What was your first hobby grade rc car?

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Tamiya Boomerang. At this time is the hobby shop there were Kyosho ultima, optima, Tamiya avante, Tamiya grasshooper, smashing pumpkins, Wild Willy M38, Kyosho raider, hi-tech aristocraft kangaroo (one of the first RTR in the world), academy road runner and a french brand with the santana 4WD et MRX 2WD. Most of my batteries were 1200mah NiCad ^^.
 

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Tamiya Super Blackfoot MT Kit!! Back around '90- '91... Gotta thank the Pops for that and getting me in this hobby!! I still have it today! When I get home I'll snap a pic of it!!

Edit: Adding a couple pics, finally home!
 

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Not sure they were considered hobby grade...!
I was in love with It.
My dad got himself this one in 1990, when I was 7.
He let me use it all the time, and got me hooked on rc's after that.
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And this guy a few years later!, my 1st 4x4!!
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Tamiya Frog. Tamiya Hotshot soon after. The Hotshot was badass after you upgraded the suspension and put a bumper on it.
Tamiya Hornet, with an Astro flight drag motor my brother gave me. Had like a 3 minute run time Loll..
I might have had a Hornet, don't remember though.
 

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Tamiya Frog. Tamiya Hotshot soon after. The Hotshot was badass after you upgraded the suspension and put a bumper on it.

I might have had a Hornet, don't remember though.
I wanted a Hotshot real bad, but I got the Manta Ray instead for my 2nd car. I had to mow like 20 lawns to earn the money for it.
 

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Not sure they were considered hobby grade...!
I was in love with It.
My dad got himself this one in 1990, when I was 7.
He let me use it all the time, and got me hooked on rc's after that.
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And this guy a few years later!, my 1st 4x4!!
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The Golden Arrow was my first as well. Think I was 11 or 12. My older brothers got it for me for Christmas. Wasn't really "hobby grade"... I broke it on my second run.
 

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Had a legacy bandit it looked just like this one but I never got a pic if it when I owned it. (Pic is not mine but looks just like mine) then one day the mechanical speed controller burned out. Ended up recycling it a few years later due to the fact some of the parts fit my rustler.
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Had a legacy bandit it looked just like this one but I never got a pic if it when I owned it. (Pic is not mine but looks just like mine) then one day the mechanical speed controller burned out. Ended up recycling it a few years later due to the fact some of the parts fit my rustler.
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Mechanical speed controller, that's old school! I wasn't into RC that far back, but had "rich kid" friends that were. They had RC's with those. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even bother with electric if all I got was a 4-5 minute run time like they did back then.
 

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Mechanical speed controller, that's old school! I wasn't into RC that far back, but had "rich kid" friends that were. They had RC's with those. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even bother with electric if all I got was a 4-5 minute run time like they did back then.
I wish I was one of those rich kids. I worked a few weeks for the money to get it when I was 16. I'm 29 now. It have a very short run time but I didnt care. I loved every second of it. I wish I could find the box I put the parts in, I would rebuild it up.
 

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Ruckus 1:18 4dw MT. Went to the LHS about two weeks later looking for more and walked out with a granite BLX 4x4 brushless. I should have bought that FIRST. Hehe.
I frigging hated my 1/18 Ruckus I seriously tossed it in the trash, I would much rather buy a Traxxas than ever even touch another one of those.
 
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