Tiny but quite sophisticated, the Matsushiro Toyota Land Cruiser even featured a little driver who would “steer” the car as you drove around.
Technotoy/Nikko Alaska Polar-Expedition Mercedes Unimog (1984)
A 1984 snow transport complete with gorgeous livery, a cargo trailer, and optional snow chains… a dream R/C vehicle in 1984.
“The Grasshopper”, by Tamiya (1984)
With it’s rugged design and ease of construction, The Grasshopper was a hugely influential R/C buggy that paved the way for countless other R/C cars.
Lost Hobby Shops: Uncle Pete’s Toys
In the 1980s, Uncle Pete’s Toys was the toy shop that every kid who lived around Sydney wanted to visit. While a few smaller Uncle
Vintage Australian Christmas Commercials
With Christmas approaching once more, I always find myself reminiscing about old Christmas memories in the 1980s in Australia – hot summers, cool toys, and
“The Hornet”, by Tamiya (1984)
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.
Tandy/Radio Shack Funny Beetle (1984)
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.
Tandy/Radio Shack Jeep Renegade (1984)
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.
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