Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nearing the goal.. and a new discovery!

In the past 6-8 months, I have been focusing on completing my collection and gathering information rather than keeping the blog up to date. This post is just to let everyone know where I stand and to announce a completely new discovery. The original list of Traxxas vehicles was as follows:

1987 Cat, Fiero
1988 Bullet
1989 Villain IV (boat), Sledgehammer, Radicator, Hawk
1990 Blue Eagle, TRX eagle
1991 Blue Eagle LS, TRX-1
1992 Hawk 2, Nitro Hawk
1993 LS-2, TRX-3, Nitro Buggy, Nitro Street, Monster Buggy
1994 SRT, Traxxas Rustler, Stampede
1995 Spirit, Blast (boat), TCP, Bandit, Nitro Vee
1996 Nitro Stampede
1997 Street Sport, Nitro Rustler

On the list above, I've managed to find all of them with the exception of a good condition Eagle (I have a Blue Eagle with box, but no Eagle). Everything else I have found one of. Some are mint in box, others are used. For the most part I'm quite happy with my progress. I'd still love to find a line on a good Eagle, preferably in the box.

As for the new discovery: I found a version of the 1/5th scale Monster Buggy that is an on-road car which Traxxas made for a very short time. The model number is 5601 and the one I purchased is new in the box, but missing wheels and tires. I've dubbed it the "Monster Street" until I find out otherwise, but that name seems to fit with the Traxxas naming convention around that time. I'm posting a few pictures of it. If anyone out there has information about this model I would love to hear from you. Also, if you happen to have a set of wheels and tires for the car I would be willing to pay a very fair price for them. As always, thanks for reading, feel free to comment and correct any misinformation and most importantly: enjoy the hobby!

Traxxas model 5601 Monster Street / Buggy

Traxxas model 5601 Monster Street / Buggy

Traxxas model 5601 Monster Street / Buggy

Traxxas model 5601 Monster Street / Buggy

Traxxas model 5601 Monster Street / Buggy


  1. Hello,

    I found your blog, very cool. I have a TRX1 and recently got a TRX3 that I still race here in New Zealand. What I am after is a copy of the manual for the TRX3. I only want a electronic copy are you able to help me please. Thanks Julian

    1. I can send you the TRX-3 manual via email. Send me a message to and I will reply with the PDF version.

  2. Hi I have a monster street too. They were made for the european market that had failed. traxxas Uk. i don't know much about that. I was only able to get one picture from 1993 of the traxxas europe logo

  3. Would You happen to have a parts list for the monster street?