A lot of Toyworld businesses are still going strong, but many of the stores in Sydney suburbs and towns have closed up over the years. Including where I grew up.
Tag: Tamiya Frog
Perhaps there’s endless demand for vintage & retro R/C
What if the Internet is causing the demand for retro and vintage items of all kinds (including vintage R/C cars), to remain strong indefinitely?
“The Frog”, by Tamiya (1983)
An icon of the Golden Era of Tamiya R/C modelling, almost unsurpassed in it’s appeal and popularity to this day.
A detailed guide to Vintage vs Remake Tamiya R/C kits
Many of the popular Tamiya R/C models we knew in the 1980s have been remade in recent years. This post compares vintage vs remake Tamiyas, in detail.
Lost Hobby Shops: Dick Smith Electronics
This month, Australia loses another “hobby” store when Dick Smith Electronics shuts it’s doors for good, after 48 years. I really enjoyed visiting DSE stores
Australian Tamiya TV commercials from 1985 and 1987
Most vintage Tamiya fans will be familiar with the early promotional clips they made for each car, that were often aired on TV sets in
A quick guide to Vintage vs Remake Tamiya R/C kits
Tamiya’s early R/C models are now highly sought after. Some of their vintage kits have undergone remakes in recent years. Let’s compare vintage vs remake.
Racing drivers and R/C cars
Did you know that Ayrton Senna owned a Tamiya? Or that Peter Brock once opened an off-road R/C track?
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