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Graupner Thunder Tiger

Thunder Tiger Now At Graupner USA

The folks at Graupner USA have announced that they now are stocking Thunder Tiger products. This gives you American fans of Thunder Tiger an easy new way of picking up your favorite gear. Graupner is offering a huge variety of Thunder Tiger products including their cars, boats, helicopters, and aircraft. Better still, to help celebrate their new collaboration, Graupner is [...]


Team Durango Logo

Team Durango Has Been Discontinued

In yet another “sign of the times”, the crew at Hobbico have announced that Team Durango is no longer. We got with the people at Hobbico to make sure the news was correct, unfortunately it is. The BigSquidRC bash crew were huge fans of Durango for their unique designs and bash-worthy durability. Here is an official quote from Hobbico that we [...]


LRP America

LRP Files For Insolvency

In what has become a far too often occurrence in our hobby over the last few years, LRP has released a statement to the media stating that they have Filed For Insolvency. Insolvency is defined as “The state of being insolvent; inability to pay one’s debts.”, something that we are very sorry to hear about. The BigSquidRC Bash Crew hopes [...]


Team O.S. and TrakPower Sign the Drakes

The Drakes Sign With Team O.S. And TrakPower

Hobbico has announced that they have signed Adam and Ronda Drake to their O.S. Engines and TrakPower factory teams. The Drakes are well known in racing circles not just for their speed, but also for being good ambassadors for the sport of rc racing. The next time you hit up a big nitro race, keep an eye out for the [...]


HPI Racing California

New HPI Racing Office In California

As yet another sign that HPI Racing is getting back on track, a press release has gone out stating that HPI has opened a product design and innovations branch in Southern California. Ripmax, the new owners of HPI, have also just finished up “a deal rescuing HPI’s previous core supply and manufacturing channel in China”, which should also help secure [...]


Tower Hobbies RedCat Racing

RedCat Racing Coming Soon To Tower Hobbies

Coming soon to Tower Hobbies (one of America’s favorite on-line retailers) is a big line-up of Redcat Racing products. Redcat has been a force in the bashing market for a long time, being sold by Tower Hobbies will make it much easier for consumers that don’t have a local dealer to be able to get their hands on the latest [...]


HPI Monthly News

The Team At HPI Monthly Update

The new folks in charge over at HPI Racing have started doing a monthly newsletter to let all you guys know exactly what is going on with them. Take a look at the press release below to find out just how busy the HPI guys were in July, as well as some insight to what they have planned in the [...]


Vaughn Gittin Jr. HPI Racing

2 More Years For Vaughn Gittin Jr. At HPI Racing

Great news for all you rc drifting fans, Vaughn Gittin Jr. has just signed for another 2 years with HPI Racing. This means we’ll continue to see Vaughn’s HPI Racing licensed cars hitting hobby shops. Plus, who knows what new designs might be in store for the future. Read the full press release below for the scoop… “HPI Racing is proud [...]



Richard Trujillo & John Thornton Join RC4WD

The folks over at RC4WD have come a long ways in the last 5 years. They have been consistently putting out premium scale off-road products the likes that our hobby has never seen before. To help them put out even better products, RC4WD has announced that Richard Trujillo and John Thornton have just joined their team. Richard is best known [...]


HB Racing

Hot Bodies Officially Becomes HB Racing With New Ownership

We have just received official word that Hot Bodies is now called HB Racing. Recently HB Racing was acquired by a company called Neidhart S.A. who are best known for their Orion and nVision product lines. HB Racing also gets a new website which you can check out Right Here. To get more of the scoop, check out the official press [...]


Novak RC

Novak Is No Longer

With sad hearts, the entire BigSquidRC Bash Crew has learned that today was the last day of business for Novak. Each one of us has numerous stories about how Novak products served us well over the years and we are incredibly shocked and saddened to hear of their departure from our wonderful hobby. From their start well over 30 years [...]


RipMax HPI Racing

Ripmax Buys HPI Racing

After weeks of speculation, it has been Officially Announced that Ripmax Has Bought HPI Racing. First off, who is Ripmax? Well, Ripmax is a large hobby distributor from the UK. Ripmax have announced that they intend to change as little as possible and they they will have a dedicated R&D facility in Southern California. Read the full press release below [...]


Traxxas Monster Truck Tour

Traxxas Named Title Sponsor of Monster Truck Destruction Tou…

In a recent announcement, Traxxas has been named the Title Sponsor of the Monster Truck Destruction Tour. That is great news for our hobby because of the mainstream attention that it will receive. Plus, that means that we will soon be seeing a full scale X-Maxx, Skully, and Craniac competing in the monster truck arena. To get more of the [...]


HPI Building for Lease

This picture does not give us the best feelings. We have reported on the RUMOR of Traxxas buying out HPI Racing, but it didn’t really start to sink in till now. For those that don’t know, this is 70 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA. home of HPI Racing USA, and that big sign outside their building does not seem to say [...]


a main hobbytown usa

HobbyTown USA And AMain Hobbies Pardner Up

Now here is some big industry news, HobbyTown USA has just announced a partnership with AMain Hobbies. Read the press release below to get the full scoop, but to boil it down, AMain will be handling Hobbytown’s on-line merchandising, while HobbyTown USA will be licensing the AMain name to retail stores. This should be good news for brick & mortar [...]