SOLD: Tandy / Radio Shack Flexmobile

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Letting this spare model go from my vintage R/C collection…

Tandy / Radio Shack Flexmobile
SOLD: AU$130 on July 7th 2017
Scale: 1/14
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1985
Batteries Required: 4 x C, 1 x 9volt (Vehicle). 1 x 9volt (Transmitter)

Any vintage R/C model I sell has been personally tested and assessed.
About this example…

✔ 100% vintage. Made by Nikko in Japan for Tandy/Radio Shack.
✔ 100% working.
✔ Clean condition
✔ Battery compartments clean
✔ Transmitter included
✔ Box very good, with some wear
✔ Roof light working
✔ Decals excellent
✔ Nothing broken.
– Missing the decorative side mirrors.

Conclusion: This Tandy/Radio Shack flexmobile snowmobile is in basically “as new” condition, with the only flaw being that the little decorative side mirrors have gone missing. Stunning condition otherwise, and 100% working, complete with box and paperwork. This truly unique 1980s tracked crawler is a toy to behold – they sure don’t make R/C vehicles like this anymore. Priced according to rarity, condition and past examples I have sold.

Please see the photos to understand the condition. Feel free to contact me to find out more.


Manufactured in 1984 by Nikko of Japan, the “Flexmobile” is an R/C vehicle based on a real all-terrain snowmobile of the 1980s called the Kässbohrer Flexmobil. Faithfully reproduced right down to the grill, the Nikko model was a wonderfully imaginative and authentic release with working tracks and flashing light on the roof. Tandy/Radio Shack stores saw the appeal of this R/C model, and licensed it for release under their own branding in 1985 – enabling it to reach more markets outside Japan. Truly one of the high points in Nikko’s history, the Flexmobile is the sort of R/C vehicle that reminds us of just how eclectic and interesting the R/C hobby was during it’s early boom years in the 1980s.

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