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ARRMA Typhon BLX Review

ARRMA Typhon BLX 1/8 Buggy Mini-Review

With the 10th scale ARRMA RC vehicles becoming legendary among the basher crowd, ARRMA decided to take it up a notch and start producing 8th scalers. We’ve been bash/crash/thrash testing the Typhon BLX 8th Scale Buggy for weeks to see if it lived up to the ARRMA reputation for speed, durability, and handling. How does the Typhon stack up? Is [...]

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Atomik Barbwire XL

Atomik Barbwire XL RTR Brushless Boat

Get out on the water with the new Atomik Barbwire XL. The Barbwire XL comes with a powerful brushless system, but its best feature has to be its innovative self-righting ballast driven hull system. With the self-righting system you can drive harder without having to worry so much about crashing. The new larger size of the XL also increases its [...]

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LRP Deep Blue

LRP Deep Blue 340 RTR Boat

With spring getting oh-so close, it isn’t too early to look at a new boat. One of the latest to hit the market is the Deep Blue 340 from LRP. Fully assembled and ready to bash, the Deep Blue 340 was designed for speed and fun. Some of its features include- * 2.4GHz radio gear * Self righting “Rescue” function * Unsinkable (Editors [...]

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Pro-Line Pro-Built PRO-MT RTR

Pro-Line Pro-Built PRO-MT RTR Monster Truck

Pro-Line has just announced their very first RTR Truck, the Pro-Built PRO-MT. Of course you remember the PRO-MT, the truck we selected as our Bash Vehicle of the Year last year, it is an incredible bash machine. Now the PRO-MT comes fully assembled, fully loaded with electronics, ready for you to just add a battery to start bashing! Some of [...]

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LRP S10 Blast TC 2 Brushless RTR

LRP S10 Blast TC 2 Brushless RTR Touring Car

Tear up some pavement with the new S10 Blast TC 2 Brushless RTR from LRP. Featuring an 8.5 turn 4300kV LRP Vector motor and LRP Spin Pro ESC, the S10 Blast TC 2 is splash-proof and ready to bash. Big bore oil filled shocks come standard, as do CVD front drive shafts and sway bars. * Full ball bearing [...]

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Helion Verdikt 112 SC Review

Helion Verdikt 12SC Review

Everybody is looking for an affordable basher that can take a beating without falling to pieces. Helion RC’s latest basher to hit market is the Verdikt 12SC. The Verdikt is a 12th scale 2wd short course truck that promises lots of fun for a small amount of cash. Did they hit the mark? Can it take a hard hit without [...]

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Cajun Commander Brushless Airboat

AquaCraft Cajun Commander 1/10th Brushless Airboat RTR

Ready for a boat that can go virtually anywhere? Airboats are well known for their ability to travel not only over water, but also over snow and land. For you airboat fans, cue the new Cajun Commander from AquaCraft. The Cajun Commander comes on a tough ABS hull and has some pretty cool scale detailing from front to back. Some [...]

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ARRMA Typhon Buggy Unboxing

Unboxing the ARRMA Typhon BLX Buggy

Hardcore bashers have always gravitated to certain vehicles- monster trucks, truggies, and 8th scale buggies. While most 8th scale buggies are aimed at the racing crowd, the folks at ARRMA have recently released the Typhon BLX, designed from the ground up for the serious basher. While we are finishing up our full review you can check out our unboxing pictures. As [...]

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Carisma DTM Video

Video – Carisma GT10RS DTM Series Cars

To hype the upcoming release of their new DTM Series cars, Carisma has put together a video highlighting how cool they look while driving around a track. There will initially be 4 cars in the series, two Mercedes, an Audi, and a BMW, all of which are highly detailed and look nearly identical to the actual race cars. All the [...]

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ECX KickFlip BeatBox Review

ECX BeatBox & KickFlip Review – Horizon Hobby

ECX made a big splash with the announcement of their 1/36th scale KickFlip buggy and BeatBox truck. Not only was their small size big news, but also their very affordable price point. We’ve spent a couple months thrashing the BeatBox and KickFlip to find out everything we could about them. Are they truly hobby grade? Do they have enough power [...]

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ARRMA Raider XL BLX Review

THE ARRMA 1/8 Raider XL BLX Brushless RTR Review

Bigger is always better, right? In the bashing world that is generally true, the bigger the beast, the better the basher. We’ve been testing (read- abusing) the new ARRMA Raider XL BLX for weeks now. The XL version of the Raider is significantly larger than the original buggy but is it a better basher? How durable is it? Does its [...]

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HPI Jumpshot MT

More Details – HPI Racing Jumpshot Series of Trucks

Originally seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair a couple of weeks ago, HPI Racing has announced more details on its new Jumpshot Series of trucks. Not only will the Jumpshot come as a Monster Truck, but also as a Short Course Truck as well as in Stadium Truck form. The Jumpshot looks like a solid new platform for their 1/10th [...]

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kyosho jet stream 600

Kyosho Jet Stream 600 Readyset

While most every body of water near the BigSquidRC offices is still frozen solid, it isn’t too early to dream about spring and getting in some boat action. Hitting your local hobby shops in March is the new Jet Stream 600 from Kyosho. The Jet Steam 600 comes as a Readyset, pre-built and ready to hit the water. A water [...]

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Thunder Tiger Olympian

Thunder Tiger Olympian Deep-V Brushless RTR

With spring time just around the corner (YES!!!), it isn’t too early to start looking for a new rc boat. The latest boat from Thunder Tiger is the Olympian Deep-V. The Olympian is a rtr that comes stock with a 2000kV brushless motor and a one meter long (39.1″) high performance deep-v hull. Water cooling is used to keep the [...]

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Dromida DB4.18 Desert Buggy Review

Dromida DB4.18 1/18th Desert Buggy Review

There are plenty of good reasons to buy an 18th scaler, but most people buy them because they are so affordable and typically hard to break. Dromida has sold boatloads (literally) of 18th scalers over the last couple of years and recently we got a chance to test out their new DB4.18 Desert Buggy. Is the DB4.18 a good noobie [...]

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