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TLR Eight-XE Buggy

TLR 8IGHT-XE Buggy Kit

1/8th scale brushless buggies are not only one of the fastest off-road race machines that you can buy, but they are also great bash machines. Guys like Paul Bludgen use TLR 1/8 buggies to set world long jump records, while others like Dakota Phend use TLR 1/8 buggies to win championships on the track. The latest electric 1/8 buggy kit from [...]


Spektrum DX5 Rugged Review

THE Spektrum DX5 Rugged Transmitter Review

Our industry is changing, and doing so in a rapid fashion. RC enthusiasts, especially those in the scale crawling and bashing scenes, have been longing for a radio that is tough enough for their hardcore driving activities. With that said, the Spektrum crew over at Horizon Hobby has dropped the DX5 Rugged. Based on their DX5 platform, the engineers at Spektrum [...]


ECX Axe 2WD Monster Truck

ECX Axe 1/10 2WD Monster Truck

New from ECX is the Axe 1/10 2WD Monster Truck. The Axe has a cool firetruck look that features a licensed Avenger MT body, wheels and tires. Here are the highlights- * Large chevron tread monster truck tires * Waterproof 60 amp ESC * 550 sized Dynamite 12 turn brushed motor * Spektrum S603 steering servo * Spektrum STX2 2.4GHz transmitter * Aluminum upgrades available Street pricing [...]


Losi MagnaFlow 22S SCT

Losi Announces MagnaFlow & Kicker Edition 22S Off-Road Truck…

Just announced by Losi is new livery for their 22S short course truck. The new livery includes a fully licensed MagnaFlow truck, as well as one licensed by Kicker audio. The 22S series trucks are based on the championship winning 22 platform for serious handling, here are the highlights- * Fully licensed bodies by Kicker and MagnaFlow * Fully licensed MAXXIS Razr [...]



Losi Announces Lower Pricing On Select Models

Recently announced by Losi is new Lower Pricing on select models. From large scalers like the gas Monster Truck XL, to 1/10th scale rock rigs like the Rock Rey, now you can save some serious cash! Here is a list of the new lower pricing- LOS03009 – Rock Rey RTR – Save $50.00 LOS03025 – Baja Rey BnD – Save $50.00 LOS03026 – [...]


Spektrum 16A 380W Power Supply

Spektrum Smart 16A 380W Power Supply

Coming later this month from Spektrum is a 16 Amp 380 Watt Power Supply. The new unit was designed to be the ultimate power supply for the new Spektrum Smart battery chargers, but can work equally well on any brand of charger. Here are the highlights- * Robust 380 watts of output * Delivers up to 16 amps of clean DC power [...]


In Remembrance of Horizon Hobby’s Joe Ambrose

We are saddened to inform you that Horizon Hobby’s President and CEO Joe Ambrose has passed away. The entire staff at BigSquidRC would like to give our deepest condolences to Joe’s family, as well as to the staff at Horizon. Joe was incredibly well regarded in our industry as a leader and visionary, we simply can’t imagine this hobby without [...]


ECX Temper Gen 2 1/18 Rock Crawler

ECX Temper Gen 2 4WD 1/18 Rock Crawler

For all you guys looking for an affordable rock crawler, ECX has officially announced the Temper Gen 2. The new version of the ECX Temper features a number of upgrades over the very popular original, here is the scoop- * Aggressive new look with matching beadlock rings * Hidden battery compartment * LED light bar * True 4-link suspension * Improved suspension articulation and durability * [...]


Video – Can the Spektrum DX5 Rugged Work Under Water?

So we have been testing the Spektrum DX5 Rugged for a while now, putting it through some extreme testing! we have thrown it high into the air and let it crash down, we have bashed and smashed it. Spektrum says the radio is water-resistant which means you can get it wet, but it’s not waterproof which means submerged. We wanted [...]


Losi Super Rock Rey Review

Losi Super Rock Rey Review

Coming soon to a hobby shop near you is the Losi Super Rock Rey from Horizon Hobby. A giant 1/6th scaled off-road beast, the Super Rock Rey is one of the most scale realistic bash rigs that Losi has ever released to the market. Plus, it was designed to tackle the gnarliest of off-road terrain. We’ve been wreaking havoc all [...]


2018 Bash Product of the Year!

Every year we here at the Big Squid RC Headquarters gather around a large table and toss out ideas for Bash Vehicle of the year. This year, one of the ideas tossed around was that we should consider other products as well, so we have decided to start a Bash Product of the Year category! Since this was our first [...]


ARRMA Granite Winner!

We have a winner in the ARRMA Granite 3S BLX Giveaway! Now before I tell you who won… just kidding, if I start thanking everyone now, you people will just skip to the winner list anyway so lets start drawing names and see who wins what. All the winners were chosen by numbers picked from the random number generator that [...]


Spektrum DX5 Rugged Unboxing

Unboxing The All New Spektrum DX5 Rugged!!!

The all new Spektrum DX5 Rugged is one of the hottest radios to be released in years. Designed for not only the scale/rock crawling crowd, the DX5 Rugged just might be the best backyard basher radio ever created. Sporting a number of new innovative features, there is no other radio on the market like the new Spektrum. As we pulled our [...]



It’s that time of the year, and we feel like giving! A huge thank you to Horizon Hobby and ARRMA for making this happen. We are giving away a brand new ARRMA GRANITE 4X4 3S BLX Monster Truck! You have seen the unboxing, read the review, and even the post review thoughts! Now you have a chance to win a brand new [...]


Losi Tenacity Method Fox Licensed Short Course Trucks

Fox & Method Licensed Losi Tenacity RTR Short Course Trucks

Announced by Losi are a pair of Licensed Short Course Trucks. One truck is licensed by Fox Racing Shocks, with the second licensed by Method Wheels. Both trucks have a great scale look, while also being highly capable off-road. Here are just some of the highlights- * Based on the legendary TEN short course truck platform * Full time 4wd with adjustable [...]