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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.