Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk DT12 Review
Coming fresh off our Sparrowhawk XXT Review it was time to check out the Sparrowhawk DT12. We were interested to see if the 1/12th scale 4×4 DT had any similarities to the XXT, if was as tough, as good in the air, and could it bash with the best of them? Well keep on reading to find out… READ MORE
Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk XXT Review
After witnessing first hand Thunder Tigers impressive and aggressive work on the MT4-G3 Monster Truck, we just had to get our hands on some of their other vehicles and put them to the test. Would the Sparrowhawk XXT live up to it’s big brothers reputation? Would it be tougher than nails and have us all fighting for the controller? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
The folks over at Axial did a great job of teasing the Wraith to the world. It started off as some silhouette shots, then we got bits and pieces of news leaked out. Nobody was 100% sure of what the truck was, or what it was meant to be, but the hype was building. When Axial finally made the ‘official’ announcement, I think both Evan and Jeff were racing to see who could pre-order the truck first, even before posted we posted the press release. After several weeks of beatings what are our thoughts? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
When BigSquid approached me to the do their review of the Helion Animus I jumped at the chance, its not every day a new 18th scaler hits the market these days, nor is it every day when a big name like Gil Losi Jr introduces an entirely new product line. I’ve spent much of my career racing 18th scales for Castle Creations and MaxAmps and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Helion 18SC even if it is not intended for racing. I have been bashing with the BigSquid guys for years now and I thought it was great to see a new 18th scale short course truck made for the bashing crowd. READ MORE
A while back, ST Racing Concepts released their LCG (Low Center of Gravity) kit for the 2WD Traxxas Slash. We got our hands on a kit and have been beating on it at all the local spots for a while now. Does the kit do what it says it will? Will it lower my Slash as well as breathe some new life into my truck? Lets find out… READ MORE
THE Losi 1/10 XXX-SCB (Short Course Buggy) RTR Review
Intro- Yes, I have to admit I’m a biased reviewer on this one folks. When the original gold tubbed RC10 was released I always envisioned the buggy class morphing into something like the Losi XXX-SCB, but for 2 decades it went the way of the Associated B4 and Losi 22. So when news leaked about the Losi SCB I personally saw my “dream” car come true, hence the reason I’m very biased towards it. Of course normally I’m all about objectivity, so I tried my best to review it without bias, but… even I’m not dumb enough to think that was even remotely possible.
Some have regarded the Losi SCB as the most highly anticipated release since the T-Maxx. Others have already deemed it the future of rc. Yet others have said the SCB IS the platform that puts Losi back on top. That is a lot of hype to live up to, does it deliver? With all that said, lets dive in shall we? READ MORE
So we finally got our hands on a early version of the Axial Wraith Rock Racer. They should be shipping to the rest of the world in a few weeks. Out of the box, there were a lot of “oooh’s and aaahh’s” for the details and look. It really does look pretty darn cool in person, and we can’t wait to get it outside! The constant rain and tornado’s around here have been keeping us limited to the office, but that does not mean we aren’t driving it!
Something worth pointing out that we have not seen in any other pictures, even on Axial’s site are the lights. It’s got 4 headlights, two tail lights, and they are not just a bulb. They have a actual housing. Very cool. It’s also a perfect fit for Squiddy who has been driving it around the office all day.
Enjoy the pics!
Axial Wraith Gallery
Axial Wraith Gallery 2
Axial Wraith Gallery 3
Hit the official Axial site for details, and watch for a review coming soon!
So you’ve been bashing and thrashing monster trucks, short course, or 1/8 buggies and truggies, but you’ve grown tired of them and are looking for something different. Thunder Tiger may have what you’re looking for in their new 1/8 scale Go Kart, the KT8. It’s packed with a brushless system for high speeds, but is it durable enough to live up to a basher lifestyle? Click through the break to find out.
Direct Link: Micro Trail Trekker
Review by: Evan
Losi isn’t exactly new to the micro game. From their Micro-T, Micro SCT, Rally, and Micro Rock Crawler, Losi is at the forefront of the mainstream micro market (say that 5 times fast). Earlier this year, Losi released the Micro Trail Trekker, a 1/24th scale vehicle with the performance of a crawler mixed with the scale look of a full-size 4×4. Being a fan of micro vehicles, and a “crawling basher” myself (read, non-serious crawler with no intentions on competing) the Micro Trail Trekker was something I really wanted to review.
Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL Review
Direct Link: Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL
Review by Brian.
When the announcement of the Stampede 4×4 was made, a lot of people’s ears perked up. The stampede has been a long time staple in the Traxxas line up, and to hear that a new Stampede was coming, people couldn’t place their orders quick enough. Is the truck everything people wanted? Continue reading …. READ MORE
Traxxas Monster Jam Replica – Monster Mutt Review
Direct Link: Traxxas Monster Jam Replicas – Monster Mutt
Review by Brian.
When Traxxas announced the Monster Jam Replicas, there were quite a few reactions around the office. I remember telling Cubby that I was going to be driving a monster truck with ears! Cubby just rolled his eyes, and gave me the usual face palm and disapproving head shake. Fine! See if you get to play with the new puppy when it arrives! A few weeks later, we had the Monster Mutt in the office and it was time for testing! Did it win over Cubby’s approval, or has he banished it to the dog house? Keep reading to find out.
THE Futaba 4PL 2.4GHz S-FHSS Review
Direct Link: Futaba 4PL
Review by Cubby
So you (like a lot of people) are in the market for a new transmitter. At the top of your priority list is 2.4Ghz, but you also want a radio that looks modern and feels terrific in hand. Oh and… you aren’t a cheapskate, so you are willing to pay for quality, but you don’t have a Brinks truck full of cash to spend. If that sounds anything like you the Futaba 4PL is certainly one of the units you’ll be researching. How good of a radio system is it? Luckily for you the BigSquid Bash Crew spent weeks testing a 4PL. Without further ado, here’s the scoop….
From: Electrix RC
Direct Link: Electrix Ruckus
Review by Brian
When we first heard about the Electrix brand, it was one of those situations where you knew there was only two possible outcomes. There have been a good handful of companies that have tried to put out a very economical and durable RC, and most seem to fail. Did Electrix pull off a win, or were they going to follow in the footsteps of many.. keep reading to find out.. READ MORE