The R/C toys of the 1980s are memorable because they were original, fun, and mostly very well made. But are the R/C toys of today so bad? Well, yes.
The popular vintage toy based TV show “Toy Hunter”, hosted by Jordan Hembrough, is apparently now on indefinite “hiatus”, and is unlikely to return. Will
Is it just me, or are Lego mini figure faces ridiculous these days? Gone from Lego sets are the normal, happy faces I knew in
Remember the days of the local Hobby Shop? Not only are there far fewer hobby shops around now, but it’s actually quite difficult to find
The original Kyosho Scorpion was both a beautiful kit-based off-road 2WD R/C buggy based on a real-life vehicle, and a milestone in R/C racing.
This huge, high-rise monster-rig manufactured by Nikko and sold at Tandy store, was just about the biggest R/C vehicle I had ever seen in 1989.
Let’s look at a selection of classic 1980s R/C tyres, back when cars were designed to look more realistic, fun and exciting.
The astonishing 1/10 scale Toyota HiLux 4WD by Nikko in 1982, was the pinnacle of Nikko’s range of R/C toys in the early 1980s.
A perpetual motion racing ‘game’ made by Japanese toy geniuses Tomy, in which little bicycles race around a track forever. There used to be lots
The original Taiyo Jet Hopper from Japan was a game-changing ready-to-run R/C toy that sold worldwide, and in the millions. It was a huge hit for Taiyo, and possibly the most popular R/C car of the 1980s.
The Nikko Black Fox was a popular 2WD off-roader, and one of the first of it’s kind to mimic the larger, kit buggies in ready-to-run form.
This early, high quality R/C Chevy Blazer 4WD was a big hit in countries like the USA and the UK, and many remember it as their first R/C car.