When it comes to vintage kit-based R/C models from companies with a past history in plastic models, many people think only of the red and
In 1986, a low-budget Australian comedy called Malcolm featured a Tamiya Sand Scorcher R/C VW buggy in what you might even say was a “Supporting
Never before published photos of the great Ayrton Senna enjoying his R/C models – including his Tamiya Hotshot.
Remember the days of the local Hobby Shop? Not only are there far fewer hobby shops around now, but it’s actually quite difficult to find
The original Taiyo Jet Hopper from Japan was a game-changing ready-to-run R/C toy that sold worldwide, and in the millions. It was a huge hit for Taiyo, and possibly the most popular R/C car of the 1980s.
1986 was a big year for big toy monster trucks. And combining their high-rise looks with the evergreen shape of a VW Beetle resulted in a hit for Tamiya.
With Christmas approaching once more, I always find myself reminiscing about old Christmas memories in the 1980s in Australia – hot summers, cool toys, and