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HobbyTown USA at iHobby 2013

Our favorite chain of hobby shops is HobbyTown USA and they have a nice booth at iHobby this year. Their booth showcases some of their exclusive Helion and Ares products. One of the newest machines they have on display is the Ares Chronos FP 110 ultra micro helicopter. The single rotor FP 110 has an attractive price point of only [...]


BigSquidRC 2013 Bash and Swap Meet

Event Coverage - BigSquidRC Bash and Swap Meet, Orland Park …

On Saturday, HobbyTown USA in Orland Park Illinois was the host for our 2013 BigSquidRC Bash and Swap Meet. In the big open parking lot on one side of the HobbyTown we put on bashing events and held an open bash session, while on the other side of the building people set up tables to sell old gear in an [...]


Reminder – Invictus and Animus Contest

Just a quick reminder, if you haven’t seen our Helion Invictus Contest Post, check it out. With just 5 days to go before the drawing, we are going to make it even EASIER to enter since the posts on the Facebook pages has moved down the page. All you need to do is go LIKE the Hobby Town USA Orland [...]


Hobbico at HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico at the HobbyTown USA Dealer Convention

Industry leader Hobbico had a large suite showcasing their product lines at the 2013 HobbyTown USA convention. Among their featured lines were Duratrax, Futaba, and Axial, among many others. One of the highlights of the Hobbico booth was their AirCore technology for airplanes. AirCore is basically a power cartridge that can quickly be popped in and out of various planes. The [...]


Killer Body RC at Hobbytown USA convention

Killerbody RC at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

One of the new exhibitors at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention was a company called Killerbody RC. Some of you industry types might know them by Sun Trade LTD which is based right down the road from us here in Chicago. Killer Body RC makes all types of licensed aftermarket bodies, from 1/28th scale all the way up to 1/7th scale. [...]


HPI Octane Savage

HPI Booth at HobbyTown USA 2013 Dealer Convention

While HPI America has gone through some changes the last few months, they had a nice suite at the HobbyTown USA convention with lots of cool products. HPI looked alive and well at the show and we had a blast hanging out in their suite. The biggest news was that the Octane Savage is getting closer. From getting a close inspection [...]


HRP at Hobbytown usa

HRP Distributing at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

HRP Distributing was at the HobbyTown USA Convention showing off some of their new gear. One of the coolest items was their new Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro short course truck. It looks tough and comes with a very affordable price tag. HRP also had a bunch of Spaz Stix paints on display. These have become very popular the last few months [...]


Horizon Hobby Booth HobbyTown USA Convention 2013

Horizon Hobby – 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

Horizon Hobby had a large suite at the HobbyTown USA Convention this year. They had nice displays for ECX, Vaterra, and for some of the Losi line-up. The biggest news was in their air products, most notably their new E-flite UMX Habu DF BNF Basic and their Blade 350 QX RTF/BNF quadcopter. The E-flite Habu jet uses a ducted fan for propulsion [...]


Pro-Line Traxxas wheels tires

Pro-Line Booth – 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

The good folks at Pro-Line made the trip to Lincoln Nebraska to show their support to the HobbyTown USA dealers at their convention. Pro-Line was showing off their latest releases like the Trencher pre-mounts for 16th scale Traxxas vehicles and their ’66 Ford “Hay Hauler” body. Other news from the Pro-Line camp included the announcement of them doing more Thumbwasher body [...]


Traxxas Booth HobbyTown USA

Traxxas Booth – 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

Traxxas was out in full force this week at the HobbyTown USA national convention. They had their new LaTrax 18th scale 4wd Rally Car on display, as well as their entire line-up of Traxxas bash machines. For accessories, Traxxas had their GPS Module (#6551) and Telemetry Expander Module (#6550) on display for people looking to know exactly how fast their cars [...]


Helion Criterion

Firelands Group, Helion, Ares Booth - Hobbytown USA Conventi…

We have finally made it back home and can start posting everything we saw at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. Firelands Group is sold exclusively at HobbyTown USA. Their Helion Invictus has been a big hit with bashers this summer, and the Helion product line just keeps getting bigger. Helion premiered their new Criterion 10th scale 2wd buggy [...]


Helion Invictus 10MT Review

Review – Helion Invictus 10MT 4wd Brushless Monster Truck

THE Helion Invictus 10MT 4wd Monster Truck ReviewMonster trucks are the weapon of choice for a true basher, their large tires give them plenty of ground clearance for grass driving and driving over large clods of dirt. One of the latest entries in this product categories comes from Helion, a division of Firelands Group and an exclusive product at HobbyTown [...]


Ares Ethos QX 75 Quadcopter

New Ares Ethos QX 75 Quadcopter

The crew over at Ares (pronounced air-eez) have announced their new QX 75 Quadcopter. The nano-micro size Ares is said to be flyable by both first timers and experienced pilots. The small size make it easy to fly in smaller indoor spaces, while its fully proportional 4 channel control makes it flyable outdoors in light wind conditions. The QX 75 [...]


HobbyTown USA Booth iHobby 2012

HobbyTown USA Booth at iHobby 2012

Many of our readers are quite familiar with HobbyTown USA, for those of you that aren’t, they are a large chain of hobby shops here in the United States. HobbyTown corporate has a booth here at iHobby showing some of their exclusive products like the Helion line-up of vehicles and Radient battery chargers. Of particular interest is their new Helion [...]



Hobby Town Convention Wrap Up

On our last night at the Hobby Town Convention 2012, many of the manufactures and dealers held some contests (HT Olympics) for the Hobby Town owners to participate in. Everyone had all sorts of different little contests, and the attendee’s could win various prizes. Our event involved taking the new VW Bug from Duratrax, launching it into the air, and [...]