For Bashers, By Bashers!

Axial Wraith Spawn Kit – the build up

It doesn’t seem like it has been 4 years since the Wraith was released, but here we are in 2015 with the latest 4WD solid axle basher/scaler that has taken the RC world by storm. The Wraith Spawn represents the newest generation of the truck featuring all the latest refinements and tweaks Axial has implemented over the years. This volume [...]


RC4WD V8 Shirt

V8 Engine T-Shirt from RC4WD

You know that scale V8 engine that RC4WD sells? The one used to cover up that ugly electric motor in your truck? Well now you can show the world you are into scale realism with RC4WD’s new V8 Engine t-shirt. The shirts come in black and are made from 100% cotton, making them perfect for the next scale event you [...]


Tekno NB48.3

Tekno RC NB48.3 Nitro Buggy Kit

Newly updated from Tekno is the NB48.3. The point 3 version of Tekno’s popular 1/8th nitro buggy comes with a number of upgrades aimed at making it stronger and better driving than ever. Some its highlights include- * Redesigned suspension geometry with new arms * New 7075 towers * Revised 4mm 7075 chassis * Revised bumper for better ground clearance * New extra long shocks [...]


HobbyTown USA National Convention

2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention Wrap Up

With this post we bring a wrap to our HobbyTown USA National Convention coverage. The ’15 show was awesome, an extremely well run event with loads of fun for attendees and lots of business opportunities for the manufacturers. Take a look at the pictures below to get a better feel for what we saw at the show and we would [...]


Thunder Tiger Bushmaster

Unboxing – Thunder Tiger Bushmaster 1/8th Buggy

Thunder Tiger has become a well known name in the bashing world. Their incredible MT4 G3 series bash-mobiles caught not only our attention, but also bashers from coast to coast. For 2015 Thunder Tiger announced several new models. We tested their Kaiser eMTA a few weeks ago and recently we received the new Bushmaster. Like the Kaiser, the Bushmaster is [...]


hitec hobbytown convention

Hitec at the 2015 HobbyTown USA Convention

Among our favorite booths at the HobbyTown USA Convention was from Hitec. You know Hitec as a leading producer of high quality servos and they didn’t disappoint at the show. They had a bunch of their new servos on display, plus a number of other new electronics. Some of our notes from the Hitec booth include- * Hitec is celebrating 25 [...]



THE Cub Report, Version- Get Your Fight On

Yes, I’m still in recovery mode after the HobbyTown USA National Convention in Lincoln Nebraska from last week, but here are some of my thoughts from the show- 1. Why do you even care about HTCON 2015? Well you should, with no iHobby Expo this year (next one is spring ’16), it was basically the biggest surface show in the USA [...]


Castle HobbyTown

Castle Creations at the 2015 HobbyTown USA Convent…

There was certainly some buzz coming out of the Castle Creations room at the HobbyTown USA Convention because of their newly announced X Series speed controllers. Castle had the new X series XL controller and the Micro X on display, both of which you should start seeing in local hobby shops in the near future. Some news and notes from [...]


Scorpion Motors Asiatees

Scorpion Motors Now At Asiatees Hobbies

Asiatees Hobbies is running a special promotion on Scorpion products this week. While Scorpion is best known for their brushless motors, Asiatees is offering 10% off the entire line of Scorpion products that also includes their ESCs, tools, and other accessories. Their motors range in size from units that were designed to fit in Mini-Zs all the way up to [...]


hobbico at hobbytown usa

Hobbico at the 2015 HobbyTown USA Convention

Champaign Illinois powerhouse Hobbico always has a large room at the HobbyTown USA convention and 2015 was no different. What was different was the amount of quads/drones on display. A couple of years ago there might have been only one or two, last year there was a few, but this year their booth had dozens of quads at every price [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – DIY

For my money, one of the coolest things about the scaling genre is that even though it’s become super popular, with so many RTR’s readily available…it’s still a very Do It Yourself (DIY) type of thing. I’m not even really talking about the mass influx of kits. Yes, they are popular, but the same could be said about that in regards to [...]


Kyosho HobbyTown 2015

Kyosho America at the HobbyTown National Conventio…

Another big supporter of the 2015 HobbyTown USA Convention was the friendly folks from Kyosho America. If you’ve been reading our front page lately, then you’ll already know that Kyosho has announced a bunch of new products this year and many of them were on display in their room/booth at the show. Some of the highlights were- * Our Bash Crew [...]


Fire Brand RC HobbyTown

Fire Brand RC at HTCON 2015

Who is Fire Brand RC? They are the makers of some very trick/trendy rc gear for just about every form of bashing. They are perhaps best known for their drifting gear, but they also carry some very cool wraps and off-road wheels and tires. We spent a great deal of time hanging out in their booth at the HobbyTown USA Convention, [...]


HRP Hobbytown usa

HRP Distributing at the 2015 HobbyTown Convention

HRP is one of the largest hobby distributors here in the United States and they had a great arrangement of new gear on display at the HobbyTown USA Convention. If your hobby shop sells brands like Savox, Thunder Tiger, Hobbywing, Gmade, or Racer Edge, they are dealing with HRP. What was hot in the HRP Booth? * The item that was [...]


Pro-Line Racing HobbyTown USA 2015

Pro-Line Racing at the HobbyTown USA Convention

We’ve been attending the HobbyTown USA Convention in Lincoln Nebraska for several years now, and every year we’ve been there, so have the ever friendly crew from Pro-Line Racing. For this year’s show P-L sent out Gerardo and John to show off their latest products and to answer any questions that show goers might have had. Some of the highlights [...]