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Hobby Town Convention Wrap Up

On our last night at the Hobby Town Convention 2012, many of the manufactures and dealers held some contests (HT Olympics) for the Hobby Town owners to participate in. Everyone had all sorts of different little contests, and the attendee’s could win various prizes. Our event involved taking the new VW Bug from Duratrax, launching it into the air, and [...]


THE Cub Report, 07.16.2012, Version- All Hail The King

I am writing this on Sunday evening before the season 5 premier of AMC’s Breaking Bad so I have zero clue if the new season will live up to some extremely high expectations or not. But any which way, I am certainly pumped that there will be 16 more episodes of the wacky adventures of Walter White and his [...]


Husker Stadium

Random HobbyTown USA Convention Pictures

The BigSquidRC staff had a great time covering the 2012 HobbyTown USA National Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. Here are a few of my random pictures from the show, we are really stoked to get back there again next year. Thank you to all the HobbyTown USA staffers that made our stay so enjoyable. #gallery-7 { margin: auto; } #gallery-7 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: [...]



Helion Dominus Hop-Ups

While hanging out in the Helion RC room at the Hobby Town Convention 2012, we got to check out the new hop-up parts coming soon for the Dominus. The parts on the ‘soon’ list are: Slipper Clutch, Aluminum Wheel Hex Set, Center Differential, Aluminum Battery Mounts, Aluminum Rear Hub Carriers, Aluminum Threaded Shocks, and a Universal Drive Shafts for [...]


Rally Legends

Rally Legends RC At The HobbyTown Convention

The rally car scene has been coming on strong and the gentlemen from Rally Legends RC have some incredible looking cars to add to your collection. The guys at Rally Legends have been diligently working on making their cars perform every bit as good as they look. New from Rally Legends RC at the HobbyTown USA Convention was a sophisticated lighting [...]


Hobbico At HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico At The HobbyTown USA Convention

In one of the extra large suites was our good friends from Champaign Illinois based Hobbico. You might recognize them better as Great Planes Distribution and Tower Hobbies. Hobbico had many products from their vast product lines on display from names such as ARRMA, Duratrax, and Axial. They didn’t debut any new surface product at the convention, but it was [...]


HPI Booth HobbyTown

HPI Booth At HobbyTown USA Convention

The HPI crew also made their way to Lincoln Nebraska for the HobbyTown USA Convention. In their suite was their full line-up of cars, buggies and trucks. Of special note was their new Ken Block rally car, which unfortunately we couldn’t take any body-off photos because HPI is still waiting on a few parts. One of their ultra trick Special [...]


Wall Of Traxxas

Traxxas’s Suite At The HobbyTown Convention

Traxxas is no doubt a favorite among bashers and they had a large suite at the HobbyTown USA Convention. Everywhere you turned was more product, and this year they had an area highlighting their new rc drag timing system (that we can’t wait to get our hands on!!!). Traxxas didn’t debut any new products at the show, but it was [...]


Horizon Hobby

Horizon Hobby At The HobbyTown USA Convention

All the big hitters were at the HobbyTown USA Convention including Horizon Hobby. In the picture above you can see Horizon rep Andy Miller (also an old college buddy of mine) showing off some of their Blade helicopters. The Horizon crew had a nice set-up in their suite with lots of product and even better, lots of food to munch [...]


Align RC

Align News From The HobbyTown Show

Align is mainly known for their helicopters, but many surface enthusiasts use their servos and other electronics. At the 2012 HobbyTown USA convention Align was showing off their new almost ready to fly helicopter. It’s one of their high end helicopters that comes built and loaded with electronics except for a transmitter. Most interesting to the surface crowd is the [...]



Pro-Line Body Posts and Rally Body

Since getting my first glimpse back at RCX 2012 of the new body posts and screw on caps, we have been patiently waiting. We got to see the posts again, in what we were told was production form, and should be shipping VERY soon. Not only do we want these, so we can stop buying bags of 100 pins every [...]


Tamiya Booth

Tamiya’s HobbyTown Convention Booth

No rc convention is complete without a showing from Tamiya. The Tamiya crew was in force at the HobbyTown USA convention showing off lots of their popular products. From educational kits to their latest and greatest rc products, they had it on display. Follow this LINK to visit Tamiya’s website. Looking for more Tamiya articles on BigSquid? If so, click HERE. #gallery-31 [...]


Byron Fuels

Byron Fuels HobbyTown Convention Booth

For all you nitro drivers out there here is a shot of the Byron Fuels booth from the 2012 HobbyTown USA convention. The Byron crew is a huge supporter of the hobby industry and make some of the best fuel out there. Click HERE to visit their website. Click HERE for more nitro news here on BigSquid.


RC Driver

RC Driver Booth At HobbyTown 2012

One of the booths at the HobbyTown USA 2012 Convention was from RC Driver magazine. The ever affable Greg Vogel was manning the booth answering questions, handing out magazines, and talking shop with Brian. Hit up THIS link to see what’s new over at Driver.


Bob Smith Industries

Bob Smith Adhesives Booth

There is only one brand of CA glue we use here at BigSquid, Bob Smith Industries. Not only is it some of the best glue on the market, it is also some of the most affordable, a total win-win combination. It was nice seeing the Bob Smith crew at the HobbyTown USA show, their booth is always full of smiling [...]