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Traxxas 2018 Nuremburg Toy Fair

3 New Traxxas Vehicles At Nuremburg Toy Fair

Traxxas is not playing around in 2018! Right now our reporter Thomas Wielgomas is over at the Nuremburg Toy Fair checking out 3 big new vehicles from Traxxas. What’s the scoop? First up is the Pro Scale 4wd Unlimited Desert Racer. That beast has some pretty incredible scale detailing and is slated for a price point of around $750-799. Here are [...]

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HPI Racing Ken Block Hoonicorn Review

HPI Racing Ken Block Hoonicorn RS4 Sport 3 Review

From the first time we saw the HPI Racing Ken Block Hoonicorn we were amazed by how it looked. Not only is it a great representation of Block’s full sized car, but it also comes on HPI’s RS4 Sport 3 chassis. After receiving a test unit, we’ve been bashing it non-stop. How well does it hold up? How easy is [...]

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Review – RC4WD Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2 RTR

What happens when RC4WD enters into a partnership with acclaimed full scale off-roader Marlin Czajkowski? The RC4WD Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2 RTR is the result. How does this little ‘yota perform? Read on to find out… From: RC4WD Direct Link: RC4WD Marlin Crawler Trail Finder 2 RTR Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR Age: 14+ 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or Gas: Electric Waterproof: Yes Scale: 1/10 Wheelbase: [...]

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Bash Vehicle of the Year 2017 – #1

Finally, it’s the end of the year, and we get to announce the winner of our Bash Vehicle of the Year Award. Every single year the Big Squid RC crew takes a step back and discusses possible winner. We take the top 5 that we all agree could of been at the top, and then argue for a while over [...]

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Losi Super Baja Rey Review

Losi Super Baja Rey Review

There are a couple of trends that we’ve been seeing in recent years. We’ve been seeing vehicles get bigger and more scale looking. The Losi Super Baja Rey is not only big, coming in at 1/6th scale, but it is also designed to look exactly like a full sized short course race truck. The big Losi also sports serious power [...]

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Review – Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical Unit

Fresh off taking the win in our scaler shoot-out, the Traxxas TRX-4 makes a return with a newer model, the TRX-4 Tactical Unit. How does this militaristic machine stack up? What’s different? Read-on to find out! From: Traxxas Direct Link: TRX-4 Tactical Unit Unboxing Pictures: BSRC Unboxes The TRX-4 Tactical Unit Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR Age: 14+ 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or [...]

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1.9 Scale Crawler Shootout is Here!

We are finally done, and the 1.9 Scale Crawler Shootout is ready for your reading enjoyment. The vehicles that participated in the shootout are the Vaterra Ascender, Traxxas TRX-4, RC4WD Trail Finder 2, Redcat Everest Gen7, Axial SCX-10, and HPI Venture. We have posted up reviews of all these vehicles and they have all proven to be awesome trucks, but [...]

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ARRMA SENTON 4x4 MEGA Review

ARRMA Senton 4×4 MEGA SCT Review

New from ARRMA is a pair of affordable trucks in their Mega line up. Instead of 2wd, the new trucks are all wheel driven, thus making them easier to drive off-road. We’ve been testing one of the trucks, the Senton 4×4 Mega for several weeks now. With ARRMA’s great reputation and a truck loaded with features, we couldn’t wait to [...]

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Event Coverage – Monster Truck A-Palooza

Did you miss the bash event of the year? Well this time we will show you what you missed, but next time we expect to see you there! Of course I’m talking about the Pro-Line Racing / Big Squid RC Monster Truck A-Palooza! The big highlight of course was the live reveal of the Pro-MT 4×4 truck. We can’t thank [...]

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Futaba 7PX Review

Futaba 7PX Radio Review

While RTR radios have come a long ways in the last decade, there is nothing like owning a truly high-end transmitter. High-end units not only come with a lot more features than RTR units, but they are also faster and capable of taking your driving to another level. Recently the Futaba 7PX started shipping to consumers across the globe. Futaba has [...]

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Pro-Line PRO-MT 4x4 Review

Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4 Monster Truck Review

A few years ago Pro-Line made huge news by releasing their very first truck, the PRO-2 SCT. Shortly on the heals of the PRO-2 was the PRO-MT, a truck that went on to become a Bash Vehicle Of The Year winner. Always a company to push the limits of technology, Pro-Line made huge news again this year with the announcement [...]

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2018 ARRMA Typhon Review

ARRMA 2018 Typhon BLX Buggy Review

ARRMA has done a great job over the years of keeping their product line updated. Recently, ARRMA started rolling out their 2018 model line-up. Their 8th scale line-up received a bunch of updates including a new battery box, various stronger plastic parts, and new rear wings. The 2018 Typhon received all the latest updates to improve on an already potent [...]

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Losi EIGHT-E RTR Review

LOSI 8IGHT-E Buggy Review from Horizon Hobby

Oh yes, 1/8th scale brushless buggies are gnarly beasts. No matter where we go to bash, there are always nuclear fast 8th scalers running around. One of the leaders in 8th scale is Losi. Their full scoot race rigs are well known for winning national titles and for being some of the best handling machines that money can buy. Over [...]

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Review – HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser

The HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser is finally here. Was it worth the wait? Let’s cut to the chase and find out. From: HPI Racing Direct Link: HPI Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser Unboxing: BSRC Unboxes the Venture FJ Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or Gas: Electric Scale: 1/10th Length: 20.7″ (527mm) Width: 9″ (227mm) Height: 9.4″ (238mm) with roof rack, 8.5″ [...]

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Thunder Tiger Toyota Hilux 1/12 Pickup Truck Review

From: Thunder Tiger Direct Link: 1/12th Toyota Hilux Pickup RTR Review By: Doug Welker Photography By: Doug Welker Specs: RTR or Kit: RTR 2wd or 4wd: 4wd Shaft or Belt: Shaft Electric or Gas: Electric Scale: 1/12th Length: 372 mm Width: 177.8 mm Wheelbase: 225mm Weight: 2.4 lbs with included battery Motor: Brushed 380 Size Speed Controller: WP-1040 Low Voltage Cut-off: Yes Radio: 2.4 ghz TF-3 Differentials: Locked Shocks: Friction Servo Saver: Yes Screws: Metric/Hex Tires: Thunder Tiger Battery: 850mah Li-Ion 7.4V Part Number: T6603-F132-A1 Warranty: “Thunder Tiger Corporation guarantees this [...]

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