Back in 2017, an Italian TV show called I Fatti Vostri featured a segment about collecting that featured vintage R/C cars. Watch the video.
This R/C Land Rover from Japanese ready-to-run masters Matsushiro, was an astounding R/C toy for 1982. And it was based on a real Land Rover used by a famous Italian adventurer in 1969.
It’s a curious fact that the tragic COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some tiny silver linings in unexpected areas of business. And one of those might be hobbies – and hobby stores.
A lot of Toyworld businesses are still going strong, but many of the stores in Sydney suburbs and towns have closed up over the years. Including where I grew up.
What if the Internet is causing the demand for retro and vintage items of all kinds (including vintage R/C cars), to remain strong indefinitely?
An icon of the Golden Era of Tamiya R/C modelling, almost unsurpassed in it’s appeal and popularity to this day.