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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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HPI Racing Ken Block Micro RS4

As if people were not excited enough that the HPI Racing Micro RS4 was going to be making a comeback, they have decided to push us over the edge with the announcement of the Ken Block edition! Between this and the Falken Mustang, I think the Micro RS4 line up is going to make a huge impact real soon! We [...]

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Big Squid RC Live Show #31 [Update: Over, also Surprise: Sav…

Update 2: Sorry, we temporarily removed the video so we can cut out some of the technical difficulties we had and clean it up a little. It will be back up soon! [Update: Show’s over, but we had all kinds of great stuff this show with a few special guests from HPI (hint: one of them is the Savage Octane) and Pro-Line [...]

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Hitec X1-200 Touch Screen Battery Charger

Hitec X1-200 Touch Screen Battery Charger

Hitec has just announced their latest touch screen charger, the X1-200. The X1-200 is a 200 watt DC only battery charger that comes with a large 3.2″ LCD touch screen. Some of the other key features include- * Up to 12 amp charge rate * Includes universal balancing board * Charges NiCd, NiMH, LiFe, LiPo, Lead Acid and Li-Ion The part number for the [...]

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SWORKz S104 EK1 Buggy

SWorkz S104 EK1 1/10th 4WD Buggy Kit

SWORKz has been teasing their S104 EK1 for months, now they’ve finally released full specifications and pictures. The S104 is SWORKz first 10th scale off-road buggy and it is a bit different than the typical machine. Some of the key features include- * Narrow chassis design * Can use saddle or shorty packs * Pivot ball front suspension * Large wheel hexes * Aggressive body * [...]

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Futaba 4PLS Unboxing

Unboxing – Futaba 4PLS 2.4GHz Radio System

The original Futaba 4PL was a hugely popular radio for the bashing crowd, now it’s been updated and is known as the 4PLS. The big update included the ability to do telemetry, yet its street price remained the same as the origin. We recently received a 4PLS to review so we snapped a few pictures while unboxing it. [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit w/Defender D90 Body

RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit w/Defender D90 Body

RC4WD is known for their high quality scale products. Their latest offering is the Gelande II Kit w/Defender Body. The Gelande II is a nicely scaled 4wd off-road kit that should really turn some heads on your next scale adventure. The RC4WD G2 comes with their new R3 single speed tranny mated to new Yota II axles. The servo is mounted [...]

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Unboxing Durango DEX408T

Unboxing – Team Durango 1/8th DEX408T Electric Truggy Kit

Team Durango are known for their high-end race machines but we recently received their new 8th scale DEX408T Electric Truggy Kit. Truggies have always been great bash machines, it’s hard to argue with their big tires, extra ground clearance, big shocks, and huge power. We are in the middle of testing the DEX408T, jumping and smashing it just like we would [...]

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ChuckworksRC

ChuckworksRC 1/10th Scale Sprint Car Chassis Kit

Looking to do something a bit different with your Traxxas Rustler, Bandit or Stampede? ChuckworksRC has a new chassis kit to transform your old Traxxas into a slick new Sprint Car. The ChuckworksRC sprint car kit has a mid-motor conversion and moves the battery to the left side of the car for optimal handling on an oval. The chassis is constructed [...]

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TVR Ball-X

TVR Ball-X Heavy Duty Driveshafts for Traxxas Revo and Maxx …

Being the hardcore basher that you are, you’ve already blown up plenty of stock driveshafts. TVR has come up with heavy duty Ball-X driveshafts for the Traxxas Revo and Maxx series trucks. Big brushless power can definitely make the life of the stockers quite short, TVR claims their new Ball-X driveshafts are some of the toughest and smoothest available. TVR uses [...]

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