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Every week we feature a different shop that sends in a photo with the Big Squid RC Monthly in it. This one comes from Hobby Express in Pennsylvania! This looks like the place to go for Axial vehicles for sure! Thanks for sending in the picture!

We have recently updated the Monthly page with more hobby shops! Click over to the Big Squid Monthly Page to find a shop near you! We are updating this page constantly. If you do not see your shop on the list, make sure to let them know they need to carry it!

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We just did a quick update to the location page of where you can find the Big Squid RC Monthly. Every week we feature a different shop that sends in a photo with the publication in it. This one comes from Urban RC in Oklahoma ! You can see both issues of the monthly in front of the register and a serious parts wall in the back.

Click over to the Big Squid Monthly Page to find a shop near you! We are updating this page constantly. If you do not see your shop on the list, make sure to let them know they need to carry it!

Looks like the monthly is expanding out of the US pretty quickly, just added more Canada and Australia stores! They will be on the list for the next shipment.

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We finally have hoodies in stock, and figured why not celebrate with having a Cyber Monday sale!

The new hoodies normally cost $40, but today we are selling them at $30! T-shirts are normally $25, and today they are $20! Both t-shirts AND hoodies will also come with a free set of stickers! If you have been waiting to order a shirt, or want to stay warm in a new hoodie, today is the day to order!

Head on over to the Big Squid RC Store for the Cyber Monday deals!

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Just a reminder, the latest Big Squid RC monthly has hit hobby shops! Every week we will feature a different shop that sends in a photo with the publication in it. This one comes from Dan’s Crafts & Things in New York!

We have heard that a LOT of shops are planning Black Friday Sales, so why not head over to your local shop tomorrow and see what they have for you! Who know’s, maybe that body you have been wanting will be 50% off, or that set of tires, or maybe even a whole vehicle!

I happen to know first hand the HobbyTown’s in the Chicago area have some pretty good deals going on, but many stores do. If you are too full of Turkey, at least give them a call and see what deals they have.

Click over to the Big Squid Monthly Page to find a shop near you! We are updating this page constantly. If you do not see your shop on the list, make sure to let them know they need to carry it!

Let us know if you get any good deals!

From our family to yours, Have a great Thanksgiving!

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As Cubby mentioned this morning, our second issue has shipped! We can’t thank the hobby shops for all their support! The list is growing every day, and it’s actually a little overwhelming. As you can see, next month we are going to need a van to get to the post office!

mail_bagAfter a few trips into the post office with a dolly full of boxes, the guy behind the counter offered up their cart! This saved a ton of time, but the look on his face when we walked back in was like ‘uh-oh’. LOL

Expect them to hit shops Tuesday/Wednesday depending where you are at in the country compared to Chicago. Australia, Japan, Europe and Canada may take a little longer.

Click Right Here to see what shops are carrying the new monthly. If you are a hobby shop owner, click that link to see what information you need to send over. The list isn’t complete, but we are doing our best to keep up with the additions, so if you have sent us your information in the last week, and your shop isn’t up there yet, hang tight.

Thanks again to all the hobby shops for their support!
Show them a little love and stop in this week!

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Happy Halloween! As your treat this week, we give you a new SquidInk! Sadly, we hear about this scenario all the time. Support your local shops guys!

Remember you can click the pic above for the full size art! Don’t forget to hit those share buttons to show your friends and shops your support!

Enjoy!

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We are putting the finishing touches on the second issue of the Big Squid RC Monthly! We recently updated the monthly webpage with locations of hobby shops that will be carrying (Or are already carrying) our print edition. Is your local shop on the list? If not, make sure to drop in, call them, whatever it takes to let them know they need to sign up. It’s free for them and FREE for you!

Click over to the Big Squid Monthly Page to see if you can pick up a copy soon. We still have a bunch to type in, but wanted to do a quick update. We will be updating the page often as shops roll in, so make sure you check back.

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Nothing like a new SquidInk to carry us through the weekend! This one strikes the funny bone on a few levels! You have to love the old school and new school of RC.

Remember you can click the pic above for the full size art in all it’s glory, and hit those share buttons to show your friends.

Enjoy!

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Big Squid RC 10 Year Anniversary Bash

I’d like to thank everyone who came out to our 10th Anniversary Bash event this past weekend to show their support and have a fun day of bashing! We had a record turnout of entries and spectators! Every time I’d look up from announcing the play by play for one of the events, the amount of people standing and watching was staggering. We had almost 50 individual entries with over 130 vehicles! And here I was worried there would be leftovers from that giant cake! That thing was gone in minutes! We had people from 4 surrounding states that I know of, there may of been more! Thanks for making the long drive!

The obstacle course event ran a little longer than expected, but that was mostly due to us never having run that many entries before. We will be better prepared for next time, thanks for your patients. The great thing about our location was people waiting on the next event could run on one of the available tracks so there didn’t need to be any downtime. Sadly, our Sumo Table was left in the wrong place at the wrong time, and got broken beyond repair shortly before the event was supposed to start. Doh! The figure 8 and demo derby events were not only a blast to watch, but the amount of carnage was cringe worthy. Congrats to Xerxes who won BOTH demo derby events that started with over 20 vehicles! He is on everyone’s radar for the next one. The long jump event was a blast as always, with people going HUGE! The amount of landed back flips was an impressive number for sure.

One of the highlights of the bash was the money we raised for charity. All proceeds after the track rental fee’s are going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Between the entry fees, raffle tickets and auction we raised $1038! That’s One Thousand Thirty Eight Dollars! Thank you all!

I’d like to thank the Big Squid RC Crew for help making it all possible! Everyone had multiple jobs to make sure things went smooth, from setting up the events to entries and organization! Thank You to Kevin ‘Tomato Sauce’, Tim Mohr, Bill ‘Wrench’, Tiffany, 3DBill, and Adam the Intern!

We would like to thank our prize sponsors:
Hobbico and Futaba for the Futaba 4PX, T-Shirts, and other small items.
Pro-Line Racing for the awesome bodies, pit mats, t-shirts, glue and stickers.
Axial Racing for the incredible opportunity to give away the first Axial Yeti XL to a consumer! (Congrats Adam B!)
RPM for the Chrome Engines, camber gauges, parts trays, Banner and all sorts of other miscellaneous stuff.
Team KNK for the hardware kits and t-shirts.

I had so many people come up to me during and after the event to thank me for everything that we are doing for the RC community, and it really means a lot! It’s great to hear stories about how someone found our site, and our articles got them back into rc, or how our reviews influenced their last few vehicle purchases and they couldn’t be happier! We really love meeting and hanging out with all the fans, and hopefully we can do this more often in the coming years!

Special thanks to Leisure Hours Raceway and their crew for letting us host the event at their location. They were very helpful and accommodating with anything we needed. It was great to be able to take some of the events inside and get out of the cold Chicago weather.

Ok, enough chit-chat, this isn’t a Cub Report! :) Press the Read More button for a ton more photos from the day.
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Woo Hoo! It’s time for another edition of SquidInk! This one gets a little deep while tying in some recent headline news. We will see who gets it, or if we need to keep it to tree and porta-poty destruction. :)

Don’t forget to click the pic above for the full size if you can’t see the text that well, and hit those share buttons to show your friends.

Enjoy!

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Just a quick reminder, our 10th Anniversary Bash is THIS SUNDAY! Click that link for details!
In case you haven’t heard, we are giving away an AXIAL YETI XL! That’s right, you could win one and be driving it weeks before just about anyone else on the planet! How awesome right? We will also have a Futaba 4PX in the raffle, and a TON of other awesome prizes from Pro-Line, RPM and more!

For all the details CLICK HERE! Hope to see you there!

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It’s time for another edition of SquidInk! Not that we see a lot of porta potty destruction, we have run into a few of them. (Wrench, I’m looking at you!) It’s also amazing the amount of people we see texting while trying to drive their RC. Seriously, put the phone down!

Don’t forget to click the pic above for the full size if you can’t see the text that well.

Enjoy!

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First Pro-Line Pro-MT Owner
Doesn’t the young man in the picture above look happy? He sure does, he is the first owner in the entire world of the new Pro-Line Pro-MT monster truck. We ended up giving away a second Pro-MT as well, you can see its happy owner in the second gallery below.

We were very fortunate to be able to give a lot of cool gear this year at iHobby. We would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Pro-Line for letting us debut and give away the first two Pro-MTs off the production line. Our full review of the Pro-MT goes up Tuesday October 14th.

We would also like to thank ARRMA for letting us give away a Fury and a Vorteks. Big thanks go out to the folks over at Dromida who hooked us up with numerous Ominus quadcopters, and to Axial for letting us give away one of their Ram trucks. More thanks go out to Heli-Max for the 230Si quads we gave away and to Kyosho America for the Mad Bug. Estes let us give away a bunch of their Proto-X quads, they might be tiny but they sure put a huge smile on peoples faces.

Congrats to all our winners at iHobby, next up is giving away a brand new Axial Yeti XL at our 10 Year Anniversary Bash in Joliet Illinois on October 19th. If you want be the first person in the world to own the Yeti XL, join us at our biggest bash ever for a chance to win! We will also be giving away one of the super high-end Futaba 4PX transmitters along with tons of swag!

Click Here for more iHobby 2014 news.