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 the most alluring was the notion of having your own personal robot assistant to run around the house, ferrying drinks, impressing your friends and confusing your pets.
Did you have a Robie Junior?
R/C Toy Memories is a nostalgia blog run by a long-time collector.
If you grew up with R/C cars sometime between the late 1970s and early 1990s, then you're sure to find something fun to read about here. I also write about other retro toys sometimes. Feel free to look around, and please leave a comment beneath any article if you have a memory to share.
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