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THE Cub Report, 07.15.2013, Version- Statement of Integrity

Hello everyone, we are having some epically great weather here in the Midwest this weekend, absolutely perfect for spending all day outside pulling trigger and hang’n with the guys. I hope you were lucky enough to get your bash on over the weekend too. Indoors there was no F1, nor AMA Motocross. “Sigh”. Yes I know there was a lot of [...]


Hobbico at HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico at the HobbyTown USA Dealer Convention

Industry leader Hobbico had a large suite showcasing their product lines at the 2013 HobbyTown USA convention. Among their featured lines were Duratrax, Futaba, and Axial, among many others. One of the highlights of the Hobbico booth was their AirCore technology for airplanes. AirCore is basically a power cartridge that can quickly be popped in and out of various planes. The [...]


Killer Body RC at Hobbytown USA convention

Killerbody RC at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

One of the new exhibitors at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention was a company called Killerbody RC. Some of you industry types might know them by Sun Trade LTD which is based right down the road from us here in Chicago. Killer Body RC makes all types of licensed aftermarket bodies, from 1/28th scale all the way up to 1/7th scale. [...]


HPI Octane Savage

HPI Booth at HobbyTown USA 2013 Dealer Convention

While HPI America has gone through some changes the last few months, they had a nice suite at the HobbyTown USA convention with lots of cool products. HPI looked alive and well at the show and we had a blast hanging out in their suite. The biggest news was that the Octane Savage is getting closer. From getting a close inspection [...]


HRP at Hobbytown usa

HRP Distributing at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

HRP Distributing was at the HobbyTown USA Convention showing off some of their new gear. One of the coolest items was their new Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro short course truck. It looks tough and comes with a very affordable price tag. HRP also had a bunch of Spaz Stix paints on display. These have become very popular the last few months [...]


Horizon Hobby Booth HobbyTown USA Convention 2013

Horizon Hobby – 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

Horizon Hobby had a large suite at the HobbyTown USA Convention this year. They had nice displays for ECX, Vaterra, and for some of the Losi line-up. The biggest news was in their air products, most notably their new E-flite UMX Habu DF BNF Basic and their Blade 350 QX RTF/BNF quadcopter. The E-flite Habu jet uses a ducted fan for propulsion [...]


Pro-Line Traxxas wheels tires

Pro-Line Booth – 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

The good folks at Pro-Line made the trip to Lincoln Nebraska to show their support to the HobbyTown USA dealers at their convention. Pro-Line was showing off their latest releases like the Trencher pre-mounts for 16th scale Traxxas vehicles and their ’66 Ford “Hay Hauler” body. Other news from the Pro-Line camp included the announcement of them doing more Thumbwasher body [...]


Traxxas Booth HobbyTown USA

Traxxas Booth – 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention

Traxxas was out in full force this week at the HobbyTown USA national convention. They had their new LaTrax 18th scale 4wd Rally Car on display, as well as their entire line-up of Traxxas bash machines. For accessories, Traxxas had their GPS Module (#6551) and Telemetry Expander Module (#6550) on display for people looking to know exactly how fast their cars [...]


Helion Criterion

Firelands Group, Helion, Ares Booth - Hobbytown USA Conventi…

We have finally made it back home and can start posting everything we saw at the 2013 HobbyTown USA Convention in Lincoln Nebraska. Firelands Group is sold exclusively at HobbyTown USA. Their Helion Invictus has been a big hit with bashers this summer, and the Helion product line just keeps getting bigger. Helion premiered their new Criterion 10th scale 2wd buggy [...]