Many little boys own a collection of toy cars, trucks, and boats. These come in different forms (plastic, diecast metal), sizes, and colors. But not every fleet of model toys includes an RC monster truck that speeds like a bullet when your young driver picks up the remote control. And when it comes to kids and monster trucks nothing beats the RC Traxxas Stampede Monster Truck.
When your child reaches the age of around five, an RC monster truck makes a great gift idea. And for all of us grown up kids it brings hours of pleasure too.
You’ll find that the RC Traxxas Stampede Monster Truck is just right. It’s fast, and feeds racing, ramp jumping adrenaline to any age operator.
For your convenience here are some recent reviews on Amazon for the Stampede:
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful:
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars
Truely awesome…within 2 minutes of getting it out of the box it was running…and studpily fast compared to similar priced Tamiyas I have had.
The more I have used and understood this car the more I am impressed with it (I read the manuals after using it 5 times). It has race, training and off-road modes. It has a clutch to reduce tie spin.
I bought 2 x 4300 mAH Nickel hydride batteries from Ebay for 56 USD including charger. These last about 30-40 minutes each!!!
What I love about this car:
-Cornering, acceleration and general handling were awesome.
-It’s ready made yet can be rebuilt
-Quality of components compared to other similar priced models
-Availability of parts
-Design- It’s simple, yet functional
- It has a steering wheel type radio unit- perhaps I am getting old. I prefer the lever radio units.
- Through my own stupidity I drive it too fast and keep hitting objects like sidewalks. The result is it rips apart the servo saver used in the steering. It takes 2 minutes to replace but in 40 runs I have now replaced this 3 USD piece 4 times. Durability could be improved here.
Bottom line- you’ll love this car if you want an off-roader.
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
I just recently purchased the Traxxas Stampede XL-5 and believe this is an excellent vehicle to get if you are new to R/C. Unlike most R/C vehicles on the market, the newest version with blue ESC and servo is very water-resistant and can withstand a pretty good amount of water/mud. Just keep in mind that batteries are not waterproof, so don’t submerge this thing in deep water, or you run the risk of shorting out your battery (which is very bad).
Overall, it’s very fun and easy to set up right out of the box. The ‘training mode’, which runs at 50/50 power, is nice if you wish to let the kids drive the truck. Full power mode is easily capable of doing wheelies and reaching speeds of 25-30mph with the right batteries. I’m running a Duratrax 7.2V 4600 mAh battery, and it provides plenty of power and runtime for this truck. Please keep in mind this truck uses the special Traxxas hi-flow connectors, so be sure your battery has the same connectors, not the standard molex connectors.
I made a few mistakes when driving this truck in front of my house as I have already broken 4 parts by accidentally driving into a curb at a high rate of speed. The parts I’ve broken are: caster block, steering block, front shock tower, and shock cap. I’ve upgraded a few of those broken parts with aluminum pieces, but upgrading can become very expensive, so please be very careful when driving this thing on the street.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
I bought this truck as an adult hobby for myself. I figured I could have some fun customizing and upgrading it. First, lets talk about the truck itself.
The electric engine means it is very easy to maintain. Just charge and go. I have run my truck through the ringer. Hills, rocks, roads, kid chasing it, wheelies, flipping it over and banging against trees. This thing is extremely durable. After every couple runs I go through the make sure all the screws are tight but I have had no major problems and I run this truck hard. Once, my kid ran it into some concrete steps at full speed. This caused my left front shock cap to come off (not easily done). This truck it easy to work on and after reattaching the shock (a couple screws) we were back running again with no problem.
The Stampede does not offer as many customizable (hop-up) parts as the T-Maxx but it still have a good solution. Also, must hobby stores stock all the replacement parts if needed. It was a lot of fun to spray paint and create a custom body.
This truck goes about 30 MPH+. I had my wife drive down the street with me chasing her. I easily caught up with her (while doing a sweet wheelie).
I highly recommend purchasing a wheelie bar. This thing will stand up on its end very easily but with a wheelie bar you will have much more control and wont damage the rear of your truck. I also high recommend a custom front bumper. The little plastic one that come with the truck is fine but will not protect the truck if you really run into a tree at full speed. Again, this thing is very durable but for over $150+ it is worth it to protect your investment.
I run with 7.2 Venom 3000 batteries and get about 20 minutes of runtime with each one. I always charge at 2 amps.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
I was a little apprehensive at first about getting an RC truck. I have had some in the past only to be let down. The truck/car either broke to easily, wore out to fast or was just to slow. I wanted something that was ready out of the box but something I can fix and repair when/if necessary. A truck that was low maintenance but provided the full package in speed, durability and fun was something I was looking for at a great price. After doing a lot of research my choice was narrowed down to the Traxxas Stampede. So I ordered one, and this particular one came with a small charger and a battery (7-cell 8.4v NiMh) to start me off!! The price was a steal too, (From Horizon Hobby. others had it for $20+ more) at only $164.99 PLUS free shipping!! I had to get it! I ordered it Monday evening and it was at my door by Thursday. I quickly opened it, read the manual and started charging the battery.
Ok, I probably should have let the battery get fully charged, there is only a red/green light on the charger and it charged for over 2 hours and was still red, but I was eager to give it a test. After following the instructions about the first ride, I put it on the ground and let the Stampede loose! Oooooo boy, what fun. The dog couldn’t even keep up. I was flyin’ down the street doing 180s (rolled it twice and had to pick it up, rolled it twice more but it landed on its tires), hitting a small little grass jump and the truck flew 4-5 feet before landing…and kept going!! I was in a little dirt/sand with no problems. The dog was going crazy and kept trying to catch it but when I steered it towards the dog it ran. Anyhow, I had a blast. The stock Traxxas battery 8.4v 7-cell NiMh, NOT FULLY CHARGED, lasted about 10 minutes. Well, seemed like 10 minutes but I was having so much fun I can’t tell exactly how long. Can’t wait till it is fully charged…I also ordered another battery so I can have twice the drive time. Needless to say I haven’t seen to many cons with this truck just yet. I’ll list the pros/cons below in a list.
Great big truck, big tires with good looks.
Good grip on the pavement and runs over grass like nuttin’.
Awesome power and speed.
Nice jumping form, was nice and balanced so as to land back on all four tires utilizing the shocks.
This model came with a battery, charger, extra parts, and decals.
Quiet, especially compared to a nitro (gas) powered. Lose some speed compared to a nitro but fast is fast.
No wheelie bar to start. Have to buy it extra. Scratched up the back some…
Watch the speed…turns at high speeds will roll ya. Just have to get used to it. (not really a con)
I guess that’s it really. Other than needing some new battery technology to run longer!! Thanks Traxxas!!
I bought my Stampede from Horizon Hobby for $164.99 with free shipping! I think the price has changed since then but shipping is only like $1.99 now. Horizon Hobby shipped it from Illinois and it was fast. I would recommend them when looking for the Stampede model I purchased or any other Traxxas or RC models.
Hope you found this review useful. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to post ‘em. Thanks!
After running the truck numerous times, lost count, I went to run it and it didn’t work. After some troubleshooting I figured the motor went out so I called Traxxas support. After doing some more troubleshooting with the tech he informed me the motor must have went out. So he said he would send me a new one with a new gear pinion. After talking to a local hobby store owner there is a problem with the gearing and it makes the motor run to hot but Traxxas is quick at replacing the motor when it happens. I have received my new motor, took about a week to get, and am getting ready to install it. Can’t wait to get this beast running again!!! Also, I have uploaded a video from the birth of the truck! Let me remind you I was a virgin RC driver at the time…
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
I am not the music mom, i am her son and i am [...] for your info. I got this truck from my local hobby shop after researching and looking for a couple of weeks. Best [...] dollars ever spent. it is so much fun. It’s REALLY FAST. it JUMPS REALLY WELL and is awesome. It has TONS OF TORQUE and is great. It handles great but if you turn a full speed it will flip. It being waterproof makes it so much better!!! People will push the traxxas slash because it’s slightly more durable and handles better. If you want to offroad,go fast, jump, bash, and don’t care about racing, GET THIS ONE!!! i am 100% glad i got it instead of the slash. it is so much fun.
TONS OF TORQUE!!!
JUST PLAIN AWESOME!!!
if you turn at full speed it flips. no biggie. just letting u know.
Other then that one that doesn’t really even matter, there are absolutely no others
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
well you think this truck is fast with the stock motor in it i dropped a 200 dollar brushless motor combo bt castle kreations in it, along with a metal idle gear and it jumped from 30+ mph to about 40+mph
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
I had bought the kit version of this truck a while ago and I must say, it is a good, solid, and simple truck. I used this truck for racing, just for fun nothing serious, and it did well. Now I use it on my backyard dirt track and jump it off ramps. To give you an idea of how far it will jump, if you take an X factor kicker skateboard ramp and run it at full throttle, it will jump a distance of 3 to 4 feet.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
This is my first RC truck. Perfect, exactly what I needed to get into the hobby. Get an extra battery, a wheelie bar, and an rpm wide front bumper from the start. Traxxas has great support. I can’t think of a better first RC experience.
Good quality, fast,spare parts can be bought and fun! Buy another battery and original fast charger to double the fun.
This truck is amazing! A great starter RC. It takes a HUGE beating and keeps on going! I’ve done flips, jumps, crashes,and it keeps on running. I ran it under a parked car at full speed (mis-judged the turn) and it got stuck under the car. whoops. one part broke but it was easy to replace and it only cost me $8. BUY THIS.
The stampede is really cool. You should definitely buy it. It can take a hit, but not a very big one. The suspension is great, i’ve jumped off 5 feet and had no problem with the suspension.
We bought this for our son’s 9 th birthday. He absolutely loves it. We did buy an EZ Peak quick charger to go with it. It charges in an hour which makes it more fun.
Product works well – shipping is affordable – quality product – good customer service – would recommend to purchase – I purchased this toy for my Brother (50 ish) & a young person (15). Both are beginners to RC toys.
Young Person is learning to drive a car and very smart. It was helpful for him to learn how to control wheelies and skids and not to mention the high fun factor. Good for hand eye coordination.
My brother drives things until they break and he did but was diligent in his efforts. Parts came quickly and reasonably. Very high fun factor for an mature person who is difficult to please.
I purchased the front bumper and wheelie bar (a must for this toy moves). The other option is the series 4 batteries from the same vendor. There are a lots of parts to fix up this truck and Amazon has some at reasonable prices. I have had a lot of experience with Amazon. The shopping is easy and usually at a competitive price
for me when compared to my other options. Returns are a non issue!
Just thought you all would like to know this:
He saved six soldiers’ lives — with a child’s toy
Remote-control model truck checks for explosives — and triggered a deadly bomb
In 2007, Fessenden and Guy sent Fessenden’s brother, Staff Sgt. Chris Fessenden, a radio-controlled (RC) model truck outfitted with a wireless video camera to help him check for bombs under trucks and search for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on roadsides in Iraq. That same remote-control truck, essentially a souped-up children’s toy, ended up preventing the potential deaths of six soldiers two weeks ago in Afghanista
Guy said he has been in contact with the Department of Defense and Traxxis, the maker of the truck, known as the Stampede, to help provide more of the toys to soldiers. On Monday night, Guy launched the website Trucks to Troops, where people can donate money to help send remote-control trucks to soldiers who can benefit from them.
My step-son wanted an RC car for Christmas. When researching the options, I read that this one was a great starter RC car. He loves it! What I love most about it is the fact that he is learning about the parts of the car, how it works and how to fix it if necessary. It’s a great hands-on learning tool for starters. He is already saving up his money to buy new parts to “amp it up”, although I think it goes fast enough already.
I was able to charge within hours and hit the road. It is the fastest RC car I’ve ever driven. I’ve driven on the road and in the yard and it handles both dry and wet areas. This truck is amazing and I would recommended.
The truck was a gift for my sons 12th birthday. The item arrived on a timely basis and was neatly packaged. It needded some minor assembly and my son was ready to play with his new truck. At first the toy worked great. He drove it up and down our drive for a solid 10 minutes, then for no apparent reason the front tire broke. Upon examining the toy we realized that the front axis of the truck was defective. I called the company and told them that I needed to send the item back because it was defective. They emailed me a return label, I packaged the item and send it back. Thereafter, I received and email from the company customer service advising me that they would not be able to issue a return because the item had been opened and used. I wrote back to them explaining that the item was sent to us defective and the only way we could have figured out the defective was if we opened it and used it. They continued to insist that we had somehow damaged the item and refused to either exchange or issue a refund. To say that we were disappointed with this item is an understatement. This was an expensive toy from which my son did not get any use or enjoyment. The company refuses to take responsability for their defective products and the customer pays the price. Shame on you!!!!
You need to buy the terminal adapter (TRA connector female)for the Stampede truck. Luckily I set it up a week before christmas.
Otherwise this appears to be a very well made toy.
WHY DOES THE DISCRIPTION NOT INCLUDE WHAT IS IN THE BOX, BESIDE THE TRUCK. LIKE,RADIO ,BATTERIES, CHARGER,MANUAL AND IN THE REVIEWS EITHER ??? NO MENTION ???
The RC Traxxas Stampede Monster Truck is a great item to let kids enjoy some off road action. Its realistic form and features will definitely make every young racer squeal in delight at the simple sight of this amazing toy truck.
The rugged construction of this monster truck replica lifelike detailing brings to life the exhilarating action and excitement that only a steel-crushing destroyer truck can bring.
I advise that you upgrade the front bumper as the standard plastic bumper won’t protect your steering assembly in the case of high-speed collision. And since this truck has strong wheelie pulling power add a wheelie bar to protect your truck body’s rear end from scraping damage.
The Stampede’s colors may vary depending on where you order it. Four different models are available in basic silver, blue, black, and gray with black, silver, and/or gray striping.
Traxxas engineers this remote controlled truck for high performance, and designs it to endure rough road or mud driving. The all weather model makes it ideal for RC fun in any season. (There’s a waterproof battery compartment model available. It’s a good idea to get this version as replacing destroyed batteries due to water invasion gets expensive.)
The best-selling Stampede was the first high-performance monster truck and it’s legendary ruggedness has made the Stampede name synonymous for monster truck driving fun. Today, the Stampede has a hot new look, innovative features, and of course, more power to boost the fun quotient even higher. Combine the increased horsepower with the tall, drive-over-anything ground clearance; ultra-tough suspension; exclusive waterproof electronics (blast through puddles, mow through mud and shred snow); and easy operation, Stampede will quickly become your favorite for all kinds of monster truck action.
It’s easy to use and can be operated with no problem by someone as young as a four-year old child. The Stampede has training (high speed reduced for beginners to protect from crash damage), and full speed selection controls.
The Radio Control Monster Truck can drive through small obstacles and jumps, and can zoom through simple barricades to give an enjoyable show to its watching audience. (Keep in mind that you’ll experience some damage when crashing through barricades. Replacement parts are conveniently available for the Stampede so repairs are easily made.)
The imagination of children of all ages will come to life once they begin exploring the different monster truck functions this robust remote control truck can perform.
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If you’re looking for a great monster truck for bouncing around the back yard, heading out to do some hill climbing or puddle jumping, or entering into some racing or monster truck competitions you can’t go wrong with this one.
As you can see an RC Traxxas Stampede Monster Truck powers up to give you hours of remote control monster trucking thrills.