Well, she's here. I'm VERY impressed.
I've been in R/C for over 20 years now. This is in my top five of coolest out of the box trucks. Ever.
For one, it's a dirt cheap RTR. With a Tower discount, you can get this in the sub $170 range, even sub $160 if you work the codes. This is made for experienced R/Cers, not just newbs. I can say, a truck like this for this cheap will really help get people into hobby R/C.
It's 8th scale. It's the only way to describe is it is an 8th scale electric for dirt cheap.
It's definitely hobby quality. From the plush, well built smooth suspension to the nice new small water proof ESC to the high torque water proof servos, awesome tires, and all metal tranny. The radio is still the old TQ, but I've never had an issue with it. It does sit on the ground nicely on that wide base. But to some it will look toyish.
The body not onlyattaches with clips, it also can velcro to the nerf bars to keep it in shape and looking great.
I can't wait to get this running. Need to charge some packs and make a Deans to Traxxas connector adapter. As for now, out of the box, I'ma happycamper. Very happy with this purchase.