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Axial Wraith Spawn Kit – the build up

It doesn’t seem like it has been 4 years since the Wraith was released, but here we are in 2015 with the latest 4WD solid axle basher/scaler that has taken the RC world by storm. The Wraith Spawn represents the newest generation of the truck featuring all the latest refinements and tweaks Axial has implemented over the years. This volume [...]


Thunder Tiger Bushmaster

Unboxing – Thunder Tiger Bushmaster 1/8th Buggy

Thunder Tiger has become a well known name in the bashing world. Their incredible MT4 G3 series bash-mobiles caught not only our attention, but also bashers from coast to coast. For 2015 Thunder Tiger announced several new models. We tested their Kaiser eMTA a few weeks ago and recently we received the new Bushmaster. Like the Kaiser, the Bushmaster is [...]


Helion Select Four 10SC

Firelands Group Booth - HobbyTown USA National Conventi…

For the last two days the BigSquidRC Bash Crew has been roaming the halls at the 2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. One of the most important booths at the event was from the Firelands Group. You see, Firelands has multiple different lines ranging from surface to air products, all of which are exclusively available from your local [...]


Unboxing Losi Mini 8IGHT AVC

Unboxing – Losi Mini 8IGHT 1/14th AVC RTR Buggy

While the Losi Mini 8IGHT has been around for years, there is a new version that is hitting the market that comes with AVC Stability Control. After receiving our test unit, we took a bunch of pictures while cracking the box open to let you see what it looks like. We have some special plans for our AVC Mini 8IGHT, something [...]


ECX Ruckus Brushless 4wd Review

ECX Brushless 4wd Ruckus Monster Truck Review

Want to talk about prime bashing machines? Then lets talk about brushless 4wd monster trucks, arguably the premier weapon of choice by backyard bashers across the globe. Today we’ll be talking a good close look at the entry from ECX into that class, the Ruckus Brushless 4wd with AVC from Horizon Hobby. Can it bash with the best of them? [...]



Axial Wraith Spawn – Kit build series

This year marks the 10 year anniversary for Axial Racing and with Axialfest looming in the near future as a celebration for all things Axial we thought why not celebrate the scale movement that this company all but created with a special Wraith Spawn build. We aren’t just going to build up the vanilla truck and tell you about it. (We [...]


Beast 6 x 6 Finished 18

The RC4WD BEAST II 6×6….Continued

Wow it seems like it was winter when I started this project and now that it has some finality to it (I stress the word some), I almost feel like a huge burden has lifted.  These words I clack away at my keyboard are bitter sweet, truth be told I am gonna miss this huge PIMA and am definitely a [...]



Event Coverage – Goat Hill Scale Adventure Challenge

Nestled in the hills of Northwestern Missouri in the outskirts of Independence lies one of the best kept secrets in the world of scale crawlers. Goat Hill R/C Off Road Park is a privately owned scalers playground on the back lot of a goat farm from which the park takes it’s name. Hidden from prying eyes due to dense foliage [...]


TheToyz Hot Racing GPM Axial Yeti XL

Project – TheToyz Axial Yeti XL Mega-Basher

We were blown away by the Axial Yeti XL when we first reviewed it. It was huge, it had incredible scale looks, and it loved to go huge or go home. A few months later we received the kit version and we were further impressed. However, just like every one of you out there, no matter how good a vehicle [...]


Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100

Vaterra 1968 Ford F-100 Pick Up Truck RTR

Bring some serious attitude to your next bash party with the new 1968 Ford F-100 Pick Up Truck from Vaterra. While the F-100 sits on Vaterra’s proven V100-S platform, its main attraction is its aggressive look that is sure to turn heads at your next bash or even when just cruising your cul-de-sac. * Body officially licensed by Ford * Licensed 54mm [...]


Losi TLD SCTE Review

Losi Ten-SCTE Troy Lee Designs RTR Review

If you are into motocross then you already know who Troy Lee is. If not, he is the helmet painter of the stars, known for impeccable custom helmet paint jobs and for very trick motocross apparel. Horizon Hobby teamed up with the Troy Lee Designs motocross/supercross team several years ago, now their collaboration has brought about a special edition Troy [...]


Dromida Brushless Review

Dromida Speed Series 1/18th Brushless 4WD RTR Review

In case you didn’t notice, the original brushed Dromida 18th Scalers flew off the shelves at local dealers. While the originals were fun to drive and held together well, they were missing one thing- big power. To right that situation Dromida has new versions of all their vehicles with Brushless Power Systems. Do the new vehicles give you a true [...]



Review – Pro-Line Destroyer Clodbuster Tires

When it comes to r/c tires, Pro-Line Racing has long been an industry leader. Whether you are a basher or racer they’ve always had the goods. That being said, it’s been many moons since they offered anything for the scale monster truck crowd. That changed a few weeks ago with the announcement of the Pro-Line Destroyer (part # 10114-02 street priced [...]


Brushed 2wd Short Course Truck Shootout Group 2

Brushed 2WD Short Course Shootout is Here!

Finally! We have been talking about doing this shootout for a long time. We have received tons of emails asking us to do it, and it’s finally here! This shootout has the Traxxas Slash vs ECX Torment vs ARRMA Fury vs HPI Blitz! We went with the 2WD Brushed versions of these trucks as we have done other variations in [...]



Drift Itch – Scale Drift Track Build part 4

What’s up gang? Evol checking in again this time with another update on my scale drift track build. So far we have added some nice scale elements from Tetsujin, NZO, and a few choice items from your local DIY store. You can check out those volumes to get caught up on Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3. Up [...]