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Tandy/Radio Shack Red Arrow Buggy (1988)

tandy-radio-shack-red-arrow-buggy-001With R/C still at peak popularity in 1988, Tandy/Radio Shack filled their stores with a range of off-road vehicles, and one of the very best was the Red Arrow Buggy.

A popular ‘little brother’ to their top-of-the-line Golden Arrow Buggy (manufactured by Nikko), the Red Arrow was actually manufactured by an entirely different company. And as such, gave it’s ‘sibling’ quite a run for it’s money…

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Christmas shopping at Tandy in the 1980s

Tandy Australia Christmas Commercial (1987)

Tandy Australia Christmas Commercial (1987)Christmas shopping in Australia back in the 1980s meant summertime, heatwaves, flies, Westfield shopping centres, the hope that Santa had received my letter, and last but not least… a visit to Tandy Electronics to see their R/C cars.

Those were my experiences anyway. And even though Tandy Electronics is now long gone, summertime always reminds me of the fun of seeing all those brand new R/C vehicles, stacked on the Tandy showroom floor…

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Tandy/Radio Shack Golden Arrow Buggy (1987)

Tandy/Radio Shack Golden Arrow

Tandy/Radio Shack Golden Arrow

With the huge popularity of 1/10 scale off road buggies in the mid-1980s, it was only a matter of time before Tandy / Radio Shack stores released something to compete (at least for the hearts and minds of children) with the popularity of brands like Tamiya and others.

And so they released their finest R/C car to date – the Golden Arrow Buggy.

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Tandy/Radio Shack White Tiger Turbo Buggy (1989)

Tandy/Radio Shack White Tiger Turbo Buggy

Tandy/Radio Shack White Tiger Turbo BuggyA low, sleek space-age buggy with a single bubble window beneath which no scale-size human could possibly fit. Back in 1989, this was…the future!

Welcome to the mid-priced, Nikko power of the White Tiger Turbo Buggy…

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