Produced and distributed by RadioShack, XMODS RC Cars are 1:28th scale electric radio controlled cars. Fully customizable, XMODS upgrade accessories include body kits, motors, tires and wheels, light kits, and all-wheel drive.At around $40-$50US for each starter kit (car, controller, and a few extra parts/tools) XMODS are more affordable than most hobby-grade RCs but have almost as many features.
Generation 1 XMODS:
- 1965 Ford Mustang - Blue
- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro - Red
- 1997 Toyota Supra - Red
- 2000 Honda Civic Coupe - Black / Blue
- 2003 Acura RSX - Silver
- 2004 Acura NSX - Yellow
- 2003/04 Chevrolet Corvette C5 - Silver
- 2004 Nissan 350Z - Burnt Orange
- Nissan Skyline GT-R V.spec - Black / Yellow
- Subaru Impreza WRX STi - Blue
Street Series XMODS:
XMODS - Toy or Not?:
Younger children would need adult supervision and a lot of assistance with assembly and maintenance/upkeep of hobby RCs. Once they get the hang of it, operation of the XMODS is simple and children 8 and up should have little trouble driving them.
XMODS fall somewhere between toy and hobby. Young teens can assemble them and do some upgrades but pre-teens would probably have a lot of trouble with the tiny parts and little screws.
Costing a lot less than most hobby-grade cars for the basic starter kit, the expense does add up as you acquire more body kits, new tires, motor upgrades, and accessories. Kids and adults could end up spending hundreds on this little "toy" RC if they really get into the XMODS hobby.