In the 1980s, Uncle Pete’s Toys was the toy shop that every kid who lived around Sydney wanted to visit. While a few smaller Uncle
With Christmas approaching once more, I always find myself reminiscing about old Christmas memories in the 1980s in Australia – hot summers, cool toys, and
Just for fun, here are two old Australian TV commercials in which the Metro/Taiyo Jet Hopper R/C buggy is shown as one of the hot
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.
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
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?
Before handheld LCD games, there were handheld LED games. And before LED games, well… games weren’t so much ‘electronic’ as ‘motorized’.
The last Tandy stores were closed or rebranded quite recently in Australia. But many will remember Tandy as the place they got their first R/C car.
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.
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.
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.