Archive | April 2012

Lost Hobby Shops: Yennora Hobbies

Yennora Hobbies ad in Australian Models & Hobbies Vol.1 No.4

Yennora Hobbies ad in Australian Models & Hobbies Vol.1 No.4

Yennora Hobbies near Sydney in Australia is just one of many great hobby shops that have disappeared over the past decade or so.

And like many, it deserves to be remembered.

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Tyco Racin’ Hopper (1988)

Tyco Racin' Hopper

Tyco Racin' Hopper
AKA “Off-Road Racing Cars” – those little slot car miniatures of the famous Tyco Turbo Hopper R/C buggy.

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Tandy/Radio Shack Funny Beetle (1984)

Tandy/Radio Shack Funny Beetle

Tandy/Radio Shack Funny BeetlePopping wheelies was all the rage in the early 1980s.

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‘VW Beetle Toys’, by Matt Meyer

VW Beetle Toys

VW Beetle Toys

A nice book about collecting Volkswagen toys… that sadly excludes the very best Volkswagen toys of all time. Why?

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Tandy/Radio Shack Jeep Renegade (1984)

Tandy/Radio Shack Jeep Renegade

Tandy/Radio Shack Jeep RenegadeThe toy that first started my interest in R/C cars… the Jeep Renegade was a lovely, scale Jeep R/C model that was built to last.

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Welcome to R/C Toy Memories

This blog is about my collection of radio controlled cars and other toys, that I’ve been accumulating on and off since about 1984. Each post will highlight a particular toy, a related artifact or a memory that has inspired my collection.

That’s it really. Most posts will be R/C car related, but there will also be other types of toys from time to time. I may also ramble at length occasionally, so just a friendly warning! I’ll be sure to include some pictures to keep things interesting…

So let’s go…