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Pro-line blockade 3.8Blockades are famous for winning races, now Pro-Line is teasing them in the popular 3.8″ Monster Truck size. If you spend much of your time bashing on a hard packed dirt surface the Blockades should give you excellent traction. Expect full details in a few days, until then feel free to head over to Pro-line’s Website for more information on all of their fine products.

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ARRMA Kraton VideoWith the ARRMA Kraton Monster Truck getting so much buzz lately, the folks over at Hobbico have released a video showing it in action. Watch the video below to see the Kraton jumping, bashing, and churning up some serious roost. The video also showcases some of its features like waterproof electronics and powerful brushless system.

To learn more about the Kraton head on over to the official ARRMA Website.

Check Out our review of the ARRMA Kraton Monster Truck.

HPI GTXL-1 VINTAGE BODYHPI Racing has a new body to give that monster truck of yours a cool vintage look. The GTXL-1 Vintage Body projects a 70′s/80′s pickup truck image that is sure to make your truck stand out in a crowd down at your local bashing spot. It is made to be a perfect fit on the Savage XL Octane and Savage XL 5.9, but knowing you guys, it will end up on all sorts of different trucks (and probably even a few touring cars, LOL).

* Molded from 0.040″ clear polycarbonate
* Comes with overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks
* Photo-realistic die-cut decals
* Dimple marks for Savage XL body posts

The part number for the body is #110238, get full details over on the official HPI Racing website.

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Pro-Line Pro-MT Monster TruckAs we were finishing up the Pro-Line Pro-MT review that goes up on Tuesday, we started talking among ourselves about our first experience with the truck. You see, the first time we got to pull trigger on the Pro-MT was nearly 2 months ago during our California Dreamin Road Trip. Our first drive included a big parking lot, a dirt area, and the Pro-Line crew even let us jump it off the top of their tractor trailer (a few times for good measure of course). The Pro-MT proved tough as nails during our initial test drive, just like it has during our further testing back home in the Midwest.

To find out how tough the Pro-MT is check out our full review that goes live this coming Tuesday. To get full details and to get one on pre-order, hit up This Link over on Pro-Line’s website.

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Pro-Line Pro-MT Monster Truck
The BigSquidRC Bash Crew just got done with our first big unveil of iHobby 2014, the Pro-Line Pro-MT 2wd monster truck. We had a nice crowd gathered around our booth who could not wait to see it before anyone else on the planet.

What is the scoop on the Pro-MT? Based off the impressive Pro-Line PRO-2 chassis, this 1/10th scale 2wd has multiple upgrades to help transform it into the ultimate bashing machine.

* The chassis is all new. Made from 3mm aluminum it features raised side guards to keep mud/dirt out of your electronics and to give the truck a cool look.

* The Pro-MT features all metal transmission gears and beefier tranny case to handle loads of power.

* Also to handle crazy amount of brushless power, the Pro-MT comes with all new Pro-Spline HD Axles featuring hardened steel construction as well as oversized bearings.

* Blue anodized aluminum front caster blocks come standard, as do Pro-Line F-11 wheels and Trencher tires.

* A new body named the “Sentinel” was made just for the Pro-MT. It is extra thick and has beveled edges for less scratching when upside down.

* New heavy duty front and rear bumpers come standard, as does ProTrac suspension.

The Pro-MT has a part number of #4003-00 and will be street priced at $389. It comes as a modular kit and you can hit up the

You can check out the Official PRO-MT Page HERE with all the details. You can also hit the Official Order Page to get yours on pre-order to ensure you are the first person on your block to have one.

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ARRMA Kraton Review
Ever since it was seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair in January, the ARRMA Kraton BLX Monster Truck has been creating a lot of buzz. The Kraton is not only ARRMA RC’s first 4wd, but also their first 1/8th scale machine, hence the reason bashers are biting at the bit to hear how it performs.

Since receiving our review Kraton we’ve been bashing and thrashing it like the true bashers we are. What did we find out?

* Handling – The Kraton comes with soft sprung but heavily damped suspension, making it handle like a champ. It attacks a track like a race truck, yet it’s big monster truck tires love chewing up loam and grass. We also found it soaks up big hits (via multiple roof jumps) like a beast.

* Power – Oh ya, it’s got plenty on tap. We normally ran the Kraton on a pair of Reed Wolfpack 3S LiPo batteries wired in series for 6S, and it does not fail to impress with power. On 6S it is a beast right off the bottom, tears through the mid-range, and has tire exploding top end. When compared to the E-Revo, MT4 G3, and Savage Flux, it is right in the mix for power output. When run on 4S it is noticeably softer off the bottom and on top, but still has plenty of rip.

* Durability – We have yet to break a plastic part on the Kraton, but did manage to explode one of the rear tires with all its power (we ended up running Pro-Line Big Joe IIs). The pinion on our test unit came loose, but it was simple enough to pop it back on. We also noticed that the included Deans connectors looked to have been overheated when they were installed at the factory, making them a loose fit on our battery packs.

* The cage used to keep the body from crushing in worked like a charm. Even after lots of abuse the stock body has yet to be destroyed.

* The Kraton comes with perhaps the most powerful RTR steering servo we’ve ever seen, it truly has no problem throwing those big front tires around. To make sure all that power makes it to the wheels, an aluminum servo arm comes standard, a very nice touch for a RTR.

* We measured the top speed on the Kraton to be 38 mph (on 4S LiPo) and it got there in a hurry.

* Typical bashing moves like pulling wheelies and backflips are easy with the Kraton. Big power and big tires help it pull off those moves even with a center diff.

* While the Kraton might be called a monster truck, it comes with a center diff and a massive rear wing, items typically found on truggies. Speaking of the rear wing, all our reviewers liked how it was molded to match the body lines.

We found the ARRMA Kraton to be a gnarly bashing machine, easily capable of running with all the big hitters in its class. It should be hitting hobby shops in the next couple of weeks with a street price of $499, much lower than most of its competitors. To get complete details, check out the Kraton Page over on the official ARRMA website.

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Pro-Line 2014 Chevy Silverado Clear Monster Truck Body
Pro-Line brings the scale realism with their new 2014 Chevy Silverado Clear Monster Truck Body. As you can see by the squared off fenders and new grill decal, the Pro-Line Silverado looks very much like its full scale counterpart. Molded from crystal clear Lexan, the Silverado was designed to fit monster trucks like the Traxxas Summit, Revo, T-Maxx, and Associated MGT. And for all you real scale realism fanatics, the Silverado has a large bed area for mounting up your favorite accessories.

The Silverado has a part number of #3430-00, it is street priced at $33, and you can get even more details on the official Pro-Line Website.

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ARRMA Kraton Monster truck
Big gnarly monster trucks are the kings of the bashing hill. They have big tires, big tires, and generally smash over anything (car/truck/buggy) that gets in their path.

The ARRMA Kraton was announced months ago at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. Since then they’ve been finishing the truck up and now it is about ready to drop on US shores. What makes the Kraton a big, mean, bashing machine?

* Waterproof
* Fully assembled RTR
* Integrated roll cage
* 2050kV brushless motor
* 180 amp ESC
* 208oz/inch steering servo
* Truck Weight- 177oz
* Width- 18.5″
* Length- 24″
* Height- 7.5″
* 3 gear diffs
* 3mm aluminum chassis
* dBoots tires
* 16mm big bore shocks
* Adjustable battery tray with hook and loop fasteners
* 2 year warranty

The part number for green is #AR106005, they are street priced at $499, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in October.

Update: You can now PRE-ORDER the Kraton at This Link!

To get even more details, hit up This Link over on the official ARRMA website.

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Killerbody RC Rubik Monster Truck Body
Do you have a monster truck with a destroyed body? A monster truck just in need of a new look? If so, the folks over at Killerbody RC have a new monster truck body called the Rubik. The Rubik was designed to fit trucks like the Traxxas E-Maxx and is available in a wide variety of trim levels. You can get them in clear, main color printed and trimmed, or completely finished. There is also a bunch of scale detail accessories available to fit the Rubik like the camper shell shown below. You can get just the plain body or trick it out as much as you want for a unique look.

The body in the picture above has a part number of #48208 and they are available for sale right now. To get more details simply Click Right Here.

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THE ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review

ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review

Being a two time champion of our coveted Bash Vehicle of the Year, the ARRMA Granite packs some serious street cred with the bashing crowd. For 2014 ARRMA announced a new more affordable line-up, the Mega Series, that was designed to give good performance at a reasonable price. To make the price drop happen on the Mega Series, certain goodies had to be taken away (like the aluminum chassis and hex hardware). Is the Mega Series Granite still a capable bash machine? Is it slower than the previous brushed Granite? Has it lost any mojo? Hit the “Read More” to find out…

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Unboxing ARRMA Granite Mega Series
Have you heard about the new Mega Series from ARRMA? If not, it is their most affordable line-up of vehicles with prices starting at $159. We recently received one of the Mega Series Granite Monster Trucks for review and took some pictures so you can see exactly what it looks like when you open the box for the first time. The RTR Mega Series Granite is waterproof, comes with a 15 turn brushed motor, and is priced at just $179.

Enjoy the unboxing pictures and our full review should be ready sometime next week. If you want more information on the Mega Series Granite Here Is The Link to its page over on the official ARRMA website.

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Thunder Tiger e-MTA G2
Some have dubbed 2014 as “The year of the monster truck!” and it would be hard to argue otherwise. What is the latest monster truck to be announced? The Thunder Tiger e-MTA G2.

The e-MTA G2 uses elements from the first generation of e-MTA plus it has some new additions. The change that strikes out the most is its shocks. They are no longer a lay-down style like what was found on the original e-MTA, they are now a more traditional stand-up design. The G2 also comes with a 6S capable speed controller as well as 6 point wheel hexes with wheels designed to fit them perfectly. Also new is a more impact resistant body to stand up to all those big hits while out bashing.

* Low center of gravity
* 8 big bore shocks
* ACE 6S BLC-150C ESC & 2000kV motor
* Wheelbase- 370mm
* Width- 440mm
* Length- 620mm
* High grip road tires
* Waterproof, metal gear, digital 9.8 KG & 0.17 sec servo
* Cougar GP3 2.4GHz radio system

The part number for red is #6407-F111, the part number for blue is #6407-F112, but we have not heard if these will make their way stateside. Of course we will post more information when we get it, until then you can hit up This Link to check out the official Thunder Tiger America website.

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Himoto Bowie Monster Truck
The folks over at Asiatees Hobbies wanted us to let you know they now have the Himoto Bowie in stock. The Himoto Bowie is a 10th scale monster truck that comes RTR with either a brushed or a brushless powerplant. The brushless version goes for about $240, while the brushed version is priced at only $110. Want more details? Find them at This Link over on Asiatee’s website.

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