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2017 Tamiya Toyota Tundra Hiigh-Lift

Tamiya To Re-Release The Toyota Tundra High-Lift

Tamiya has been going full bore on re-releases with the latest being the Toyota Tundra High-Lift. The 2017 iteration of the High-Lift comes with the MFC-02 control unit that has lights, sound, and vibration effects. The High-Lift still comes with the very cool ladder frame, highly detailed body, and 3 speed transmission. * Polystyrene resin body * Aluminum skid plate * Soft resin [...]

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Schumacher CAT XLS Masami

Schumacher CAT XLS Masami Re-Release

Now here is a re-release to shake things up, the Schumacher CAT XLS Masami off-road buggy. The CAT XLS was used by Masami Hirosaka to win his first world championship in 1987 and is now back for all you vintage fans. The new version of the CAT features an upgraded transmission to handle today’s power systems but still comes with [...]

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Tamiya Pajero

Tamiya To Re-Release A Slew Of Vehicles

Just announced by Tamiya are a bunch of classic re-releases. Actually, some are re-releases while some are re-re-releases, so you old school vintage fans should be stoked. Here is the list- * Top Force #47350 * Mitsubishi Pajero Metaltop Wide CC01 #47331 * Racing Fighter Chrome DT-03 #47347 * Mercedes-Benz Arocs #56352 * Team Reinert Racing MAN TGS TT-01 Type E #58642 * Subaru WRX STI [...]

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2017 Tamiya Grasshopper

Tamiya To Re-Release The Grasshopper!

Oh yes, the legendary Tamiya Grasshopper, what memories does that name bring back. Just like so many of you readers, we also spent many hours in the backyard tearing up the grass and jumping over dirt mounds with the mighty Grasshopper during our younger days. If you miss those days as much as we do, Tamiya has officially announced that [...]

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Tamiya Bigwig Re-Release

Tamiya To Re-Release The Bigwig?

Straight from the rumor mill is the possible re-release of the Bigwig by Tamiya. The Bigwig originally came out in 1986 and was a 1/10th scale 4wd. A futuristic polycarbonate body, along with moon dish style dish wheels, made the Bigwig stand out in a crowd way back in the day. A sturdy plastic tub chassis was standard back then, [...]

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Kyosho Turbo Scorpion Re-Release

Full Details – Kyosho Turbo Scorpion Re-Release

After some teasing a couple of weeks ago, full details have been announced by Kyosho on their re-release of the Turbo Scorpion. The old schooler will come as a kit and sports a few revisions over the original to help it handle today’s power systems. Here is the scoop- * Scorpion-style wheels in a larger 2.2″ size * 12mm oil shocks * 20mm [...]

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Tamiya Blackfoot Re-release 2016

Complete Details – 2016 Tamiya Blackfoot Re-Release

About a month ago we posted a teaser from Tamiya of the 2016 Blackfoot Re-Release. Now full details, along with a slew of pictures, have been released. The 2016 version of the Blackfoot retains much of its heritage but does sport some minor upgrades to bring it up to speed. The body on the re-release comes from the Blackfoot III and [...]

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Tamiya Blackfoot re-release

Tamiya Re-Releases The Blackfoot!

All you Tamiya Blackfoot lovers can rejoice, Tamiya has just released the first pictures of its Upcoming Re-release! The Blackfoot is a legend in rc circles and was the first truck for thousands of hobbyists. It was also known as a truck that helped set off a monster truck revolution at a time when the hobby was all about buggies. [...]

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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, [...]

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Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Kit

Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Kit Re-Release

It seems like everyone got ramped up after seeing the teaser shots, now here it is in all of its glory, the re-release of the Kyosho Optima 4wd Buggy. For those of you that were in the hobby back in the mid 80s, the Optima was easily one of the coolest buggies that money could buy. For those of you [...]

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The Kyosho Optima cometh

So Kyosho basically confirmed on their FaceBook page that the next re-issue car is the Optima. The picture above is clearly a teaser but they then commented on the photo saying “you already know what it is don’t you?” I’m paraphrasing because “facebooktranslater”. So i’m completely geekng out here. The Optima was my holy grail at the local track when I [...]

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Tamiya Fighting Buggy

Re-release – Tamiya Fighting Buggy

Tamiya has announced it is re-releasing the 2014 version of the Fighting Buggy. The Fighting Buggy is a classic Tamiya buggy that was very innovative back in the early 1980s, now it can make for a cool addition to your collection, or can be just as much fun bashed around your backyard as it was 30 years ago. Some of [...]

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2015 Monster Beetle

2015 Tamiya Monster Beetle

Tamiya has just announced the re-release of the Monster Beetle. Way back in the 1980s the Monster Beetle was the first vehicle for a whole bunch of young hobbyists. Now you can add the 2015 edition Monster Beetle to your collection or pick one up so your own son or daughter can experience what it is like to build a [...]

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Kyosho Tomahawk Re-release

Kyosho Re-releases the Tomahawk 2wd Buggy

Get your vintage on with the re-release of Kyosho’s famous Tomahawk 2wd buggy. The Tomahawk is the third entry into Kyosho’s retro line, and while it might look like the old unit from the 1980’s, it comes with a bunch of upgrades to make it a much better overall vehicle. Some of those upgrades include- * Body features modern side pods, [...]

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Kyosho Beetle 2014 Buggy Kit

Kyosho Beetle 2014 Buggy Kit

Looking for a neat winter project? After a bit of teasing the good folks over at Kyosho have released the scoop on the 2014 edition of their Beetle Kit. The Beetle first hit the market way back in 1983 where it set a new standard for buggy performance. The re-release is much like the ’83 version but is updated in [...]

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