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Estes Posts More "Coming Soon"

January 15, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

The above was posted on Estes’ Facebook page today.Some folks got a little concerned when the Estes website seemed to be down a few hours ago, but it appears to have been only a hiccup which would have gone unnoticed if we weren’t all a bit on edge …

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Hobbico Bankruptcy

January 10, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

Hobbico, the Champaign, IL company which owns Estes Industries (along with a large number of hobby outfitters), is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and layoffs may begin in April, according to an article on the Champaign News-Gazette website.I do not …

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2017 Rocket Launch Slo Mo Supercut

January 5, 2018 The Rocket N00b 0

Some footage by Joe Barnard.Follow me on Twitter.Like my Facebook page for blog updates and extra stuff.Have a question you’d like to see addressed on this blog? Email me at