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Vintage R/C cars were once featured on a collectibles TV show

abc-collectors-vintage-rc-car-segment-001Back in 2009, a TV show in Australia featured a segment specifically about collecting vintage Radio Controlled cars. It’s the only time I can recall seeing this niche hobby mentioned on TV. Yet there it was, in between segments about collectors of stereographs and pressed glassware

Since the footage hasn’t surfaced online in all these years, maybe I was the only one who kept it? So here it is…

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Toyota’s full-size Tamiya Bruiser

In a follow-up to my previous article, it appears Toyota UK have continued their cross-promotion with Tamiya by now creating a full-size Tamiya Toyota 4×4 Pickup Bruiser.

Also, a quick update from me about the future of this website…

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Tamiya collaborates with Toyota for the Hilux

To promote the new Toyota Hilux, Toyota UK have recently released a series of short videos featuring one of Tamiya’s famous R/C hiluxes – the Toyota 4×4 Pickup Bruiser.

Shown racing around in mud, water, and even towing the full-sized vehicle, the Bruiser may be small, but it’s the most fun part of these new videos. Though the “towing” trick actually harks back to the 1980s…

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Vintage Marui R/C car promotional videos

Marui Hunter 1986 promo video

Marui Hunter 1986 promo videoWhen it comes to vintage kit-based R/C models from companies with a past history in plastic models, many people think only of the red and blue stars of Tamiya.

But rival Japanese plastic kit maker Marui made the same transition from plastic model kits to R/C buggies in the 1980s. Their models, while less well known, were just as detailed and beautiful as those from Tamiya. And around their peak in 1986 they even had their own promotional videos for playing in hobby stores…

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