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What are your Christmas R/C memories?

Tandy Christmas Sale And Gift Catalogue 1987

Tandy Christmas Sale And Gift Catalogue 1987In the spirit of the festive season, perhaps it’s time I dedicated a page to everyone else’s R/C car memories (not just mine)…

What memories do you have of receiving R/C cars (or other cool retro toys), at Christmas?

What cars did you receive (or miss out on) back in the 1970s, 80s or 90s?

And what are some of your best (and worst) memories of R/C cars around Christmas time?

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Nikko Night Stalker (1989)

Nikko Night Stalker

Nikko Night StalkerSmall but pretty fast – the Nikko Night Stalker was a personal favourite in 1989, and great value as well. It was pretty typical of the great quality R/C buggies (both hobby and toy grade) that Nikko were releasing in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Lost Hobby Shops: Tandy Electronics at Christmas

Tandy Christmas Sale And Gift Catalogue, 1984

Tandy Christmas Sale And Gift Catalogue, 1984With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on Tandy Electronics in Australia.

The last Tandy stores were closed or rebranded quite recently in Australia. But many will remember Tandy as the place they got their first R/C car…among a wide variety of other electronic gadgets and toys.

Tandy was truly a great destination for Christmas toy shopping back in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Tandy/Radio Shack 4×4 Off-Roader (1985)

Tandy/Radio Shack 4x4 Off-Roader

Tandy/Radio Shack 4x4 Off-Roader This versatile and robust pick-up truck was one of Tandy’s best-selling R/C toys for several years, and remains fondly remembered by many people. It was manufactured by Taiyo.

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