SOLD: Tandy/Radio Shack Buggy Special Turbo

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Tandy/Radio Shack Buggy Special Turbo
SOLD: AU$110 on 2nd March 2016
Scale: 1/16
Type: Ready To Run
Year of release: 1989
Condition: Genuine Vintage. Excellent. Very clean. 100% Working.
Battery compartment condition: Clean/Working
Batteries Required: 8 x AA (Car). 1 x 9 volt (Transmitter)


This Tandy/Radio Shack Buggy Special Turbo is in fine condition, extremely clean and with very minimal wear. It has been tested and is 100% working, including the “Turbo” function on the transmitter.

The tyres are virtually brand new, and the only real signs of wear on this car are some light scuffs to the underside of the vehicle and around the bumper. The decals are as close to mint as you will find, making this one of the nicest examples you will have the chance to buy.

The box has some wear, and is probably a 7 or so, out of 10. But it is structurally in-tact and quite presentable.

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


The Tandy/Radio Shack Buggy Special Turbo was custom manufactured by Nikko, for Tandy/Radio Shack Corporation, where it was sold in 1989. Taking some of it’s design cues from the Tamiya Bigwig, it was one of Tandy’s mid-level ready-to-run offerings that year, and by taking 8xAA batteries it was a pretty fast and yet easy to drive 2WD buggy, with working rear differential, 2 gear speeds, and “Turbo” function on the transmitter. As with all Nikko-made R/C vehicles in the 1980s, it was made from quality materials (solid plastics, flexible bumper, soft but long-lasting rubber tyres), the kind you don’t really find these days in ready-to-run toy grade R/C cars. It operates on 27MHz.

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