Part two about the lost Sydney hobby shop “Yennora Hobbies”, with information from former owner and co-founder Brent Fox, who ran the store for 30 years.
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Tandy/Radio Shack Dune Buggy (1981)
The Dune Buggy was an “off road” toy-grade R/C car in the Meyers Manx dune buggy design. And Tandy/Radio Shack’s top-of-the-line R/C model way back in 1981.
Lost Hobby Shops: ZIGZAG
ZIGZAG was a chain of toy stores that existed in Australia from the 1980s through until sometime in the 1990s. They seemed to be great little toy shops.
“The Hornet”, by Tamiya (1984)
The quintessential Tamiya R/C model? The Hornet, by Tamiya, is a true icon of the R/C hobby. And one of the most versatile and rugged vehicles of all time.
Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper (1986)
The Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper was a hugely popular R/C toy buggy in the USA in the mid 1980s. It was the American release of the Taiyo Jet Hopper.
Lost Hobby Shops: Yennora Hobbies
Yennora Hobbies near Sydney in Australia was just one of many great, old hobby shops that have disappeared over the years. And I really miss those places.
Tyco Racin’ Hopper (1988)
Tyco Racin’ Hoppers were little slot car miniatures of the famous Tyco Turbo Hopper R/C buggy.
Tandy/Radio Shack Funny Beetle (1984)
Popping wheelies was all the rage in the early 1980s, and this little R/C Volkswagen Beetle from Radio Shack (made by Nikko) was among the cutest R/C wheelie cars.
‘VW Beetle Toys’, by Matt Meyer
A nice book about collecting Volkswagen toys… that sadly excludes the very best Volkswagen toys of all time.
Tandy/Radio Shack Jeep Renegade (1984)
The 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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