NEW Traxxas Maxx Announced!

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What a bombshell Traxxas dropped! Yesterday, the news went live around 5pm: Traxxas announced a brand-new monster truck based on the popular X-Maxx design: the Traxxas Maxx. This new truck features most of the things people love about the bigger X-Maxx: the clipless body design, the beefy differentials, the torque-biasing center drive, and the heart-stopping power. It’s all there.

The Maxx runs on either a single 3S or single 4S LiPo battery, with estimated speeds of 40 to 55 MPH on stock gearing, respectively. The tires are Stampede-standard 2.8” rims, but the Maxx uses 17MM hexes instead of 12MM hexes. Luckily, Pro-Line’s new removable-hex rims allows one to simply purchase the 17MM adapters instead of a whole new set of tires.

Our first-delivery model will be in-store later this week, so you can see the Maxx in person before placing your pre-order. The Maxx is expected to start shipping mid-October, so get your pre-order in soon!

The truck will sell for $549.99, but…

 

As a special pre-order offer, we’re locking in a price of $529.99 for anyone who pre-orders the truck through us!

 

Mercedes-Benz G 63 6x6 Announced by Traxxas

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It seems like Traxxas is a crawler-first company these days, as every new product announced in the last few months was TRX-4 related — and today is no different. The 6x6 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG is a longer version of the TRX-4’s rigid steel frame and includes extra bracing and crossmembers to provide exceptional torsional rigidity to resist chassis twist under load. The factory-installed LED lights and detailed scale body make this a unique crawling experience, though it still comes with all the perks of a fully-loaded TRX-4: two-speed transmission, remote-locking differentials (on all three axles), and GTS aluminum-bodies shocks. Unlike a standard TRX-4, the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 comes with 2.2” wheels and tires, sitting it higher off the ground for maximum ground clearance.

The Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 will sell for $599.99 and will require a battery and charger (sold separately). We should have a display model in the store next week, but there are currently no details on when to expect regular inventory to start shipping. Stop in and place your pre-order today to secure your spot in the queue!

 

Fall Hours Change at Roger's Hobby Center

Closed Sunday & Monday Starting September 1st

As the summer comes to a close, Roger, Darlene and I have decided to change our hours of operation to better fit the flow of traffic coming in during this slow time of the year. Effective September 1st, we will be closed on Sundays AND Mondays, leaving us open Tuesday — Saturday from 10AM until 6PM.

It’s apparent during a trip down State Street that many businesses are struggling to find workers, and unfortunately, we’re no different. We’ve always been picky with our hiring; we look for the best arbiters of the hobby, people willing to go the extra mile for our customers. I’m happy to say we’ve had great luck in finding wonderful people to work here at Roger’s Hobby Center throughout our long history.

We are currently looking for a few such people to work and help bring their passion for the hobby and service to our great customers. We have yet to fill those gaps our schedule, and that brings me back to our change in open hours.

This is not intended to be a permanent change — we fully hope to be back open Mondays as the holiday season picks up — but that hinges on finding the right people to fill the shoes left by David, Jayden, and most recently, Jim. We’re confident we’ll find them; the question that remains is when.

For now, we hope you understand why we are making this change, and hope you can continue to find time to pick up your parts, models, art supplies, or whatever your passion requires. Thank you all for your continued business — it’s thanks to all of our customer’s we’ve been able to stay in business for more than 35 years, and we couldn’t be more appreciative of your support.

If you’d like to work part-time for one of the most fun workplaces in Saginaw, please stop in and fill out an application!

Mercedes-Benz G500 TRX4 On Display Now!

Logan shows off the new Mercedes-Benz G500 from Traxxas.

Logan shows off the new Mercedes-Benz G500 from Traxxas.

 

Traxxas has been focused very much on their scale crawler and trail-truck offerings, and the newest addition to the clan is the Mercedes-Benz G500 — which is on display now here in the store! The G500 offers the same great specs as the previous versions of the TRX-4 like the Ford Bronco and Chevy Blazer. It’s a 12.3” wheelbase, offers front and rear remote-lockable differentials, and comes with a two-speed transmission. Like the Chevy Blazer before it, the G500 will sell for $489.99 and requires a battery and charger, which are sold separately.

Stop in and check it out, and if you like what you see, pre-orders are welcome!