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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 [...]


Kyosho ULTIMA RB6.6 Buggy

Kyosho ULTIMA RB6.6 Buggy Kit

The new Kyosho Ultima RB6.6 Kit is super versatile to suit nearly any track condition. The biggest news is the fact that the transmission in the Ultima can be set up in four different configurations- rear motor, 3 gear midship, 4 gear midship, and lowdown midship. Also, the 6.6 was designed for an extremely low center of gravity, helping it [...]



Everybody’s Scalin’ – Memorial Weekend Musings

Memorial Day Weekend is known for many things; the start of summer, kickoff to BBQ season, and the time when pools open all across the land. For gear heads it means a smorgasbord of racing. The Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500, and Coke 600 all take place on the same day. Many local tracks (both of the full scale and r/c [...]


Kyosho Ferrari 599XX

3 New Ferraris From Kyosho

Ferrari is easily one of the most prestigious brands on Earth and is beloved all over the world. For all you Ferrari tifosi, Kyosho has just announced 3 new Ferrari Mini-Zs. From new school to old, the Kyosho crew has you covered. Coming soon to a hobby shop near you is the #3 Ferrari 599XX, the Dino 246GT, and the La [...]


Kyosho MAZDA RX-7 FD3S Mini-Z

Kyosho MAZDA RX-7 FD3S Mini-Z

The latest Mini-Z to be announced by Kyosho is a Mazda RX-7 FD3S. The RX-7 comes stock with pre-mounted drift tires to help you get your slide-on. A gyro-ready circuit board also comes standard, as does 2.4GHz Perfex KT-19 radio. Underneath the display quality body resides a newly developed AWD sports chassis that is easy to upgrade. The part number for [...]


Kyosho MAZDA Roadster Mini-Z

Kyosho Mazda Roadster Mini-Z

Kyosho has just announced two new Mini-Z Mazda Roadsters. Available in a red or a white, the Roadsters come with the updated circuit board and the new generation 2 sports chassis. They also feature amazing bodies that are incredibly scale realistic. Some of their other highlights include- * Factory assembled * Perfex KT-19 2.4GHz transmitter * Display quality finish * VCS front suspension #32230R is [...]


Kyosho Mini-Z Inferno TKI

Two New Kyosho Mini-Z INFERNO MP9 TKIs Coming Soon

Kyosho Mini-Zs are a lot of fun to drive, especially indoors or on smooth surfaces. For all you Mini-Z buggy lovers out there, Kyosho has announced that their INFERNO MP9 TKI will be available in two new color combinations. Some of the highlights of the Mini-Z MP9 TKI include- * Shaft driven 4wd * Perfex 2.4GHz KT-19 transmitter * Completely pre-assembled * Optional gyro [...]


Kyosho Dirthog Readyset KT-231P

Kyosho Dirthog Readyset With KT-231P Transmitter

New from Kyosho is a KT-231P equipped Dirthog Readset Buggy. The Dirthog is a great little basher featuring 4wd, a brushed power system, metal diff gears, and waterproof electronics. It also now comes with a 2.4GHz Perfex KT-231P radio system and Orion Ni-MH battery w/ charger. The latest edition of the Dirthog has a part number of #34351T2 and they are [...]


Kyosho INFERNO NEO ST Race Spec 2.0 KT-331P

Kyosho INFERNO NEO ST Race Spec 2.0 With KT-331P Radio

For you guys that love the smell of nitro in the morning, Kyosho has recently announced the Inferno Neo ST 2.0 w/ KT-331P Radio. Kyosho’s latest readyset truggy comes fully assembled and sports one of the nicest RTR radios that you will find, the KT-331P. The radio is of course a 2.4GHz unit, but also sports a nice little LCD [...]


Kyosho RC Surfer 3 ReadySet Lost Edition

Kyosho Lost Edition RC Surfer 3 ReadySet

Have you owned dozens of different rc cars and boats, but now you are looking for something truly different? Well, Kyosho has something for you in their Lost Edition RC Surfer 3. It just doesn’t get much different than piloting an rc surfboard and the latest edition from Kyosho is pretty cool. The RC Surfer 3 is a collaboration with [...]


Kyosho EP Jetstream 888 VE

Kyosho EP Jetstream 888 VE With KT-231P

Yes indeed, it is officially rc boat season! Boating means none of the pressure of racing an rc car, plenty of sun, and your local watering hole might actually have some bikini clad women walking around. For all you boat guys, the good folks over at Kyosho have just announced the Jetstream 888 VE with KT-231P transmitter. The Jetstream is no [...]


Kyosho Optima Buggy Review

Kyosho Vintage Series Optima Buggy Review

For the past few years, vintage cars have been making a big comeback. Perhaps one of the most beloved buggies from the 1980s was the Kyosho Optima. It was known for being a fierce competitor on the track, as well as being the very first 4wd race buggy for a whole lot of drivers. A few months ago Kyosho decided [...]


Build Log Vintage Series Kyosho Optima

Build Log – Vintage Series Kyosho Optima

Like many of you, we were awfully excited to crack the box open on the re-release of the Kyosho Optima 4wd Buggy Kit. Below you’ll find a bunch of pictures that we shot throughout the build. These show how the buggy comes along during the build, and if you get stuck while building yours, they might help you see how [...]


Kyosho Optima Unboxing

Unboxing The Vintage Series Kyosho Optima

While most boxes that we receive for review at the BigSquidRC offices are pretty cool, the one with all the Kyosho tape really perked up the Bash Crew. You see, a whole lot of us around the office have been watering at the mouth to get our hands on the re-release of the Optima 4WD Buggy Kit. Needless to say, [...]


TheBuildRC Option Parts Kyosho Honda NSR500

TheBuildRC Option Parts For The Kyosho Honda NSR500

Do you have a Kyosho NSR500 Motorcycle? Have you been thinking about hopping it up? If so, the crew over at TheBuildRC has something for you. New from TheBuildRC is a Carbon Fiber Option Part Set for the NSR500. Carbon fiber is light, yet strong, and can add a great touch of bling to your Kyosho. Pricing for the carbon fiber [...]