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Dromida DB4.18 Desert Buggy Review

Dromida DB4.18 1/18th Desert Buggy Review

There are plenty of good reasons to buy an 18th scaler, but most people buy them because they are so affordable and typically hard to break. Dromida has sold boatloads (literally) of 18th scalers over the last couple of years and recently we got a chance to test out their new DB4.18 Desert Buggy. Is the DB4.18 a good noobie [...]


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Carisma 1/24th GT24B Buggy

As you can see in the picture above, our European correspondent Igor is having a great time at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. One of his latest discoveries is the new 1/24th scale GT24B from our friends at Carisma. The GT24B should be big news for small scale fans as it comes standard with 4wd and a LiPo battery. A 2.4GHz [...]


HPI Baja Q32

HPI Racing Q32 Baja Buggy Now Shipping

HPI Racing wanted us to let you know that their 1/32 scale Q32 Baja Buggy is hitting hobby shops right now. The tiny Q32 is a good size for indoor winter driving at a very affordable price point. The Q32 comes with a full size transmitter, it has replacement and option parts available, and comes with proportional steering to make [...]



Killerbody Warrior 1:28 Scale 4WD – First Look

We have actually seen the 1/28th scale Warrior from Killerbody a few times over the last few months at various events, but only now were we actually able to borrow one of the prototypes for a few weeks and give it a good run. Before we always had to be ‘careful’ with it. This time around we were hitting other [...]


Recession Raceway!

Being a scale guy I am sucker for detail and something out of the box with amazing details is anything and everything  Mini-Z! So having this bug I have been spending some time over at Hobby Town Orland Park on the track they have set up and met the proprietors of Recession Raceway. Tom, Joe and Paul not wanting to [...]



Atomic Aluminum Wheels for the Kyosho Mini-z Moto – Review

I received a set of Atomic’s new wheels for the Mini-Z Moto. I hadn’t put much thought around it but I realized that these are in fact aluminum wheels while the stock Mini-z Moto wheels are cast out of a heavier metal. On a Mini-Z, switching to an aluminum wheel you rarely end up saving weight. Would the weight savings [...]


Jared Tebo Edition Kyosho Mini-Z Buggy

New Jared Tebo Edition Lazer ZX-5 Mini-Z Buggy

One of the biggest names in the entire world of rc is Jared Tebo. For all you Tebo fans out there, Kyosho America has just announced a new Tebo Edition of their Lazer ZX-5 Mini-Z Buggy. Features of the new Kyosho Tebo buggy include- Full time shaft drive 4wd Oil filled shocks 2.4GHz Radio gear FET Speed control amp Lazer Mini Z buggy body in [...]


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Building the Mini-Rossi - Modding the Kyosho Mini Z Motorcyc…

Well to say that I was excited to see that Kyosho was bringing out a Mini-Z Motorcycle would be a major understatement. Then you toss on the layer of details that Mini-Z is known for and that it was going to be a replica of the Yamaha M1 and I pretty much had to buy a bib cuz I was non-stop [...]


Warrior AWD 1:28 racing chassis test footage!

 The Big Squid crew has some exclusive test footage of the new competitor to the Kyosho Mini-z, the Warrior 1:28 AWD racing chassis.  I was lucky enough to receive a test unit and have received permission share the video publicly. Enjoy!


Kyosho MF-015 F1 chassis review

Sometimes people think I’m crazy but I just don’t mind handing over many of my R/C cars to just about anyone.  The beauty of this car alone made most people shy away.  It wasn’t until I told them it was a review car for Big Squid that they’d take the wheel.  Assuring them not to worry if it broke (as [...]



Reflex Racing introduces Team Packages for Mini-z MR-03

  Those who get into Mini-z racing come to understand there are a LOT of options for tuning their cars.  When I visit the local hobby shops the first questions are almost always “I want to buy upgrades for my car, what should I get first?”.  Reflex Racing now answers that question with these Reflex Team Packages and back it up with [...]


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MR-03 chassis to be released in limited edition yellow

Kysoho is going to release their MR-03 in yellow. Limited quantities will be made available but we have confirmed that some will be making it to the U.S. ● You’ll be etting RM, MM, and LM motor pods in the special yellow color   ● Ball Bearing Set ● Rear Oil Shock Set ● Faster motor ● Ball Differential Shaft for LM Also [...]


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Kyosho MF-015 F1 chassis unboxing

I picked up my personal Kyosho F1 this Saturday during a race at HobbyTown USA in Orland Park, IL. The first impressions by all the Mini-z regulars were how awesome the car looked. The scale looks are very impressive in person. The car comes packed with a clear [...]


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New Kyosho Auto Scale releases

The new Auto Scale releases from Kyosho should be arriving in the states in about a month.  We have the Pearl Green Lamborghini Murcirlago LP670-4 SV – Link  White Ferrari 599XX – Link and limited release of the Keihin HSV-010.  This one I’m not sure how many (if any) will make it state side. – Link #gallery-31 { margin: auto; } #gallery-31 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-31 [...]


Kyosho’s next set of Bodies for the new F1 chassis

Kyosho’s next body set for the new MF-015 Mini-Z F1 chassis is the Ferrari F10 platform.  Cars NO. 7 and No.8. So now the two McLarens and these two Ferrari’s and we’ve got 4 of the new F1 cars ready for some racing! Kyosho tends to do a lot with Red Bull licensing so I’m hoping the Red Bull [...]