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Pro-Line Christmas ChildWhile the Pro-Line crew might be best known for winning world championships and building uber bash machines like the PRO-MT, they also do a lot of work for charity. Pro-Line employees recently put together a bunch of gift boxes for children in need. They did it through a Samaritan’s Purse program called Operation Christmas Child, and their team topped their goal by putting together 16 boxes this year.

You can participate in the same program to give a child an extra special Christmas, all you have to do is hit up This Link for all the details.

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Carisma GT10DT SaleThe guys over at Carisma wanted us to let you know they are having a sale on their GT10DT. We reviewed the GT10DT about a year ago and it proved that it could take some serious bashing. It comes with brushless power, 4 wheel drive, and is waterproof for bashing on those rainy (or snowy!!) days. If you are looking for a smaller scale bash machine at a good price, hit up This Link over on the official Carisma Facebook Page to find out more details.

Click Right Here to read our review of the Carisma GT10DT.

Asiatees ThanksgivingThanksgiving is all about family, food, and big sales. If you are looking to save some cash on rc parts and hop-ups, the folks over at Asiatees Hobbies are having a Big Thanksgiving Sale. They have special pricing on over 4000 different items and they are also offering free worldwide shipping on all orders over $75. Hit up This Link to get more details.

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Matrixline Mercedes Benz GLK250 BodyYou don’t see a whole lot of Mercedes bodies on the market, but for all you Benz lovers you can get a GLK350 from the folks over at Matrixline RC. They have a pre-painted GLK350 body that is available in black or in grey, fits 195mm touring cars, and is highly detailed for a great scale look. The body and wing is molded from .035″ polycarbonate while ABS is used for the rear view mirrors.

The part number is #PC201308R-1A, they are available right now, and you can get more details over on the official Matrixline Website.

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PPR Reptile Wheel GripsSome people like foam on the wheel of their transmitter, while others like soft rubber (and everyone just plain hates hard plastic). For you rubber fans, Reptile Wheel Grips is having a sale! For a limited time you can get one of their very cool looking grips for the low price of $8.99. Click Right Here to get more information and to see all the different styles that are available.

Click Here to read the BigSquidRC review of the Reptile wheel grips.

INTECH Racing ER-14 BuggyShipping soon is the ER-14 1/10th scale 4wd buggy from Intech Racing. The ER-14 is loaded with carbon fiber goodness, big bore shocks, and even has a center diff. Like some of the other buggies on the market, it can run normal saddle packs or a single shorty LiPO. More details are coming soon on this one, until then you can hit up This Link for a few more pictures over on the official Intech website.

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CRC Xti-WC KitOne of the most popular indoor carpet classes has always been 1/12th scale and now you can own a version of the car that Marc Rheinard used to win the last 12th scale world championship. The CRC Xti-WC is now available for sale and comes with all the latest 12th scale design technology. The WC edition features a new chassis as well as a new U-plate front sub-frame to make it faster, tougher, and easier to drive than ever. The Xti-WC was also designed to be ultra-adjustable to suit both mod or stock racing. You can Click This Link to get more details over on the official CRC website.

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falcon hobby supplyThe fine folks over at Falcon Hobby Supply have a special running right now. By using the code “BigSquid12″ over on their website, you can save an instant 12% off your order. Why should you use Falcon Hobby Supply? For a few reasons actually, they are a supporter of your favorite website (hint, hint, BigSquidRC), they stock loads of surface and air products, plus they are centrally located in good old Springfield Illinois. Another good reason to use Falcon is the fact that they carry the Carisma line of rc products, one of our favorites for bashing. You can get a hold of them the old school way by calling toll free 855-603-2526, or go new school by hitting up THIS LINK to visit their official website.

SWorkz S350 Evo II ProWhat do you do to put out the best car possible? To start, you hire an ultra talented driver (like Atsushi Hara). Then you test, and test, and test some more.

The result of all the testing SWORKz and Hara have been doing is their new S350 Evo II Pro. This is a high-zoot nitro powered 8th buggy kit that is slated to hit stores in 2015. They’ve refined the shocks and optimized the geometry on the suspension, and SWORKz is claiming it will include higher quality parts than the previous model. More details will be released soon, in the meantime you can hit up This Link to check out the official SWORKz website.

Click Right Here to catch up on more SWORKz news on BigSquidRC.

Graupner Ultra Duo Plus 80 ChargerFor all you high power charging enthusiasts, Graupner has a 1000 watt Ultra Duo Plus 80 battery charger. You can charge at up to 20 amps per channel with this beast, and it charges a maximum cell count of 7S LiPO. A high contrast 128 x 64 LCD display with backlighting makes it easy to read, while 20 memory pre-sets make it easy to use.

The part number is #6480, they are street priced at $189, and they are available right now. For more details hit up This Link.

Looking for more information on Graupner? Find it Right Here on BigSquidRC.

VP FuelsWhile it might seem like electric rules right now, every time we go bashing we see people running nitro and gasoline powered cars. No, fuel burning rc cars aren’t as dominant as they once were, but there are still plenty of hardcore bashers that will not bash without the smell and sound of nitro/gas.

Over the last couple of months we’ve been running a lot of VP Racing Fuels in our cars. You may very well already know VP, they are front runners in full size motocross, atv, and drag car racing. We ran a variety of their fuels in vehicles ranging from 10th scale .18 touring cars to 5th scale off-road. What did we learn during our testing?

VP Master Basher Nitro Fuel* We ran the VP Master Basher 20% nitro in several of our test cars. We liked how it performed and how the engines ran with it in the tank. Power seemed great and we didn’t have any issues.

* On the gasoline side of things, VP sells a pre-mix that is great for 5th scalers called Powermix. If you are unsure how much oil to put in your gas, or just want the added convenience of buying a pre-mixed gas/oil blend, this should be right down your alley. We had good luck running Powermix in our HPI 5th scale gas burners.

Overall- we can highly recommend the VP fuels to you. We experienced no problems and all our engines seemed to really like the fuel. Look for VP at your local hobby shop or you can hit up their Official Website for more information.

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Sanwa M12 40th AnniversaryAll you hardcore Sanwa guys should be interested to know there is Limited Edition 40th Anniversary M12 transmitter headed to the market. The 40th Anniversary M12 comes with a special black piano lacquer finish to give it a unique high-end look and each unit has its serial number engraved into a special plate. It also comes with an aluminum steering wheel and drop down plate, and is shipped with 3 receivers. Some of its other highlights include-

* Data logger
* Can connect to PC to store or load model data
* Comes with three different handle inserts
* 128×256 LCD screen
* Ability to update software via USB

To check out the official Sanwa website simply Click Here, or you can hit up This Link to read more transmitter news on BigSquidRC.

5th scale big air backflip videoOur guy Craig “The Uber Ramp Guy” Nelson brought it big time to iHobby this year. Below you’ll find a video showing a couple of things you don’t normally see, a 5th scale monster truck doing a standing backflip and also pulling a massive backflip over the spine ramp at our iHobby demo track. The truck Craig used was a Redcat Rampage MT-e powered by a Castle Creations 2028 brushless motor using a Mamba Monster XL 2 ESC. Check out the video below to see 5th scale electric being taken to all new heights.

Watch More Videos right here on BigSquidRC.

Happy Friday and Merry Halloween, why not check out another Halloween themed TGIF Mystery Link?