The Tyco/Taiyo Turbo Hopper was a hugely popular R/C toy buggy in the USA in the mid 1980s.
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.
Tyco Racin’ Hoppers were little slot car miniatures of the famous Tyco Turbo Hopper R/C buggy.
Popping wheelies was all the rage in the early 1980s, and this little R/C Volkswagen Beetle from Radio Shack (made by Nikko) was among the cutest R/C wheelie cars.
A nice book about collecting Volkswagen toys… that sadly excludes the very best Volkswagen toys of all time.
The toy that first started my interest in R/C cars… the Jeep Renegade was a lovely, scale Jeep R/C model that was built to last.