Essentially a Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar Rally Winner, the Tandy/Radio Shack Turbo Racer 27 (by Atcomi) was an oddity in the 80s – a ready-to-run R/C sports car model, designed to go off-road.
With 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.
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
This huge, high-rise monster-rig manufactured by Nikko and sold at Tandy store, was just about the biggest R/C vehicle I had ever seen in 1989.
Let’s look at a selection of classic 1980s R/C tyres, back when cars were designed to look more realistic, fun and exciting.
The 1980s wasn’t just an era of R/C cars, but an era of cool (and expensive) new R/C toys of all kinds. And one of
With Christmas approaching once more, I always find myself reminiscing about old Christmas memories in the 1980s in Australia – hot summers, cool toys, and
An affordably priced little buggy with roll-cagey looks and big balloony tyres for fun in the dunes. The Tandy / Radio Shack Wild Champ is well remembered.
A cute and reasonably affordable little soft-roader from the era before the toy-grade manufacturers were making open-wheeled R/C buggies. It was available from 1983 – 1986.
In 1987, Tandy / Radio Shack stores released something to compete with the popularity of brands like Tamiya and others – the Golden Arrow Buggy.
An off-road baja bug sold at Tandy/Radio Shack stores for just one year, in the mid-late 1980s. But such an eye-catching model that it remains well-remembered.
A low, sleek space-age buggy with a single bubble window beneath which no scale-size human could possibly fit. In 1989, this was…the future!