The American reality TV series “Toy Hunter” follows a toy dealer on a quest to buy and sell (and sometimes collect) rare and vintage toys.
Did you know that Ayrton Senna owned a Tamiya? Or that Peter Brock once opened an off-road R/C track?
Back in 1986, R/C magazines were a lot more unassuming than they are today. And even the Turbo Hopper was featured in one such “hobby” magazine.
An amazing, early, full-function R/C model made in France by Joustra, and inspired by the greatest motorsport event in the world: the Paris-Dakar rally.
A toy powered by nothing but air? How cool was that? Answer: very cool, particularly if it was released in 1980 and looked like some
An off-road baja bug sold at Tandy/Radio Shack stores for just one year, in the mid-late 1980s. But such an eye-catching model that it remains well-remembered.
Well it’s that time of year again. And if certain news articles are to be believed, retro toys are popular. But how many can you find at retail stores?
In hobby-grade R/C, 1985 was the year when four-wheel-drive buggies hit the mainstream. Tamiya was quick to the market with the phenomenal Hotshot.
A low, sleek space-age buggy with a single bubble window beneath which no scale-size human could possibly fit. In 1989, this was…the future!
The Porsche 935 Turbo from Tandy/Radio Shack was a large R/C model based on one of the world’s most dominant racing machines of the late 70s and early 80s.
Before handheld LCD games, there were handheld LED games. And before LED games, well… games weren’t so much ‘electronic’ as ‘motorized’.
An extremely rare Volkswagen Beetle off-roader that relatively few people have seen or heard of, from the early years of the great Kyosho Corporation.