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2016 HobbyTown USA National Convention

2016 HobbyTown USA Convention Wrap Up

You know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”. If that saying is true, this 2016 HobbyTown Convention wrap up should be good for nearly 40,000. Check out the pictures below to take in the various sights from the convention. You’ll find pictures of the Kyosho, Tamiya, Venom, Castle, A Main, and Imex booths. You’ll also see pictures [...]


Firelands group hobbytown usa convention

Firelands Group – Hobbytown USA Convention 2016

This week the BigSquidRC Bash Crew loaded up and headed towards Lincoln Nebraska for the annual HobbyTown USA National Convention. The convention is held at the Embassy Suits hotel in downtown Lincoln, a city that is also home to HobbyTown USA’s national headquarters. We are extremely honored that the HobbyTown USA folks invite us out every year so that we [...]


Helion Select Four 10TR Truggy

Helion Select Four 10TR 1/10 Truggy

Most bash oriented vehicles don’t get a lot of high-end features. Helion is out to change that with their Select Four line-up. The latest to be announced is the Select Four 10TR Truggy. The Select Four 10TR comes with many of the higher-end features that come on race vehicles or that are only available as hop-ups on other trucks. What’s [...]


Helion Intrusion 10MT XLR Monster Truck

Helion Intrusion 10MT XLR Monster Truck

For backyard bashing it is hard to beat a monster truck, their big tires and extra ground clearance are a perfect formula for getting around in grass and over big mounds of dirt. The latest monster truck to hit the market comes from Helion, the Intrusion 10MT XLR. What is the scoop on the Intrusion? Well, it is an affordable [...]


Helion Four 10SC

Helion Select Four 10SC 4WD Short Course Truck

The first vehicle to launch under Helion’s new higher end Select line is the Four 10SC. The Four 10SC is engineered to perform with the best in its class, while providing a great value. What lies under the 10SC’s hood? * IKONNIK Xenon ET4 2.4GHz radio with beginner mode, 10 model memory, drop-down wheel, adjustable grips, & left or right handed [...]


Helion Rivos BL

Helion Rivos BL Boat

Looking for a really fast, yet moderately sized, rc boat? The crew over at Helion RC have just announced the potent Rivos BL. Yes indeed, the Rivos gets an injection of brushless power to get its speed, and your heart rate, pumped up. An ABS hull helps to make the Rivos BL durable and it comes RTR to save you [...]


Helion Animus 18MT

Helion Animus 18MT RTR Monster Truck

Coming soon to a HobbyTown USA near you is the Helion Animus 18MT. The 18MT marks the latest addition to the successful Animus line of 1/18th scaled vehicles from Helion and should make for a nice little basher with its monster truck style body and tires. Some of the highlights of the 18MT include- * All weather electronics * Brushed 370 motor * [...]


Helion Rivos XS

Helion Rivos XS Boat

There is still plenty of time for fun on the water this year so why not take a look at the new Helion Rivos XS. The Rivos XS is a small boat perfect for bust out serious water action in ponds and small lakes. It is 100% factory assembled and you just need AA transmitter batteries to get up and [...]


Helion Select Four 10SC

Firelands Group Booth - HobbyTown USA National Convention '1…

For the last two days the BigSquidRC Bash Crew has been roaming the halls at the 2015 HobbyTown USA National Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. One of the most important booths at the event was from the Firelands Group. You see, Firelands has multiple different lines ranging from surface to air products, all of which are exclusively available from your local [...]


RPM Helion Axle Carriers

RPM Helion Oversized Rear Axle Carriers

The guys at RPM have some beefy new Rear Axle Carriers for the Helion Criterion & Volition. The RPM carriers allow the use of larger 5x11x4mm bearings and have been thickened up around the pivot ball. Ultra durable RPM nylon is used and they come with a lifetime warranty. The axle carriers are priced at $10 and have a part number [...]


Helion Contakt 12TR

Helion RC Contakt 12TR

The folks over at Helion RC have announced an affordable new basher called the Contakt 12TR. The Contakt is a 12th scale 2wd truck that comes pre-built as an RTR. A LiPo battery comes standard, as does a battery charger, LiPo charging bag, and 2.4GHz radio system. A 390 sized brushed motor supplies the power, while waterproof electronics mean that [...]


Helion Verdikt 112 SC Review

Helion Verdikt 12SC Review

Everybody is looking for an affordable basher that can take a beating without falling to pieces. Helion RC’s latest basher to hit market is the Verdikt 12SC. The Verdikt is a 12th scale 2wd short course truck that promises lots of fun for a small amount of cash. Did they hit the mark? Can it take a hard hit without [...]


RPM Rear Arms Helion Dominus

RPM Rear A-arms for the Helion Dominus SC, SCv2, & TR

To help beef up your Helion Dominus SC, the good folks over at RPM RC are now making upgrade Rear A-arms. These are said to be the strongest a-arms available and are made from RPM’s engineering grade nylon. Oversized bosses around both the inner and outer hinge pins keep you from ripping out the arms from the pins, while tolerances [...]


RPM Front Upper & Lower A-arms Helion Dominus

RPM RC Front Upper & Lower A-arms for Helion Dominus SC, SCv…

Want to beef up your Helion Dominus? Now you can with Front Upper & Lower Arms from RPM RC. Molded here in America from legendary RPM nylon, the RPM arms are beefed up in all the right places and have tighter tolerances than the stock units for less slop. Each package contains one upper and one lower arm and have [...]


Helion Verdikt Unboxing

Helion Verdikt 12SC Unboxing

When we got the announcement on the new Helion Verdikt 12SC everyone in the office was curious as to how big it was. It is shown as a 1/12th scale, which normally is too small for our style of “serious” bashing. However, once we cracked the box open we found that it is a decent size and should be good [...]