Alt.CES: Life-sized R/C VW Bug

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Alt.CES: Life-sized R/C VW Bug

altCES1.jpgFrancisco Fondi, of Hobby Media, sent us news of this wonderful project, by some German mechanics who call themselves The Bug Box. They’re building a life-size replica of the Tamiya R/C Scorcher, released 30 years ago. The original R/C VW Bug model was 1/10th and is probably the bestselling (and one of the most beloved) R/C cars ever produced. The Bug Box staff is also reproducing a 10/1 scale Acoms transmitter (used back in the day to control model cars). The 1/1 Scorcher replica will be exhibited during the next Toy Fair, held in Nuremberg in February.

What this piece doesn’t say is whether the car with actually be a working life-size R/C replica.

Full-size Tamiya vintage radio-controlled car replica

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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