn't wait. It was bothering me day and night. I just had to get one! So today I went down to Ikano Power Center and into RC Planet. Looked around a bit at all the options and finally settled on what I was planning to get. A grey/orange HBX Springbok-X 4WD Truggy which cost me RM399.

It was actually a toss between this and a 1/10th scale Kyosho Lazer ZX5 which cost RM850. Uha. 2 times the price. Decision was down to the fact that I won't be playing this much and more like to pass time and release tension. Hence would be wise not to plonk down too much money into it. Hehe.

Haven't fully played the truggy yet but the test drive at the shop was amazing. Didn't expect it to run that fast. Worth the money I would say especially for a part time hobby. Can't wait for tommorrow when I can tear it up outside. :D

Sunday, November 09, 2008

rc itch...

I know I know. What now?! LOL. Sorry folks but I've got a new itch and its to get myself a radio controlled (rc) vehicle. Moving more towards a buggy as I want to play it outdoors but the touring cars are pretty neat. Hmmm...

Its been a long time since I last played remote control cars but suddenly I feel like getting one for myself. The last one I owned was a 1:10 scale electric powered Tamiya Calsonic Nissan Primera back in 1991 or so. Had to build that car from scratch and it was a proud moment when it finally ran. Sadly though I was rather young and it got damaged running on our roads. Never figured out how to fix it, neither had the money so the car went into cold storage. Its actually still sitting pretty in my cupboard. Unfortunately none of the electric parts or radio control works while the batteries are dead. Its too old to rebuild as parts are hard to come by.

I don't really have time to build a car from the ground up so am looking for a Ready to Run (RTR) kit. Gonna stick to electric powered as the nitro ones are rather pricy to buy as well as maintain. Although those buggers can really fly! Now its more about how much should I really invest. LOL. I know this hobby ain't gonna last long so it doesn't sound right to plonk down much. Am still researching on the brands and what scale I should get. Its between 1:18 to 1:16 or 1:10. Although the latter is too big for my purpose.

Below are some models that I am currently drooling over. ;)