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It’s a promotional video put out by Traxxas talking about safety and things like that. At the end they slam the Traxxas XO-1 into a car door and it just disintegrates! We should of did this to ours before we gave it away! LOL.

keli snyder

Looks like Traxxas has a new spokesperson, and her name is Keli Snyder. Keli has had a good amount of Motorsport experience, and hopefully will make a great addition to the Traxxas team. She is easy on the eyes for sure! Don’t take our word for it, video and some previous *cough bikini cough* ‘photo work’ after the break, so keep reading!


Traxxas Grave Digger

We got our hands on the new Traxxas 1/16 scale Grave Digger, but I’m not sure if this is a unboxing or a un-packing. Our new Grave Digger was just begging to be let out of it’s home when it arrived. The truck with the radio barely fits, to the point of it’s more a releasing. The truck sticks it’s wheels out and claims ‘Finally, I can breath!’

Quick first impressions, no foam in the tires, am radio, 2WD. Those things being said, there is something about this truck that really draws me to it. It’s like a small scale Stampede. And if we can have nearly as much fun with the 1/16th scale Grave Digger that we have with our Stampede, it’s going to be a blast! We are looking forward to bashing the heck out of this little truck. Watch for a review in the near future, and for now, enjoy the pics!

Plenty more pictures after the break, keep reading..

traxxas center drive shafttraxxas center drive shaft

New from Traxxas is this Constant Velocity Center Shaft kit for all 1/16 scale Traxxas Vehicles. The new steel CVD’s are designed for big horse power and torque that brushless motors love to dish out. The cross pins are held in with o-rings, so no need to worry about loosing them somewhere. This is a direct hop-up kit from Traxxas and will cost around $35.

The Traxxas XO-1 Review

We finally got our hands on the Traxxas XO-1, easily one of the most talked about car releases of the year. This was Traxxas’s answer for a Supercar. There was controversy from the beginning, and there was also a lot of praise. This is probably the most anticipated and honest reviews of the Traxxas XO-1 you will find, so lets dive into the review and see how it rates with Big Squid RC.


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.


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??’


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..


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.