Those 1/10-scale monster trucks a little too big for your backyard bashing needs? Not a problem, as they recently released a 1/16-scale version of the Traxxas Grave Digger, complete with a novelty packaging that makes it quite the fun gift to your weekend bashing young'uns.
What makes the packaging so different? Mostly, it's the fact that the truck doesn't come in a box. Instead, it ships crammed inside a matching Grave Digger backpack that just makes you want to take out the car, so you can use the backpack to go to school. Oh wait, school was, like, years ago. But it's that fun.
Just like its 1/10-scale cousin, the 1/16-scale 2WD Traxxas Grave Digger is an officially-licensed Monster Jam reproduction, complete with detailed and colorful graphics. It's got them authentic Monster Jam wheels and tires (with detailed tread design), too, so everything feels like the real gargantuan machine it borrows from.
Packing muscle inside and out, it uses a modified Titan 12T 550 motor, paired with an XL-2.5 ESC, which boasts high current handling, three drive profiles, thermal shutdown connection and very low resistance. Design is built on the track-proven Revo and E-Revo models, borrowing its rocker-actuated inboard suspension technology, which works with the smaller scale without compromising performance, and rear wheel monster truck setup. Other details include waterproof electronics, sealed differential, torque-control slipper clutch and metric hex hardware. It's also fully upgradeable to a 4WD drivetrain, if you so wish.
The Traxxas 1/16-Scale Grave Digger is available now, both online and in stores. Amazon price is $199.99.