February 3, 2012

Toy Fair 2012 – AKA

Joel Johnson from AKA showed us around the new releases from the American company, with a focus on updating the truggy line of tires. Making its debut here is the all new Impact pattern for truggy, a popular tire for them in buggy, they expect this to be the go to tire in the truck class. The iBeam, Cityblock and Gridiron truggy tires all have been updated with the thread being more compressed onto the running surface making for smaller but more densely packed pins, giving them the Evo title. The idea is to decrease the wear and the update will also make the car more lively to drive.

The truggy line also get the Evo wheel, which was introduced at the Worlds in 2010, the disc design and will also feature the internal stiffener which also doubles up to prevent dirt build up in the wheel.

For the 1/10th electric offroad line there is a new 2wd front ground red insert which helps the tire maintain its shape for longer, while regular open cell inserts will loose their shape after only one run compared to 3 or so runs with these. Suitable for indoor tracks. There is also a new rear Vector tire pattern, which wasn’t on display, joining the already available front 2wd and 4wd tires.

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