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Mention the name Traxxas among radio controlled (RC) toys enthusiasts and the one-word reaction will be the same: “pro.” What was once known as only being available at specialty stores in a small number of cities, challenging to find for some, is no longer a factor: Traxxas RC vehicles are spreading across Canada, thanks to availability at all Future Shop stores and Futureshop.ca. Selection may vary at each store.
I recall the days of my boyhood living within walking distance to a local hobby store, wiping drool off my face as I watched the shop owner and teenagers’ race around their RC cars and bang them up in the parking lot or store aisles. I thought, one day I would have one, and when that day came in Christmas of ‘89, I screamed in delight at my very first RC car. A different kind of scream came about after racing it a short while and banging it against the stairs and breaking it a part, forcing the car into an early retirement.
Luckily for me, Traxxas isn’t your typical fragile RC car. They’re high-quality vehicles are built to last, upgradeable, repairable, and even raced in organized, sponsored competitions.
I had a chance to zip around with three exciting models of Traxxas vehicles recently with my buddy Shawn Felix from ConnectPro. Shawn happens to race pro-grade cars professionally and took the time to explain why Traxxas is such a fun experience and showed me what can be done with them. Watch on:
So what’s Traxxas exactly?
Traxxas 4x4 “short-course” truck
Go big: Traxxas’ E-Revo Monster truck
Upgradeable thanks to the ConnectPro services team
Traxxas is scheduled to hit Future Shop and Futureshop.ca later this month. You can see some of the collection available for pre-order here. Follow Future Shop’s @FS_GetitFirst Twitter account to discover when they go live for sale. And, stayed tuned here for more details and vehicle reviews.