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traxxas xo-1 skate park

In case you haven’t heard, we are currently reviewing the Traxxas XO-1. And when we are done, we are going to be giving it away! A few people didn’t believe we would test it like we test our other vehicles, so why not post up a couple of pics. These are from our recent visit to the skatepark.

traxxas xo-1 contest

That’s right, we are giving away our Traxxas XO-1!!! Very soon we will be done with our Traxxas XO-1 Review, and we figure why not give it away to one of our fans! This contest is a little different than our others so please read all the rules, and make sure you do all the steps!

How to Enter: 3 Easy Steps

Step 1) You need to LIKE US on Facebook. Just head over to our Big Squid Facebook Page and click that like button. Or the LIKE button in the right column.

Step 2) We want to show some love to the shop that sold us our XO-1. So do us a favor, and head over to the Hobby Town, Orland Park IL website, or go directly to their Facebook Page and LIKE them also!

Step 3) Leave a comment on a WIN A Traxxas XO-1 POST! That’s this post! Feel free to comment on the facebook page posts as well. Now here’s the twist, you can Enter Once a Day! We will monitor the daily comments. So if you want to increase your odds of winning, make sure you comment once a day! (Please no more than once.. don’t make us disqualify you!) Make sure to mention the XO-1 Contest or Big Squid RC. You really want to help? Spread the word and post the contest on your own wall! The more people that we get heading our way, the more contests we can do!

And that’s it! You MUST follow the 3 simple steps. Like Big Squid RC on Facebook. Like Hobby Town USA Orland Park IL on Facebook, and then just leave a comment! Don’t forget you are allowed to enter once a day!

The OFFICIAL deadline for entries is Midnight CST, February 29th 2012! A winner will be chosen shortly after and announced the next morning.


Official Rules!
You must be 18 or older to enter! This vehicle is pretty insane and could be dangerous in younger people’s hands. So please, 18 or older only.

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A few days ago Cubby mentioned that we have been putting the Traxxas XO-1 Super car through our standard insane testing, and he even mentioned that we jumped it. Shortly after we got a a few emails saying ‘why would you jump the XO-1?!?! You didn’t really jump it did you??’

Well…

traxxas xo-1

It’s a Traxxas vehicle… they are supposed to be ready for bashing right.. right?

Watch for the review coming soon..

monster jam grave digger

grave digger backpack
We broke the news LAST WEEK about the upcoming Traxxas 1/16th scale Monster Jam Grave Digger. But we now have some official details. It’s going to be a 2WD vehicle (the first 1/16th scale 2wd from Traxxas?) , a AM radio, 12T 550 motor with fully waterproof electronics, and a backpack! It starts shipping February 15th, 2012!

Hit the Traxxas site for more details.

Traxxas 1:16 Grave Digger

New from Traxxas is the 1/16th scale Grave Digger! We spotted it here at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Looks like it’s going to ship brushed with the Titan 12T, but knowing Traxxas, a VXL version is probably not far behind.

Traxxas 1:16 Grave Digger

You can see it will have the green highlight parts just like it’s big brother.

Catch all of our fair coverage by hitting this Nuremberg Toy Fair Link .

Traxxas TQi

Looks like the Traxxas TQi will be available with most of their other vehicles. There will be two flavors. One with a Docking Base, and one without. The TQi with Docking base will come with the E-Maxx, E-Revo Brushless, Revo 3.3, and Slash 4×4 Ultimate. The TQi without the docking base will come with the Summit, Slash 4×4, Ford Raptor, and the 1/16th scale vehicles. You will then be allowed to purchase an optional docking base. (part #6510) Hopefully we don’t need to buy the base, and can just use a cable if we want. I know I have seen Traxxas setups that allow people to use iPads. If we can confirm or deny this, we will post an update.

The Free Traxxas App provides real time telemetry, custom dashboards and tons of adjustments all using the iPhone.

Hit the Traxxas site for more details.

traxxas xo-1

So we finally got a chance to get some unboxing photo’s up of the Traxxas XO-1 supercar.
Sorry guys. Mandi wasn’t around for this one. :)

There are a TON more pictures after the break, so keep reading..

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traxxas green aluminum

Traxxas has just announced some new aluminum hop up parts. These new parts are designed to add a little bling and durability to your Monster Jam Stampede Grave Digger Edition. The green aluminum parts will also fit many other Traxxas models like the Rustler, Stampede, Slash and Bandit. Parts include Caster blocks, Steering blocks, Stub Axle Carriers, Shock Caps and Axle nuts.

Hit the Traxxas site for more details.

Looking for even more green? Check out or recent Press from STRC, as they also just released a bunch of Green Aluminum hop-ups.

cj greaves traxxas bandit

Looks like Traxxas is staying on top of all sorts of racing these days. Check out this Traxxas Bandit C.J. Greaves Edition!
I don’t think there is anything else different besides the new paint scheme and CJ name and number on the side, but it looks look pretty cool.

Here is another shot.
cj greaves traxxas bandit

traxxas drag tree File this under the rumor mill, but we have been hearing word that Traxxas may be working on releasing a Drag Race Tree and Timing system that would use their Traxxas App for keeping track of the data. While this has not been officially confirmed, it’s not that far of a stretch with their recent Courtney Force Sponsorship Deal. Our ‘insider’ friends have told us it’s coming. I know a lot of street bashers would want to see something like this for racing their friends up and down the block. If we get any details from Traxxas, we will let you know.

Courtney Force Traxxas
Wow.. Traxxas, the ‘Fastest Name in Radio Control’ (turn off Peter V. Voice) now appears to be a major sponsor of Courtney Force and her NHRA Funny Car! The PR says she is making her pro debut in her Traxxas Ford Mustang. Good luck to all involved!

Is there any moving vehicle/sport the Traxxas name is NOT on?

Hit the Traxxas/Courtney website for details.

traxxas EX Peak Charger

A while back we broke the news about the new Traxxas LiPo’s and EZ-Peak Charger Plus. Well the time has finally come for that charger to be released! It’s a 6 amp (80w max) charger that will also discharge at 2 amps. Can handle charger 1-15 cell NiCd/NiMH and 1-6 cell LiPo/LiFe/LiLon batteries. It’s AC or DC powered, and comes with a standard XH balance board. There is also an optional adapter that will allow dual charging of batteries! (sold separately) It has 5 built in charging profiles, and of course comes with Traxxas connectors. (I better not let Cubby near this thing, I’ll never see it again!)

Hit the Traxxas website for other details.

Traxxas Deathrace Mustang

Saw that Mike D. created this insane Traxxas Mustang based on Frankenstein’s car from the Deathrace movie. Check out the pics!

Don’t forget to check out the Traxxas website if your interested in picking up a Mustang body for yourself and get your modding tools dusted off.